Marion R. Penwell, 75

Marion R. Penwell, 75, of Manheim and formerly of Lancaster, passed away on January 7, 2011 at Hospice of Lancaster Essa Flory Center. She was born in Lancaster City on Cabbage Hill and was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Fritsch) Reinfried.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Penwell in 1989.

Marion’s professional career began as a Parochial School Teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School, then as a Quality Control Engineer at Schwalm Inc., and retired from Burnham Inc. as a Scheduler.

Marion was known for her skill with antiques and the art of selling them. She operated a stand at Renninger’s Flea Market for many years. She enjoyed the German art form of egg scratching also known as sgraffeti.

Marion was known by all as “Nanny” at the Farmer’s Hope Inn where she resided the last 5 years of her life.

Marion is survived by a son, Edmond R. Penwell, husband of Wendy, of New Oxford, two daughters, Jennifer E. Kuhns, wife of Stanley, of Lancaster, Theresa V. Brown, wife of Timothy, of Manheim, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by several siblings.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 from 11am-5pm at The Farmers Hope Inn 3180 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. Folks are invited to drop in and pay their respects at the Inn. Interment will be private. Flowers can be sent to The Farmers Hope Inn because of the love Marion had for flowers. To send the family an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-393-9661

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I taught with your mother when she was at St. Mary’s Catholic School. She, Dottie Pender and myself were let go at the same time. Marion and I stayed in touched for some time afterwards and then lost contact with each other.  It is strange that during Christmas I was thinking of her and wondering what she was doing. 

My sincerest sympathy are extended to your whole family.  She was a great woman.
Patricia Meyer

Our hearts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother and grandmother.  "Nanny" was a special lady!!

much love
Larry and LaVerne Kreider

Please accept my sincere condolence for the death of your Mom.  I know how hard it can be because I lost my Mom 29 years ago.  She was your Mom’s sister. This is your cousin Mary Ann from Jamestown New York.  Keep your chin up.  It does get better as time goes on.

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