Joyce A. Pennington (68) of Dieterich


Published on December 11 2012 10:19 am

Joyce A. Pennington, 68 of Dieterich, died at 4:32 AM Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Wed., Dec. 12, 2012 at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood with burial to follow at Leith Cemetery, Mason. Visitation is 1 hour before service time. Memorials are requested to the family.

Joyce was born on June 3, 1944 in Effingham Co., the daughter of James R. and Alice I. (Surrells) Burr. She married Ronnie Pennington on November 20, 2002 at Effingham. She had worked in the past at Thelma Keller’s restaurant, 76 Truck Stop, and several other places in Effingham. She was a member of the La Clede Church of the Nazarene, La Clede and loved to fish with her family.

Surviving are her husband; Ronnie of Dieterich, sons; Sam (Mary) Gressel of Effingham, Mark Lancaster of MI, and Clifford Scott of Palestine, daughters; Mary Jo (Chuck) Jenkins of Dieterich and Desiree Gressel of Chicago, brothers; John Burr of Mason and Bill (Shirley) Burr of Odin, sister; Marjorie Henon of West Union, and 4 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Jerry, James “Jim”, and Donald, Burr, and sister; Jennie Smith.