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Anne Y (Yurgensen) Pennington

January 27, 1927 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 94)

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Anne Claire Matthiessen Pennington, nee Yurgensen, age 94, died April 28, 2021. Anne was the daughter of William P. Yurgensen and Ruth Hoffman Yurgensen of Sharon Hill. She was a long time resident of Delaware County residing in Glenolden, Newtown Square, and Rosemont. Anne was married for 27 years to Richard F. Matthiessen until his death in 1974. They are survived by Ruth A. Smith (husband David F.), Richard Craig Matthiessen (wife Susan), and Diane Dieffenbach (husband Glenn), 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Anne was also married 39 years to the late Charlies S. Pennington who died in 2015. She was predeceased by a sister Ruth who died in infancy, and a brother Perry Yurgensen 

Anne graduated from Sharon Hill High School and Franklin School of Science and Arts, Philadelphia, where she was valedictorian of the class of 1945. She was employed at Taylor Hospital as a medical technologist until starting a family, then in later years worked for Riddle Hospital. Anne volunteered with Penn State Extension and Taylor Hospital where she was the 1st Pink Lady volunteer. She was also a former member and elder of Glenolden Presbyterian Church and a deacon and member of Newtown Square Presbyterian Church. Anne also served on the board of Philadelphia Presbyterian Homes. 

A Memorial Service at Newtown Square Presbyterian Church is being planned; check back for details. Interment private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne to Wills Eye Hospital for Research for eye diseases would be appreciated: 

Wills Eye Foundation
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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