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Mary Ann Penry
Mary Ann PenryLatter Day SaintsMary Ann Penry, 69 of London, passed away late Saturday evening, January 31, 2015 at The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.  She was born September 28, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Earl Thomas and Beatrice (Davis) Smith.

On July 1, 1962 in Silver Spring, Maryland she married Robert Wayne Penry and he survives in London.

Mary Ann lived as a youth in both Tennessee and West Virginia, where her father was a coalminer. Her mother then took a nursing job in Washington, DC. It was there that Mary attended high school and met her husband, Robert. After marriage in 1962 they lived in many states and abroad during her husband's military career. She was very involved in her church, serving as a teacher of youth, as a librarian, and in the Relief Society Presidency, a women's auxiliary. She was a bookkeeper and tax preparer who was an office supervisor for H&R Block for eight years before starting her own company "Penry Tax and Bookkeeping Service". She then took a position as a contractor for the Ohio Department of Education, managing the various student accounts at the state level such as FFA, Hero, DECA, etc. She retired and 1994 and moved with her husband to Englewood, Florida where they lived until returning to Ohio in 2013. In Florida, she developed cancer which returned in 2014.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, David A. (Sherise) Penry, Provo, Utah; Rebecca A. (Robert) Niles, Galloway; Karen (Craig) Baker, New Meadows, Idaho; Cynthia L. (Jack) Williamson; Andrew T. Penry; eight grandchildren, Evelyn, Riley, Morgan, Dylan, Gavin, Daniel, Bronwen, Baeddan; two sisters, Wilma Smith, Nag’s Head, North Carolina; Lora Smith Biron, Virginia Beach, Virginia; a brother, William (Phyllis) Smith, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Richard Smith; a brother, Raymond Smith; brothers-in-law, James Gladden; Richard Biron and Fred Thompson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1070 Sheffield Street, London, OH  43140.  Conducting the service will be the Ministry of the Church.  Burial will follow at 3:00 PM in the Prospect Cemetery, Marion County.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to a food pantry of the donor’s choosing.

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#1 from: Jacqueline
Schenectady, NY
No email Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 6:45 AM

Sincere condolences to the family and friends. May the God of Comfort Jehovah be with you. He promised at Acts 24:15 the resurrection of our loved ones. Pleasant memories as you await this wonderful hope.



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