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Obituaries

Obituaries

Margaret Penny 1919 - 2006

Services for Margaret "Meg" Penny, 87, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. Penny died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Feb. 4, 1919, in DeQueen, Ark., the daughter of Joel W. and Ruth Peaslee Spence. She had lived in Lawrence since she was a young child.Mrs. Penny worked as a checker for Kroger's Food Stores and was a teller at First National Bank in Lawrence when she retired.She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, where she held several offices and taught Sunday school.She married James C. Penny on Dec. 3, 1936, in Lawrence. He died Sept. 17, 1997. Survivors include a son, James Penny, Beatrice, Neb.; four daughters, Barbara Brecheisen and Brenda Breithaupt, both of Lawrence, Carol J. Grant, Oskaloosa, and Kathe Rhodes, Salmon, Idaho; a brother, Bernard Spence, Bay City, Texas; two sisters, Alta Slack, Springfield, Ohio, and Bernice Nehrbass, Perry; 22 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the First Church of the Nazarene or to Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary.