Alberta Lawson-Pennington, 100 passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Liberal Good Samaritan Center where she had lived since 2009.
She was born April 22, 1914 in Meade County, KS, the daughter of John and MayBelle Angel - Lawson.
She married Glenn G. Pennington May 2, 1941 at Plains, KS. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1986.
Alberta was a Plains, KS High School graduate and had also attended Business School. She and her husband farmed in the Mertilla area for many years after they were married. Alberta enjoyed church becoming a member of the First Baptist Church of Meade where she was very active within the church as a Pianist. She also went on to author two published books and loved to oil painting. Alberta had also served as a the District Author Association President for many years and a Social Newspaper reporter for both the Southwest Daily Times in liberal and the Meade Globe Press in Meade, KS. She was also very proud to have recently celebrated her 100th birthday!
Her survivors include a daughter - Glenda Gerhardt of Liberal, KS; a son - David Pennington wife Linda of Austin, TX; a brother - John Lawson Jr. and wife Ruth of Tribune, KS; Six grandchildren- Jerry L. Gerhardt, M. James Gerhardt and wife Bobbie, Teresa K. Reveley and husband Richard, Jennifer M. Pennington, Kevin R. Pennington and wife Kristen; Troy D. Gerhardt; six great grand children and one great great grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a grand daughter - Vicky L. Gerhardt; one sister - Beatrice M. Corn; four brothers - Vernon W. Lawson, Clive E. Lawson, Charles Lawson and Elim Lawson.
Visitation will be Thursday August 21st from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 pm at Miller Mortuary with the family present to receive friends from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Friday, August 22nd at the Miller Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Rex Petty Officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Meade, KS
The family suggests memorials to DAV (Disables American Veterans) in care of Miller Mortuary.
Friends may send condolences to the family through Alberta's tribute webpage at www.millermortuary.net