December 8, 2011

(4/8/1918 - 11/25/2011)

Emma K. (Regnold) Penrod, 93, of Belton, MO, formerly of Memphis and Milton, IA, died Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Beautiful Savior Home in Belton.

She was born the daughter of John and Della Mae (Reno) Stice on April 8, 1918 in Memphis.

Emma attended school in Memphis before marrying Quenton Regnold in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1953.

She later married Paul Penrod, and the couple lived in Milton, IA, until Paul's death.

Emma then returned to Memphis before moving to the Beautiful Savior Home in 2001.

She enjoyed walking, going out for social activities and in her earlier years she enjoyed sewing for her family. Emma enjoyed laughter.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, seven brothers and sisters, a daughter, Betty Miller, and a granddaughter, Mary Evelyn Morgan.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Skarie and Sandra Crofton; three sisters; grandchildren, David Rude, Ginger Newsom, Brenda Irvin, Bill Kays, Christina Barber, Michelle Alanis, Woodruff Nelson, Jimmie Nicewanner, Penny Jean Shadle, Virginia Marie Shields, Arthur Dean Nicewanner, and Tammy Lynn Bulman; many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on, Saturday, December 3, 2011, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Dan Hite, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Memphis officiating. Taped selections of "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace" were played during the service. Family members served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Memphis Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Beautiful Savior Home in Belton and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

Online condolences to Mrs. Penrod's family may be sent by logging onto

Arrangements were under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service of Memphis and Wyaconda.

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