Pennington, Doris

Doris Irene Pennington, 85, formerly of Morenci, Mich., died Aug. 19, 2017, at Lynwood Manor in Adrian, Mich.

She was born in the family farmhouse in rural Wauseon on Dec. 13, 1931, to Clair and Theola (Ziegler) Pennington.

Doris was crippled by polio at the age of seven, but with the help of her family and friends, she led a very full life. She lived the past 25 years at Lynwood Manor, where she was treated with compassion by the staff. She attended Bethany Assembly of God Church with the assistance of the bus ministry, and she dearly loved her church caregivers.  

Doris is survived by her brother, Richard (and Marvolene) Pennington; five nephews, Mark (and Beth) Pennington, Gary Pennington, Terry (and Michelle) Pennington, Keith (and Sheri) Pennington, and Dean (and Teda) Pennington; plus numerous great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private graveside services for Doris are planned Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Tedrow Cemetery, with Rev. Dusty Paukin of the Morenci Church of the Nazarene officiating.  No visitation is scheduled.  Local arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.