Miscellaneous Pence Obituaries

April 2001

For Virginia Pence obituaries go to Shenandoah Valley Pence Obituaries.

For Jackson County, Oregon, Pence obituaries go to Jackson County, Oregon, Pence Obituaries.

The following obituaries, either of a PENCE or closely related to one, were sent me over the years by various people, including Virginia Stuhr of Kansas City, Denise Moore, a native of Champaign County, Ohio, and Gale PENCE of Illinois. The bulk of the obituaries are from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.

Information in brackets following name is the date and name of paper, if known; otherwise information is given to help determine the date of the death. The numbers in brackets at the end of an item are merely my ID number for the person. Absence of an ID number does not necessarily mean that I do not have additional information on this person. Names of the desceased are given alphabetically; use the "Find this page" featire of your browser to search for other names.


ALLEN, LEONA (PENCE) [29 Aug. 1979, no newspaper identification] ST. PARIS [OH] - Leona Allen, 79, 11236 West St. Rt. 36, St. Paris, died Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Piqua Mannor where she had been a resident for six months. She was born Aug. 21, 1900, in Miami County, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Sarah F. Baker PENCE. She was married Aug. 22, 1918 to Anson Earl Allen who died in 1968. She has been a homemaker and for many years sold Stanley Products. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Beulah) Miller, Kearney, Ariz.; two sons, Richard Chillicothe; Roger, St. Paris; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-granchildren. One son, Robert, preceded her in death. She was the last in her family of two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Baker-Cisco Funeral Home, St. Paris, with the Rev. Hubert Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Honey Creek Cemetery. Friends may call her home, 11236 West St. Rt. 36, Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.

AMMONS, GEORGE W. (Friday 6 Aug. 1886, Marion (IN) Semi-Weekly Chrionicle, page 4, col. 4: Death of George W. Ammons] George W. Ammons, Sr., of Sims township, died on Friday evening, after an illness of six months. He was buried on Saturday evening. Mr. Ammons was one of the leading farmers of the county, where he had lived for forty years and accumulated a considerable estate, owning 200 acres of improved, rich land, and a great deal of personal property. He was a native of Rockingham County, Virginia, where he was born in 1811. When eleven years old his father moved to Champaign county, O. There the deceased married Susan PENCE, a sister of Jacob, David, Darius and Lewis, who settled in this county about the same time he did. Mr. Ammons was the second settler in Sims township, his brother-in-law Jacob PENCE preceding him a year. Mrs. Ammons survives him, together with nine children, the youngest in his 25th year. This is the first death in the family. Mr. Ammons was a Whig until the Republican party was organized, since which time he was an active Republican. He was a pious member of the Methodist church, and died firm in the faith of a better life with his Saviour.

AMMONS, SUSAN (PENCE) [11 May, 1899, Daily Chronicle, Marion (IN)] Susan Ammon, who was the daughter of Martin and E1zabeth PENCE, was born in Virginia September 15, 1817. Died at her home in Grant County, Indiana, May 7,1899. Aged 81 yeas, 7 months and 22 days. She waa married to George W. Ammon, January 19 1837, in Champaign county, Ohio. To them were born nine children, eight of whom are still living. With her husband she resided in Ohio for nine years after their niarriage, coming to Grant County, Indiana, in 1846, to make a new home in the farm where she ever after lived and, where she died. Her husband died July 30, 1886, and since that time she has made her home with her son William and his family, who with tender care ministered to her declining years. With her husband she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Fletcher, Miami county, Ohio in 1838, and in the church of her early choice she lived to the close of her earthly life, having her membership during the latter years with the Sims classs of the Swayze charge. So has passed away another of the pioneers who helped so much to build up the material and religious interests ot the county. The funeral service was held in the Taylor Creek Baptist church, her pastor, Rev. Lewis Reaves of Swayze, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. W. Martin, pastor of the M. E. church at Converse, and W. H. Green, pastor of the M. E. church at Swayze. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery at Converse. [Following from Sims News:] Grandmother Ammons died at the home of her son Wm. Ammons, Sunday. The old lady had been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Baptist Church about three and one half miles north of this place.

BENNETT, HOWARD PENCE [May 31, 1984] Howard PENCE Bennett, 71, Jefferson, La., formerly of Kansas City, died Monday at a hospital in Jefferson. He was born in Lee's Summit and had lived in Jefferson for 35 years. Mr. Bennett had been an analytical chemist for the Food and Drug Administration before he retire in 1968. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Jefferson. He was a past president of the Civil War Round Table, New Orleans, and was a member of the American Chemical Society, the NewYork Academy of Science and the Knights of Columbus. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Franzone Bennett of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Bennett Bianca, Longview, Texas; a brother, Dr. James Bennett, Honolulu; a sister, Miss Earnestine Bennett, Kansas City; and two grandchildren. Services were Wednesday in Jefferson.

DAGGER, GRACE (CARSON) [1980] ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Grace C. Dagger, 91, of Alexandria, Va., died Aug. 11, 1980., after a stroke. Mrs. Dagger was born [clipped], 1889, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Carson, of Urbana. She was born on [clipped] PENCE farm south of Urbana and grew up on the Carson farm in Kingscreek. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church [clipped] Washington for more than [clipped] years and was a founder of the Ashton Heights Women's club in Arlington. She attended Miami University in Oxford and Ohio State University in Columbus. She was the widow of [clipped] Golden Norman Dagger, a retired Justice Department attorney, who died in 196?. Survivors include 2 daughters, Ida May Abraham of Hagerstown, Md., and Mary Miller Oberlin; a son, William Dagger of Lancaster, a brother, John T. Carson of Jolla, Calif., a sister, Marcella Bandy of Oberlin; and 16 grandchildren and ?? great grandchildren. Arrangements are being made for graveside services in Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana for an Oct. [clipped] to be announced. [Article clipped on right side and unreadable in portions.]

HARRIN, RUSSELL W. [Feb. 21, 1983; paper unknown] Memorial services for Russell W. Harrin, 16, of 2350 Guilford Lane, Mission Hills, who died Saturday in an auto accident in Kansas City, Kan., will be private; cremation. He was a lifelong area resident. Russell was a sophomore at Shawnee Mission East High School. He leaves his parents, a brother, Scott Harrin, and two sisters, Miss Susan Harrin and Miss Rebecca Harrin, all of the home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Olympia Briner, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jane PENCE, Oconomowoc, Wis.

HERD, MARY (BERRY) [Feb. 3, 1980; paper unknown] WEST MANSFIELD [OH] - Mary Herd, 68, of East Liberty, died Sunday in Urbana Care Center. A retired teacher of students with learning disabilities in schools in East Liberty, Middleburg, Mt. Victory and West Mansfield, she was born in Marysville on Aug. 5, 1911, a daughter of Willard and Ella Berry. She was a graduate of Ohio State University, with a masters degree from Wright State University. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ballinger-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home at West Mansfield by Emil Orahood, with burial in Oak Dale Cemetery at Marysville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 and 7 to 9 p.m.

JENKINS, GENEVA B. (NEAL) [16 May 1983, Urbana Daily Citizen] ST. PARIS - Geneva B. Jenkins, 72, of 203 Dugan St., died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday at her residence, following a yer of failing health. She was born Feb. 22, 1911, in Chillicothe, the daughter of Lester and Bessie Clark Neal. She was a former assistant librarian at Johnson-St. Paris Public Library. She also had been employed by Wren's Department Store, Springfield, and the B.V.D. Co. of Piqua. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Grafton United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clement "Pete" Jenkins, whom she married July 26, 1932; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanie Rouner of Savannah, Ga.; a brother, George Neal of St. Paris, and a sister, Mrs. Helen PENCE of St. Paris. One brother and one sister are deceased. There will be no calling hours and no funeral service. They body was cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEE, CLARA (PENCE) [Aug. 9, 1983; paper unknown] Mrs. Clara PENCE Lee, 86, of 114 N. Sibley Road, Buckner [MO], a former teacher in the Fort Osage School District, died Saturday at the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital. She was educated in St. Clair County, Mo., and began teaching in 1917. She received her bachelor's degrees at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo. She was principal at schools in Sibley in Jackson County, Levasy in Jackson County and Buckner before she retired in 1968. Mrs. Lee was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and the National Education Association. In 1947 Mrs. Lee was appointed to the Jackson County Library Board, which later became the Mid-Contient Library Board, Independence, of which she was president for 28 years. She was a worthy matron of the Buckner Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star's 59th District. She was chairman of a research committee that aided in the restoration of Fort Osage and was a charter member of the Fort Osage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Lee also established the Tom A. and Clara PENCE Lee scholarships for Fort Osage district graduates. She was born in Tiffin, Mo. Her husband, Tom A. Lee, died in 1981. She leaves three sisters, Miss G. Ann PENCE and Mrs. Bulah Harrill, Belton, and f--- nephews and nieces. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Reppert-Brown Chapel, Buckner; burial in the Buckner Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Sibley Christian Church. [1253325]

LILLARD, NANCY (PENCE) [Tues., 12 Sep. 1893, Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., IN); Death of Mrs. Nancy Lillard] Mrs. Nancy Lillard died this morning at 2 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Morgan, on Bogue's Hill, in the eightieth year of her age. Mrs. Lillard was born in Rockingham county, Virginia [she probably was born in Shenandoah County instead], in 1814. She was a sister of Jacob, David, Darius and Lewis M. PENCE, and Mrs. Susan Ammons, Catherine Burraker, Mary LaForge and Phoebe A. Downs, and moved to Grant county with her father, Martin PENCE, in 1848. Mr. PENCE entered two sections of land along Taylor creek, in Sims township, which he afterward divided among his children. There are still living of the children of Martin PENCE, David and Lewis M. PENCE and Mary LaForge, Susan Ammons and Phoebe A. Downs. Mrs. Lillard was the mother of fourteen children, of whom five are living. They are Darius, Lewis C. William, Susan A. Morgan and Mary E. Taylor. Mrs. Lillard was a member of the Baptist church for forty years. She was a bright, cheerful woman and her life was one of industry and piety. The funeral will be held at the home of Wm. Morgan on Bogues Hill, 812 West Tenth street, tomorrow at one o'clock. Internment at Odd Fellows cenetery near Converse.

LITTLE, DOROTHY J. (PENCE) [1930-1997; no identification on clipping] Dorothy J. Little, 67, of Rockway Beach, Mo., and formerly of Roodhouse, died Monday morning, Sept. 22, 1997, at Skagga Community Health Care in Branson, Mo. She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Winchester, the daughter of Harry Lee and Florence Elizabeth Christian PENCE. She married Clarence Little Aug. 9, 1973, in Roodhouse, and he survives. She is also survived by three sons, Kenneth (wife, Sonja) Welch of New Orleans, La., Jim (wife, Jodi) Welch of Jacksonville, and Tom (wife, Brenda) Welch of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Rosa) Houchin of Rockaway beach, Mo., and Mrs. John (Patsy) Thompson of Hurst; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd PENCE of Enid, Okla.; and four sisters, Mary Harshman of Rockport, Georgia Soloway and Rosemary Miller, both of Pittsfield, and Betty Nelson of Alton. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles L. Welch; two brothers, Harold Robert PENCE and Russell PENCE, Jr.; and three sisters, Omalee Baker, Francis Kay Higbee and Wanda Irene PENCE. Mrs. Little worked as a packer at Mobil Chemical Co. in Jacksonville before her retirement. She was baptized in the Southern Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today a the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

MILLER, MARY ANN [no date or paper name on clipping] Mary Ann Miller of 2087 Ohio 49, Arcanum [OH], died Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton [OH]. She was 24. Miss Miller was born Oct. 6, 1962 in Greenville. She was the daughter of Paul and Margaret (PENCE) Miller. A 1981 graduate of Franklin Monroe High School, Miss Miller was a former nurses aid at the Brethrens Home, a member of the Potsdam Church of the Brethren, a 10-year member of the Monroe Banner 4-H Club, and an adviser for five years for the Firebirds 4-H Club. Surviving are her parents, Paul and Margaret Miller of Arcanum; one sister, Melody, and two brothers, Paul, Jr. and David, all at home; maternal grandmother Mrs. Helen PENCE of Greenville; paternal grandparents David and Lucile Miller of Arcanum; two aunts, Karen Miller of Arcanum and Janet Headley of Greenville; two uncles, Richard Miller of Englewood and John PENCE of Bradford; and one nephew, Michael. A funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Friday at the Potsdam Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Robert Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, and for one hour prior to the service as the church on Friday. The family suggests that memorial contribution be made to the Darke County 4-H Support Fund or the Potsdam Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund. [OH27]

MOORE, GEORGE BRUCE, SR. [no date or paper name on clippling] George Bruce Moore Sr., 67, of 7616 Unger Road, Greenville [OH], died Thursday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton [OH]. Mr. Moore was born Sep. 16, 1920 in Darke County, son of the late Walter S. and Elizabeth (PENCE) Moore. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Lillian Marie (Field), on Feb. 6, 1985; an infant daughter, Serena Kay, in 1941; one brother, Hubert; and a sister, Helen Judy. Mr. Moore retired in 1974 from Delco-Air, Dayton, and was a member of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Newman (Helen) Ross of Sidney; three sons, Thomas S. of Arcanum, George B. Jr. of Baltimore, Md., and Clayton E. of Hollandsburg; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eva Wischner of Dayton and Elizabeth Peters of Arcanum. The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville,with Rev. Morris Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

PENCE, ALICE C. (HALTERMAN) [Dateline: Oct. 22, 1982, Plano, IL.] Mrs. Alice C. PENCE, 73, Plano, died Wednesday at a hospital in Plano. She was born in Ray County, Mo., and had lived in Plano since 1948. Mrs. PENCE was a member of the Church of the Brethren. She leaves her busband, Charles PENCE of the home; three sons, Harold O. PENCE, Millbrook, Ill., David A. PENCE, Montgomery, Ill., and Dennis PENCE, Plano; four brothers, Estil J. Halterman, Kansas City, Ted Halterman, Richmond, Mo., Robert Halterman, Gilberts, Ill., and Gene Halterman, Norborne, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Iris Mansur, Excelsior Springs, Mrs. Gladys Ford, King City, Mo., and Mrs. Nadine Edgar, Richmond; four grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m.Sunday at the Thurman Chapel, Richmond; bural in Wakenda Cemetery, near Hardin, Mo. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.

