Martha Mae Penn

January 11, 1925 ‒ March 01, 2010

Delaware, Ohio

Martha (Yarborough) Penn, Age 85 of Delaware was born January 11, 1925 in Columbus to the late James Monroe and Tina Mae (Lewis) Yarborough. She departed this life on March 1, 2010 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio following a courageous battle with cancer.

Known as “Marty” to her friends and relatives, she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and attended Second Baptist Church. Graduate of East High School and an attendant of Franklin University. She retired in 1987 from OBES.

In 1955, she met the love of her life, Ernest Penn of Delaware, they married on New Year’s Eve in 1957 at the Yarborough family home in Columbus and made their home in Delaware for 52 years.

She leaves to mourn her loving and devoted husband of 52 years Ernest Gus Penn, sisters in laws: Elizabeth, Oretha and Barbara Yarborough of Columbus, Lillie Ervin and Aretta Liggins of Delaware, godson Corey Roberts, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends including Margaret Hairston and the Tynes family.

Preceded in death By Brothers James F, William H, Eugene, Harold, George L. Yarborough and sister in laws.

Friends may call Friday 5:00 -7:00 pm at Devore Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William Street (SR 36), Delaware. Home going services will be held Saturday March 6, 2010 at 9:30am at Second Baptist Church, 55 Ross Street, Delaware, with Rev. Lamont Coates officiating, interment Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware.

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