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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
Fax: 812-333-4445
Mary Margret

Mary Margret "Marge" (Dixon) Penrod

Tuesday, June 24th, 1924 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Mary Margret “Marge” (Dixon) Penrod passed from this form that which we call life, to fullness of life on January 16, 2020. Marge was a member of Evangelical Community Church in Bloomington, a previous member of the Presbyterian Church and The First Methodist Church.
Marge was a volunteer at Opportunity House for 39 years, where she received the Life Achievement Award. In 1957, Marge was a runner up in the Singer Sewing contest in New York City. From that, she was invited to take a position sewing for the Queen of England, which she declined for family and friends. Marge was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and enjoyed helping friends, taking them to the grocery store, doctor appointments, etc.
Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Penrod, father, Victor “Vic” Dixon, mother, Lois Dixon, brother, Bob Dixon, and sister, Ruth Stumpner.
Marge is survived by her son, Mike Penrod and wife, Kathy, granddaughter, Bethany Penrod, granddaughter, Julie Penrod, great-grandson, Nicholas Penrod, great-granddaughter, Ellie Pemberton, daughter, Sue Hickman (Penrod) and husband, Randy, grandson Jonathon Hickman, and grandson, Andy Hickman.
Marge will be greatly missed here, however, embraced by Christ.
Services will be private.
Arrangements are entrusted to The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Opportunity House.
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Jeannie Kellam

Posted at 01:56pm
I have very fond memories of Marge Penrod from the neighborhood at the end of East First St. I'm so glad I was able to reminisce with her at visitation for my parents a few years ago. What a delight to discover her great sense of humor. Marge joked about lawn mowing in her jewelry and shirt-waist dresses. She came to my rescue in grade school and always seemed to have her eye on the neighborhood.
I hope the family will accept my sincere condolences.
--Jeannie (Priest) Kellam

Julie Pemberton

Posted at 06:05pm
Our Nanny (she thought it was classier than grandmother, & it fit her perfectly), was the Angel of our family. She taught us from a young age the value of sending well written Thank-You Notes, Having plenty of peppermints & lemon drops, and getting through tough times by looking forward to “a good cup of coffee the next morning “ when I asked her advice when going through my own heartache. Nanny never, ever, complained. She found good in everything, everyone, every crazy plot twist that life sent her....her thoughtful & wise insights are my inspiration, I can only ASPIRE to be as kind as you. I am ALWAYS going to remember that You are definitely enjoying mowing and landscaping a beautiful garden now, & Papaw can sweep you off of your feet again.
Thank you Opportunity House-Nanny spent many years with her jewelry & clock repair knowledge volunteering....thanks for being her Wednesday Tribe💜
Hard to let go, overjoyed that you weren’t afraid.
JR

Jeff Riggins

Posted at 01:46pm
Good memories of our time spent with the Penrod family as neighbors when we lived on Clifton. May God give you strength during this difficult time. Jeff Riggins
 
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Sue Penrod Hickman Posted at 02:42pm

Thank you Jeff ... loved having you as neighbors and friends.
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Anita Blaker

Posted at 10:41am
Sue, so sorry to hear the passing of your Mom. Take care.
 
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Sue Penrod Hickman Posted at 02:43pm

Thank you so much Anita ... will miss her so. Love you!

Susie Allor

Posted at 09:57am
So sorry to hear of the passing of this special woman. Mike and Sue your mom was a very dear person who I will always remember. I have very fond memories growing up in our old neighborhood Mommy thought so much of your parents. Prayers and hugs
 
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Sue Penrod Hickman Posted at 02:44pm

Thank you Susie, it means a lot !
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