PENCE, ALICE C. (HALTERMAN) [Daily News, Richmond, MO; date unknown] Alice C. PENCE, 73, Plano, IL, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1982, at the Sandwich Community Hospital in Plano. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thurman funeral home [note: this is in Hardin, Ray Co., MO] conducted by Rev. William Bowles. Burial will be in Wakenda cemetery, north of Hardin. She was born Oct 8, 1909 in Ray County, the daughter of Mora and Sarah Ellen (Bayer) Halterman. She had lived in Plano since 1948, moving there from the Hickory Grove community in Ray County. On Aug. 26, 1928 she was married to Charles PENCE of the Rockingham community, who survives of the home. Other survivors include three sons, Harold Owen PENCE, Millbrook, IL; David Allen PENCE, Montgomery, IL; Dennis PENCE, Plano, IL; four brothers, Estel J. Halterman, Kansas City, Ted Halterman, Richmond; Robert Halterman, Gilberts, IL; Gene Halterman, Norborne; three sisters; Mrs. Iris Mansur, Excelsior Springs; Mrs. Leroy (Gladys) Ford, King City; Mrs Frank (Nadine) Edgar, Richmond; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son and two sisters died earlier. She was a member of the Church of the Brethern.

PENCE, AMOS W. [Date not shown on obit; date of death was 5 Sep 1986; The Daily News, Sidney, Oh.] Amos W. Pence, 74, 311 W. Marlboro Drive, Chandler, Ariz. a former resident of Shelby County, died Friday about 4 p.m. at the Baptist Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born April 30, 1912 in Champaign County, son of Elba J. W. and Ruth (Comer) Pence. On December 25, 1935 he and the former Mildred E. Pellman were married. She survives with two daughters, Shirley Bruce of Park City, Utah, and Mrs. Douglas (Judy) Reiner of Phoenix, Ariz.;five brothers, Roy of Piqua , K. Worthy of Fletcher, Leslie of Pomona, Calif., Sellas of Rock Island, Texas, and Elba Jr. of Riverview, Fla.; three sisters, Opal Sidle of Piqua , Mrs. William (Margie) Patterson of Piqua and Mrs. Forrest (Melba) McMaken of Piqua . A grandchild, a sister and two brothers are deceased. Mr. Pence was a farmer and sheep shearer until he moved to Arizona 42 years ago. He operated the Pence Sprinkler System Co. He was a member of Grace Community Church in Tempe, Ariz. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Lambs Chapel at the Grace Community Church. His body was cremated.

PENCE, ANDERSON [no date; The Missourian, Richmond, Ray Co., MO] Funeral services for Anderson PENCE, 80, of Braymer, Mo., who died of heart failure at his home, Wednesday, were held, Thursday, at Wakenda church, in Ray County. Mr. PENCE was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, October 18, 1850, residing there until he came to this state in 1904 and made the family home in Ray and Carroll Counties. His wife died in 1912, and when his son, Albert, and family moved to Braymer in the fall of 1917, he went with them. He is survived by two sons, Albert of Braymer, mike of Rockinham, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Wright, also of Braymer.

PENCE, ANNA (SMITH) [21 Mar. 1890, Weekly Chronicle (Grant Co., IN): DEATH OF MRS. DAVID PENCE] Mrs. David PENCE, one of the oldest residents of Grant County, died at her home three miles northwest of Swayze Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. She had apparently been in good health for a lady over seventy years up to a few days ago. She has been a resident of this county over fifty years and is more extensively known among the older citizens. A husband and seven children survive her. [She was Anna Smith, daughter of David, and married David PENCE in Champaign Co., OH; a family group sheet in the Marion Library states she was buried in the IOOF Cemetery, but she is not found in the burial records.]

PENCE, ANNA GRACE [no date on clipping, Washington Post] Anna Grace PENCE, 88, who taught English at the old Chevy Chase Girls School for 30 years until moving to New England in the mid-1950's, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 11 at the home of a niece, Nancy PENCE Dutro, in Washington. A legal resident of Liberty, Mo., she also had lived in Rockport, Mass., and had spent the past several weeks in Washington. Miss PENCE was a native of Missouri and a 1918 graduate of the University of Missouri. She taught school in Texas before moving here in the mid 1920s. After leaving this area, she taught in New England until retiring inearly 1970s. She leaves no immediate survivors.

PENCE, ARNOLD GENE [1985, The Daily News, Richmond, Ray Co., MO] Arnold G. PENCE, 72, Braymer [Carroll Co., MO] died unexpectedly Monday, May 27, 1985 at the home. There will be no visitation. The Pitts Funeral Home of Braymer is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at the Braymer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Whitacre officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery near Braymer. Pallbearers will be Russell PENCE, Randall PENCE, Don Hendrix. Maurice Owens, David Pollock and Earl Murrain. Mr. PENCE was born Oct. 17, 1912 at Stet, the son of Albert and Henrietta (Fifer) PENCE and had lived in Carroll and Caldwell Counties most of his life. He was married to Helen Leslie, Braymer, and she survives of the home. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Thelma) Miller, Richmond, and Mrs. Guy (Pearl) Hibner, Braymer. Mr. PENCE owned and operated the PENCE Jewelry Store, Braymer, before he retired. He was a member of the Braymer Christian Church. He was a member of the Braymer Masonic Lodge and was an Army Air forces veteran of World War II.

PENCE, BENJAMIN - [No date or paper, but probably Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN: Another Old Pioneer Gone] Benjamin PENCE, a resident of German township, died Feb. 8, 1875, at 3 o'clock P.M., at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 13 days. He was born in Shanandore county, Va., April 25, 1787, and moved to Ohio in 1805, and married Catharine Steenbarger, April 8, 1811. In 1820 he moved to Indiana, and settled in German township where he remained until his death. He was the father of eight children - four sons and four daughters, all of whom grew to maturity and had families, and but two of them have as yet died. His wife died March 15, 1843, since which he has remained single. He professed religion in his 24th year and remained Methodist for a short time, then joined the Missionary Baptists and remained with them during the balance of his life. He lived a devoted christian and never had any trouble with his neighbors or others. He served in the war 1812 and was honorably discharged at its close. He had forty-five grandchildren, and thirty great, and one great-great-grandchild, all of whom are professors of religion. He had six sisters and eleven brothers, and was the last of this large family. Before he died he said the light was fading from him; it was getting dark, but he could see his way clearly to the realms of bliss, and that he would not take a thousand worlds for his hope in Christ.

PENCE, BERTHA ADA (SUTTON) [Oct. 19, 1979] ST. PARIS [OH] - Bertha Ada PENCE, 92, of 235 W. Troy St., St. Paris, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday in her home. She had been in ill health for several years, and was seriously ill for the past 10 months. Born in Jackson Township, Champaign County, Oct. 25, 1886, a daughter of Madison and Sarah Ross Sutton, she was a member of St. Paris First Baptist Church. Her husband, Fay, died in 1943. Survivors include two sons, Earl, St. Paris and Cecil, New Carlisle; a daughter, Miss Sarah PENCE, Columbus; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Five brothers and sisters are deceased. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris, by the Rev. Lynn Roberson of St. Paris First Baptist Church. Burial will be in St. Paris Evergreen Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

PENCE, BONNY JO [No identifying information on clippling] Died March 14, 1935 at 3 months of age. Daughter of M/M Virgil PENCE, Dallas City, Ilp.

PENCE, BYRON J. (8 Dec. 1907 - 23 Aug. 1977) Angola, Ind. - Byron J. PENCE, 69, of 408 North Washington, and also of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died Tuesday afternoon, August 23, in Cameron Memorial Hospital. PENCE was born in Angola, the son of Irvin W. and Cora Jarvis PENCE. He graduated from Angola High School in 1925 and Butler University Pharmacy School in 1930. He married Dorkeska Gary, daughter of Louis R. and Eva M. Gary in 1930. In 1931 he purchased the Weaver Drug Store in Pleasant Lake and operated it until 1935. He then became affiliated with the Upjohn Company and at his retirement in 1967, he was sales manager. PENCE was a member of Steuben Lodge NO. 728, F & AM at Pleasant Lake, Scottish Rite of Chicago and Medinah Shrine Temple of Chicago. He was a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorleska, a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Diann) Miller of Lenexa, Kansas, and two grandchildren. Four sisters, three brothers and a son preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Friday at the Weicht Funeral Home with the Reverend Burlin Main presiding. Burial was in Circle Hill Cemetery. [RV11B8]

PENCE, CARLOS J. [Sep. 24, 1984] Carlos J. "C. J." PENCE, 81, Ottawa, Kan., died Saturday at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Arcadia, Kan., and lived in Kansas City before he moved to Ottawa in 1984. Mr. PENCE founded and was chairman of the board of PENCE Food Centers Inc. in Ottawa, Garnett, Kan., and Humboldt, Kan. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ottawa, Kiwanis Club, past director of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and a charter member of the Ottawa Industrial Development Corp. He was also a member of the Ottawa Masonic Lodge, past commander of the Tancred Commandry, Ottawa, past adviser to the ------ Conclave No. 8 of True Kindred of Ottawa, past grand adviser to the True Kindred of Kansas, past supreme adviser of the True Kindred of the United States and Canada, past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Ottawa Chapter No. 7 of the Loyal Arch Masons and the Ottawa Council of the Royal and Select Masters. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Laverne PENCE of the home; a son, Robert V. PENCE, Ottawa; a daughter, Mrs. Glennyce Porter, Topeka; a brother, Othal E. PENCE, Fort Scott, Kan., four sisters, Mrs. Opal Williams, Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Winifred Wilson, Mount Vernon, Wash., Mrs. Dorothy Lange, Canyon Lake, Calif., and Mrs. Geneva Fulton, Pittsburg, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church; burial in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Lamb-Roberts Chapel, Ottawa, The family suggests contributions to the church or to the Kansas Lung Association, in care of the chapel.

PENCE, CAROLINE (REDFERN) [White Hall (IL) Library microfilm of local papers - October 5, 1923, vol. 55, p. 5, col. 4] Mrs. Caroline PENCE, aged about 67 years, a former old time resident of Hillview, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. B. Reeves, at Jacksonville, Sept. 25th. Her husband, William PENCE, died several years ago. For the past eight years she has made her home with her daughter, in Jacksonville. The following children survive - George PENCE of Paterson, Oscar of Hillview, Manford of Kendal, Kans., Fred PENCE and Mrs. S. B. Reeve of Jacksonville. She is also survived by three brothers. Interment was made in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville.

PENCE, CELIA M. (GRIFFITH) [White Hall, IL, Library microfilm of local papers, Jan. 21, 1916, vol. 47, p. 3, col. 4: Mrs. John PENCE] Celia M. PENCE was born in Jersey County, Ill. October 5, 1891, died at her home in Lyons, Colorado January 2, 1916 of pulmornary tuberculosis. The body accompanied by her husband , John PENCE and little son arrived in Hillview Jan. 6th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. Anthony in Hillview Baptist Church January 7th, after which the remains were brought to this vicinity and laid to rest in the Likely Cemetery. Mrs. PENCE was the eldest daughter of Jacob and Ida Griffith. Her mother died in 1899. At the age of 15 years deceased was converted and joined the Baptist church and lived a constant Christian life. October 4, 1911, she was married to John PENCE who with one son about three years old survives. A daughter Ida Rose, died at the age of 15 months.

PENCE, CHARLOTTE M. [17 Oct. 1981] Mrs. Charlotte M. PENCE, 79, of 6917 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan., died Friday at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center. She was born in Linn County, Mo., had lived in Wichita before moving to this area in 1974. Mrs. PENCE was the widow of Clyde H. PENCE. She was a Baptist. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Corinne H. Brotherton, Kansas City, Kan. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Fulton-Nickel Chapel. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.

PENCE, CHESTER [20 Nov 1962, South Whitley (IN) Tribune: Last Rites to Be Held Friday For Chester PENCE] Chester PENCE, 70, of 305 North Wayne street, North Manchester, passed away Monday morning at the Wabash County hospital. He has been ill for the past three months. Mr. PENCE was born February 18, 1892, the son of Romanthus and Emma Belle Kreider PENCE. On February 5, 1916 he was united in marriage to the former Jessie Bollinger, who survives. Mr. PENCE was a lifelong resident of this community and a member of the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren. He was a retired farmer moving to North Manchester several years ago. Surviving besides the wife, Jessie, are one daughter, Miss Opal PENCE of South Bend; a foster son, Cecil Lawrence Bay of Ft. Wayne; three grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Noah Bolinger of South Whitley and a brother, Willard PENCE of Sidney. Friends may call at the Bender Funeral Home in North Manchester, until 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning when the body will be taken to the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren for memorial services at 10:30 o'clock. The Rev. Hubert Newcomer assisted by the Rev. A. L. Whitmore, will officiate. Burial will be made in the South Whitley cemetery.

PENCE, CLARK E.Died April 26, 1971. Born Oct. 7-1905 at Gladstone, Il. (Henderson Co.) Was Supt. of Building and Grounds at Iowa State Prison at Ft. Madison. Married Edith Johnson Nov. 4, 1944. Parents were Fred Melvin and Nell Peterson PENCE.

PENCE, DARIUS [Fri., 14 Nov. 1884, Weekly Chronicle (Grant Co. IN): DEATH OF A PIONEER] The death of Darius PENCE, a pioneer of Richland township, Grant county, occurred early on Monday morning last. On Friday, September 5th, while attending the Xenia Fair, he was attacked by apoplexy, or palsy, and taken home in an unconcious condition. From this stroke he never recovered. His right side was completely paralyzed and he had no use of his arms and legs from the affliction. He lost altogether the use of his tongue. For two weeks after he could speak, but after that his voice failed him and no utterance of his could be understood. He lay over seven weeks in his bed, requiring unceasing and particular attention. Mr. PENCE was born in Champaign county, Ohio, about the year 1826, and removed to this locality, settling on the place where he died, in 1847. He came with his father, Martin PENCE, who entered a quarter section, which is called the "home place," located three-fourths of a mile east of Xenia, on the Marion pike. Here he has lived ever since he came to the state of Indiana. He was married in 1848 to Miss Polly Marine, with whom he had nine children, five boys and three [4 listed] girls - George, Albert (who is dead), M. De Lafayette (dead also), Asa and Dora, and Margaret, Rosa, Anna and Cara. The mother of these children has been dead about ten years. Seven children survived the parents. Mr. PENCE was married a second time, about five years ago, to Mrs. Jane Smith. No children were born of the last wedlock. Of the children three daughters and two boys are at home. Mr. PENCE was a farmer and a stock-grower and one of the most prosperous citizens in this community. He was greatly esteemed by his neighbors and had a large circle of devoted friends who will miss his removal hence to the bourne beyond. He was buried on Tuesday, the 4th instant, in the PENCE graveyard on his farm. The remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives, neighbors and friends.

PENCE, DAVID (Full obit can be found in the Semi-Weekly Chronicle (Grant Co., IN), 8 Dec. 1896: DEATH OF AN OCTOGENARIAN] David PENCE, a Sims township pioneer, died last night. He was about eighty years old. [No burial record found.]

