Joyce Pennington, 91, of Connersville went home to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon, August 7, 2021 at her home.

She was born near Laurel on August 9, 1929, one of eleven children of Harry and Gladys Angle Strait and was a graduate of Connersville High School.

On May 22, 1948, she was married to Don Lee Pennington on the front porch of Reverend Herbert Fitzpatrick’s home. Before retirement, Mr. Pennington was the pastor of Garrison Creek Baptist Church for fourteen years, and he passed away October 4, 2013.

For many years until her retirement, Joyce was employed as a telephone operator for GTE.

She was a faithful member of Garrison Creek Baptist Church. In her leisure, she enjoyed collecting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, Larry R. Pennington and his wife Kathryn, Michael D. Pennington and his wife Paula, and David Alan Pennington and his wife Mary, all of Connersville; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her husband of 65 years, Don Pennington, she is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ricky Lee Pennington, who passed away in 1965; two sisters, five brothers, and three infant siblings.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Fluty officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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