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Donald Penson

April 2, 1938 — March 30, 2024

Donald Lee Penson, age 85, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024.

He was born on April 2, 1938, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Charles Curtis and Mildred Lee (Killinger) Penson. He graduated from Shawnee Mission High School with the Class of 1957.

Don was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Lutz on February 27, 1960, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Emerald, Kansas. This union was blessed with four children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Penson; son, Steve Penson; granddaughter, Heather McCoy; parents, Curt and Mildred Penson; sister, Betty Penson.

Don is survived by his daughters, Karyn Scott and husband Tim of Burlington, Kansas; Deborah Avelino and husband Demetrio, Jr. of Spotsylvania, Virginia; Leslie Scheckel and husband Gerald of Richmond, Kansas; eleven grandchildren, Amber Quintana, Alissa Cansino, April Jarboe, Megan Burkholder, Michael Mader, Andrew Avelino; Gabriel Avelino; Lyndsay Adkinson, Caitlin Scheckel, Morgan Gill, and Justin Scheckel; sixteen great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; one brother, Jerry Penson of Scottsdale, Arizona; and many family and friends.

In honor of Don's last request, only graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Emerald, with inurnment following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to W.I.N.G.S. and left in care of Feuerborn Family Funeral Service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery (Emerald)

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Williamsburg, KS 66095

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery (Emerald)

150 Colorado Road
Williamsburg, KS 66095

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