PENCE, DAVID V., SR. [Mar. 30, 1979] TOPEKA [KS] - David V. PENCE Sr., 85, Topeka died Wednesday at a nursing home here. He was a lifelong Shawnee County resident. Mr. PENCE was a farmer before he retired in 1960. He had been president of the Shawnee County Milk Producers Association. He was a member of the Highland Park Christian Church, Topeka. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace PENCE of the home; two sons, David V. PENCE Jr., Topeka; Harry PENCE, 806 N.E. 67th Place; a daughter, Mrs. Beth Cook; a brother,Walter PENCE; and two sisters, all of Topeka; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at11 a.m. Saturday at the Parker Price Chapel, Topeka; burial in Prairie Home Cemetery there. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. [644213]

PENCE, DENVER H. [Monday), Apr. 8, 1985, Urbana Daily Citizen] Denver H. PENCE, 60, of 422 W. Light St., Urbana, died Sunday in his residence. He was born May 29, 1924, in Adams County, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Black) PENCE. He moved to Urbana about 1950. He worked 19 years at United Board and Carton. He has been employed by Howard Paper Mill since 1969. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an Army AIr Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include one daughter, Jeannie Kitchen of West Union; two sons, Denny and Jack PENCE, both of Urbana; four sisters, Christina Penfield and Kathleen Naylor, both of Dayton, Garnet PENCE of Manchester and Iona PENCE of Circleville; one brother, Truman PENCE of Monroe; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Hollingshead Funeral Home Wednesday at 9 a.m. The Rev. Donald Kochersperger will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Ridge Cemetery, Bentonville.

PENCE, DONALD L. [Fri., 18 July 1986, Urbana Daily Citizen] Donald L. PENCE, 71, of 728 Boyce St. Urbana died at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. He was born in Urbana, Aug. 3, 1914, the son of Levi and Henrietta (Ammons) PENCE. He was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church and The Quarter Centruy Club of Midland-Ross Corp., Grimes Div. He had retired from Midland-Ross after being employed there from June 9, 1934 until June 9, 1978. Surviving is his wife, Dorothy (Knotts) PENCE; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Dixie) Hone of Zanesfield, Ohio; a son, H. Morris "Mort" PENCE of Northridge; three grandsons and one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. A son David, two brothers and three sisters are deceased. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Walter Funeral Home with burial in Oak Dale Cemetery. The Rev. Ronald Robbins and the Rev. Russell Clark will be officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. [413936]

PENCE, DORIS (Mrs.) [Dec. 22, 1982; paper unknown] Mrs. Doris PENCE, 73, died Monday at a nursing home at 400 S. Rogers Road, Olathe {KS], where she lived. She was born in Shelbina, Mo., and had lived in Liberty [MO] 50 years. Mrs. PENCE was a member of the Liberty Christian Church. She leaves a son, William L. PENCE, Overland Park; a daughter, Mrs.Suzanne French, Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church-Archer-Pasley Chapel, Liberty; burial in Mount Memorial Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel.

PENCE, DONALD LEE ("DONNIE") [Daily News, Richmond, MO; (date unknown] Donald Lee "Donnie" PENCE, 49, of Carrollton suffered a massive heart attack at his home Friday evening. Dec 14, 1984, and died at the Kelling Hospital in Waverly. He was taken there by friends Mr. and Mrs. Furl Kenton, after asking his wife not to call an ambulance. Funeral services were held at 1:30 this afternoon at the Gibson-Rice Chapel, Carrollton, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. PENCE was born July 17, 1945, to Leedrew and Gladys (Long) PENCE and was married to Elizabeth Sue Strain of Hardin. She survives of the home. He also leaves a son, Donald Wayne PENCE of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Donna J. Miller, Blue Springs; his parents of Carrollton; a grand-daughter, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Beulah Strain of Hardin. Mr. PENCE was a farmer. He had worked for the Carrollton Fire Department 19 years and was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church. He had served on the Carrollton Fire Board and was a member of the Kiwanis Club.

PENCE, DORIS DARLENE (KOREL) [Kansas City, Mo., 7 Aug. 1992; paper unknown] Doris Darlene PENCE, 61, Shawnee, died Aug. 4, 1992, in San Antonio. Servies will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel; burial in Shawnee Mission Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association. Mrs. PENCE was born in Danville, Iowa, and lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She worked for Zimmer Maxon Associates, Kansas City. She was member of the American Business Women's Association. Survivors include her husband, John W. PENCE of the home; a son, David PENCE of the home; a daughter, Deanna PENCE, Lenexa; two brothers, Donald Korel, Barrington, Ill., and Keith Korel, Burlington, Iowa; and two grandchildren..

PENCE, EDNA ELEANOR (BRASFIELD) [Oct. 27, 1984; paper unknown] Mrs. Edna Eleanor PENCE, 67, Sunrise Beach, Mo., formerly of Lee's Summit, died Thursday at a hospital in Columbia, Mo. She was born in Liberty and had lived in the Lee's Summit area from 1946 until she moved to Sunrise Beach 10 yearsago. Mrs. PENCE was assistant manager of the cafeteria for the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. for 13 years beforeshe retired in 1975. She was a member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church, Laurie, Mo. She leaves her husband James H. PENCE of the home; a son Richard A. PENCE, Lee's Summit; a brother, Edward Brasfield, Salina, Kan.; two sisters, Miss Catherine Brasfield and Mrs. Ruth Davis of Sunrise Beach; five grandchildren; and two grea-grandchildren.Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Langsford Chapel; burial in the Lee's Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.

PENCE, EDWARD M. [Thurs., Apr. 4, 1985, Urbana (Oh.) Daily Citizen] Edward M. PENCE of 614 S. Main St., Urbana, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in his residence following an illness of one year. He was born in Brown County, a son of Kenneth and IVa (Davis) PENCE. He was a retired business education teacher and had taught at Rosewood, Mechanicsburg and Urbana HighSchools. At Urbana he also served as treasurer-manager of the Urbana Federal Credit Union. He graduated from Wilmington College with degrees in education and business administration and held a master's degree in education from the University of Cincinnati. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa which is an education honorary society, Champaign County Retired Teachers Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the National Retired Teachers Association, Champaign County Historical Society, the Independant Order of Odd Fellows and Fithian Lodge No. 373 of Blanchester. He was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church. For many years he served as treasurer of the United Methodist Men. He was also a World War II veteran who saw action in Normandy, northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe with the 24th evacuation hospital. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Walters) PENCE; one daughter Mrs. Albert (Ann) Mayer, Jr. of Urbana; and one brother, Enoch William PENCE of Palmetto, Fla. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Urbana United Methodist Church with the Rev. James R. Hartland officiating. Burial will be in Five Mile Cemetery, Brown County, Ohio, with the Rev. J. W. Wedgewood in charge. The family requests that contributions be made to the Cancer Society of Champaign County, the American Cancer Society or the Ohio Society to Prevent Blindness. Arrangements are being handled by the Walter Funeral Home. [8212112]

PENCE, ELDON D., SR. [Nov. 29, 1984] Eldon D. PENCE Sr., 73, southwest Kansas City, an area business executive, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital. Mr. PENCE was regional vice president of Trans-Mark Services Inc., a division of the Kansas City Southern Lines, from 1969 until he reitred in 1976. He had worked for Kansas City Southern Lines for 51 years and was assistant to the vice president of traffic before he became regional vicepresident. He was a former member of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Kansas City Rotary Club. He was former director of Traffic Clubs International and was a member and former director of the International Trades Club. He was past president of the Kansas City On-Line Rail Traffic Officers Association. He was editor of the Meti-Care Jet Set column in "Topics of Traffic and Transportation" magazine. He was a member of Delta Nu Alpha transportation fraternity and was its regional vice president. He was a member of the American Society of Traffic and Transportaion Club. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the Country Club Christian Church. Mr. PENCE was a founder of the Fort Smith, Ark., Traffic andTransportation Club of Shreveport, La., and was a member of the Shreveport, La., and was a member of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. He was born in Carrollton, Mo., and had lived in Kansas City, Fort Smith and Shreveport before he moved back to Kansas City in 1966. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Virginia M. PENCE of the home; a son, Dr. Eldon D. PENCE Jr., Fort Smith; a daughter, Mrs. June Ogletree, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wicker, Lawrence, Kan., and Mrs. Geraldine Moblin, Shreveport; seven grandchildren; and three great-granchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Moriah Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel where Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m.

PENCE, ELI A [19 Aug. 1906, News-Times; 24 Aug 1906, Weekly Leader (Grant Co., IN); abstract:] Elia A. PENCE, age 31/39. Resided near Converse. Died Friday. Burial IOOF cemetery, Converse. Occupation: Farmer. Member Knights of Pythias; Horse Thief Protective Association. Survivors: wife, daughter.

PENCE, ELIZABETH (Mrs.) (Obits can be found in Daily Leader 12 June; News-Times 12 June 1902 (Grant Co., IN): AGED WIDOW DEAD: Mrs. Elizabeth PENCE died yesterday [Wednesday] afternoon at her home on the Wabash Pike, seven miles north of the city. She was an aged widow. The funeral will be held at Converse Friday and the remains will be interred there.

PENCE, ELIZABETH (Mrs.) [20 Dec. 1911, Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., IN): MRS. PENCE, AGED 83, PASSES AWAY] The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth PENCE, who died Tuesday at her home three miles northeast of Converse, will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock. She was eighty-three years of age, and was the widow of Lewis PENCE.

PENCE, ELMA LORA [17 July 1995; no other identification on clipping] Elma Lora PENCE, 86, Chanute, KS, passed away Friday, June 16, 1995, at Arolyn Heights Nursing Home, Chanute. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 19, Johnson Mortuary Chapel, Chanute. Burial will be in Neosha County Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m., Sunday, June 18, at the Johnson Mortuary. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Center for Basic Cancer Research, Kansas State University.

PENCE, ELMER E. [23 Apr. 1931, South Whitley (IN) Tribune: Former Resident Succumbs] Elmer E. PENCE, 66, a former resident of this township, died Thursday morning about nine o'clock at his home at Richmond, Ind., after an illness of approximately four years. Mr. PENCE was born in Whitley county March 7, 1865 to Noah and Anna PENCE. When a young man, he was married to Miss Sarah Ditton, who preceded him in death. A daughter, Ida Bell, also passed away a number of years ago. Surviving Mr. PENCE are two brothers, Lorenzo PENCE, south of town and John F. PENCE, of Chillicothe, Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Yackey, south of town. Two brothers preceded him death. The body was taken to the Frank Bailey funeral home at Huntington, where funeral services were held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. A. Snell, this place, officiating. Interment was made inthe local cemetery.

PENCE, EMANUEL [20 Mar. 1913, Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., IN), also Daily Leader Times on 20 Mar.: PENCE FUNERAL TO BE HELD SATURDAY] The funeral of Emanuel PENCE, a Grant county pioneer resident, whose death occurred Wednesday afternoon at the home of his son, Frank PENCE, 923 Spencer avenue, will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the church at Mier, with Rev. L. Cooner officiating. Interment will be made in the Converse cemetery. Emanuel PENCE was eighty years eight months and twelve days old. He was born at Champaign [Co.], Ohio, July 17, 1832. In 1846, at the age of fourteen years, he came to Grant county and located with his parents on a farm just across the river from Charles' mill. For many years he lived on a farm near Mier, in Richland township, continuing his residence there until two years ago, when he came to Marion to make his home with his son. During the last few weeks Mr. PENCE's health has been rapidly failing. Death was due to a complication of diseases. He is survived by three sons, Frank PENCE of this city, W. G. PENCE of Liberty Center and Milo L. PENCE of Whittier, Cal.

PENCE, EMMA [2 Feb. 1922, South Whitley (IN) Tribune] Mrs. Emma PENCE, widow of the late Noah PENCE died at her home in the east part of town Monday morning of cancer of the stomach.

PENCE, EMMA (DECKER) [12 Apr. 1934, no paper identified: PENCE Services Will Be Saturday; Death of Mrs. Harry PENCE Occurs Late Tuesday] Mrs. Emma Decker PENCE, well known Lebanon [OH] woman, died suddenly late Tuesday evening at her home on North Broadway. She was in her seventy-eighth year and had resided in this community for many years. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the M. E. Church conducted by the Rev. R. L. Cross. Arrangements are in charge of the Oswald Funeral Home. Mrs. PENCE is survived by her husband, Harry PENCE; three grandchildren, Mrs. Nat Welsh, Miss Nina PENCE and Hugh PENCE; and three grerat-grandchildren, all of Lebanon.

PENCE, EMMA BELLE (KREIDER) [19 May 1955, South Whitley Tribune: Emma PENCE Dies After Two Year Illness] Mrs. Emma B. PENCE, 87, a resident of the South Whitley community for 67 years, passed away yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Noah Bolinger, Route 1, South Whitley, after an illness of two years. Mrs. PENCE was born in Cleveland township on December 6, 1867 to Rev. David and Nancy Allen Kreider. She was married to Romanthers PENCE, who passed away June 18, 1943. Mrs. PENCE was a member of the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren. The surviving relatives include the daughter, Mrs. Noah Bollinger, two sons, Willard PENCE, route 1 South Whitley and Chester PENCE, North Manchester; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also two brothers Noah Kreider and Harvey Kreider, both of Route 1 South Whitley and three sisters, Mrs. Harry Keel, Mrs. Charles Bruch and Mrs. Estie Snell, all of route 1, South Whitley. The body is at the residence of Mrs. Noah Bollinger where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Ausby Swinger, pastor of the church and Rev. Edward Kitner of Manchester College officiating. Burial will be made in the South Whitley cemetery.

