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    Edith Ann Pennell, age 81, of rural Lamar, passed away early Saturday morning, October 22, 2016, at her home.

     Edith was born June 2, 1935, in Jasper County, Missouri, the 10th of the twelve children of Alfred and Enola (Parrish) Pennell.  She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Roy, Leonard, and Loyd Pennell; and three sisters, Viola Blackford, Mary Harris, and Rosie Kaderly.

     Love for the Lord was evident in Edith’s life as she cared for those around her with genuine kindness and quiet gentleness.  She was a faithful member of Newport Baptist Church where she served as song leader for many years.  Love for her family was expressed by her willingness to share her time and talents in service to others.  She and her sister Wilma were devoted caregivers for their parents as well as for Nadine Cross.  In addition to being a homemaker, Edith raised chickens and cattle, and enjoyed mowing grass as long as her health permitted.  She was an excellent seamstress and had hand quilted many beautiful quilts over the years. 

     Survivors include her sister, Wilma, of the home; four brothers, Louis Pennell, Jasper, Nick Pennell, Osceola, Missouri, Luther (Judy) Pennell, and Lonnie (Juanita) Pennell, both of rural Lamar; many nephews and nieces; and a large extended family.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25th at Daniel Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Round Prairie Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, in care of the funeral home.


#2 Sloan, IAKathy McKenna Gay 2016-10-25 08:22
Edith became a friend many years ago when I met her through my Mother, Evelyn McKenna, and my Mom's Aunt, Pauline Devine. Edith and her sister, Wilma, made the most beautiful quilts. I have several that they made for me. I will always treasure them. Edith had a peaceful nature and a fun demeanor. Rest in Peace, Edith. Kathy McKenna Gay
#1 Monet,Mo.Larry and Fran Harris 2016-10-24 11:28
Edith is and was and always will be an inspiration to us all in our household over these many, many years. Her heartwarming kindness and genuine smile and laughter will be missed but never forgotten. May you rest in the arms of your Lord and Savior.

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