Archive for Thursday, June 1, 2006

Mildred L. Penny

June 1, 2006

Funeral services for Mildred L. Penny, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Mrs. Penny died May 29, 2006, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.

She was born April 30, 1923, at Worden, the daughter of Otto L. and Ottilie L. (Schaake) Johanning. She was a graduate of Liberty Memorial High School and attended Lawrence Business College. She lived in Lawrence all of her life.

She was a retired computer assistant for the U.S. Geological Survey in Lawrence, where she worked for 16 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, United Methodist Women, the Old Friends Club, National Association of Letter Carriers, Auxiliary No. 177, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees #378.

She married William H. Penny Dec. 26, 1948, at Kanwaka. He died Jan. 18, 1992. Her first husband, Roy E. Goff, was presumed dead in World War II on Jan. 10, 1944.

Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl L. Miles, Parkville, Mo., Nancy Mauller, Houston, Texas, and Beverly A. Dragastin, of Virginia, Neb.; three brothers, Elmer R. Johanning, Harold L. Johanning, and Glenn A. Johanning, all of Lawrence, and eight grandchildren.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at Warren McElwain Mortuary. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour on Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to HYPERLINK "" Subject: Penny.

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