Josephine 'Jo' Pennington, 89, of Dumas, was called home on Sunday, December 9, 2018. A come and go Visitation and Celebration of her life will be held, Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.
Jo Pennington was born on December 31, 1928, in Greensboro, NC, to William Warren Gregory and Josephine Eliza Thomason Gregory. On July 26, 1950, she was married to Roy Pennington. Jo was a school teacher for 30 years, having taught in Perryton, Spearman, Follett and Dumas. She had a love for spending time with family, painting, reading, and working jigsaw puzzles. She also volunteered her time in the gift shop at Moore County Hospital, the Moore County Animal Shelter, and the Dumas Welcome Center. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and active in READ (Retired Educators Association of Dumas).
Jo was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Roy.
Survivors include her daughters - Cindy Strickland and husband, Rickey, of Dumas; Penny Pattillo and husband, Darrell, of Flower Mound, TX; Becky Davidson and husband, Chief, of Kearney, NE; her grandchildren - Cody Strickland and wife, Sunny; Keyann Conrad and husband, Andy; Caynon Strickland; Kylee Schenk and husband, Scott; Steele Davidson and wife, Aly; Sawyer Davidson, Hannah Pattillo and Addison Pattillo; and her great grandchildren - Braygon and Case Conrad, Colton and Hudson Strickland, and Kynsington and Kymberlyn Schenk.
The family requests, with gratitude, that memorials be made to: Moore County Animal Shelter, 1830 S Maddox Ave, Dumas, TX 79029 or Dumas Education Foundation/Roy Pennington Scholarship, P.O. Box 615, Dumas, TX 79029.
Upon her request, Jo's ashes will be taken to her birthplace in Virginia by her daughters. Cremation and arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.