Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 15, 2014 10:59 am EST


NEWARK — Penny L. Garno, 61, of Newark, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2014, at her home. She was born April 23, 1952, in Lima, to the late Leo H. and Dorothy (Fittro) Storer. She was a graduate of Lima Memorial High School and had recently worked for Tween Brands, additionally she worked for G.E. in Hebron, Timbuk Farms, and Granville Apartments. Penny liked cooking, including baking pies. She enjoyed variety of outdoor activities, deer hunting, mushroom hunting, picking raspberries and gardening. Penny also made beautiful latch hook rugs. She volunteered in the community with the MDA “Fill the Boot” Campaign. She collected teddy bears and had a great love for her five cats. In all, her family was most important to her.

Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Garno; a son, Tony (Alyssa) Shuley of Mount Vernon; daughters, Mary (Travis) Tipton of Mount Vernon and Angie (Tim) Melick, Crissy Garling, all of Virginia Beach, Va., Monica Smitley of Newark; a stepdaughter, Crystal Stidham of Newark; a brother, Tony (Karen) Storer; a sister, Judy Edgington; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two step-grandchildren; her best friend, Tami (Randy) Stapleton; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, 1850 W. Main St., Newark.

A funeral service celebrating Penny’s life will be at 1 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home with Kevin Koske and Chris Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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