A funeral service for Patsy Pennebaker, 82, of Emory will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Robert Burns will officiate.
Interment will follow at Elm Cemetery.
Mrs. Pennebaker died on April 21, 2021, at Senior Suite Care & Rehab in Emory. She was born on July 13, 1938, in Alba to William Taft and Doris Bell Hass. She married Charlie Wayne Pennebaker on March 3, 1956, in Rains County. They built a dairy farm in Emory and raised four children on it. Her mother-in-law, Nannie Potts, lived with them for a time and they grew very close. She told stories about their special bond. When her kids were older, she worked at the Point sewing factory for several years and then drove a school bus for Rains ISD for many years. She enjoyed and took pride in her flowers and fruit trees.
Mrs. Pennebaker was easily amused and loved to laugh. She spoke often of vacations to Branson, Mo. with her husband, a trip to Galveston with her son and his family, and what she referred to as the vacation of a lifetime to visit her daughter who was stationed in Hawaii. She enjoyed painting and took art classes. Several of her paintings hung in her room at the nursing home where she resided in her last years.
Mrs. Pennebaker is survived by her sons, Charles Pennebaker and Tony Pennebaker and wife Leisa; daughter, Angela Kellar and husband Michael; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Debbie Jo Fenter; and brother, William Taft Hass Jr.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.