Russell D. Penson, Age :85
Jan 03,1935---Feb 07,2020

Russell Penson, age 85, passed away Friday, February 7th, 2020. Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, February 14th, at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. Friends may call prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Russell was born January 3rd, 1935 to Alyce and Claude Penson in Kansas City, MO and was the youngest of three boys with older brothers Robert and Richard.

As a youth Russell loved singing in the Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral choir and his love of music followed him all the days of his life. The sound of music, especially 50s music, would immediately start his toes tapping and his head bobbing.

Following high school Russell joined the Coast Guard and married his childhood sweetheart, Donna Vessel. They were married 61 years until her passing in 2015. After the Coast Guard, Russell entered a career in food sales and was Vice President for Williams Foods, Inc. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis and was a member of the Shriners.

Russell is survived by son Russell (Kim) Penson, Spring, TX, daughter Tracy (Brian) Schumacher, Overland Park, KS, grandchildren; Brandon (Megan) Schumacher, Brent Schumacher, Jason (Chrissy), Megan (Marteze), three great grandchildren Marty, Dillon, Autumn, niece Elizabeth (Tom) Clark and great nieces Jordan and Sydney.

He was preceded in death by wife Donna and daughter Arlene Merrick.

 

 



Condolences

Norma Sparks Feb 12 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Tracy and family, knew your Dad & Mom a lot of years. They were a joy to be around. I know you will miss them. May your memories bring you peace and joy. Russell would come and pick us up when we had something going on in Missouri because we didn't know our way around. So we called him our chauffeur. Love to you and family. Norma

Bill Mathia Feb 13 ,2020

Co-worker of Tracy ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

Tracy and Brian. Mary and I send our most sincere condolences at this sad time. Sue Marske let us know. I had the pleasure of meeting your father, Tracy, several times at the Surgery Center. I had the distinct impression that he fit the definition of a "Gentle Man" very clearly. Our prayers are with you and Brian and the family on this sad day. Bill

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Feb 14 ,2020
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Feb 14 ,2020
Time:
10:30 AM
Google Map: