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Velda Sue Duncan Penny

Velda Sue Duncan Penny age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died Friday, December 4, 2020, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, October 24, 1942 to William Carl Duncan and Minerva Rosibell McDaniel Duncan in Eufaula, Oklahoma. 

Velda was a Christian woman who devoted her life to caring for her family. She was a loving homemaker and had been married to the love of her life for 60 years. Velda treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as a grandmother. Velda enjoyed shopping any opportunity she had. Her favorite place to shop was the PCDC retail store. Her life was a living example of her favorite philosophy, “Always look to God for your strength”. Velda was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. 

She is preceded in death by her parents. 

Velda is survived by her loving husband, Marvin D. Penny of Mena; two sons, Marvin R. Penny of Tennessee and Jerry Penny of Virginia; two daughters, Cynthia Bishop of Mena and Kathy Schlorer of Greenville, Texas; three brothers, Tommy Duncan of Davis, Oklahoma, Lloyd Duncan of Davis, Oklahoma and Jessie Duncan of Oklahoma; one sister, Rose Smith of Lubbock, Texas; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. 

There are no services planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas 

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