Nancy Rose Penner

Lansing, Michigan

Born February 13, 1940, in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late William and Rose O’Brien, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022, at age 82.

Surviving are her two sons, William (Faith) Penner and Michael (Laurinda) Penner; two grandchildren, Nicole (Erik) Ragan and Jared (Hannah Weeks) Penner; great-grandson, Henry Ragan; two sisters, Sally (David) Daugherty and Billie McKouen along with many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and her loving dog, Keegan.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Penner; sisters, Cookie Dodge and Judy Kovera; step-grandson, Sam Spencer; and brothers-in-law, Gerald McKouen and Marvin Penner.

She graduated from Resurrection High School.  Nancy was a lifelong member of Church of the Resurrection where she also worked as the Rectory Secretary and as a teller.  She was also a volunteer on the funeral luncheon committee at Resurrection.  Her passions were spending time with her family and camping.

Per her wish cremation will take place and a private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society or the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Todd Bates
October 3, 2022 at 6:47 am

Nancy you were like a second mom to me , my heart is heavy hearing of your loss. Thank you for all the great memories. we shared A lot of great conversations over the years , and you helped through a lot of ups and downs in my life . Love you and thanks for being you Rest In Peace Mom Love Todd,

Beverly Kromer
October 3, 2022 at 6:40 pm

I will truly miss Nancy for all the traveling we did with our families. Camping was always first on our list. Next was our two trips to Hawaii one for our 25th anniversary and 2nd trip for our 35th anniversary. Many good times had by all of us at the Beer Tents in town. She was one great friend.

Jim Eiseler
October 4, 2022 at 11:01 am

Good bye Dear Friend, so glad we were able to visit the other day. Thoughts of traveling with you and Ray, the many golf courses we played each Friday and sometimes on Sunday. Our wonderful memories will last until we meet again. Lovingly, Jim and Joy Eiseler

Diana Repichowski
October 4, 2022 at 12:52 pm

We sure had many fun times and laughs working together at Res. Sending our prayers and condolences to Bill, Michael and family. Diana Rep

Patricia McKouen
October 5, 2022 at 5:35 pm

It was a blessing to know you Nancy. With moving out-of-state I hadn’t physically seen you for some time.The times we did share throughout the years, especially the fun and laughter during our coffee chats at Billie’s, will remain in my heart forever. You always had a kind word and a smile. As with so many others, I will miss you. My heartfelt sympathies to Billie, Sally/Dave, Bill/Faith, Mike/Laurinda; her nieces & nephews, grand & great grandchildren. Rest in Peace Dear Friend.

Karen Gray
October 6, 2022 at 12:23 pm

Prayers to the Penner family for your loss. I remember growing up on Jerome Street a few doors down from the O’Brien’s.


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