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Rene R. Pennington

November 18, 1938 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Rene Pennington Obituary


  Rene R. Pennington, 85, passed away March 11, 2024 in Ellsworth. He was born November 18, 1938 to Orville E. and Josephine (Salazar) Pennington in Liberal, KS. He married Edith Schwerdtfeger in Liberal on June 16, 1962. For many years, he owned Mobile Home Specialist in Garden City. In his later years, he and Edith moved to Ellsworth where he worked at the Pines Apartments in Ellsworth, and for five years, he and Edith were camp hosts at Venango campground at Kanopolis Lake. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in rural Ellsworth, and he served his country in the US Navy. Rene was also an artist. His artwork could be seen in various places around Ellsworth.

  Rene is survived by his wife, Edith Pennington of Ellsworth; daughter, Joanna Lago (Tony) of Ellsworth; grandsons, Ryan Johnston of Ellsworth and Kevin Johnston (Susannah) of Wichita; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Poirier and Madalynn Johnston; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lance, Gary, and Carlos Pennington; and grandmother, Byrdie Franklin.

  Visitation: 1-8 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2024 at Parsons Funeral Home with family present from 6-8 p.m.

  Funeral service: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at Parsons Funeral Home with burial following in the Ellsworth Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.

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March 18, 2024

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Parsons Funeral Home
307 N. Lincoln Ave.
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Funeral Service
March 19, 2024

10:00 AM
Parsons Funeral Home
307 N. Lincoln Ave.
Ellsworth, KS 67439

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