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Bernice Penn

Friday, May 7, 2004

SIKESTON - Bernice Penn, 70, died May 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born May 27, 1933, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Jim and Doris Davis, she was a member of West End Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston.

Her husband, Fred Penn, preceded her in death on May 2, 1987.

Survivors include: one son, Roosevelt McGruder Jr. of Chicago; three daughters, Wanda Dowell of Sikeston, Opal Crawford of Chicago and Carol Robinson of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, Emile Davis of Sikeston and Osbin Davis of Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Denell Davis of Gary, Ind.; and 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine McGruder; two brothers, Arby Davis and Ulas Davis; and three sisters, Dorothy Pickett, Inez Davis and Opal Backus.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home in Charleston with the Rev. Chester Yarber officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.