Wanna Jo Penick, 86, of Hopkinsville, died at 1:42 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 at home with family.

Funeral services will be private for family only. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

A native of Madisonville, she was born November 11, 1934, the daughter of the late Phoenix Whitson Brown and Christine Hunter Thomas. She was a retired Rural Letter Carrier and a retired designer/florist for Morse Florist. She was an accomplished artist that followed in the style of Monet. She was a lifelong Christian. She was a member of the John Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a past recipient of the Breathitt Democrat of the Year Award, and a longtime member of the Democratic Party since 1960.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Walker Penick; her daughter, Cydonna Vinson; and her brothers, Charles Brown and Billy Maraman.

Survivors include her son, L. Lee Penick of Hopkinsville; her grandsons, John (Michelle “Missy”) Cherry and Justin Vinson; and her great grandson, Logan Cherry; her half-brothers, Phillip Brown of Evansville, Ind., and Richard Brown of St. Louis; her half-sister: Diana McCarthy of Evansville, Ind.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Max’s Hope Pet Rescue.

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