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Anita Flora Clarke Penner, 92

Anita Flora Clarke Penner, 92

Anita Flora Clarke Penner, 92, of Hendersonville died on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Carolina Village Medical Center. She was born July 9, 1926 in Montclair, New Jersey; a daughter of the late Harry Seymore and Annie Birks Clarke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Penner, whom she was married to for 59 years.

She will be remembered for her enthusiasm and engagement in life. In her healthy years, she was a hiker, an outdoor enthusiast, an avid reader and always inquisitive about the people around her.

She is survived by her son, Craig Robert Penner of Santa Barbara, CA. Her two daughters: Becky Penner Pomfret of Sarasota, FL and Lorraine Penner Judson of Marietta, GA. Her four grandchildren: David, Kurt, Kyle, Jessica as well as six great grandchildren: Jonas, Jamison, Ella, Dexter, Samson, and Clementine. She also leaves behind her lifelong best friend, Peggy Peters.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden with Pastor Robert Hicks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Ms. Penner’s memory be made to The Carolina Village Employee Fund, 600 Carolina Village Road, Suite #2, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.