Obituaries

Obituaries

Mildred L. Penny 1923 - 2006

Services for Mildred L. Penny, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Penny died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. She was born April 30, 1923, in Worden, the daughter of Otto L. and Ottilie L. Schaake Johanning. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School and attended Lawrence Business College.Mrs. Penny worked as a computer assistant for 16 years at the U.S. Geological Survey until she retired.She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Old Friends Club, National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary No. 177 and National Association of Retired Federal Employees No. 378.She married Roy E. Goff. He was presumed dead while serving in World War II on Jan. 10, 1944. She married William H. Penny on Dec. 26, 1948, in Kanwaka. He died Jan. 18, 1992.Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl L. Miles and husband Greg, Parkville, Mo., Nancy J. Mauller and husband Darrell, Houston, and Beverly A. Dragastin and husband Mark, Virginia, Neb.; three brothers, Elmer R. Johanning, Harold L. Johanning and Glenn A. Johanning, all of Lawrence; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family also will receive them from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the mortuary.