TRUMANN - Ann “Shorty” Penter, 74, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. She was born on May 23, 1943 in Black Oak to the Late Lawrence and Annis Berry. Shorty was a hard working woman who will be remembered for the love she gave to her family and the generosity she showed towards anybody she met. She enjoyed participating in her children’s and grandchildren’s school functions and was of the Pentecostal belief. In addition to her parents, Shorty is preceded in death by her sister, Doris Ann Riley.
Shorty is survived by her husband of 35 years, Randall Penter; sons, Jerry “Bud” Thomas (Rose), Jody Thomas (LeeAnn), and Justin Penter (Amanda) all of Naylor, Mo.; daughter, Jackie Cobb (Bruce) of Trumann; sisters, Lousie Headrick of Bay and Kay Martin of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Sonya, Shanna, Starla, Michael, Steven, April, Travis, Trisha, Michael, Lexi, Ryston, Lanie, and Grant; and 20 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held June 3, 2017 at NEA Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Trumann.
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