Dorothy Penn

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  • "I am heartsick to see that a woman that I admired so much..."
    - Kathy Brock
  • "Aunt Dorothy was such a wonderful lady. Always happy,..."
    - Mary Hatch
  • "We met Dorothy at Oxford Health Club. She and I were in..."
  • "We shared many joys and sorrows. I miss those moments but..."
  • "I so enjoyed playing bridge with Dorothy for about 11..."
    - Rona Patterson
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July 6, 1929 ~ May 17, 2017

Dorothy Penn, 87, passed away May 17, 2017 in Lees Summit, MO. She was born July 6, 1929, in Coffeyville, KS.
Dorothy married Harlan Penn in 1948, he preceded her in death on May 29, 2006. Shortly after her marriage, they moved to the Pacific Northwest where she worked for Bell Telephone System. They moved to the Kansas City area in 1953, where Dorothy worked for a contractors firm. They returned to Camas, WA in 1970, and in 1982, she went to work for the Camas/Washougal Chamber of Commerce. Through her role there, Dorothy was active in many organizations including, East County People, Washougal Lions Club, Washington's Centennial Committee, and the state's tourism committee. During her final year with the chamber, her many involvements in the community led to her being honored with a Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Susan Hines (Wayne deceased); son, Kenneth Penn; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
At Dorothy's request, there will by no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234.
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Kansas City, MO 64138
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Published in The Columbian on May 18, 2017