Patricia "Pat" Ann (Hanna) Pennell, age 80 of El Dorado Springs, MO passed away Friday, October 29, 2021surrounded by family at home. She had recently been diagnosed with cancer and was fighting it for the second time. She was a breast cancer survivor in 2011.She was definitely no stranger with more than her share of serious health issues in the past 40 years. She diligently fought everything from congestive heart failure to diabetes but never let it keep her from loving and enjoying life to its fullest.
Pat was the daughter of Thomas Hanna and Rosina "Mickey"(Perry) Hanna. She was born April 01, 1941 in Leeds, England and later got her citizenship and proudly became an American. She attended rural school in the area and high school in Golden City, MO. She
then returned to school in her 40's and earned her Master's degree in Science in Education, graduating in 1986 from CMSU in Warrensburg, MO. She married Harold "Nick" Pennell in 1957 and although they divorced in 1974 they remained lifelong friends. Three children were born from this union.
Pat enjoyed fishing and nature, where she said she felt closer to God. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, writing poetry, and working hard. Family and friends were foremost in her life and she could always be found planning events to get together. Her zest for life was an inspiration to everyone. She will be greatly missed and always in our hearts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, lifelong friend, Nick Pennell, her son, Lester Pennell, two grandsons; Gary Danner and Luke Mefford, sister, Arlene Calhoun and love of her life, Gene Hoskins.
She is survived by two daughters; Tammy Elliot and husband Earl Elliott of Osceola, MO. and Lisa Pennell of Tiffin Township. Grandsons; Thomas Pennell & family, Nicholas Pennell & family, William Pennell & family, Joseph Pennell & family, Matt Mefford & family, Christopher Miller & family, and Chad Parsons & Family. Granddaughters; Trisha Starks & family, Ashley Sanning & family , Robyn Sanning & family, Duran Miranda & family, Crystal Holtsclaw & family and Tesla Parsons & family. Brother, Roy Hanna, Sisters; Iola French and husband, Jon French, Terri Hanna and Chris Hanna and brother in law, Mick Calhoun, numerous great grandchildren and nephews and nieces, also her furbaby, Scrappy.