Dolores E. Pennel

Dolores E. Pennel, 98, Joplin, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Spring River Christian Village.
She was born March 6, 1924 in Monett daughter of the late Claude Stubblefield and Jayne (Varner) Stubblefield. She grew up in Monett and graduated from Monett High School. On March 4, 1944 she married John Chester “Chet” Pennel in Aurora, and the couple moved to Joplin in 1952. She worked as office manager for Dr. E.O. Martin for several years and then at Oak Hill Hospital for 17 years working on insurance for the hospital. She was a longtime member of Connor Avenue Baptist Church and then Joplin Heights Baptist Church. 
 In addition to her parents, Pennel was preceded in death by her husband, Chet Pennel who passed on June 9, 2013, and two daughters-in-law, Deneise (Crosswhite) Pennel, and Johnnie (Cook) Pennel.
Survivors include her son, Dr. Roger I. Pennel (Angela) of Warrensburg; daughter, Donna Mitchell of Joplin; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022  in Parker Mortuary Chapel. Interment followed in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family received friends at Parker Mortuary from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Joplin Heights Baptist Church in care of Parker Mortuary.


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