A Celebration of Life funeral service for Janet Lee Penland will be held at 3pm, on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Rocky Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Newark Memorial Gardens on Monday, at 11am. Family and friends may call from 1pm-3pm, on Sunday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
Mrs. Penland, of Newark, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Kendall of Granville. She was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Franklin and Mildred (Dolan) Mackey. On May 28, 1955, she married Edwin Penland, in Newark, Ohio. Her passions were her family, her faith, reading, watching the birds in her new feeder and a house full of people. She welcomed everyone into her home and there was always room at the table for one more person. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. She touched many with her easy laugh, her warm touch and compassion for all. She loved her family with her whole heart and will be missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 62 years, Ed; son, Michael (Gina) Penland; daughter, Gail Preston, son Robert Penland, daughter Laurie Penland, daughter Ramona (Barry) Penland-Coyle, son Ed Penland, Jr., daughter Tiffany (Adam) Walters; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Echoing Hills Residential Center, Att: Development Dept., 36272 CR 79, Warsaw, OH 43844 or http://www.ehvi.org/contact-us/donate