Mary Jane Penman
Mary Jane Penman Leechburg Mary Jane Penman, 71, of Leechburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, after her courageous battle with cancer. Mary Jane was born Dec. 11, 1940, and was a daughter of the late Albert and Mabel (Paroli) Barlich. She was a longtime member East Vandergrift Polish Club and the American Legion. Mary Jane enjoyed spending time with family and friends and her dog, Tulip. She had a passion for the outdoors, camping and fishing, reading and baking. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mary Jane is survived by her husband of 49 years, James L. Penman, and a beautiful daughter, Constance Penman, both of Leechburg; and two sisters, Patricia (Roger) Yute, of Lower Burrell, and Diane Rukavina (Dale Shanefelt), of Monroeville. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the JANETTE L. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2842 River Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690, 724-567-7006, with Pastor Scott Fairman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local animal shelter or National Cancer Society.