From today's Kansas City Star. Godspeed to Penny, a fellow family historian.
Penny Lynn Burnett
Penny Lynn Burnett was the sixth of ten children born to Violet and the late Clifford Burnett. She was born in Aurora, Colorado on 1 July 1957. One brother, Michael, preceded her in death. They settled in Paola Kansas where she attended school graduating from Paola High School where she was a Cheerleader. She attended Emporia State University. She married Wendell N. Henderson in April of 1987 and they had one child Marisah A. Henderson. Marisah was born on 1 July 1988 so that she and her mother share the same birthday. Later this marriage was dissolved. She remarried William (Bill) Reindl on 11 April 2001 and they lived in Leavenworth Kansas to the present. BIll and Penny were members of 47th Street Baptist in Kansas City, Kansas under the leadership of Pastor Charles Mitchell.
Penny loved sewing, quilting, reading, landscaping and remodeling. She was very active and had many projects going or pending at all times. Penny actively researched and loved genealogy. She loved to follow Marisah's basketball career and never missed the first game of the season whether in New Mexico, Colorado or local.
Penny worked for the Girl Scout Council based in Kansas City, Kansas where she was also worked with the United Way. She then was employed by BNSF railways until her position was relocated to Texas. Since then she worked in various positions including the Leavenworth County Clerk's Office, the IRS and most recently the Leavenworth Public Library.
She departed this life on 9 February 2012 at her home in Leavenworth surrounded by her loving family and friends. Penny is survived by her loving husband, Bill; loving daughter Marisah; sisters Bonni Smith, Joyce Burnett and Mary Jane Burnett; brothers Richard Dean Pratt, Nate Pratt, Donnie Ray Burnett, Keith Duane Burnett, Christopher Leroy and Terri Burnett; Aunts, Uncles and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 A.M. Tuesday, February 14, 2012 with services at 11:00 at the Davis Funeral Chapel 531 Shawnee St. Leavenworth KS. Following the service the family invites you to attend a dinner at The Heritage Center, 109 Delaware St. Leavenworth, KS.