PENCE, E[RNEST] DALE [Unknown newspaper, 18 May 1998] - E. Dale Pence, 94, of Springfield, Ohio, died Friday, May 15, 1998, at the Eaglewood Care Center. He was born October 24, 1903 in Jackson Township, Ohio, the son of James Della and Louie Ethel (Hook) Pence. He was retired from Davidson Chevrolet where he worked as an auto mechanic. He was also a member of the Donnelsville Lutheran Church and enjoyed canning and restoring furniture. He is survived by one son, Dean Elliot of Silver Springs, Nevada; two brothers, Marion and Sylvian Pence; four grandchildren and spouses, Mark Pence of Silver Springs, Nevada, Mike and Julie Pence of Springfield, Jeff and Rita Pence of South Vienna, and Jon and Tammy Pence of Brewton, Alabama; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Zetta Pence; and four brothers, Walter, Pearl, Paul and Frank Pence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Richards Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home, 838 E. High St., Springfield. Burial will follow in the Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

PENCE, FRANK W. [Died 2 Feb 1976; The Washinton Post] Frank W. (Hank) PENCE, 53, a retired senior vice president of the Federal National Mortgage Association here, died of cancer Monday in Fort Myers, Fla. He had moved there in 1972 after retiring from the corporation. Born in Eldon, Iowa, Mr. PENCE grew up in washington, where he graduated from Central High School. He started work with the federal government in 1940 as secretary to the board of directors of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Mr. PENCE later became assistant loan manager of the Federal National Mortgage Association, which was then a subsidiary of RFC. When the association was rechartered as a privately owned and operated corporation in 1968, he became vice president of mortgage operations. He had served as a consultant to the State Department on Latin American housing and had visited several Latin American countries to help them in creating a secondary mortgage market operations. Mr. PENCE also had been a panelist and speaker before housing and banking groups throughout this country. In 1964, he received the Distinguished Service Award of Housing and Urban Development. Since his retirement, Mr. PENCE had been a consultant and member of the board of directors of the Investors Mortgage Insurance Co. and a consultant to the R. H. Lapin Co. a mortgage banking firm in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife, Estella PENCE, of the home; three sons, Richard, of Shadyside, Md., Robert, of McLean, and Ronald of Wheaton; a brother, Richard D. of Mobile,.Ala.; a sister, Frances E. Dunn, of California, and six grandchildren. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

PENCE, FRANKLIN [9 July 1919, Richmond News, Richmond (Ray Co., MO): Former Richmond Man Passed Away at Huntsville July 3rd] Franklin PENCE, a former well known resident of Richmond, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.W. Werntz, at Huntsville, M., Wednesday, morning, July 3rd, at one o'clock, at the age of eighty-six years. Mr. PENCE had been in poor health for several years, due to the infirmities of old age. He was stricken with paralysis a few hours before his death and never regained consciousness. Deceased was a native of the state of Ohio, born in Prebble county, March 10, 1833, and was, therefore, in his eighty-seventh year at the time of his death. During the last thirty years he had spent a greater portion of his time in Richmond and had many friends here who will regret to learn of his death. He is survived by two sons, William PENCE, of this city, and L.B. PENCE, of Tulsa, Okla., and the daughter with whom he had made his home for several years. Funeral services were held from the Werntz home in Huntsville at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment was made in that city. William PENCE, of this city, attended the funeral and burial.

PENCE, FRED B. [Jan. 23, 1991, Yuma (AZ) Sun] Former Yuma resident and winter visitor Fred B. Penc, 92, of Huntington, Ind., died Jan. 20, 1991, at Markle Health Care Center in Markle, Ind. Services were held today at Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, Ind. 46750. Norman Glassburn, pastor of Markle United Methodist Church, officiated. Born Jan. 11, 1899, in Wren, Ohio, he was a locomotive engineer for Erie Stone Company in Huntington before retiring. He was a winter visitor for 30 years, then a resident of Yuma for some time before returning to Huntington. Survivors include his wife MIldred of Markle Senior Citizens Home; daughter Mary Hunnicutt of Yuma; son Charles F. of Huntington; one brother; two sisters; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to Huntington County Cancer Society, P. O. Box 51, Huntington, Ind. 46750. [414761]

PENCE, FRED J. [Kansas City (MO) Star, Wed., 12 Apr. 1995] Fred J. PENCE, 62, Lawrence, KS, died Monday, April 10, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 1995, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Rev. Michael Scully will be the officiant. A memorak rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Cremation is planned. The family suggest memorials in his name to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

PENCE, GEORGE H. [Daily News, Richmond, MO; no date] George H. PENCE, 72, Plano, Ill., died Tuesday, March [in the scrapbook that this was taken from someone crossed out March and wrote April] 3, 1984 at Sandwich Community Hospital, Sandwich, Ill. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, Plano, Ill with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, Ill. Mr. PENCE was born Oct 10, 1911 in Stet, a son of N. M. and Martha Mae (Fifer) PENCE. He was married to Ruth McElwee who survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Terry George PENCE, Bristol, Ill; two daughters, Mrs. Arden Masear, Leland, Ill. and Mrs. Ronald Masear, Somonauk, Ill.; two brothers, Charles PENCE and Russell PENCE, Richmond; four sisters, Eva Brooke, Braymer; Sara Mansur, Warrensburg; Mrs. Lester Barr, Blackwell, Okla.; Lula Mae Walters, Yuma, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, one great-granchild and many nieces and nephews. Mr. PENCE was a member of the Brethren Church of Missouri and attended somonauk Baptist Temple. He was a farmer and a resident of Illinois for the past 35 years.

PENCE, GERALD MONROE [no date] COLUMBIA CITY [IN] - Gerald Monroe PENCE, 64, Rochester, Mich., died at 4 p.m. Monday in the Saint Joseph West Hosptal, Mount Clemens, Mich. Born in Columbia City Oct. 14, 1917, he was the son of Melvin C. and Arnie (Miller) PENCE. A salesman for a lawn and garden equipment company, he and his family had moved to Michigan in 1932. His survivors include his former wife, Marion Virginia PENCE, Saint Claire, Mich; two sons, Stephen G. PENCE, College Park, Md., and Robert M. PENCE, Rochester, Mich.; and one brother, Herbert A. PENCE, Saint Cloud, Minn. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City, with the Rev. Myron Phillips, pastor of the CHurch of the Brethren,officiating. Interment will be in Blue River cemetery. Visitation in the funeral home will be from 4-9 p.m. today.

PENCE, GRACE (ABOTT) (ALCOTT) [No identification on clipping] Mrs. Grace PENCE. Died July 28, 1978. Parents were Wm. and Emma Tavnet Abbott. Born Turner, Neb. March 27, 1912. First married to Russell Alcott. Married Charles PENCE of Stronghurst [Henderson Co.], Il. June 8, 1957. He survives. Also 4 step-children. Milford PENCE, Mrs. Norman McSparen and Doris Hawley of Lomax, and Barbara Fisher of Davenport, Ia. 1 daughter, Mrs. Delores (Bob) Walker of Galesburg, Il.

PENCE, GRACE MYRTLE (Mts.) [1 Aug 1990] TOPEKA - Grace Myrtle PENCE, 96, died July 30, 1990, in a nursing home in Topeka, where she lived. She was a lifelong Topeka area resident. Mrs. PENCE was a member of Highland Park Christian Church, Topeka, and a former member of the North Topeka Baptist Church. She attended the Bethel Chapel Sunday school, near Topeka. She was a member of the Kiwanis Dames and the Shawnee County Home Extension Unit and its women's choir. Her husband, David V. PENCE, Sr., died in 1979. Survivors include two sons, David V. PENCE, Jr., Topeka, and Harry F. PENCE, Gladstone; a daughter, Beth Cook, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be a t 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka; burial in Prairie Home Cemetery, near Topeka. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Bethel Community Church, near Topeka.

PENCE, HAROLD EDWARD, SR. [Mon., Sep. 8, 1986] OKEECHOBEE [FL] - Mr. Harold E. PENCE, 60, died Sunday (Sept. 7,1986) at his home in Okeechobee. A native of East Brunswick, N.J., he was a retired vice president of field operations for H. E. Wiese Inc. of Baton Rouge, La. He lived in Lakeland for four years while working forJacobs Engineering, the parent company of Wiese. He is survived by his wife, Mary PENCE, Okeechobee; a son, Harold Edward PENCE Jr. of Lawrence Harbor, N.J.; four daughters, Linda Singh of Phoenix, Ariz., Suzanne PENCE of Tampa, Donna Perez of Lakeland, N.J.; a brother, Steven PENCE of Las Vegas; and five grandchildren. Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home Southside, Lakeland.

PENCE, HARRY F. (DUNHAM) (Mrs.) [no indentification on clipping], Born Aug. 9, 1882 near Lomax [IL]. Died at age 89, May, 1972. Married July, 26-1905 at LaHarpe, Ill., to Harry F. PENCE. He died May 19, 1959. Two sons, Robert H. of Lomax and Alfred J. of Chillicothe, Ill. Her parents, George and Sara Garnes Dunham. She is buried near Lomax. [J421A]

PENCE, HELEN "MARIE" (PEARSON) [1 Oct. 1990, Tiffin, OH, Tiffin Homemaker] Helen "Marie" PENCE, 80, 126 Hunter St. died Sunday, Sept. 30, 1990, at her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1909, in Riley Township, Fremont, to John and VeIva (Gibbs) Pearson. She married Lloyd R. PENCE, Apr. 23, 1930. He died Apr. 18, 1983. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Kergis of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Mrs. Patrick (Donna) Magers of Tiffin; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dr. C. C. Pearson of Pawhuska, Okla., and Merle Pearson of Fremont. Mrs. PENCE, a homemaker, was a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont. Arrangements are being handled by Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde. Memorials may be made to theAmerican Heart Association. [124423?3]

PENCE, HELEN L. (FRY) [no identification on clipping; died 25 Jan. 1992. Ohio] Helen L. PENCE, 84, formerly of 757 Central Ave., Greenville, and later of the Brethren's Home, died at 1 a.m. Saturday at Rest Haven Nursing Home, following a lingering illness. Mrs. PENCE was born Feb. 10, 1907 in Springfield, daughter of Albert H. and Viola B. (Littleton) Fry. She was married June 4, 1927, to Hugh G. PENCE, who died Nov. 4, 1982. Also deceased are one daughter, Hazel PENCE, who died in 1944; a granddaughter; two brothers, Elmer J. and Eugene Fry; and a sister, Hazel Fry. Mrs. PENCE had lived on Central Avenue from 1941 until 1984 at which time she moved to the Brethren's Home. She had lived at Rest Haven for the past year. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, the Greenville Eastern Star Chapter 406 since 1944 and was a charter member of the Treaty City White Shrine, Greenville. A homemaker, she had been a secretary in her earlier years. Surviving are one son, John R. "Jack" of Bradford; two daughters, Mrs. Walter "Sam" (Janet) Headley of Greenville and Mrs. Paul (Margaret "Marge") Miller of Arcanum; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with the Rev. Norman R. Snook officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Greenville Eastern Star will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow at 7:30 p.m. and the Treaty City White Shrine will hold a Lodge of Sorrow at 8 p.m., both Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the either First United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

PENCE, HELEN L. (Mrs.) [Funderal Card]

In Memory of Mrs. Helen L. PENCE
Born February 10, 1907
Passed Away January 25, 1992
Age 84 Years, 11 Months, 15 Days
Services: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1992
Zechar Bailey Funeral Home
1499 North Broadway
Greenville, Ohio
Clergyman: Rev. Norman Snook
Interment: Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio
Arrangements By Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio

PENCE, HENRY HARRISON (HARRY H.) [No identifying information on clipping] Harry H. PENCE, the second son of William and Prudence Ann Brandenburg PENCE, was born at his home near Red Lion, Ohio, on March 25, 1854, and departed this life February 5, 1940, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 10 days. On October 15, 1879, he was united in marriage to Emma Cornelia Decker, who preceded him in death, April 10, 1934. To this union was born one son, Forrest William, who passed into the Great Beyond September 27, 1927. With his companion, he united with the M. E. church at Red Lion many years ago, and both continued their membership there until death took them to live with their professed Lord and Savior. Harry was a devoted husband, a tender loving father and a staunch dependable friend. He was a very quiet and unassuming in his nature, and it means much that it can be said by the writer, "I have been in touch with Mr. PENCE for a half century, and, in all of these years, cannot recall one single instance of hearing anyone, young or old, make a slighting or unkind remark in reference to him." However, it is needless to eulogize a man who has lived in the community almost sixteen years more than his allotted three score years and ten, for, his upright, exemplary life speaks its own eulogy. His death, like his life, was very quiet, as he just slept away into the other world. He leaves to mourn their loss two grandchildren, three nieces, on newphew and a host of relatives and friends.

     Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
     O'er the spoils that death has won
     We would, at this solemn meeting
     Calmly say - Thy will be done.
          Written by Mrs. R. E. Harbach

[PENCE RITES ARE HELD WEDNESDAY [8 FEB. 1940: Retired Farmer Was Lifelong Resident of County] Funeral services for Harry PENCE, age 86 years, who died early Monday morning at his home near Red Lion, OH], were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Oswald funeral home in charge of Rev. E. Kneisley, of Milford. Interment was in Lebanon cemetery. Mr. PENCE, a retired farmer, was a lifelong resident of Warren county. He passed away suddenly following a stroke which he suffered last Thursday night. Survivors include two grandchildren, Miss Nina PENCE and Hugh PENCE, and several great-granchildren.

PENCE, HERBERT [no identification on clipping] Died Dec. 22, 1937 at the age of 32. Left wife Wanda Fisher PENCE and small son. Also mother Dora Mueller PENCE all of Dallas City, Ill. [J442143]

PENCE, HESTER ANN (CHENEY) [31 Oct. 1890, Weekly Chronicle (Grant Co., IN): DEATH OF MRS. PENCE] Mrs. Hester Ann PENCE, wife of Emanuel PENCE of Richland Township, died Tuesday night of diphtheria. The deceased was a daughter of Abel Cheney, deceased was twenty-eight years of age and leaves three children, two of them by a former husband. The funeral services will be held today at 10 o'clock from the Universalist Church at Mier. Burial at the Xenia cemetery.

