Lenora Fay Penn, 73, Silver Lake, passed away Jan. 21, 2021, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Fay was born June 20, 1947, in Lenore, W. Va., to Sarah Elizabeth (Evans) Coburn. Fay’s father, Elijah Coburn, passed away before she was born.
At age twenty-one, Fay married Earl Thomas Bertram and had two children, Tammy and Thelma. On May 20, 1980, Fay married David A. Penn. The two were wed for twenty-one years before David passed away on Nov. 18, 2001. Fay was lucky to find love again, and she spent many years with her longtime companion, Wedd Miller, before he passed away on April 13, 2014.
Fay worked as a CNA for many years at various retirement homes. She also spent most of her time as a homemaker and enjoyed going to the Silver Lake Lions Club to play cards and enjoy meals with friends. Fay loved being social and always made friends anywhere she went. She relished her time in the garden tending to her plants, but most of all she loved playing Rummy and Rook with her family and friends. Fay always wanted the best for her family, and many times she told them what was best for them. When her health allowed, she enjoyed fishing, playing with her dogs, singing karaoke and going out to eat.
Although Fay suffered many heartbreaks in her life, she always considered herself fortunate to meet so many wonderful people and serve the Lord. She was a member of the Early Apostolic Bible Training Center, Claypool, where she enjoyed singing and worshiping.
The loving memory of Lenora Fay Penn will be forever cherished by her daughters: Tammy Prater, Liberty Mills; and Thelma (Rick) Ehrick, Silver Lake;; brother, Kelly (April) Coburn, Claypool, Indiana; six grandchildren: David (Charlotte) Miller, Silver Lake; Alyssa (Chad) Careins, Markle; Phoenix (Annalea) Goad, Fort Wayne; Derek (Morgan) Miller, Mitchell; Kameron (Dacey) Miller, Syracuse; and Dakota Prater, Liberty Mills; three great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Fay was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David A. Penn; longtime companion, Wedd Miller; two brothers; and two sisters.
Family and friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Early Apostolic Bible Training Center, 6836 State Road 15, Claypool. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, with calling one hour prior at the Early Apostolic Bible Training Center. Pastor Dean Ealey will officiate. Burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, 421 North Maple Ave., Warsaw.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Lenora Fay Penn, memorial contributions may be made to the Early Apostolic Bible Training Center, 1269 South 400 West, Warsaw, IN 46580.
The family of Lenora Fay Penn has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.