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Marlan W. Pennington

August 27, 1938 April 5, 2019
Marlan W. Pennington
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Obituary for Marlan W. Pennington

Marlan W. Pennington, age 80, a longtime resident of Plainfield, IL, formerly of Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home at Rock Run Memory Care in Joliet, IL. He was born on August 27, 1938 in Plainview, NE.

Beloved husband of the late Nancee R. Pennington (nee Linder), whom he married February 29, 1964, loving father of Guy (Annette) Pennington of Plainfield, IL and Nora (Donald) Vercelote of Braidwood, IL, cherished grandfather of Donald, Hannah and Vincent Vercelote; Andrew and Lindsay (fiancé, Toby Weiner) Pennington, adored great-grandfather of Olivia and Sophia Weiner; devoted son of the late John and Verna Pennington, dear brother of Arleta E. Pennington, brother-in-law of Virginia (Michael) Marriott and Pattie Toland, fond uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Marlan grew up in Wheatland Township, was a 1957 graduate of Naperville Community High School and served with the U.S. Army 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, TX from 1961-1963, primarily as an equipment transporter. He was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves on November 18, 1966. A proud member of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local #705, Marlan worked for United Parcel Service (UPS) for 34 years, retiring April 1, 1994. He was a member of the prestigious Circle of Honor, awarded by UPS for his safe driving over his career.

In his younger years, Marlan served as commissioner of Plainfield Little League, was a scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #82 and was a board member of the Plainfield Athletic Booster Club from 1980-1982. Marlan was a member of Plainfield Congregational Church and the American Legion Marne Post #13, both in Plainfield and Moose Lodge #1368, St. Charles, IL. He enjoyed collecting tractors and working in his yard.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, 5:00-8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd. (corner of Routes 30 & 59), Plainfield, IL.

Additional visitation Saturday, April 13, 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will follow Saturday, 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Melbalenia Evans officiating.

Interment: Plainfield Township Cemetery, Plainfield.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Marlan’s life, memorials may be directed to:

Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 (847) 933-2413,www.alz.org/illinois/donate

or

American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe St., #3420, Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 346-1805, www.diabetes.org

For more information, please call (815) 436-9221 or visit www.overman-jones.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

12

Apr

5:00 PM 4/12/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/12/2019 8:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

13

Apr

10:00 AM 4/13/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

13

Apr

11:00 AM 4/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Plainfield Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

15408 South Joliet Road
Plainfield, IL 60544

15408 South Joliet Road Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 3420
Chicago , IL 60603

Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter

8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago , IL 60631
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