By The Mercury

Edward “Ed” Lynn Penn, 63, of rural St. George, died Sunday at his home.

The family provided some of the following information.

Ed was born on June 17, 1950, in LaFontaine. He was the son of Manuel B. and Ethel M. (Myers) Penn. He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1968. On Nov. 25, 1972, Ed was united in marriage to Kay Charlene Powell in St. George. She survives of the home.

Ed worked as a master plumber for 40 years for Powell Brothers Plumbing Inc. in Manhattan. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union and had also served as past president. He enjoyed gardening with his wife Kay, golfing with his son Drew and his co-workers and most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Ed is also survived by his son Gregory “Drew” Penn, of the home; his daughter, Jennifer KayLyn Gilbert and husband Jeremy of White City; two sisters, Mary Ethel Ellis and husband Larry of Emerson, Neb., and Patricia Rippberger and husband Dale of Topeka; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Theodore Steven Penn.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Burial will follow in St. George Cemetery. Ed will lie in state beginning at 1 p.m., Friday with a visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Big Lakes Developmental Center and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Online condolences may also be left at www.stewartfuneralhomes.com.

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