Gordon Penrod

Posted 6/18/21

KANSAS — Gordon Eugene Penrod, 77, of Kansas, passed away at 12:49 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at his residence. He was retired after many years as an educator, laborer and job coach.

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Gordon Penrod

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KANSAS — Gordon Eugene Penrod, 77, of Kansas, passed away at 12:49 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at his residence. He was retired after many years as an educator, laborer and job coach.

A service celebrating his life is 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Ashmore Baptist Church, with Minister Bret Hammond officiating. Burial follows in Fairview Cemetery in Kansas with military rites conducted by American Legion Coral Hall Post #539. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the church. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Penrod was born May 16, 1944, in Keensburg, the son of the late Herbert Edward and Lelia Stoneburger Penrod. He married Jean Marie Vine on Sept. 21, 1968, in Neillsville, Wis., and she survives.

Other survivors include two children, Teresa Jayne (Allen) Nichols of Lilbourn, Mo., and Paul Wesley (Emily) Penrod of Martinsville; and two grandchildren, Grace Jean Penrod and Hannah Elizabeth Penrod.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Joyce Bratton.

Mr. Penrod was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts Education from Southern Illinois University and his Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University.

He was a longtime member of Ashmore Baptist Church in Ashmore where he served in numerous capacities including deacon and Sunday School superintendent and had been active in Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief. He was also a member of the East Central Illinois Parkinson’s Support Group.

Mr. Penrod had an acute sensitivity to the needs of others and was willing to address those needs without hesitation. He will be remembered by his family as a loving husband and a proud and devoted father and grandfather.

Memorial donations may be made to Ashmore Baptist Church.


Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.