Mary Ada (Brumbaugh Penner) Kinsey


MOUNT MORRIS – Mary Ada (Brumbaugh Penner) Kinsey, 92, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2019 in Mt. Morris. She was born on Sept. 19, 1926 in Franklin, Pa., to the late John and Ada (Foor) Brumbaugh.

Mary was a graduate of Juniata College, class of 1947, and an elementary teacher for over 25 years.

She is preceded in death by husbands Elroy Penner and W. Forest Kinsey, step-daughter Sharon (Kinsey) Sitler, brothers Claude, Norman, and John Jr. Brumbaugh, and Freda Imogene (Brumbaugh Fridley) Rothermel.

She is survived by children, Dean (Emily) Penner of Bloomfield, Iowa, Sara (Robert) Morgan of Diamond Springs, Calif., Dale (Ntfombi) Penner of Manzini, Eswatini, and Susan (Toshio Nakajima) Penner of Oregon; step-son, James Kinsey of Lake Odessa, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a great-great grandchild, and sister, Ruby TenBrink.

She will be greatly missed for her loving nature, immense care for others, and extreme selfless generosity. All are welcome to celebrate Mary’s life at a memorial on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren (409 W. Brayton Rd, Mt. Morris), with a light reception to follow. Flowers, or donations to the Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, may be sent to the church.

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