Peterson Funeral Chapel

            Letha Marie Pennel, 76, entered her heavenly home on June 2nd, 2019 after an 11 month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on March 18th, 1943  in Aurora, Missouri to Floyd and Ruby (Hubbard) Harmon. 
            Marie came to know the Lord at 11 years old and has been serving the Lord faithfully for 65 years. In 1960, she graduated from Marionville High School. Two years later in 1962, she married Darrel Pennel and raised 4 boys.  In 1987, Marie relocated to Mesa, AZ where she owned and operated Love’s Touch, a cleaning service. Marie was known by many for her deep love, rich friendship, playing games, family time and traveling.
            Marie is survived by her sons Kevin Pennel of Mesa, AZ, Kent (Cari) Pennel of Long Grove, IA, Keith (Sissie) Pennel of Bemidji, MN, and Khris (Sheryl) Pennel of Englewood,OH and her sister Connie Sue (Fred) Houston of Aurora, MO.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Courtney, Sarah, Hallie and Luke; great grandchildren, Nolan and Noxx along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
            She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Virgil Harmon and Henderson Harmon, and a half brother Loyd Buchanan.
            A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 8th 2019 at 10:00 am at the Peterson Funeral Home in Aurora, MO with Pastors Keith Pennel and Dale Jones officiating. Visitation will be at 9:00 am prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at IOOF cemetery in Marionville, MO. A luncheon will be served at Faith Worship Center in Aurora, MO following the interment.
            Memorials can be made to Hedge International Dayton at or to MD Anderson Medical Center at