Nan (Bare) Pennington (1948 - 2015)

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Nan Bare Pennington, 85, Brookville, passed away peacefully Monday, May 4, 2015, at Brookside Senior Living in Brookville.
Born Nov. 9, 1929, in Organ Cave, W.Va., Nan was the daughter of the late Charles Somler Bare Sr., and Nannie Grace Shires Bare. On Dec. 23, 1948, she married Herbert Martin Pennington Jr. He preceded her in death in 2006.
She was a 1947 graduate of Greenbrier High School in Ronceverte, W.Va., and attended Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va.
Nan lived her life for her family. She was a homemaker, who devoted herself to raising her four sons. All the while, she assisted her husband, a Methodist minister, as he served churches in Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, including the First United Methodist Church in Brookville and the First United Methodist Church in Franklin.
Surviving are her children: Herbert Pennington III, and his wife, Rebecca, of Utica; Charles Pennington of Wilmington, N.C., John Pennington and Caroline Coogan of Alva, Fla., and James Pennington of Brookville. Also surviving are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Nan was also preceded in death by her brothers: Charles Bare Jr., Willie Bare, Merle Bare, Alfred Bare, Malcolm Bare and Dale Dillon; and her sisters, Millie Plogger and Vie Carter.
Friends and family will be received from 4-7 p.m. Friday May 8, 2015, at McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville.
A private graveside service will be held for the family, with the Rev. Sharon Schwab of the First United Methodist Church of Brookville officiating. Interment will be at the Brookville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 205 Jefferson St., Brookville, PA 15825, or the .
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express from May 6 to May 7, 2015