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Obituaries

Obituaries

Elizabeth Imogene Beamer Penner 1915 - 2009 Lenexa

A celebration of life for Elizabeth Imogene “Gerry” Beamer Penner, 93, Lenexa, is planned for August in Storrs, Conn. Her body has been bequeathed to the Kansas University School of Medicine.Ms. Penner died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in Lenexa, from cerebral vascular disease.She was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Lawrence, the daughter of Raymond Hill and Lucy Dunbar Beamer.Ms. Penner graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1933 and Kansas University in 1937. She was a housewife and retired in 1991.She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, League of Women Voters, PTO and was a hostess for international students and a community volunteer.She married Lawrence R. Penner on June 13, 1937, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death.Survivors include two sons, Gary and Jack Penner; three daughters, Gerry Harvey, Terri O’Donnell and Karen Gemmill; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence R. Penner Fund, UConn Foundation, 2019 Hillside Road, Unit 1023, Storrs, CT 06269-1023 or a charity of the donor’s choice.