The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

August 4, 2013

Rachel G. Pennell


The Joplin Globe

JASPER, Mo. — Rachel G. Pennell, age 81, of Jasper, Mo., passed away Aug. 1, 2013.

She was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Willard, Mo., to Orden and Lassie (Gentry) Tummons. She was a former cook in the  Jasper School system. She also worked at Maplewood Care Center in Jasper prior to retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jasper.

Rachel was united in marriage to Alfred Louis Pennell on Feb. 20, 1951, at Bentonville, Ark. He Survives.

Other survivors include one son, Ed Pennell, of Jasper, Mo.; one daughter, Irene Garcia, of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Oren Tummons, of Marshfield, Mo.; one sister, Francis Dillinger, of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Kathy Ritchie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo. The family will receive friends  Sunday, Aug. 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Weng Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Jasper.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.

Online condolences may be made at

wengfuneralchapel.com.