First Day on Earth July 2, 1923 Westmoreland, Kansas. First day in Heaven November 26, 2021 Prairie Village, Kansas.
Eunice Carroll Dixon Penner passed away content and serene November 26, 2021. She lived a joy-filled, active life rich in faith, family, and friends.
Eunice was born to Joseph and Clara Dixon, the third child in a family of six children. Brothers and sister that predeceased her are: Roger (Waneta), Louis (Ruth), Dale (Vel), and Geneva (Maurice). Eunice is survived by her youngest brother, Donald (Beverly).
Eunice married Roger Penner, the love of her life, on September 22, 1951. They had a delightfully happy forty years together before Roger’s death in 1993. Eunice is survived by their three children: Patricia Brockman (Jorgen), Roger Dan Penner (Kimberly), and Charles Penner (Gina). As far as Eunice was concerned, her children grew from one daughter and two sons to three daughters and three sons. Eunice was dedicated to her five grandchildren: Will, Erin, Graham, Caroline, and Charles. Calls and visits from her grandchildren added sparkle to Eunice’s life.
Eunice graduated from Washburn University. She also attended Wright’s Business College, the Real Estate Institute of Kansas City, and Dale Carnegie. Eunice was employed thirty-two years in the business office of AT&T.
She was an active woman who enjoyed being busy with life. Eunice was a charter member of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Indian Hills Country Club since 1974, AT&T Pioneers, the Daughters of the American Colonies, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Rolling Hills Silver Singles. Eunice loved playing bridge and gin, rambling around estate sales, laughing at Friday night TGIF. She was enlarged by an extended family of girl friends and was surrounded by beautiful neighbors who looked out for her.
Eunice’s greatest treasures were her family, friends, and home. Her greatest gifts were her love, optimism, patience, and contagious smile.
Services will be held 2pm on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Ave, Overland Park, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66207-2565 and/or AT&T Pioneers WY-JO Council AT&T Pioneers in care of Marvie Shoemake, 6014 Hadley Street, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202.