Theodore Penwell Sr.

Born: Tue., Nov. 24, 1931
Died: Fri., Jun. 22, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 26, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 27, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Theodore Penwell Sr.

    Theodore Penwell Sr., 86, of Chillicothe, passed away on June 22, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 24, 1931, in Bourneville, the son of the late Cary and Maggie (Wilt) Penwell. On December 7, 1953, in Great Falls, Montana, he was united in marriage with his loving wife, Thelma (Patterson) Penwell, who survives.

    Theodore is also survived by his children, Debbie (Kelly) Park, of Chillicothe, Ted (JoAnn) Penwell Jr., of Chillicothe, and Terry (Keith) Dumm, of Circleville; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; beloved pet, Sassy; and numerous other special family members and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Theodore was preceded in death by his 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and 1 granddaughter.

    Theodore proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War on the U-2 Air Craft Project in England. He was a member of AMVETS and Local 189 Plumber and Pipefitters Union. He also served as Mayor of Tarlton, member of Saltcreek-Tarlton Volunteer Fire Department, and President and Founder of the Pickaway County Radio Patrol Club.

    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. Orville Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Tarlton Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Ross County Veteran’s Honor Guard. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 – 8 p.m. at Hill’s.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in memory of his granddaughter, Lesley Nicole Park (700 Children’s Dr., Columbus, OH 43205) or Saltcreek-Tarlton Fire Department (180 W. Main St., Tarlton, OH 43156). Condolences can be made on Theodore’s online guest registry at

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Kay Hampton
   Posted Fri June 22, 2018
Chelle,So very sorry to hear that your grandfather has passed away!

Prayers and Love to the family!

Carol A Schoelkoph Anderson
   Posted Sat June 23, 2018
Dear Patty and family: It has been such a joy to re-establish a link to your family through Facebook. Ted and Patty were an important part of the Schoelkoph family in Great Falls, Montana. They spent time with us girls and my favorite memory was the little coop car in which we got to ride. Know that our LORD has blessed your family as mine with David. Please note that we are praying for you as your family grieves. Blessings: Carol.

Janice bailey
   Posted Sat June 23, 2018
My heart and prayers go out to you. I have such fond memories with Patty and Teddy and kids. I am so glad to have visited a few years back. Love always, Janice

Martha Wenzel
   Posted Sun June 24, 2018
Debbie, Kelly and family, I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I remember you telling me along time ago that your father was having problems. It is obvious that he has put up a long struggle. He is at peace and not suffering any longer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Debra Dumm-Teets
   Posted Mon June 25, 2018
Terri & family,
Please accept my condolences for your loss. May your memories sustain you during this time of mourning.

Buffy Howard
   Posted Mon June 25, 2018
So sorry for your loss, love and prayers to you and your family!

Todd & Sammie Cordial
   Posted Mon June 25, 2018
Ted & Jo-
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jane Jones
   Posted Wed June 27, 2018
Dear Thelma,

Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your loved ones, especially during this difficult time and sadness for the passing of Ted.

Ted and you both served generously with your time and talents for the betterment of your Tarlton community and the fire department fund raisers. Heavenly rewards are now his to enjoy.

May his love remain with you and bring you comfort.

Prayers for all,
Jane Jones

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