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Irene Estep Pennington

June 20, 1919 February 21, 2019
Irene Estep Pennington
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Obituary for Irene Estep Pennington

Mrs. Irene Estep Pennington, age 99, of Grayson, Kentucky, passed away Thursday morning, February 21, 2019, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

She was born June 20, 1919, in Barboursville, West Virginia, a daughter of the late John Edward and Ethel Mae Kuhn Estepp.

Irene was a member of the Blain Trace Enterprise Baptist Church and she enjoyed going to church, working in her flowers, being with people and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Ernest Pennington; five brothers, Ezra Estep, Oral Estep, Elbert Estep, Allie Estep and Arthur Estep; one sister, Christine Simms; six half brothers; six half sisters; and three grandchildren, Rhondle Gallion, Dana Gail McDavid and Ronnie Dale Pennington.

Irene is survived by two sons, Ernest Pennington Jr. (Pamela) and Ronnie Pennington (Vickie), both of Grayson, Kentucky; three daughters, Ruby Burnett (Steve), Merkie Baugess (Carl), and Martha Jane McDavid (Stanley), all of Grayson, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ruth Pennington of Grayson, Kentucky. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2019, at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Grayson, Kentucky, with her grandson, Duane McDavid and Brother Jesse McDavid officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter Memory Gardens in Grayson, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019, and after 9 a.m. on Monday at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 49 McCoy Road, Grayson, Kentucky 41143.

Chris Oney, Brandon Oney, Dereck Blevins, Tanner Tackett, Cameron Pennington and Nathan McDavid will serve as pallbearers. Brent Tackett, Darren Blevins, Dustin Gallion and Sammy Gallion will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Family will see friends at the funeral home reception hall following the committal service for dinner.

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