Rebecca Anne (Penny) Martin, Age :92
Feb 14,1928---Jul 11,2020

Rebecca Anne (Penny) Martin, age 92, died July 11 at Advent Health in Shawnee Mission, KS. Becky was born in Kansas City, KS, on February 14, 1928, to Corban L. and Myrtle E. Penny of rural Atchison County, KS. At the age of four, she and her family moved to rural Douglas County, KS where she attended Welcome Grade School, Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence, KS and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Business in 1948. After graduation, she moved to Kansas City, KS, and went to work in the Farm Loan Department of Business Men's Assurance Company. On August 20, 1950, she and Marion F. Martin were married at Danforth Chapel at KU, then moved to St. Louis, MO, where she worked as a secretary and proposal writer for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1952, they returned to Kansas City, KS, and after being a stay-at-home mom for several years, she went to work for the Kansas Regional Medical Program at the KU Medical Center until its defunding in 1976. In 1979, she fulfilled a life-long dream after graduating from the Kansas City, KS Community College School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She served as a staff nurse at the KU Medical Center and later at the Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, KS, before retiring as the audit nurse from Bethany. After retirement, she spent many years as a volunteer for Kansas City Hospice. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her 3 brothers and sisters-in-law Jim (Margaret) Penny, Bill (Mildred) Penny of Lawrence and Lowell (Betty) Penny of Ames, Iowa and great-grandson CJ Ambrose of Lawrence. Becky is survived by one brother, Lawrence Penny, of Lawrence, KS; one son, Philip (Jill) Martin of North Ft Myers, FL; 3 daughters Mary (Dan) Richards of Kansas City, KS, Cynthia (Bill) Ambrose of Lawrence and Melissa Martin of Mission, KS; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Becky was an active member of Victory Hills Baptist Church in Kansas City, KS for over 50 years serving as a deacon and adult Sunday school teacher. She dearly loved her family and friends and was an avid sports fan, especially KU sports. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS. (Masks are required to attend) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bethel Neighborhood Center of Kansas City, KS c/o Porter Funeral Home.



Karen Uzelac Jul 15 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I was so sad to learn of Becky’s passing. I enjoyed her friendship for many years at Victory Hills and in the past few years at Kard Klub. And we especially enjoyed talking KU basketball. She was such a kind soul, and I will miss her. My sympathy to all of you.

donita mellon Jul 15 ,2020

friend ,kansas city ,Kansas

My condolences to her family & friends. She was a great role model & awesome person inside & out. You will be missed Becky... It was an honor to know you all of these years.

Brenette Gardner Jul 15 ,2020

Neighbor ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Becky was kind and a wonderful neighbor to everyone in our apartment community. She planted lovely flowers each year for all of us to enjoy nature's beauty. Rest in peace, Becky! We will miss you!

Rick Grant Jul 17 ,2020

Nephew by marriage Carol Penny Grant ,Ottawa ,Kansas

So sorry for the loss of Aunt Becky. One of my fondest memories of her. When we had family get togethers was her RED VELVET CAKE. Everyone would try to hurry to get in line to get a piece of her cake And my late wife Carol would always be one of the first to get some. Carol tried to make Aunt Becky's cake but it was not the same. Heaven has gained a true Angel .

Mary Lou Penny Jul 17 ,2020

My husband was first cousin to her ,Lawrence ,Kansas

Becky was always a delight and a positive person. I always enjoyed visiting with her! Praying for her family in losing a dear mother & grandmother& sister. Love, Mary Lou

Cheryl Miles Jul 17 ,2020

Aunt Becky has been a big part of my life since the loss of my Dad and Mom. She always had a ready smile and a listening ear for everyone. To all of her family, I send my deep condolences, but know you join with me in being comforted that she has passed on to her peaceful, heavenly home.

Nancy Mauller Jul 18 ,2020

Niece ,Cypress ,Texas

My sympathies to Phil, Mary, Cindy, Melissa and your families and all her dear friends. She will always hold a special place in my heart. We shared such delightful banter over the Wildcats and Jayhawks 😊. She was such a kindhearted person and will be missed so much by all of us. Nancy

Sandra G Jones Jul 25 ,2020

Friend of a Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

I lived next door to RoJean who was one of Becky's best friends. They played cards once a month. RoJean told me NO ONE could make Snicker Doodle cookies like her friend, Becky! I met Becky at Victory Hills Baptist Church during a re-enactment of Dolly Parton and then again for Susanna Wesley done by Jean Ellis. Becky was in attendance and instantly I knew why they were friends. Becky could light up a room with her smile. So sorry to learn of your loss.

Funeral Service
Porter Funeral Home
1835 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City
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Jul 18 ,2020
10:00 AM
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