Penny N. Droneburg
1961 - 2020
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Penny Nerissa Droneburg, age 59, of Frederick, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Glade Valley Center, Walkersville, following a brief illness.

Born June 11, 1961 in Frederick Memorial Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Paul Lloyd "Babe" and Nerissa Fay "Bee" Droneburg.

She is survived by her sister, Pamela Kay Droneburg Reppert and brother, Paul Allen Droneburg and wife Donna, all of Frederick; nieces and nephews, Jeana Nerissa Reppert Droneburg, Jessica Lynn Strickler and husband Steve, Johanna Lee Reppert and Paul Adam Droneburg and wife Melissa; great-nephew and great-nieces, Austin Wade Milyard, Jocelen Nerissa Milyard, Molly Grace Strickler and Kate Cassidy Strickler.

Penny graduated from Rock Creek School in 1980. She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading about the Civil War and the Holocaust. She loved and had great patience for puzzles; there was always a puzzle on her table. She worked at the YMCA for 10+ years and took great pride in her job and knowing the members by name. Penny was a two-time cancer survivor and always maintained a positive attitude. She lived independently with her beloved cat Tigger. She was active in the neighborhood playing cards, bingo, and enjoyed immensely the neighborhood pool. Penny participated in the Special Olympics for many years. In 2006 she won gold medals in the Special Olympics in Iowa for the 25- and 50-yards breaststroke swimming events. Penny was a member of the New Design Church. Penny was very outgoing and never afraid to push her limits to enjoy life and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed by family and friends.

A private funeral and interment will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Chapel Lutheran Cemetery on Daysville Road for family and relatives only, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Officiating will be Pastor Rob Simone.

Flowers may be sent to the Hartzler Funeral Home in Libertytown by 9:30 a.m. Friday or donate to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund, 400 W. 7th St., Frederick, MD 21701, in Penny's name.

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Published in The Frederick News-Post on Jul. 30, 2020.
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August 13, 2020
Penny was my "sunshine" and we called each other that for many years at the Y. I'm so sorry to hear this, and will remember her always. Sending prayers for peace to you all.
Kelly Ann Presnell
August 9, 2020
i Know Penny From our Camp sorry about her
Elisha Cameron
August 5, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
grace atkins
August 5, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Zoie penny friend from a network
August 1, 2020
June Miller
July 31, 2020
We are very sad to hear of Penny's passing. She was a person who was always an active, positive person. Our blessings to the family in your time of sorrow.
Glenn and Carol Rausch
July 30, 2020
I went to school with her brother,
Allen, but never knew Penny.
May God bless her family in this time of sorrow.
Melea Baker
July 30, 2020
Heather Markel
July 30, 2020
Larry Lindsey
July 30, 2020
My son eddie and i know penny from rock creek, special olympics and friday nite rec. she loved swimming and having so many friends. she was loved by so many people,may u rest in peace and fly high with your new wings. u are with god now . sending prayers. free of pain and suffering. may god bless you and your family
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