Barbara Pennell

Barbara Theresa Pennell (Thomas)

Tuesday, April 6th, 1943 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Barbara Theresa Pennell, 77, of Port Huron Township, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

Barbara was born on April 6, 1943, in Marine City, daughter of the late Francis and Theresa (Jolin) Thomas.

Barbara married Ronald Pennell on October 19, 1963 in Port Huron. Ronald preceded her in death on January 20, 2005.

Barb worked for 18 years at Riverside Metals and also Collins and Aikmen as a press operator. She loved gambling, traveling, keeping her yard beautiful, and her numerous pets she has had over the years. She was the most selfless person who gave all she had to care for her children and granddaughter. She bought her first brand new car in 2016, was very proud, and named it “Zippy”. She loved watching Wheel of Fortune and was looking forward to her soon to be born great-granddaughter, Kennedy.

Barb is survived by her children, Ron (Janice) Pennell of Kimball Township and Angela (Scott) Riddell of Jeddo; granddaughter, Bailey (Devin Pfeifer) Pennell; sisters-in-law, Carrie Jo Thomas and Carol Thomas; brothers-in-law, John (Elaine) Pennell and Joe Zimmerman; and a special friend she thought of as another son, George Bonman.

Barb is preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Krauss and Ann Boden; and her brothers, John Thomas, Jerry Thomas, and Fred Thomas.

Interment and graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Woodland Cemetery in Port Huron Township. Arrangements were entrusted to Smith Family Funeral Home of Port Huron.
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Woodland Cemetery
    3800 Lapeer Rd
    Port Huron Township, Michigan 48060
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Vicki Carolan

Posted at 07:32am
Ron and Angela, so sorry for your guys are in my prayers..take care. Vicki (DeLand) Carolan

Betty Jean Daughrity

Posted at 10:06pm
Aunt Barb was such an amazing aunt. She’s in every memory of mine. Her house was my second home when I was at my grandparents. I’d walk through the woods and the sandpit just to go hang out. She never turned me away and always gave me an open invitation to her house. My place to stay was always ready for me whenever I visited. She made me pot roast and chicken noodle soup. She was an amazing cook. We’d gamble over in Canada and then we’d go have fish and chips at the wharf. It was our special time together. I loved her so much. Ron, Angie, thank you for sharing your mom with me. I love you all so much

Mark Jones Posted at 06:32pm

I always love seeing my Aunt Barb I know my first dinner in heaven will be corned beef and cabbage with Aunt Barb Uncle Ron my mom and dad oh what a day that will be

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