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Barbara Penn

December 24, 1937 — February 23, 2022

Barbara Kaye Penn, 84, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Vincent Hamilton Penn, on February 22, 2008.

Born on December 24,1937 of the late Jesse and Maude Kinsland of Canton, North Carolina. Sister to the late Greta Kershaw of California, Joanie Cooper of North Carolina, Dorothy Krisa of Maryland. She is survived by her sister Patricia Burnette of Candler, North Carolina.
Barbara grew up in the Smoky Mountains, where she loved the outdoors and animals. After graduating from Canton High School in 1956, she made her way with her sister, Dorothy, to Washington, D.C.

While in DC, Barbara met the love of her life and future husband, Vinny.  After their wedding, in 1959, they settled in Rockville, MD. They were happy and began to raise their family in their forever home.

Before retiring, Barbara was a long-time employee at C&P Telephone and Montgomery County Schools. She thoroughly enjoyed her time at the school system, being around children everyday brought her so much joy.

Barbara cherished her time with her children, grandchildren, and her kitties (Asia & Midge (Boopy)) and all of her “Grand Kitties”. They always brought a smile to her face and a twinkle to her eyes.

Barbara’s family would like to say a special thank you to all the staff at Somerford House in Frederick, Maya from Visiting Angels, Mary Sue and Kay from Golden Care, family, and friends that supported her with her battle against dementia.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Monica Penn and wife, Carolyn Berger, of Ijamsville, MD; her son, Mike Penn and wife, Angie, of Ijamsville, MD and her son Mark Penn and wife, Donna, of Frederick, MD; grandchildren, Michael Penn and Joey Penn, both of Frederick, Alex Penn of Baltimore, Alison Penn and Aimee Penn both of Frederick, and Ashley Penn of Pennsylvania.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home in Frederick.

Family interment will be held Friday, March 4th in Delaware, where Barbara will join her beloved husband.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating on Barbara’s behalf to the Frederick County Humane Society at or to the Alzheimer's Association at .

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, March 3, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 3, 2022

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