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Zemke, Penny Sue A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Penny Sue Zemke at the First Congregation Church of Christ in Armada, on Sunday, May 27 at 12:30pm, followed by internment of her ashes at Willow Grove Cemetery. A former Macomb County resident, Penny died at her home in Jupiter, Florida. Penny was born in Pontiac, Michigan the fourth of five daughters born to John Claud and Madeline Mary Zemke. While Penny was growing up Mr. Zemke was the Administrator of Mt. Clemens General Hospital, now McLaren-Macomb. The family made their long time home in the Village of Armada where Penny attended elementary school and graduated from high school. She was an excellent student, active in school academics, sports and music. With her family she was a member of the Armada First Congregational United Church where she sang in the choir and participated in the Youth Group. Penny graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA degree. Penny was employed with Marriott Courtyards and Fairfield Inns, opening and managing new properties in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama. Penny volunteered many hours of her time and ability to the Food Bank of the Palm Beaches and supported a number of other worthy organizations, most notably the American Red Cross, Redwood Conservation and Special Olympics. Penny attended the First Methodist Church of Jupiter-Tequesta, Florida. Penny loved walking, mainly on the Atlantic beaches and Jupiter nature trails; she was an avid reader, especially of mystery novels and historical fiction. She loved traveling, her last trip an Alaskan Cruise with her younger sister, Jill, previously deceased. Penny was a beautiful and gentle soul, dearly beloved by family and friends. She will be missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the , the American Red Cross or a .
Published in The Macomb Daily on May 20, 2018
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