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Carol "Sue" Penner
Sue’s life began on December 31, 1939, the daughter of Orville and Vera “Helen” (Bourn) Fluke in Newton, Kansas. She graduated from Whitewater High Class of 1957 and married Lawrence H. Penner on July 26, 1957 in Newton.
In addition to working as a longtime homemaker and raising four sons, Sue worked at Newell’s Corner/Newell’s Travel Center, Super Speed Print, and for Lloyd Smith at S/V Tool in a number of capacities. She also worked for dear friends Jim & Denny Gronau at Big Jim’s BBQ for several years. She enjoyed bowling, cooking and gardening.
Her loving family includes her husband of 64 years, Lawrence of Newton; sons, Michael Penner (Bob Slothower), and Thomas Penner all of Shawnee, Kansas, Jeffrey Penner and Craig Penner both of Newton; sister, Roberta Paulson of Potwin; grandchildren, Jonathan Penner and Anyssa Pepe (David).
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Naomi “Jo” Androes. Sue passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2021, just twelve days before her 82nd birthday.
Her family will gather with friends for viewing and visitation on Monday, December 27, from 5-7 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 28, at 3:00 p.m. both at Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S. Main, Whitewater.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society, Newton, or Good Shepherd Hospice, both in care of Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Sue at www.yazelmeglifh.com.
Craig, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sue was a wonderful lady and Megan and Kyle loved coming to your house when Megan sold her girl scout cookies all those years.
Denise Wilson-Seymour Dec 28 2021 2:42 PM
Sympathy Gift courtesy of Connie Gandy. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Carol "Sue" Penner.
Connie Gandy Dec 28 2021 4:28 AM
My deepest sympathies go to the Penner family
I am sure she is looking down from heaven and is very proud of her son Michael (my dear friend ) and the entire Penner family
Michael Valenti Dec 22 2021 9:36 AM
Aunt Susie could control 7 kids with a look and a touch of her slipper. Even though I respected her slipper, I felt much love from her. I'm really glad the family lived so close to us in KC so we could spend time together
Ellen Penner Dicks-Max’s middle child Dec 21 2021 10:39 PM
Michael. and family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your momma. I did not have the privilege of knowing her. But Michael, I know you and the way you live your life tells me that she was a great mom.
John Delameter Dec 21 2021 9:21 PM
Much peace and love to you and your family Mike. You are in our hearts.
Julie and Sarah Dec 21 2021 8:00 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Carol "Sue" Penner
Julie and Sarah Dec 21 2021 7:59 PM
boys and Doc, so sorry to hear that Sue has passed.. She will be missed by many,
Edna and Roy Golden Dec 21 2021 7:39 PM
Sympathy Gift courtesy of Julia Wendlandt. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Carol "Sue" Penner.
Julia Wendlandt Dec 21 2021 7:04 PM