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Mary Penner

May 22, 1937 — February 22, 2021

Mary Sue Penner died February 22, 2021 in Wayne, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years 9 months.  Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Friday, February 26, 2021 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Mary Sue was born May 22, 1937 in Maysville, Oklahoma to Robert and Willene (Powell) Moore.  She was raised and attended school in the Maysville area, graduating from Wayne High School in 1956.   Mary Sue married Russell Junior Penner in Rosedale, Oklahoma, on July 23, 1955, and was married for 49 years before Russell passed in 2004.  Russell and Mary Sue moved to Wayne, Oklahoma in 1999 after living for many years in Noble, Oklahoma.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Mary Sue enjoyed going to church, crochet, gardening, camping, working crossword puzzles and watching westerns.  She loved OU football, holidays, and going to garage sales.  Mary Sue worked for the University of Oklahoma for many years as a custodian, retiring in 1993.

Mary Sue is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Willene Moore; her husband, Russell Penner; her siblings, David Moore, Loverta Moore, Margie Findley and Annette McDowell.  Survivors include her son, Vernon Penner and wife, Nancy of New Mexico; her daughter, Rhonda Wadley and husband, Charles of Wayne; her grandchildren, Alicia Proffitt and husband, John of Virginia, J.R. Penner of Oklahoma City, Amanda Black and husband, Bryan of Virginia, Amy Penner and fiancé, Jason of North Carolina, Stephanie Helton and husband, Tony of Purcell, C.J. Wadley and wife, CyRinda of Washington;  her great grandchildren, KC, John, Tyler, Darren, Patrick, Logan, Kailynn, Kalon, Kyson, one on the way (Kace), Sabina, Carson, Ashton, JaSontay, Shayla, Olivia; her great-great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Levia; her siblings, Larry Moore and wife, Jaquita of Purcell,  Roberta Oliver and husband, Curtis of Chickasha, Carolyn Ruth and husband, Richard of Durango, CO; her in laws, Johnny Penner and wife, Myrna of Lexington, Junior Jones of Wayne, Mary Lynn of Purcell, Deral Clour of Wynnewood; her second daughter in law, Laura Penner; and numerous other relatives and friends.

********** SPECIAL THANK YOU **********

The family would like to say a special Thank You to the following people and businesses for all their care and assistance:  The staff of Loving Care Home Health, The staff of Wadley's EMS, Kristen Ellis, Dalene Bay, Kenneth Harris, Jim Paddock, Dr. Rick Schmidt and Staff, Rachel Dunn, The Pastor and members of Memorial Assembly of God; members of the Wayne Church of Christ, and members of the Wayne Baptist Church.  To the many friends and family, we could not list everyone,  just know that your care and assistance did not go unnoticed, and is very much appreciated.

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