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Penny Compton

March 30, 1939 October 21, 2019
Penny Compton
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Penny A. Compton, 80, of Washington passed away Monday, October 21, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. She was blessed to have her family at her side at the time of her death before God received her into His Kingdom. She was born March 30, 1939 in Peoria to Lyle C. and Anna Nevitt Sears. She married Theodore R. Compton Sr. September 22, 1962 in Peoria; he survives. She is also survived by her children, Theodore R. (Betsy) Compton Jr., Lynn (Charles) Hatch, Terri Compton, Sherri (Scott) Alexander Sr.; grandchildren, Corissa, Zach, Scott Jr., Robbie, Tyler, Jackie and siblings, Lyle W. Sears, Mike Sears and Terry Sears. Preceding her in death were her parents and siblings, Richard Sears, Matilda Nixon and Melody Sears. Penny worked for K-Mart in Washington for many years. She loved watching the birds and she loved all the dogs she had. Penny was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. Per her wishes cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Beverly Manor Missionary Baptist Church in Washington at 11 a.m. Pastor Jason Shults will officiate. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her name.

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