PENCE, HUGH G. [Mon., 8 Nov. 1982, Sydney (Oh.) Daily News] Greenville - Hugh G. PENCE, 80, 754 Central Ave., father of John R. (Jack) PENCE of Bradford, died Thursday evening at Greenville Wayne Hospital. He was born July 8, 1902, in Millegeville, son of Oliver S. and Rose (Nebergall) PENCE. Survivors include his wife, the former Helen Fry; a son and two daughters, eight gandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren, and a sister. Mr. PENCE was a retired auditor for the City Service Oil Co. in Greenville. Services were held today at the Miller Funeral Home in Greenville, with the Rev. Franklin Cody officiating. Burial was in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

PENCE, ISAAC DANIEL [1 May 1924, Coss County (MO) Democrat] Isaac D. PENCE, a resident of western Cass county since 1875, and for the past 11 years a resident of Drexel, where he moved upon retiring from the farm, died Monday morning, April 28,1924 at 2:10 o'clock at El Dorado Springs, Mo., where he had gone with the hope of benefitting his declining health. Mr. PENCE was 68 years old last September. The funeral service was held at El Dorado Springs Monday afternoon conducted by Elder Carter of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Clinton, MO. The body was shipped to Pleasant Hill Tuesday for burial in the local Cemetery and where a short service was held at the grave. Isaac Daniel PENCE was born near Collamer, Indiana, September 16, 1855 and came to this state and county in the fall of 1875, shortly after the leaving of the memorable grasshopper scourge in this section. He located near Pleasant Hill and remained for a year, and returned to Missouri about a year later. On January 31, 1877 he was married to Miss Josephine McDaniel, the wedding taking place at what was known as the Dr. Shuttleworth farm, the present homestead of Henry B. Edelen, 6 or 7 miles North of this city. Mr. and Mrs. PENCE took up their home on a farm in the vicinity of the present location on Lisle and in that community made their home up to the time of their retirement from the farm and removal to Drexel in January 1913. His ill health was due to kidney trouble which had come upon him about six years ago, and since then there has been a gradual decline in his condition. Last year he and Mrs. PENCE traveled through Oregon and California. They had been staying at El Dorado Springs since the latter part of last year, arriving at the health resort on Christmas Day. Besides the widow, there are in the immediate family surviving a son C. W. PENCE of Fair Oaks, California, and a daughter Mrs. Olen (Ada May) Musick, of Lisle, MO, and six grandchildren, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Musick. There is left also a sister, Mrs. Clara Yeager, North Winchester, Indiana; a brother Jesse PENCE, South Whitley, Indiana; a half brother Albert PENCE, Colby, Kansas; a half-sister Mrs. Alice Reed, South Whitley, Indiana; and his stepmother, Mrs. Mariah PENCE, 90 years of age and residing at South Whitley, Indiana. [An obituary in The Drexel (MO) Star on May 23, 1924 reads the same as above but with this additional nformation added at the end:] Ira A. PENCE of South Whitley, Indiana, his only brother had died four years ago, leaving a widow and three children. His only sister Mrs. Clara Yeager, a widow of South Whitley, Indiana, visited him here at Drexel last year. He has a half-brother, Jesse K. PENCE of South Whitley, Indiana; half-brother Albert PENCE of Colby, Kansas; and a half-sister Mrs. Alice Reed of South Whitley, Indiana; with whom his aged stepmother resides, Mrs. Mariah PENCE who was 90 ars old the 24th day of last January. She was a real mother to him when he was little.

PENCE, JACOB [10 Dec. 1889, Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., IN) & Weekly Chronicle on Jan. 1890: Death of Jacob PENCE] Jacob PENCE of Sims township died Saturday evening of heart disease, aged seventy years. He was one of the leading farmers of Sims township, and a good citizen. He was born in Ohio while his parents were emigrating to the west from Virginia. He came to this county in 1845, before the "reserve" was open for settlement. He entered the farm on which he died. The township was named for Jospeh Sims, Mr. PENCE's father-in-law. Mr. PENCE leaves a fine farm of 160 acres and a comfortable personal estate. He was buried Monday at the Odd Fellows' cemetery in Xenia.

PENCE, JACOB A. [Daily News, Richmond, MO; date unknown: Jacob A. PENCE Dies Unexpectedly] Jacob A. PENCE, 74, of Braymer, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 14, 1978, at the home. He was born in Carroll County and had lived in the Braymer area most of his life. Mr. PENCE was a carpenter before he retired. He was a member of the Braymer United Methodist church and a member of the Braymer Masonic Lodge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Geneva (Wall) PENCE of the home; three sons, Roger PENCE of Braymer, Richard PENCE of Twin Falls, Idaho and Randal W. PENCE of 4341 North Drury, Kansas City; three sisters, Mrs. Guy Hibner and Mrs. Ernest Lukens, both of Braymer and Mrs. Earl Miller of rural Richmond; two brothers, A.G. PENCE of Braymer and Everett PENCE of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the church; burial in Evergreen cemetery, Braymer. PENCE, JOHN EDWARD [Funeral Card]

John Edward PENCE
Date of Death: Wednesday, June 10, 1942
Memorial Services: At the residence, White Hall, Illinois,
At 3:30 o'clock Saturday Afternoon, June 13, 1942.
Minister: Rev. John Alexander
Interment: White Hall Cemetery, with the American Legion in charge.
Casket Beareres: Member of the American Legion 
Wolfe & Mackey Funeral Home, Roodhouse, Ill.

PENCE, JOHN WILLIAM [no identification] Born in the state of Virginia May 1, 1836 and departed this life at his home in Hillview, July 14, 1904 at age 68 years, 2 months and 13 days. In 1859 he united in marriage to Mary Redman, to this union were born 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls. His wife proceeded him to her heavenly home in 1875. February 23, 1877 he united in marriage to Caroline Redfern. To this union 7 children were born, 5 boys and 2 girls, six of whom still survive. A wife, eleven children, his friends and relation mourn his sad departure. He was a kind and loving husband, an affectionate father. Having resided in Greene County since boyhood, he was well known to all. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. D. Ballard, Walkerville, Ill., after which the remains were interred in Bluefield Cemetry. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this their sad bereavement.

PENCE, JOSEPH [Champaign Democrat, Sep. 1855, Urbana, OH] DIED ... At his residence in Urbana township, on the 6th inst., Mr. JOSEPH PENCE, in the 79th year of his age. He was born in Shenandoah county, Va, in 1776, and emigrated to Champaign county in 1806, where he resided until the time of his death. During his long residence in this county, Mr. PENCE always sustained the character of an honest man and a good citizen. He leaves a family and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. PENCE, JOSEPHINE (McDANIEL) [23 May 1935, The Drexel (MO) Star] Josephine McDaniel daughter of William and Mary McDaniel was born near Indianapolis, Indiana; September 10, 1856 and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada Musick near Lisle, Missouri on May 15, 1935 at the age of 78 years. 8 months and 5 days. She came to Cass County, MO., when a mere child and settled near Pleasant Hill where she was married to Isaac Daniel PENCE on January 31, 1877, who preceded her in death on April 28, 1924. To this union were born two children; Charles Winifred PENCE of Rosedale, California; and Ada May Musick of Lisle, Mo. Mrs. PENCE spent the greater part of her life in the vicinity of Lisle and Drexel with the exception of a short time in the state of California, and at Clinton, Missouri. She was the last member of a family of 11 children. Funeral services were held at the Runnenberger Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, in charge of Reverend George C. Monroe and Ernest Runnenberger funeral director. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. [additional obit, 23 May 1935, Cass County (MO) Democrat: MRS. JOSEPHINE PENCE 1856-1935:] Mrs. Josephine PENCE passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ada May Musick near Lisle, MO., Wednesday May 15, 1935. She had reached the advanced age of 78 years 8 months and 5 days. The date of her birth was September 10, 1856. She was born not far from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her parents were William and Mary McDaniel. The family left the Hoosier state and came to Missouri when she was a young girl, locating in Cass County. January 31, 1877 she was united in marriage to Isaac Daniel PENCE of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Up until the death of her husband April 28, 1924, they spent their entire married life in Cass County, with the exception of one year they lived in California. Since the going of her companion she made her home in the community of Lisle and Drexel, including a brief sojurn in California.

PENCE, JOSEPH STAYTON [1914 (month and day unknown), The Republican (Carrollton, MO. Vol. XLVI; profile, not an obit: Republican-Record Reader 40 Years; Joseph S. PENCE, one of our most loyal and devoted friends and readers; Voted for John C. Fremont; Born in Ohio in 1836, and came to Carroll County in 1869, where he has continued to make his home] This week we present to our readers a likeness of the familiar face of Squire Joseph S. PENCE, of Eugene Township, who is known and respected as one of the best citizens within the borders of Carroll county. During his long life in this community, he has made friends with all our older people, and has the confidence of all. Joseph S. PENCE was born in Adams county, Ohio, January 8, 1836, and here he grew to early manhood. He was reared to farm labor and has always been an industrious tiller of the soil. In the public schools he acquired a fair education and during his minority he assisted in the cultivation of the home farm and in various other ways contributed to the support of the family. Politically he has always been a Republican. He comes of a Republican stock, his father being an old line Henry Clay Whig, and in the organization of the republican party in 1856, he cast his first vote for John C. Freemont. The subject of this sketch is one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War, whom now we see on the downward road few in number and feeble in strength. He was a member of Co. I 39th Ohio Volunteers, and served through the entire war. On June the 10th, 1858 he was married to Harriett Dryden, of Brown County, Ohio. They were the parents of 9 children, six of whom with his wife are living. He came to Missouri in 1869 and purchased a farm two miles east of Wakenda and after living there four years, he sold this place, and bought a number one 80 acre tract on the upland and there he lived twenty-five years, and sold that place and bought an improved property in Wakanda, where he now lives. Mr. PENCE always took an active interest in politics and was elected several time Justice of Peace and a member of the township board and at the present time is notary public, and is engaged in the insurance business. Mr. PENCE has been a Mason for many years, and is at present a member of Wakanda Lodge, No. 52, A.F.&A;.M. of Carrollton. He is a splendid citizen, upon whim the shadow of reproach or suspicion has never been cast, and we trust that he may be spared for many years to come to his family, his friends, and the community in which he has resided so long.

PENCE, K. WORTHY [Date not shown, date of death 26 Aug 1987, The Daily News, Sidney, Oh.] FLETCHER - K. Worthy Pence, 77, 400 Cherry Lane, formerly of the Lockington area, died Wednesday at 2 a.m. at the Piqua Memorial Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 7, 1909 in Champaign County, son of Elby J. W. and Ruth (Comer) PENCE. On Dec. 25, 1936 he and the former Katherine McMaken were married. She survives with a son, Kenneth of Covington, five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Opal Sidle of Sidney, Mrs. William (Margie) Patterson and Mrs. Forrest (Melba) McMaken, both of Piqua; four brothers, Roy of Sidney, Leslie of Pomona, Calif., Sellas of Rock Island, Texas and Elby of Riverview, Fla. A son, three brothers and a sister are deceased. Mr. Pence was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Hardin-Houston School Board. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Suber Funeral Home in Fletcher, with the Rev. David Chivington and the Rev. Rodney Burk officiating. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery, Lockington. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the church or the Brown Township Emergency Squad.

PENCE, KENNETH A. [July 14, 1983] Kenneth A. PENCE, 60, of Hampton, Va., formerly of Raytown [MO], died Tuesday at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. He was born in Raytown. He was with the Navy for 11 years and the Coast Guard for 15 years until his retirement in 1970. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hazel PENCE of the home; a son, Michael ------------- Natale, Canonsburg, Pa.; two stepsons, Marvin McFall, Newport News, Va.; two brothers, Russell PENCE and William PENCE, of Raytown; three sisters, Mrs. Velma Hutchison, Kansas City; Mrs. Reba Dull, Raytown; and Mrs. Florence White, Warrensburg, Mo., and nine grandchildren. Funeral services with military honors were held today in Newport News.

PENCE, LENNA F. (EVANS) [No indentification or date on clipping] PORT JEFFERSON [OH] - Lenna F. PENCE, 78, 429 E. Main St., died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Piqua Memorial Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1906, in Miami County, daughter of John and Martha Jane (Knife) Evans. On Nov. 5, 1936 she was married to Henry G. PENCE. He survives with a daughter, Mrs. William (Delores) Reineke of Sidney; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil and Robert Evans, both of Piqua, and Marvin Evans of Tipp City. Two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. PENCE was a member of the Port Jefferson United Church of Christ. Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m.at the Cromes Funeral Home with the Rev. Craig Martin officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 to 5 to 8 p.m.

PENCE, LESLIE "POP" [The Sidney Daily News, Fri, 28 Feb. 1997] A former Lockington-area resident, Leslie "Pop" PENCE, 78, San Simon, Ariz., died Monday Feb. 10, 1997, at his residence. He was born April 21, 1918, in Mad River, son of Elby and Ruth E. (Comer) PENCE. On Feb. 17, 1951, he married the former Alta Dobrinski in Phoenix, Ariz. She survives with a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Dede) Hegeman of San Simon, Ariz., and a son Paul of Riverside, Calif.; three grandchildren;three sisters, Melba R. McMaken of Piqua, Opal Sidle of Sidney, and Margie T. Patterson of Piqua; two brothers, Sellas G. of Rock Island, Texas, and Elby K. of Florida. He was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister. Mr. PENCE was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church in San Simon, and the National Rifle Association. He was a book printer. Memorial services were held February 15 at the church with the Rev. Joel Moss and the Rev. Howard Meadows officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Westlawn Chapel and Mortuary in Wilcox, Ariz. Memorials may be made to San Simon Schools, P. O. Box 38, San Simon, Ariz. 85632.

PENCE, LEWIS ELLSWORTH [16 Apr 1984 Daily News, Sidney, Shelby Co., Oh.] Lewis E. Pence, Ohio] Lewis Ellsworth PENCE, 65, 12399 Kirkwood Road, died Saturday at 9:45 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He had been ill about a year. He was born April 21, 1918, in Champaign County, son of Elba J. W. and Ruth (Comer) PENCE. On Dec, 23, 1939, he married the former B. Maxine Martin. She survives with three sons, Duane L. of Anna, Dan of Port Jefferson and Douglas L. of Sidney; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild; six brothers, Roy of Piqua, Worthy of Fletcher, Amos of Chandler, Ariz., Leslie of Pomona, Calif., Selas of Rock Island, Texas, and Elba Jr. of Riverview, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Sidle of Sidney, Mrs. William (Margie) Patterson and Mrs. Forest (Melba) McMaken, both of Piqua. A brother and a sister preceeded him in death. Mr. PENCE was a member of the First Church of God on Campbell Road. He was owner and operator of a sheep shearing business until his retirement, and was also a breeder and trainer of border collie dogs. He reportedly was the founder of the first 4-H club for herding dogs in Ohio. Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home with the Rev. William Bowles officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. The family has requested memorials be made to the Shelby County Cancer Society.

