The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

September 6, 2013

Ret. U.S. Army Sgt. Sandra J. Penney

Palestine Herald-Press

— Memorial services for Retired United States Army Sgt. Sandra J. Penney, 71, of Carroll Springs, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Crossroads with the Rev. Frank Upchurch and the Rev. Jim Allen officiating.

Burial of cremains with full military honors will be at 10 a.m.  Saturday at Becks Chapel Cemetery.

Sgt. Penney was born April 22, 1942 to the late Clifton Alton and Josie Mae Sparks Penney.

While in the Army Sgt. Penney served as a medical specialist, a medic, then became a Practical Nurse (vocational nurse). She received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army service ribbon, Overseas service medal, Army Commendation Medal, non-commissioned officer professional Development Ribbon. While overseas she served in Japan. After retirement she worked as an insurance claims examiner for Blue Cross/Blue Shield for 17 years.

Preceding her in death are her parents; uncle; and stepfather, Clyde Penney; daughter, Cathy L. Wheeler, 2007; brother, Clifton Penney Jr.; and baby sister, Glenda Sue Penney.

She is survived by her daughter, Becky R. Willie of Garland; sons, Michael W. Allen of Plano, Roger Dale Allen of Dallas; son-in-law, Roy Wheeler of Eustace; sisters, Shirley Anderton of Carroll Springs, Maryann Timmons of Carroll Springs; aunt, Beth Tanner of Farmers Branch and Lera Penney of Athens; grandchildren, Nicole Wheeler, Tiphannie Clements, Bill Wolfenberger, Jennifer Willie, Heather Walker, Robin Allen, Amanda Allen, Mitchell Allen, Courtni Allen and Holly Allen.

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