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Chester William PENN (VETERAN WWII)

Butler Creek Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

US Army
World War II
February 5, 1927 - December 4, 2006

*Obituary
The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas
Thursday, December 7, 2006

DECATUR — Chester William Penn, 79, of Decatur died Dec. 4, 2006, it Golden Living Center in Rogers. He was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Noel, Mo., to Howard and Annie Cantrell Penn. He grew up in Noel and was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Italy as a military policeman. He married Eula Faye Hooten, on Jan. 10, 1950. He worked most of his life in he logging industry.

He later drove a bus and was janitor for Southwest City School. In 1990, he retired from McDonald County Housing Authority, where he had been employed for 12 years. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church, where he served as a priest. He was an avid reader, gardener and coon hunter. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Valerie, Whitten.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Faye Penn of the home; four sons, Lloyd Penn and great-grandson, Trenton Penn, both of the home, David Penn of Noel, Randy Penn wife Cheryl of Riverton, Kan., and Phillip Penn and wife Anna of Garfield; three daughters, Shirley Whitten of Benton, Anna Easter of Little Rock and Pam Jones and husband Jim of Rogers: 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Oscar Penn of Cassville, Mo., Louis Penn of Texas and Frank Penn of Noel; two sisters, Frieda Burnett of Gravette and Louise Hobbs of Southwest City, Mo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ozark Funeral Home in Noel. Burial with military honors will be in Butler Creek Cemetery near Sulphur Springs. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributed on 5/12/09 by judyfrog
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Record #: 192612

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Submitted: 5/12/09 • Approved: 6/20/13 • Last Updated: 6/23/13 • R192612-G0-S3

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