Peace “Penny” Penningroth Lungren died on June 28, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Mrs. Lungren was born July 25, 1928 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Louis and Ethel (Blythe) Penningroth. She graduated from University High School, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. On December 29, 1952 in Iowa City, she married Maurice Lungren. They were married for 52 years. They lived in Lawrence, Kansas and Liberty, Missouri, before moving to Hastings, Nebraska in 1965.
Mrs. Lungren taught public school music in Iowa, Kansas and later Hastings where the PTA honored her with a lifetime membership. She served on the Hastings Symphony Orchestra Board, the Hastings Community Concert Association Board and on the Adams County Historical Society.
Mrs. Lungren was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings where she served as an elder, trustee, and president of Presbyterian women. In 1998 she wrote the church’s previous 25 year history. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, P.E.O – (chapters DA and EA) and the American Literature Club.
Mrs. Lungren was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Lungren, her siblings Phil Penningroth and Nancy Callison. Survivors include her sister Elizabeth Cupp, and her children and spouses Judy Lungren (Rick), John Lungren (Sherri), and Jim Lungren (Carolyn), grandchildren Paige Lungren, Katie Lungren, Sabina Noll and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Lungren’s family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the many kind nurses, nursing assistants, activity directors, housekeeping and kitchen staff, and fellow residents at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence, KS where Penny lived since 2007. We are also thankful for the caregivers of Great Lakes Hospice, who cared for Penny in her time of need.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, NE, or to the Hastings Foundation for the Adams County Historical Society.
Private burial was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Norborne, MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Pitts Funeral Home Braymer, Missouri. www.