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Donna J. Penrod

March 13, 1935 June 9, 2016
Donna J.  Penrod
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Donna J. Penrod, 81, of West Salem, IL passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care & Rehab with her loving family by her side. She was born on March 13, 1935 in Wabash County, IL the daughter of Elmer and Irene (Arnold) Fortner. Donna married Stephen Penrod in 1961 and together they enjoyed many years before his passing.

Donna’s love in life was her family. She greatly treasured her time she spent with them especially all her grandchildren. Donna worked at Wabash General Hospital for many years as a cook. She loved to cook for others especially her family. She was a member of Heartland Worship Center in Mount Carmel. Donna will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

Donna will be remembered by her children, Kathy (Tony) Keortge of West Salem, IL, Candy Husselman of Princeton, IN, Michael Penrod of Texas and Jimmy Penrod of Vincennes, IN; grandchildren, Bryan French, Travis French, Katelyn Grisham, Karl Breyer Keortge, Tim Bertram, Debbie Osborn, Kelly Rochleau, Misty Johnson, Shawn Penrod, Buddy Fortner, Sarah Evans, Damien Penrod, Tamika Penrod, Michael Hammond, Mickey Hammond, Pamela Penrod, Nathan Penrod and Jeremy Penrod; thirty two great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; many loved nieces and nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her by her parents; husband; daughter, Carolyn Turner; sister, Ruby Brandenburg; and brother, JR Fortner.

In keeping with Donna’s wishes she will be cremated. A private family Graveside Service will be held at a later date Highland Memorial Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Stephen.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Donna’s tribute wall and leave online condolences for the Penrod family, please visit
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