Emily Jane Penewitt
Emily Jane Penewitt, 97, died January 13, 2007 inwhere she had been living with her daughter since 2002.
She was born February 13, 1909 in Mason County to Addison and Olive Lynn. She married Emmer Penewitt on April 11, 1927. She had two daughters, Martha Vivian and Alice May. She is survived by one daughter Alice Henry and several nieces and nephews as she was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband and one daughter.
She and her husband were engaged in farming, but she also clerked in a number of local grocery stores and for Brinner Brothers Hardware. During the latter part of her life she was the Executive Secretary for the Mason County Health Improvement Association. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and a life long member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she served in many of the chairs. She was also a member of the Jackson-Keen Post Women’s Auxiliary, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Salt Creek Prairie Chapter DAR, and numerous other organizations and committee’s throughout her lifetime.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 20, 2007 at 11:00am at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City . Officiating will be Rev. Randy Paine. Visitation will be Friday January 19, 2007 from 5pm to 7pm. Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mason City Area Nursing Home or the Mason City United Presbyterian Church.
Online memorials may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com
Hurley Funeral Home Mason City in charge of arrangements.