PENCE, LEWIS G. [22 May 1977, no paper given, probably Kansas City, MO] Lewis G. (Buck) PENCE, 72, of 132 N. Missouri, Liberty [Mo.], died Saturday at St. Luke's Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Liberty. Mr. PENCE was a right-of-way buyer for the Pandhandle Eastern Pipeline Company before he retired in 1970. He was a former partner of the PENCE and Grimes Construction Company. He was a member of Liberty Christian Church, Mr. PENCE attended William Jewell College, Liberty, and was a former member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge No. 31, the Scottish Rite bodies and the Ararat Shrine. He leaves his wife,Mrs. Doris PENCE of the home; a son, William L. PENCE, 9615 W.105th Terrace, Overland Park; a daughter Mrs. Suzanne French, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Alma Funkhouser, Paoli, Pa., and four grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church-Archer Chapel, Liberty; burial in Mount Memorial Cemetery, on the William Jewell campus. Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel, where friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

PENCE, LOREN HERBERT [no identification or date on clipping; cemsus shows him to have been born in June, 1899] Loren Herbert PENCE, 58, of 1308 Washington died yesterday at Menorah hospital, where he had been a patient about a week. He had been ill five weeks. He was born at Wakenda, Mo., and had been a resident of Kansas City since 1927. He was a member of the Mount Washington Presbyterian church. He was a meat cutter. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian PENCE of the home; a son, Herbert L. PENCE, 9700 East Twenty-sixth, Independence; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. (Bernice) Armstrong, Lomita, Calif; Mrs. Nancy L. Beal, 11429 East Ninth, Intercity district, and Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy Lucille) Smalley, 1715 North High, Independence; his father, Clarence PENCE, Ninth and Benton; two sisters, Mrs. Rex Wicker (Mary Ruby PENCE), 2210 Cleveland, and Mrs. Dennis Noblin (Geraldine Hope PENCE), Shreveport, and 11 grandchildren. [822A62]

PENCE, LORENZO [7 Sep. 1939, South Whitley [IN] Tribune: Lorenzo PENCE Claimed By Death; Well Known Local Farmer Dies of Heart Ailment] Lorenzo PENCE, 78, well known Cleveland township farmer and brother-in-law of Charles Aller, whose death occurred serveral hours previous to his, died at 10 o'clock Thursday night at his home west of the Bash Hill schoolhouse, after a three-year illness. He had been affected with a heart ailment, and had retired from active farming several years ago. Mr. PENCE was the son of Noah and Emma Brown PENCE, and was born in Champaign county, Ohio, on March 13, 1861. At the age of five he came with his parents to Indiana, and had spent practically his entire life in Cleveland township. Surviving are the widow, Sarah Jane Aller PENCE, to whom he was married March 8, 1891; two sons, Roy PENCE, of Detroit, and Paul PENCE, of South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Victor Singer, east of North Manchester; nine grandchildren; one brother, Romanthus PENCE, of North Manchester; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Yackey, of Cleveland township. A daughter, Mrs. Vada Plattner, and three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Miller Funeral Home, with Rev. A. J. Snell, South Whitley, officiating. Interment was made in the local cemetery.

PENCE, MARGILEEN [Fri., Aug. 23, 1991, Lexington Herald-Lexington Leader, Lexington KY] HAZARD - Margileen PENCE, 60, of Sassafras, wife of Clyde M. PENCE, died yesterday at Humana Hospital-University of Louisville, Services 1 p.m. Saturday at Glen Maggard Memorial Chapel. Visitation after 6 p.m.

PENCE, MARIE (HALL) [died 25 Nov. 1980] Mrs. Marie Hall PENCE, former member of the board of the Woman's City Club and sister of Joyce C. Hall, of Hallmark Cards, died Tuesday at a nursing home at 10315 Johnson Drive, Shawnee [KS], where she made her home. Mrs. PENCE was also a board member of the Armour Home and the Nettleton Home. She was a member of the Mission Hills Country Club. She was the widow of Louis M. PENCE. Mrs. PENCE was a member of the Country Club Congregational Church. She was born in David City, Neb., and had lived in this area since 1911. She also leaves two sons, William L. PENCE, Kansas City, and John Hall PENCE, Santa Fe, N.M.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services will be Wednesday at the Forest Hill Cemetary Garden Mausoleumn. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Children's Mercy Hospital or to charity.

PENCE, MARION [19 Oct. 1922, South Whitley (IN) Tribune] Marion PENCE, son of the late Mrs. Emma [Amy?] PENCE, died Saturday about twelve o'clock at the home of Mrs. Jennie Bugsby, where he had been boarding since his mother passed away. He had been sick about a week with pneumonia. Mr. PENCE was born in Whitley county, October 12, 1866 on the PENCE farm now occupied by the Werley family. He was the son of the late Emma and Noah PENCE. He is survived by four brothers, Elmer and Lorenzo residing south of town, John of Peoria, Illinois and Romanthus of North Manchester and one sister, Mrs. Chas. Yackey of this place. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the M. E. church. Rev. Phillips officiated. Burial was made in the the South Whitley cenetery.PENCE, MARSDEN E. [Dec. 19, 1981] Marsden E. PENCE, 67, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Independence [MO], died Friday at a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born in Kansas and had lived in this area 30 years before moving to Mesa eight years ago. Mr. PENCE worked for the Allis-Chalmers Corp. before he retired. He was a former master of the McDonald Masonic Lodge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mildred PENCE of the home; a son, Larry PENCE, North Edwards, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Kay Edwards, Independence; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Butcher, Bellefontaine, Ohio and Mrs. Bryonna Wiley, Lawrence, Kan.; and 12 grandchildren. Cremation.

PENCE, MARY (FRIERMOOD) [6 July 1906, Daily Leader (Grant Co., IN)] Mrs. Mary PENCE died Wednesday of heart trouble, falling from a chair in death. She was the widow of Lewis M. PENCE, who preceded her in death some years ago. Mrs. PENCE, whose maiden name was Friermood, was born in Clark county, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1830, and when married to Mr. PENCE moved with him to a farm in Grant county, Ind., where they lived until a short time previous to his death which occurred in East Converse. She was interred in the IOOF cemetery, the funeral being held at Taylor Creek church today.

PENCE, MARY (WEEGAR) [Funeral announcement, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif., no date on clipping] Born May 24, 1910, died June 13, 1985 at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach. She was born in Los Angeles, a 3rd generation Californian, the only daughter of Wedwin A. and Hanna E. Weegar. Mary's parents first lived in Riverside; in 1921 they moved to Covina. For many years, their week-ends and summers were spent at their home in Newport Beach. She attended USC and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. In 1936 she married Andrew R. PENCE and in 1941 they moved to Washington, D.C. where they lived until retirement. In 1979 they returned to California and their home was in Laguna Nigel. Mary was active in sorority all her life and at the time of her death was a member of Nigel Shores Women's Club. She is survived by husband, Andrew. and a brother, Edwin A. Weegar.

PENCE, MARY INEZ [Mon., 31 Aug. 1987, The Sidney (OH) Daily News] Mary Inez PENCE, 94, formerly of 616 S. Ohio Ave., died Saturday at 4 a.m. at the Wesley Geln Health Center in Columbus. She was born Sept. 2, 1982, in Champaign County, daughterof Noah and Clara (Wiebel) PENCE. A sister preceded her in death. Miss PENCE was a former member of the Sidney Women's Club, the Sidney Bible Club, a member of various music, literature and art clubs, a BIble scholar and a world traveler. She was a former member of the Pemberton Baptist Church and had worked in real estate management and farm management. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, with Dr. John E.Longsworth officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Cromes Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. [412932]

PENCE, NATHAN [1980, Rhinelander (WI) Daily News] Nathan PENCE, Sr., 75, of 626 N. Pelham St., died Friday morning at the Crandon Convalescent Center. Born in Wolfe County, KY in 1905, he was a longtime lumberjack. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Bowman PENCE; five sons, Robert of Fridley, MN, Frank of Prescott, AZ, Nathan, Jr., and Neil of Rhinelander, and James of Chester, VA; three daughters, Mrs. William (Joyce) Boggs of Coon Rapids, MN and Mrs. Alice Wozniczka and Mrs. LeRoy (Shirley) Eades, both of Rhinelander; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Hollon of Clay County, KY and Mrs. Emma Combs of Winchester, KY. 28 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 pm Monday at the Hildebrand Funeral Home with the Rev. David Elleman officiating. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 pm to 9 pm tonight.

PENCE, OLEN H. (DUTCH) [Feb. 6, 1987, The Advertiser-Tribune] TIFFIN [OH] - Olen H. (Dutch) PENCE, 77, of Fremont, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 1987, at Mercy Hospital. He had been a resident of Autumnwood Care Center since December. Born Jan. 18, 1910, in Bowling Green, he was the son of the late Levi and Effie Mae (Willison) PENCE. On Nov. 14, 1930, he married Fern Cross in Bellfountaine. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Paul of Galviston, Texas, Ronald of Foley, Ala., Richard of Macedonia and Olen Jr. of Fremont; five daughters, Jeanie Gillett and Barbara Gatton, both of Tiffin, Cintra Eshen-Banister of Jacksonville, Fla., one brother, Cloyce of Maumee; three sisters, Delsie Simmons of Wauseon, and Clarabell Glass and Delores Grafner, both of Bowling Green; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. Mr. PENCE was a self-employed sales representative. He was a member of the Church of God, Fremont, and the Port Clinton Moose Lodge. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Weller-Wonderly Funeral Home, Fremont, with the Rev. Nellesrodofficiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Fremont Hospice program or theAmerican Cancer Society.

PENCE, OTTO L. [no identification or date] COVINGTON, Ind. (CNS) - Services were Monday at the Fogen Funeral Home in Dyer for Otto L. PENCE, 73, of Dyer, a former resident of the area. Burial was in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens at Schererville. He died Friday [April 23, 1971] at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Dyer following an extended illness. Born Nov. 30, 1897, at Hedrick, he was the son of Albert R. and Ziller Cronihite PENCE. He was married to Martha Payne, who survives. Mr. PENCE was a member of the McKinley Masonic Lodge at Hammond, South Bend Consistory, Railway Conductors and Brakemen Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at Dyer. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Anna Rose Jacob of Covington.

PENCE, PETER KREBS [1 Apr 1920] Peter Krebs PENCE, son of John and Elizabeth PENCE was born near Ridgeville, Ohio, Apr. 23, 1835. He was married to Sallie Ann Slade, Aug. 14, 1858, and to them were born four children. In the Heavenly home one of these has long years awaited their coming. Those living are: Mrs. Ida Christopher, William and Howard PENCE. He was a soldier of the Civil War in Co. H. 146th Regiment of Ohio. He left wife and children to enter into the service of his country in an hour of peril. Was a faithful member of the Billy Baner Post of the G. A. R. at Springboro, until on account of feebleness of the members it was abandoned. Mr. PENCE was of a family of twelve children; two of whom survive; Mrs. Janed DeVelvis, of Denton, Fergus Co., Montana and Perry PENCE of Waynesville. Was a carpenter by trade. He spent most of his life in Warren County and his latter years in Springboro, where he was very much respected as an honorable and upright citizen. In his quiet way he made many friends, who were always ready to speak of his many manly qualities of mind and heart. Was always thinking of the welfare of his loved ones and never of himself. He has been very lonely the last two years since the death of his dear companion. His health had been failing for several months yet his last illness was of short duration, only living three days after being paralyzed. Just at daybreak on the morning of Mar. 16, 1920, his spirit returned to God who gave it, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 23 days. Funeral services were held at Springboro M. E. Church at 1 o'cock Thursday, Mar. 18, conducted by Rev. E. Kneisly. Interment made in Springboro cemetery. The pallbearers were M. H. Farr, William Siegfried, Hayes Leach, Joseph Leichty, Edward Kesling and Elbert Russell. [21523]

PENCE, PHILIP [No identifying information on clipping] Born LaComing [Lycoming] Co. Pa. 11-19-1833. Died March 19, 1906 in Ft. Madison, Ia. Came to Henderson Co., Ill. in June, 1838 with parents. Married Mrs. Mary E. Harvey 11-7-1900. No Children. Owned a Button Factory in Ft. Madison and most of a large Mississippi River island known as Burlington Island. [J423]

PENCE, RAYMOND F. [no identification on clipping] Died Sept. 12, 1984. Born Oct. 18, 1910 at Dallas City. Married Jeanette Byers Oct. 8, 1929. 2 sons, Orville PENCE of New London, Ia., and Hugh of Lomax. 2 brothers, LaVerne of Lomax and Don of Dallas City. Parents were Orville and Eva Gittings PENCE. [J42185]

PENCE, RENA M. (Mrs.) [No identifying information] Died Sept. 19, 1969. Born July 28, 1885 at Carman, Il. 4 daughters, Mrs. Joe (Ruby) Zigler of May, Idaho. Mrs. Margaret Burns of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Melvin (Bonnie) Eaves of Worland, Wyo. and Mrs. Lloyd (Iola) Martin of Lomax, Il. 5 sons, Charles, Ernest and William of Lomax and Dale of Colorado. She was married Dec. 24, 1902 at Burlington, Ia. To Charles H. PENCE. He died in 1950. Preceded in death by 1 son and 1 daughter. [J4215]

PENCE, ROGER B. [Daily News, Richmond, MO; date unknown: Heart Attack Fatal To Roger B. PENCE] Roger B. PENCE, 50, of Braymer [Carroll Co., MO], died Friday, May 29, 1981, at a hospital in Chillicothe after suffering a massive heart attack while mowing his lawn. He was a lifelong Braymer resident. Mr. PENCE was a MFA insurance agent 10 years. He was a member of the Braymer Masonic Lodge, the Braymer United Methodist church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dixie PENCE of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Danny (Candy) Calton and his mother, Mrs. A. G. (Geneva) PENCE, both of Braymer; two brothers, Randall PENCE of Kansas City and Richard PENCE of Twin Falls, Idaho; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, A.G. PENCE, a few years ago. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm.m, Sunday at the church; burial in Evergreen cemetery, Braymer. Pallbearers were: Marshall McCrary, Hugh Ed Foley, Maurice Owen, Bob Phillips, Emerson Bliss and Nelson Rinehart.

PENCE, ROBERT [13 June 1919, Longmont (CO) Ledger] DIED - In Boulder, Wednesday, June 11, 1919, Robert PENCE, aged 5 months and 21 days.

PENCE, ROBERT E. [Apr. 30, 1981] Robert E. PENCE, 86, of 6600 Englewood, Raytown [MO], died Tuesday at Lee's Summit Community Hospital. He was born in Kearney in Clay County and had lived in this area 61 years. Mr. PENCE was a tractor driver for the Railway Express Agency 42 years before he retired in 1962. He was an Army Veteran of World War I and a Presbyterian. He leaves two sons, William J. PENCE, Kansas City, and Richard L. PENCE, Independence; a daughter, Mrs. Marian L. Raymond of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Roberts and Mrs. Ada Morgan of Kansas City and Mrs. Irene Stovall, Independence; nine grandchildren; and five greaat-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Floral Hills Cemetery, Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Earp Blue Ridge Chapel.

