Marjorie Ann Penn

1927 – 2015

Penn, Marjorie AnnMarjorie A. Penn, 88, widow of M. Glen “Buster” Penn, passed peacefully from this earth October 26, 2015, with her family at her side. Born in Kingfisher to the late Anna and James Morris, the family moved to Edmond at the start of the Depression. Marjorie graduated from Edmond High School and attended Central State College before her marriage to Buster in 1947. She was well known in downtown Edmond working 30 years with John W.Thomas Insurance and finishing her career with Howell-Stone Ins Co.  She was active with both the Edmond Women’s Club and Edmond Business and Professional Women Organization before becoming a dedicated Edmond High School Band Parent.  Following retirement Marjorie and Buster traveled the country with their Airstream friends and were members of the Good Sam Club.  She later became involved the “Hot Red Mommas” Chapter of the Edmond Red Hat Society.  A trip to the casino was always a treat, especially when a country music concert was involved.  She is survived by sons Jerry G Penn of Wichita, KS, and James R Penn of Houston TX; daughters Marsha (William) Parell of Lexington, KY and Nancy (Kelly) Selby of Denton TX; and grandchildren Andrea Penn, Laura (Chris) Ingram, William Parell, David Parell, Paul Parell, Emily Selby and Erin Selby. She was preceded in death by both brothers Earl and James Morris.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the charity of your choice or the Edmond Hope Center. Services at Matthew Funeral Home 3PM, Friday, October 30.


  1. Jim and family —

    We are saddened to hear this news. What a tremendous legacy your mother has passed on in you and your families! No doubt she is enjoying her “reunion” as she wished. Prayers of peace and precious memories for you all.

    In His name —

    The Malone Family

  2. To all of Mrs. Penn’s Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Thank you for the blessing of allowing me to help care for your mom. She was an inspiration to me even in the short time I knew her. All of you are in my prayers.

    Brenda Cole

  3. Jerry, Marsha, James and Nancy:
    I was very sorry to hear of your mother’s death. She and your Dad were nicer to me than I deserved while I was in Edmond going to school. A home cooked meal from your mother’s kitchen was a special treat compared to food from the ATO house. Once again I am sorry for your loss.
    Mike Muster, Calhoun KY.

  4. To the family. So sorry for your loss. Majorie was always smiling and never complained when she was not feeling well at our Red Hat ladies meetings. She was a joy to be around. We will miss her dearly.

    Sue Hammerton
    Red Hat Lady

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