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kathryn l. penrose

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Aug. 10, 1927 - April 18, 2013

GOSHEN — Kathryn L. Penrose, 85, of Goshen, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Maples of Waterford Crossing.

She was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Goshen to Alonzo and Nellie (Renner) Hile.

On Feb. 17, 1946, in Goshen she married Russell D. Penrose. He died on Dec. 8, 2005, in Elkhart.

Surviving are three daughters, Tamra Mathews of Bloomington, Rhonda Drummond of Goshen and Kathy (Merel) Burgess of Elkhart; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Joe Hile and a sister, Marceil Swihart.

Kathryn was a former member of Northside Church of the Nazarene and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She enjoyed reading and loved her cat, Bubba.

Visitation will be for two hours prior to the 1 p.m. funeral Monday, April 22, 2013, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Pastor Oscar Sheets will preside. Entombment will follow in Rice Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Elkhart County.