PENCE, ROBERT H. [no identification on clipping] Robert H. PENCE. Died January 29, 1983 at Lomax [Henderson Co., Ill]. Born Lomax, May 17, 1906. Married Mildred Burr, June 22, 1927 at Burlington, Ia. She survives. Also 2 sons, R. Burr PENCE of Lomax and J. Franklin of Dallas City. [J421A1]

PENCE, ROBERT MONROE [Brown County News, Frederick, SD, 30 Oct. 1970] Funeral services for Robert M. PENCE, Frederick, were held at the Frederick Auditorium Sunday afternoon. Mr. PENCE died unexpectedly at his home here Thursday [Oct. 22] morning. Robert Monroe PENCE was born Dec. 22, 1909, on a farm just south Frederick, the son of Allen Monroe PENCE and Rose Gady PENCE, who came to Brown County from Warren County, Ind., about 1900. With the exception of the ten years between 1949 and 1959, when he owned a business in Columbia, Mr. PENCE lived his entire life in or near Frederick. For the past 11 years he operated the PENCE Lockers and earlier he had operated various other businesses in town. For a number of years he was a trapper and fur buyer. He also served on the town board. He was graduated from Frederick High School in 1928 and attended Northern State in Aberdeen that year and then taught school west of Leola for a year. He was active in amateur baseball in the area for more than 30 years, having played and managed both here and at Columbia. He was a Mason and a member of the Frederick United Methodist Church. Mr. PENCE married Clarice E. Stanley of Hecla at Leola on June 11, 1930. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Richard A. of Fairfax, Va., and Donald L. of Columbia; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Margie) Bimtrock of Aberdeen; four grandsons, Kim, Kevin and Kerry Buntrock of Aberdeen and Todd Monroe PENCE of Fairfax, Va.; one brother, Frank PENCE of Frederick; three sisters, Mrs. Ira (Silvia) Wiltsey of Minneapolis, Mrs. Harold (Pearle) Bathen of Winona, Minn., and Mrs. Ted (Grace) Gelling of Custer, S.D. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Services were conducted by the Rev. Larry Larsen of the Frederick United Methodist Church. Mrs. Laurence Mellang was soloist and organist was Mrs. Harvey Schlosser. Pallbearers were Harold Schlosser, Ernest Ylitalo and Lyle Taskrud, all of Frederick; F. G. Shattuck of Barnard; Wilbur K. Reed of Bath and Walter Albrecht of Columbia. Interment was at the Frederick Wayside Cemetery, with rites conducted by the Columbia Blue Lodge with members of the Frederick Masonic Lodge.

PENCE, ROMONA JANE [no identification on clipping] Little Litchfiled Girl Killed by Fall from Truck - Jane PENCE, five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PENCE of Litchfield, died at 11:15 o'clock Saturday at St. Francis hospital from a fractured skull received when she fell under the truck driven by her father. Each noon she met her father, who is employed by the city to haul trash, as he came home at the dinner hour. She would run to the walk, hop on the running board and ride up the driveway to the rear of the home. She slipped and fell under the truck Saturday and was rushed by her father to St. Francis Hospital where she died in the emergency room a few minutes after arrival. The body was removed to Carroll Funeral home for the coroner's inquest. Besides her parents she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Clyde, Jr. Litchfield; Harold and Russell, who are in the U. S. army on maneuvers in the South; Dale, with the army in Hawaii; Shirley, Johnny, Ralph, Bobbie, Gloria, Dolores, Ray, a twin of Romona Jane, Thomas and James, all at home. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed PENCE of Hillview and Mrs. Jane Williams, Virden, also survive.

PENCE, ROSCOE ORVILLE [no date or identification on clipping] Roscoe Orville PENCE, 104, died Tuesday, December 29, 1987, at Sterling [KS] Presbyterian Manor. He was born northeast of Sterling, September 25, 1883, and married Opal Williams on September 4, 1908, at Nickerson. Sh e died January 11, 1970. PENCE was an inventor and a farmer, and he had several federal patents to his credit. His latest project, which has been on sale in Sterling this past year and which he was updating at the time of his death, was the "Two Year Universal Tax Calendar," for whih he had a copyright. He attended college at Cooper College, Sterling; Nickerson Normal College, Nickerson; and Brown Business College in Kansas City. As a young man he worked as a mail clerk in the Kansas City Post Office, and later was employed as a Wells Fargo Express clerk. Following his marriage he and Mrs. PENCE lived in Sterling for two years, then moved to the home farm southeast of Sterling where they lived until 1934. At that time a move was made to the family home in Sterling where he was employed by insurance companies until his retirement in 1961. PENCE was the oldest living graduate of Nickerson Normal College - a graduate of the Class of 1905. He was honored in October of 1966 for 80 years membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. A special pin was made for him, as the national organization does not provide jewels beyond 75 years membership. He is survived by two children, Don Pollard PENCE, Eugene, Oregon, and Keistle Louise Risley, Dighton; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of 1OOF Lodge No. 131 and the United Methodist Church, both of Sterling. Services were held at the United Methodist Church, Sterling, on Saturday, January 2, with Rev. John Martin and Rev. Arthur Gathman officiating. Interment was in Sterling Cemetery. Memorials may be given in his name to the United Methodist Church or Presbyterian manor, both in Sterling. Lamb Funeral Home, Nickerson, was in charge of arrangements. (Picture: Orville PENCE is picutured here with his great-granddaughter, Leah PENCE, when he celebrated his 102nd birthday in 1985. PENCE, who was Sterling's oldest resident, died Tuesday, December 29, at the age of 104.) [4131131]

PENCE, ROSE (ROBERTS) [White Hall, IL, Library microfilm of local papers, June 18, 1943, vol. 74, p. 1, col. 4: Mrs. Rose PENCE Dies on June 6th in Walkerville] Mrs. Rose Ann Roberts PENCE was born Oct. 30, 1867, southwest of Carrollton, and departed this life June 6, 1943 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Pruitt in Walkerville. She was the daughter of John and Jane Roberts, and moved with her parents to Kansas when she was a young woman. There she married William PENCE and to this union were born eleven children, two of whom died in infancy, and one son , John, a veteran of World War I passed away in 1942. Those surviving are Mrs. James J. Ward, Walkerville; Mrs. William Hoover, Jonesboro, Ill.; Mrs. George Naylor, Alton; Mrs. William Walls, Moro, Ill.; Howard PENCE, Alton; Mrs. James Pruitt, Walkerville; Wilford PENCE, Alton; Oran PENCE, Hillview. Several years ago she returned from Kansas to Illinois and the last years of her life were spent in Walkerville. Besides the eight children she is survived by 37 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and a large circle of friends, who will miss her kind word and patient disposition. Funeral services were held at the Walkerville Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8th with Rev. John Alexander in charge. Pall bearers were Stephen PENCE, Lorenzo Ward, Herman PENCE, Harold Hoover, Richard Naylor and Raymond Magg. The flower girls were Rosemary Pruitt, Katherine PENCE, Isabelle Hoover, Della Ward, Virginia Hoover, and Violet Magg.

PENCE, ROSE ANN (Mrs.) [Funeral Card]

Memorial Services For Mrs. Rose Ann PENCE
Aged 75 years, 5 months, 6 days.
Departed Sunday, June 6, 1943
Services Held At: Walkerville [IL] Baptist Church.
Date: June 8, 1943, 2:00 p. m.
Officiant: Rev. John Alexander
Flower Bearers: Rosemary Pruitt, Katherine PENCE, Isabelle Hoover,
Della Ward, Virginia
Hoover, Violet Magg
Casket Bearers: Stephen PENCE, Lorenzo Ward, Herman PENCE, Harold
Hoover
Richard Naylor, Raymond Magg
Interment: Walkerville Cemetery

PENCE, ROY N. [date not shown - The Daily News, Sidney, Oh.; date of death was 18 May 1989] LOCAL MAN DIES OF HEART ATTACK WHILE TRYING TO FREE CAR FROM RR - A Sidney area man died of a heart attack Thursday after his car became stuck on an abandoned railroad bed near Statenville , Ga. Roy N. Pence, 82, 1962 Hardin Wapakoneta Road, was found dead beside his car after he suffered a heart attack apparently while trying to free his car, according to a spokesman for Echols County, Georgia, Sheriff's Department. An autopsy revealed he died of a heart attack. Mr. Pence, who had been living in Florida for the winter, was going to Statenville , Ga. for a visit when he apparently mistook the abandoned railroad bed for a road. The spokesperson said Mr. Pence drove about three miles on the railroad bed before attempting to turn around. The car became stuck while he was turning around, the spokesperson said. Mr. Pence was discovered by a young man riding a motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was born March 18, 1907, in Champaign County, son of Elba and Ruth (Comer) Pence. His wife, Ethel E. Ike died December 15, 1962. Survivors include three sisters, Margie Patterson and Melba McMaken , both of Piqua , and Opal Sidle of Sidney, and three brothers, Leslie of Pomona, Calif., Sellas of Rock Island, Texas, and Elba of Riverside, Fla. Four brothers and a sister are deceased. Mr. Pence was a retired farmer and member of the National Rifle Association and the Piqua Eagles Lodge. He attended the Lockington United Methodist Church. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Beechwood Cemetery, Lockington . Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society.

PENCE, RUTH HELEN (McELWEE) [Daily News, Richmond, MO; date unknown] Mrs. Ruth Helen PENCE, 70, of Plano, Ill., died Oct. 25 1989, at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday at Larson Funeral Home in Plano. Burial was in Sandwich, Ill. She was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Braymer to Claude and Verna McElwee. She was married to George PENCE of the Rockingham community on Sept. 10, 1938. He preceded her in death. The family formerly lived in the Hickory Grove community before moving to Illinois in the early 1950s. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Arden (Bonnie) Masear and Mrs. Ron (Bettie) Masear of Somonauk; one son, Terry PENCE of Bristol; nine grandchildren, three great-grand-children, one step great-grandchild; and two sisters, Marie Willis of Polo and Ms. Robert (Caroline) Scott of Carrollton. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Melvin McElwee, and one great-granddaughter. She was a member of the Somonauk Baptist Temple, the Cheerful Chic's Organization in the church and was employed for over 30 years at the Plano Milding Company. Relatives of Mrs. PENCE's who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kugler and family and Mr. and Mrs. Russell PENCE of Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Charles PENCE of Waverly, Mrs. Marie Willis and Ivan Willis of Polo; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott of Carrollton.

PENCE, RUTH I. (ANDERSON) [envelope obituary sent in postmarked Wed., Apr. 6, 1986] ST. PARIS [OH] - Mrs. Ruth I. PENCE, 84, of 3933 Kite Rd., died at 12:37 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, following several months of failing health. She was born in Mad River Township, Champaign County, on Jan.20, 1902, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Brown) Anderson. She was a former employee of the Springfield Metallic Casket Co. in Columbus. She was a member of the Covenant Lutheran Church, St. Paris. Survivors include her husband Wilbur, whom she married Apr. 21, 1921; one son, Norman of St. Paris; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs.Lucille Deaton of Springfield. One grandson, Rusty, is deceased. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in theRichaeson-Wickham & Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris, with the Rev. Craig Fourman of Covenant Lutheran Church in charge. Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Tremont City Fire Department Emergency Squad.

PENCE, SARAH JANE (ALLER) [12 June 1958, South Whitley [IN] Tribune: Memorial Services Held Monday for Sarah Jane PENCE] Mrs. Sarah Jane PENCE, 94, widow of the late Lorenzo PENCE, died Friday evening, June 6 at the home of her son, Paul PENCE near New Carlisle. She had been bedfast for the past five years after sustaining a broken hip. Mrs. PENCE was born in Whitley County August 16, 1863 to Jacob and Mary Bentz Aller. She was married to Lorenzo PENCE and lived south of South Whitley near Bash Hill school until after the death of her husband, who died August 1939. Surviving Mrs. PENCE besdides her son, Paul, is another son Roy of Ferguson, Missouri, eleven granchildren and eight great-grandchildren and eight grerat-granchildren. Husband and two daughters, Mrs. Vada Plattner and Mrs. Edith SInger, preceded her in death. Memorial services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Opal PENCE and Rev. Armour Keller, officiating. Burial was made in the South Whitley cemetery.

PENCE, SOLOMON [12 Dec 1910, Daily Chronicle (Grant Co., IN); also Daily Leader on 12 Dec and News-Times 13 Dec. 1910): SOLOMON PENCE IS DEAD] Solomon PENCE, well known and highly respected citizen of Richland township, died yesterday at noon at his home, one-half mile north of Mier. Mr. PENCE was in his eighty-first year. Two weeks ago he sustained a stoke of paralysis and never afterward regained consciousness. He located in Richland township about the year 1847, and was one of the few early settlers yet remaining in that section of the county. His widow and two daughters survive Mr. PENCE. The daughters are Mrs. Melissa Drook of Richland township and Mrs. Savilla Myers of Nebraska. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon.

PENCE, STEVEN LLOYD [no identification] Mr. Steven L. PENCE, age 78, of 1101 Fifth Avenue, Rock Falls [IL] died late Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 1991, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Funeral services for Mr. PENCE will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 PM at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Rock Falls. Friends may call at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM. A memorial has been established in his memory. Mr. PENCE was born on January 29, 1913 in Butler, Illinois, the son of John E. and Celia Griffith PENCE. He was united in marriage to Daisy B. Alexander on October 8, 1934 in Hillview, Illinois. He had been employed at Parrish-Alford in Rock Falls as a machine operator for several years before his retirement. He is survived by his wife Daisy; five sons, Lloyd PENCE of Chicago, IL.; Gale PENCE of Sterling, IL.; Dewey PENCE of Rock Falls, IL.; Steven PENCE of San Francisco, CA.; and Edward PENCE of Mason, IL.; two daughters, Mrs. Sherman (Elizabeth) Burleson of Wyandotte, OK.; and Mrs. Thomas (Amanda) Hughes of Zepherhills, FL.; and one foster brother, Forrest (Sonny) PENCE of Keithsburg, IL. He was proceeded in death by his parents, one son, and one sister.

PENCE, SULA (MAY) (CASE) [Feb. 15, 1982] Mrs. Sula May Case PENCE, 90, Higginsville, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died Saturday at a hospital in Lexington, Mo. She was born in Springfield, Mo., and had lived in Kansas City 45 years before moving to Higginsville. Mrs. PENCE leaves two sons, Alva M. Case, Cherryvale, Kan., and Don J. PENCE, Higginsville; a daughter, Mrs. Lula M. Daniel, Independence; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bellview Cemetery in Springfield. Friends may call from noon to 2p.m. today at the Klinger Chapel in Springfield.

