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Obituary: Betty Ruth Pennington Neitzel, Mooresville

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Betty Ruth Pennington Neitzel

Betty Ruth Pennington Neitzel, 88, of Mooresville, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Greenwood Meadows.

Mrs. Neitzel was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Mooresville, to the late Floyd Pennington Sr. and Ruth (Hornaday) Pennington.

Mrs. Neitzel was a faithful church member. Through the years, she was active at University Heights Christian Church, Bluff Creek Christian Church, Heritage Christian Church and Bayonet Pointe Christian Church. She also was a volunteer at Camp Allendale and taught Sunday school for many years.

A proud homemaker, Betty will be missed by her loving and caring family, who have fond memories of her excellent cooking skills and her loving nature.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patti Fisher; two brothers, Morris Pennington and Floyd Pennington Jr.; a sister, Mary Jean McComb; and a grandson, John Giordano.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Ruth (Paul) Williams and Neena (Dennis) Saner, both of Mooresville, and Mary Ann (Burt) Brock of Franklin; a sister, Marjorie Burdge; nine grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren, including Olivia Ruth.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, 39 E. High St., Mooresville. Her son-in-law, Pastor Burt Brock, will officiate. Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

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