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Elda Pearle Penner

June 28, 2018


Elda Pearle Penner 100, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Asbury Park in Newton, Kansas.  She was born July 27, 1917 at Deer Creek, Oklahoma to Christian and Floy (Marston) Eberle.  On July 26, 1942 she married Orville K. Penner at Deer Creek, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death on December 26, 2003.


She was a graduate of McPherson High School and Bethel College.  She moved to North Newton with her husband and family in 1967.  She was a long time active member of the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.


Elda was a school teacher retiring from Chisolm Middle School in Newton. 


She enjoyed keeping her mind active with word games, scrabble and cross word puzzles.  She also enjoyed folk art and painting.  Elda enjoyed her personal collection of art that she had acquired through the years.


Family and friends were important to her and she Elda loved to set a beautiful table and entertain her family and friends with a delicious meal followed by homemade pie and a good game of rummikub,


Elda is survived by her children: Richard C. Penner of Modesto, CA, Jeanette Dossi of Pittsburg, PA., and Sara Campbell of Wichita, KS. Elda also is survived by 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren


She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother Lawrence Eberle and 3 sisters Olga Sells, Ruby Good Stanton and Doris Smart.


Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday July 2, 2018 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding.  Burial will preceded the funeral at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Memorials are suggested to Asbury Park Good Samaritan Fund or Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


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  1. I want to extend my sympathies to you. Sara, it was such a pleasure when you and your mom came in to Axtell Clinic. I always enjoyed your mom and getting to know her. She was a special woman. You will miss her I know. We look forward to that day we will all be together again in Heaven.

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