William Edward Pennewell 1935 - 2011 Shell Knob, Mo.
A private memorial service for William “Bill” Edward Pennewell, 75, Shell Knob, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Pennewell died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at his home.
He was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Stover, the son of William Bryan and Lettie Hutchenson Pennewell.
Mr. Pennewell grew up and received his education in Kansas City, Kan. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Pennewell managed a service station in Lawrence for many years and enjoyed working on cars, especially antiques. He was also a carpenter who built their home in the Ozarks by hand, and also made various crafts that he shared.
He was a cancer survivor of 17 years. Mr. Pennewell and his wife moved to Shell Knob in 1995.
He married Barbara Jean Slater on June 1, 1955, in Kansas City, Kan. They shared 55 years of marriage. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include four sons, William Eugene, James David and wife Christine, and Joseph Norman and wife Louise, all of Lawrence, Kan., and Edward Brian, Bandon, Ore.; a daughter, Barbara Rose Pickens and husband Alvin, Lawrence; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Fohn Funeral home in Shell Knob is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to his son, William, at 1746 E. 1350 Road, Lawrence, KS 66044.