Obituary of Carl Pennell
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Carl Arthur Pennell, 63, of Lamar, MO passed away on Thursday December 1, 2022. He was born on January 8, 1959, in Lamar, MO to Betty (Sparks) and Loyd Pennell. He grew up in Lamar and Golden City, MO. He married the love of his life, Mary "Renee" Higgins at Newport Church on August 14, 1980. Carl spent his life caring for people. After he left school, he took care of Chan and Olive Smith an elderly couple which began his career as a care giver He also worked different cleaning jobs in his life at locations including an automotive garage and the bowling alley before he went to work at the Candy Cane Inn. His caregiving continued as a CNA as he lovingly cared for people at nursing homes including Dade County Nursing Home in Greenfield, MO, Truman Health and Rehab in Lamar, MO and St Luke's in Carthage, MO. He was a dedicated family man who lovingly provided and cared for his family. He was an excellent cook who specialized in comfort food and enjoyed baking cakes. Carl liked shopping, especially when he was looking for a bargain, which he usually found. He collected lots of nick knacks, and he loved all types of chickens. He also enjoyed driving around in his car and visiting people. He always kept a pot of coffee going and was ready for a visit. He is survived by his wife Renee; son Patrick Pennell (Caroline Jones) of Rural Greenfield, MO; grandsons Tameron Pennell and Zander Brayfield; siblings Linda (John) Strong of Newport, MO and Harry Pennell of Newport, MO; and mother-in-law Mary Ann Higgins of Lamar, MO. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Ravin Pennell; and infant siblings Darrell and Bonnie. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday December 6, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday December 7, 2022, at 1:00 PM.