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Eileen Penner, 88

Posted 5/3/2018

HALSTEAD—Eileen Penner, 88, died Friday, April 27, 2018 at Homestead of Halstead.

She was born Jan. 11, 1930 at Sedgwick to Benjamin and Lula Mary (Cadle) Grattan.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altar Society, Sacred Heart Guild and the Friendship Club all of Halstead.

She was a homemaker, but she also worked as a ward clerk at Halstead Hospital and served as church secretary for Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

On Oct. 2, 1949 she married Wilbert Henry “Bud” Penner at Halstead.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2014.

She is survived by her son Larry (Kathy) Penner, Madison, Wisconsin; daughter Cheryl (Robert) McCart, Halstead; daughter-in-law Patsy Hanson Penner, Halstead; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son Greg Penner, granddaughter Stephanie McCart; great-granddaughter Emma Thompson; brothers Jack and Bill Grattan; and sister Margaret Webster.

The Rosary was 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 and Mass of the Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Halstead, with Father Jeffery Fasching officiating.

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, located at N.W.12th and Halstead Road.

Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Caring Hearts fund in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.