Patricia Penson

Obituary of Patricia Penson

Patricia Ann Penson, age 77, of Ottawa, Kansas, formerly of Emerald, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, April 22. 2017, at her home.

She was born September 14, 1939, in Harris, Kansas, the daughter of Eugene and Theonilla (Duethman) Lutz. She graduated from Garnett High School with the Class of 1957.

Pat married Donald Penson on February 27, 1960, at Emerald, Kansas. This union was blessed with four children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Theonilla Lutz; granddaughter, Heather McCoy; and one son, Steven Penson.

Pat is survived by her husband, Donald Penson, of the home; three daughters, Karyn Mader of Ottawa, Kansas; Deborah Avelino and husband Demetrio Jr. of Spotsylvania, Virginia; Leslie Scheckel and husband Gerald of Richmond, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Amber Quintana, Alissa Mader, April Jarboe, Megan Burkholder, Michael Mader, 1LT. Andrew Avelino; Gabriel Avelino; Lyndsay Adkinson, Caitlin Scheckel, Morgan Scheckel, and Justin Scheckel; eleven great grandchildren; and two great grandchildren on the way; three siblings, Donald Lutz and wife Joyce of Lane, Kansas, Alice Lickteig and husband Jake of Garnett, Kansas, Elizabeth Slagle of Garnett, Kansas; and a host of family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Emerald, Kansas, burial to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday evening with visitation following at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at or to St. Patrick’s Church.

You may send your condolences to the family at