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Updated: 04/09/2014 08:00:02AM

Janet L. Pennington

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Janet L. Pennington

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Janet Lowrey Pennington, 66, passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice House in Sarasota, Fla.

She was born May 2, 1947, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, to Albert and Mary (Horner) Lowrey. She attended school in Bedford and Cardington prior to immigrating to the United States at age 16. She originally lived in North Pomfret, Vt., then moved to Charleston, S.C., where she met and married her sweetheart, Harold Pennington, in September 1967. They made their home in Charleston, S.C. Upon retirement, they traveled extensively prior to moving to Venice, Fla., two years ago.

Janet leaves her husband of 46 years, sons, Paul Pennington of Holly Hills, S.C., Wayne Pennington and wife, Jaime, of Georgia and John Pennington and wife, Diane, of Morehead, Minn.; grandchildren, Elsa, Aidan and Trevor; sisters, Beryl Wong of North Charleston, S.C., and Jean Chase of North Pomfret, Vt.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Sheila Harbiston.

Janet was an avid quilter, knitter and crotcheter, making and donating hundreds and hundreds of items to hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. She especially enjoyed her last two years in Venice, Fla., where she made tons of friends and neighbors throughout Bay Indies and Venice Ranch.

Services: There will be a private service for family only, followed by a celebrations of Janet’s life at a later date. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38101; or to the local SPCA.