2011-11-05 / Obituaries

James Herbert “Herb” Penick

A funeral service, celebrating the life of James Herbert “Herb” Penick, 91, of Hebron, will be held Thursday, November 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Walter Bruah as celebrant. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery.

Herb died Sunday, October 30, 2011, in Newark, following a period of declining health. He was born in Hebron, on April 14, 1920, the son of the late Arthur J. and Verna (Campbell) Penick. A lifelong farmer, Herb also taught school for one year. He was a graduate of the Hebron High School, and attended Ohio University. He was an active member of the Hebron Community, belonging to Hebron Lodge #116 F. & A.M., where he served as Worshipful Master in 1960; a member and five-time Past Patron of Eagon Chapter #123, Order of Eastern Star, a member of the LKM club in Eastern Star District #12, and was a past President of the Licking County Agrarian Club. He was also an active member of the Hebron United Methodist Church.

Herb “The Egg Man” owned and operated “Herb’s Happy Hens” for many years until his health forced him to retire.

He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Della Faun Penick; son, Robert (Sue) Penick of Hebron; daughters, Virginia (Cease) Bauman of Hebron and Vivian (Charles) Webb of Kissimmee, Fl.; step-daughters, Patricia (Jim) Betounes and Susan (Steve) Walker; step-son, Bruce (Julie) Hill; 10 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; sisters, Betty (Roland) McCullough of Hebron and Pauline (John) Allen of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Ada Mae Penick of Hebron; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine in 1995; his son, Henry in 1968; two sisters; and two brothers.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to Eagon Chapter #123, Order of Eastern Star c/o Cheryl Maslowski P.O. Box 624, Hebron, Ohio 43025.

Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Penick family.

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