Monday, May 29, 2023

Viola Marie Penrod

Viola M. Penrod, age 81 years, a resident of rural Vienna, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, December 16, 2020, at 7:46 p.m. at her home.

Viola was born February 15, 1939 in Union County Illinois. She was the daughter of William Earl & Edith Mae (Grant) Hennesy.

On November 27, 1958, Viola was united in marriage to Hal Eugene Penrod in Johnson County Illinois. He preceded her in death on August 12, 1994.

Viola is survived by: her daughters – Marsha (Rick) Cook of Cypress, and Darla (Mark) Brown of Ozark; 4 grandchildren – Jessica, Kimberly, Andrew & Will; a sister – Virginia Martin of Metropolis; a brother-in-law – Donnie Norris of Cypress; 2 sisters-in-law – Sharon Hennesy of Carrier Mills and Donna Hennesy of Jonesboro; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Viola was preceded in death by: an infant sister – Eva Mae Hennesy; a sister – Janet Norris, 2 brothers – Curtis Hennesy and Jerry Hennesy; and a brother-in-law – Leonard Martin.

Viola was a 1957 graduate of Vienna High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising houseplants.

Viola was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna.

A graveside service honoring the life of Viola M. Penrod will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, December 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Bridges Cemetery, southwest of Vienna. Pastor Jay Franklin will officiate. Interment will follow.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home.
The family will greet friends from 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday at the cemetery. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed on the Bailey Funeral Home Facebook page and will be archived for later viewing.

Those attending are reminded to observe customarily accepted social distancing guidelines. The wearing of a face mask or covering is strongly encouraged.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church (food pantry program), P.O. Box 727, Vienna, IL 62995.