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Margaret Penning

1/12/1936 - 12/10/2017

PEKIN ~ Margaret Penning, 81, of Pekin, passed away at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Hallmark House Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin.
 
Born January 12, 1936 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Joseph and Adeline (Coverio) Reis, she married Jacob F. Penning on July 3, 1955 in Fall River, MA.  He passed away March 25, 2005 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
 
Surviving are five daughters, Charlene (Mike) Lane of Pekin, Marge Schappaugh of Pekin, Debra Maquet of Austin, Texas, Josephine Gilchrist of Pekin and Shirley (Steven) Curry of Burleson, Texas; three sons, Jacob (Susan) Penning of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Skip (Stephani) Penning of Pekin and Glen (Shelly) Penning of Odessa, Florida; eighteen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
 
Margaret was a member of New Life Fellowship in Pekin.
 
She had worked at 14th St. Hardware in Pekin and later as a bus monitor for the Pekin Bus Department.
 
Margaret enjoyed playing gambling machines.  She loved her family and cherished time spent with her grandchildren.
 
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 15, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Mark Utech will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to her church at 1010 Derby St. Pekin, IL 61554.

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