Bonnie Lois Marie Penrod

Bonnie Lois Marie Penrod

Bonnie Lois Marie Penrod, 85, of Anna, died at 1:22 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1934, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of George V. and Clara R. Kenney Livesay.  

She married Earl Wayne Penrod on Oct. 5, 1990, at Ware Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2012.

She was a retired nurse from Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Cobden.  She loved quilting and instilled that passion in her granddaughters by passing the tradition on to them.

She is survived by her children, Patrick Copeland of Dittmer, Mo., Larry Copeland of Dittmer, Mo., and Candace (Greg) Randles of Alto Pass; grandchildren Marla (Steve) Latham, Jessica Copeland, Emily (Andrew) Lyons, Abby (Jesse) Richard, Ethan Copeland, Lisa (Andrew) Ellet and Kirk Randles; great-grandchildren Tyler Latham, Samantha Latham, Stephany Latham, Sydney Latham, Brittany (Mitch) Konersman, Alyssa Ellet, Lily Ellet, Randi Ellet, Katie Randles, Elijah McGee, Isaiah Richard, Leeyah Richard, Chloe Richard and Easton Richard; great-great-grandchildren Wyatt Latham, Gwen Konersman and Maverick Konersman; siblings Wayne (Barb) Livesay of Ware, Pat Ferguson of Dongola, Nancy Hobbs of Jackson, Mo., Linda (Mike) Brown of Anna, Bob (Betty) Livesay of Wolf Lake and Kay “Sis” Carver of McClure; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings Ben Livesay, Dorothy Easton, Betty Knight, Jim Livesay and Shirley Murakami.

Private graveside services will be held at Jonesboro Cemetery.  The Rev. Larry Buckles will officiate. 

Memorials can be made to the Renal Association or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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