Nan Bare Pennington

Nan Bare Pennington, 85, of Brookville, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2015, at Brookside Senior Living in Brookville, PA.

Born November 9, 1929, in Organ Cave, WV, Nan was the daughter of the late Charles Somler Bare, Sr., and Nannie Grace Shires Bare. She was a 1947 graduate of Greenbrier High School in Ronceverte, WV, and attended Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV.

On December 23, 1948, she married Herbert Martin Pennington, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2006.

Nan lived her life for her family. She was a homemaker, who devoted herself to raising her four sons. All the while, she assisted her husband, a Methodist minister, as he served churches in Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, including the First United Methodist Church in Brookville, PA, and the First United Methodist Church in Franklin, PA.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Nan was preceded in death by her brothers Charles Bare, Jr., Willie Bare, Merle Bare, Alfred Bare, Malcolm Bare, and Dale Dillon, and her sisters Millie Plogger and Vie Carter.

Surviving are her children: Herbert Pennington, III, and his wife Rebecca, of Utica, PA, Charles Pennington of Wilmington, NC, John Pennington and Caroline Coogan of Alva, FL, and James Pennington of Brookville, PA. Also surviving are six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Friends and family will be received from 4 – 7pm, on Friday May 8, 2015, at McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA.

A private graveside service will be held for the family, with the Reverend Sharon Schwab of the First United Methodist Church of Brookville officiating. Interment will be at the Brookville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 205 Jefferson Street, Brookville, PA 15825, or the charity of one’s choice.

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