PENCE, SYLVESTER RUSSELL "BILL" [no identifying information on clipping] WINCHESTER [IL] - Sylveseter Russell "Bill" PENCE, 85, of Alsey, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, 1994, at Passavant Area Hospital. He was born April 8, 1909, in Winchester, the son of James E. and Ida M. Rayborn PENCE. He married Annie Marie Sellars Oct. 30, 1937, in Carthage, Mo. She survives. He is also survived by a sister, Orlena Gauges of White Hall; and several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Tadlock; and seven brothers, Harry L., Fay E., Oland B., Jesse A., Arthur J., Stanley A. and Edward L. PENCE. Mr. PENCE worked at the Alsey Refractories for many years and was a member of the Glasgow Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Coorod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Bowers Cemetery near Alsey. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

PENCE, THOMAS LACEY [no date or place] Thomas Lacey PENCE of 747 W. Holt Blvd. Pomona [CA] died Wednesday at Ontario Community Hospital from injuries received in a traffic accident. He was born Mar. 27, 1961 in Marion, Ind. and had resided locally for four months, moving to Pomona from Seminole, Fla. He was employed at Claremont Manor and was a member of the Community Baptist Church of Ontario. Prior to coming here he attended Seminole High School in Seminole, Fla. He is survived by his father, Hilton PENCE of Pomona; his mother, Marcelene PENCE of Seminole; a brother James of Seminole; a sister, D. K. Tonie Dale of the U. S. Navy in La Moore; a grandmother, Ruby Jones of Seminole; and an uncle, Max PENCE of Pomona. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Community Baptist Church of Ontario. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Covina Hills. Friends may call at the Stone Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

PENCE, URSAL O. [no identification on clipping] Dallas City, Ill. Farmer. Died April 12, 1967. Born 4-17-1900 in Henderson Co., Ill. Married 8-16-1920 to Wilma Markey. Survivors: 4 daughters, Mrs. Russell (Idalene) Shirey, Mrs. Vilas (Doris Jean) Scanlon, Mrs. Keith (Rosena) Hubbard and Mrs. Ernest (Leta May) Everman. 4 brothers, Don of Dallas City, Arnold, Raymond F. and LaVerne of Lomax, Ill. 2 sisters, Grace Wibbell and Mrs. Dean (Helen) Vaugh. Parents were Orville and Eva Gittings PENCE. [J42183]

PENCE, WILBUR M. [May 7, 1979] URBANA [OH] - Wilbur M. PENCE, 82, of 1323 U.S. 68, Urbana, was dead on arrival at Mercy Memorial Hospital at 1:15 p.m. Monday. Born Nov. 17, 1896, in Urbana, a son of Levi and Henrietta Yearyean PENCE, he was a member of FIrst Presbyterian Church and Harmony Lodge No. 8, F. and A.M. A veteranof World War I and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, he was a retired Grimes Manufacturing toolmaker. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Twyman, Cypress, Calif; several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Alta Peters, New Concord, O.; a brother, Donald, Urbana, and several nieces and nephews. His body was taken to the Walter Funeral Home.

PENCE, VIRGIE IRENE (EADS) [2 Mar. 1923, Longmont (CO) Ledger] Near Loveland, Thursday, March 1, 1923, Mrs. Virgie Irene PENCE, wife of J. E. PENCE, age 24 years, 1 month and 22 days. Mrs. PENCE is survived by her husband and one son, Stephen Robert; three sisters, Mrs. Villa Vetter, Mrs. Ruth Wagner, both of Johnstown, and Mrs. Hixson of Nevada, MO.; two brothers, Uriah Eads of near Mead, and P. R. Eads of Forest Grove, Oregon.

PENCE, WILLIAM B. [16 May 1977] William B. PENCE, 60, Liberty [MO], chairman of the board of the First National Bank of LIberty and regional vice-president of the Missouri Bankers Association, died Sunday at Liberty Hospital. Mr. PENCE joined the bank in 1945 as a teller and became president in 1959. He was also a director of the executive advisory committee of the First Union Bancorporation since its expansion into this area. He was a director of the Clay County Savings and Loan Association. Mr. PENCE was a former member of the Liberty school board and Liberty Chamber of Commerce and was a past officerof the Liberty Lions Club. He had served as president of the Clayview Country Club and the Clayview Gold Club, Inc. He was a past director of the Clay County Chapter of the American Red Cross. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. PENCE was a member of the Liberty Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Post. He was a life long Liberty area resident. He was graduated from the school of banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was member of the Liberty Christian Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Church-Archer Chapel, Liberty. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the church.

PENCE, WILLIAM C. [Daily News, Richmond, MO; 15 October 1991] William C. PENCE, 74, of Liberty, died Oct. 14, 1991 at Liberty Hospital. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home in Kansas City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery in Kansas City. Mr. PENCE was a lifelong area resident. survivors include his wife, Edith PENCE at home; one son, William C. PENCE Jr. of Holt; one daughter, Barbara Van Natta of Liberty; three brothers, Walter PENCE of White Hall, Ill., Claude PENCE of Lexington and Alfred PENCE of Liberty; three sisters, Frances Burns, Richmond; Mary Lynn of Excelsior Springs and Jennie Coe of Warsaw; and two granddaughters. Mr. PENCE was a painter and a wallpaper hanger before he retired. He was a member of the Liberty Odd Fellows Lodge. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign wars in Liberty.

PENCE, WILLIAM E. [27 Mar. 1980; no other identification] Services for William E. PENCE, who died Thursday at Mesa [AZ] Lutheran Hospital will be at 3 p.m. today at Gibbon-Bunker Garden Chapel, 33 N. Sirrine. Mr. PENCE, 75, was born in Griggsville, Ill., and came to Arizona from Alaska 35 years ago. He was a wood carver. Survivors include his wife Frances; son Franklin of Glendale;daughter Doris, out of state; brother Elder, out ofstate; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private cremation was arranged by the mortuary.

PENCE, WILLIAM FORREST [6 Oct 1927; paper unknown]

     In memory of Forrest PENCE,
     Not dead to those who loved him
     Not lost, just gone before
     He still lives in our memory,
     And will forever more.

William Forrest PENCE, only child of Harry and Emma PENCE, was born near Red Lion, Ohio, September 1, 1880 and departed this life September 27, 1927 at the age of 47 years and 26 days. Early in life he united with the Methodist church at Red Lion and the influence which he received from this means of grace was manifested in his character throughout his life. On February 11, 1903 he was happily united in marriage to Nellie Blanche Thompson. To this union were born three children, Gladys, Hugh and Nina. For fifteen years they traveled life's pathway together, doubling the joys and dividing the sorrows which came to them on the journey. THen came that unwelcome visitor, death, claiming the wife and mother as his own and leaving the husband to travel alone. On April 20, 1920, he was united in marriage to Fannie Irene Tindall. Through the years that have intervened they have remained faithful companions, and for the past few months of his illness she has ever been a constant, devoted helper. He was an affectionate and loving husband and father, ever devoted and self-sacrificing to the interests of his loved one. A kind and obliging neighbor and friend, whose advice and companionship will be missed by all. We can truly say of him that he was a man among men, one to whom any couuld go for counsel or advice; one who loved his home, who loved his neighbor as himself, and who always met one at his pleasant home with that characteristic smile of welcome. Thus reluctantly we are compelled to say good-bye to our brother and friend until we meet in that Great Beyond to be with our God who doeth all things well. He leaves to mourn their loss broken hearted parents, wife, three children, three grandchildren and a host of relatives and firends.

     A precious one from us has gone,
          A voice we loved is stilled
     A place is vacant in our home
          Which never can be filled;
     God in His wisdom has recalled,
          The boon His love had given.
     And though the body slumber here
          The soul is found? in Heaven.

PENCE, WILLIAM LEROY [no identification on clipping; died 25 June 1941] BETHALTO [IL] - William Leroy PENCE, 81, father of Mrs. Alice Walls and Oren PENCE of Bethalto, died Wednesday at 3:30 a.m. at his home at Walkerville, near White Hall. He had resided for many years at Hillsboro prior to moving to Walkerville in 1919. Beside his son and daughter at Bethalto, survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clara Naylor, and a son, Howard PENCE of Alton; his widow, two sons, three daughters, two sisters, four brothers, 38 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the church in Walkersville. Burial will be at Walkerville cemetery. [Funeral Card]

William L. PENCE
Aged 81 years, 4 months, 26 days.
Date of Death: Wednesday, June 25, 1941.
Memorial Services: At the Walkerville Baptist Church, Friday, June 27,
at 2:30 p.m.
Minister: Rev. John Alexander.
Interment: Walkerville Cemetery.
Casket Bearers: Lorenzo Ward, Harold Hoover, James Wm. Pruitt, Jerome
Walls, Stephen
PENCE, Richard Naylor
Flower Bearers: Betty Naylor, Georgia Naylor, Rosemary Pruitt, Della
Marie Ward, Violet
Walls, Richard Naylor

PENCE, WILLIAM PERRY [Nov. 10, 1976, Washington Post] Retired Army Brig. Gen. William P. PENCE, 72, a top communications officer during 30 years in the Signal Corps, died Tuesday at Walter Reed Medical Center. At his retirement in 1957, he was chief of the combat development and operations division in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. For the next 10 years he was an operations research analyst with Melpar, Inc. Born at Ft. Monroe, Va., into an Army family, Gen. PENCE graduated from Western High School here and the Military Academy at West Point in 1927. He studied signal communications at the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University and attended the Signal School at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. During the 1930=s, he was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, and designed and built the first telephone system at Hamilton Field, Calif. In 1938, Gen. PENCE was transferred to the Panama Canal Zone, where he supervised construction of the communication system for antiaircraft defense of the canal. During World War II, he was assigned to the War Department here, then was transferred to Europe in 1944, serving at headquarters in Paris. He played a key role in the operation of all the long lines systems used to support American forces on the Continent. After the war, Gen. PENCE was responsible for dismantling the huge communications system throughout France, Belgium and England. In 1946, he became head of the communication branch of the internal affairs and communications division of the military government in Berlin. He later was named deputy director of the division. Gen. PENCE returned to Washington in 1947 to attend the Industrial War College of the Armed Forces. He was comptroller of the Signal Corps from 1948 until 1952, when he became Signal Officer of the 7th Army in Europe. Gen. PENCE was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the West Point Society, the Army Navy Country Club, the Alexandria Historical Association and Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Alexandria. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Randall PENCE, of the home, 2215 Windsor Rd., Alexandria, and a brother, retired Army Maj. Gen. George D. PENCE, of Clearwater, Fla. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. [Obituary has picture.]

PENCE, WINNIE (Miss) [30 June 1899, Weekly Leader (Grant Co., IN); abstract] Winne PENCE, age 20. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis PENCE. Resided in Sims Township. Died Tuesday. Funeral Baptist Church. Burial Thrailkill Cemetery. Occupation: School teacher.

PENTZ, MARY T. (WELLS) [Washington Post] On Thursday, Apr. 5, 1984, of Arlington, Va., wife of the late Chaarles Pentz; mother of Blair A., Springfield, Va., Holly A., Chicago, Ill., and Melanie E. Thompson of Fairfax, Va.; sister of Robert Wells, Falls Church, Va. Memorial services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. atthe Arlington Unitarian Church. 4444 Arlington Blvd.,Arlington, Va. Interment private. Arrangements by The Arlington Funeral Home.

POWELL, ELSIE (WALKER) [Mar. 19, 1980] Mrs. Elsie Powell, 82, 2060 N. Dugan Rd., died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Mechanicsburg [OH] home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Runyan. A lifetime resident of the Dugan Road area, Mrs. Powell was born July 26, 1897, in Salem Township, the daughter of John and Emma PENCE Walker. Survivors include her daughter; two sons, Melvin F. of Urbana and Raymond E. of Springfield; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one brother, Ralph H.Walker of St. Petersburg, Fla. Her husband, Wallen C. Powell, died in 1974. Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Walter Funeral Home, Urbana, by the Rev. David Heistand, pastor of Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Kingscreek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

THOMPSON, BETH ANN (PENCE) [no date] The last issue of Alumni News reported the tragic death of Beth Ann Thompson on Oct. 3, 1984. Beth received her nursing degree from OIT in 1983 and was employed as a nurse at the Merle West Medical Center. Beth is survived not only by her husband and daughter, but by her family (PENCE) which includes three brothers and a sister currently attending Oregon Tech. The PENCE family has established a full in-state tuition scholarship in Beth's name. This scholarship will be awarded annually - starting in the fall of 1985 - to a full-time nursing student. Preference will be given to students who are working parents. Anyone who would like to contribute to this memorial scholarship may do so. Donations should be sent to the Beth Ann Thompson Memorial Fund, c/o Oregon Tech Development Fund, OIT, Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801. Persons wishing more information should write to: Mr. Stanley PENCE, P. O. Box 165, Malin, OR 97632.

TUTTLE, BERTHA (PENCE) [no date or place on clipping] Bertha Tuttle, 89, a resident of Compton's Nursing Home,1103 S. Fountain Av., died there at 11 a.m. Saturday. Born in Fayette County on May 30, 1889, she was the daughter of Sherman and Rose Ann Nebbergall PENCE and lived here most of her life. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Grace James and Mrs. Jessie Draper, both of Springfield [OH]; a brother, Hugh PENCE of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Clifford, and two brothers, are deceased. Friends may call from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Conroy Funeral Home. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, Good Hope, Oh.

WELSH, GLADYS IONE (PENCE) [no identification]

JESUS while our hearts are bleeding
     O'er the spoils that death has won
We would at this solemn meeting
     Humbly say, "Thy will be done."

Gladys Ione PENCE Welsh, daughter of Forrest and Blanche Thompson PENCE, was born near Red Lion [Warren Co., OH] on May 31st, 1903 and died at her home near Red Lion, June 3rd, 1935, at the age of 32 years and 3 days. She was educated at the Red Lion Public School. Born of Christian parents, she was consecrated to God in baptism when a little child, and received her religious training at the Red Lion M. E. Church. At the age of fifteen, her mother passed into the Great Beyond, and being the oldest of the three children, much of the responsibility and care of the home fell to her lot, through all of which she bravely did her part. She was married to Nathanael Welsh on October 5th, 1920. The marriage was a happy one, and, during the years that sped happily on, their home was blessed with the birth of three children: Blanche Eleanor 14, Lyle Vance 12, and Marjorie Esther 10, all of whom are living. Gladys was a home-maker, and her life was largely devoted to her home. She lived for those who love her, for those who knew her true." She was loving, faithful wife, a devoted and self-sacrificing mother, a dutiful daughter, a kind sister, and a true friend. With the exception of two years at Ridgeville, the entire life of the deceased has been spent in this community, and the presence of this large company of relatives and friends speaks a tender eulogy for her. Besides her husband and three children, her father and mother having preceded her into the Great Beyond, she leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Nina PENCE of Lebanon one brother, Hugh of Red Lion, one grandfather, Harry PENCE of Lebanon, two aunts, Mrs. Hattie Le Fevre and Mrs. William Meehan, both of Franklin, one uncle, Mr. Clint Thompson of Middletown, and a host of relatives and friends.

     Weep not for a sister deceased,
     Our loss is her infinite gain;
     A soul out of prison released
     And freed from its bodily chain,
     With songs let us follow her flight,
     And mount with her spirit above,
     Escaped to the mansion of light,
     And lodged in the Eden of love.
               Written by Mrs. R. E. Harbach