Linda Pennington, 79, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Weatherford. She was born in Carmi, Illinois on Oct. 13, 1942. In 1952, Linda was adopted by her uncle, Ralph Hockersmith, and his wife Audrey, and moved to Oklahoma. Linda lived most of her life in Lawton.
Linda worked in retail her entire adult life, spending almost 30 years as manager of several departments at Montgomery Ward. She made many friends while working there. Most importantly, she met her husband of 44 years, Gary Ross Pennington, at Wards where he also worked. They created a beautiful, blended family of Linda’s daughter, Sherry, and Gary’s daughters, Michelle and Kelly.
Linda is preceded in death by her loving husband, Gary; her daughter, Sherry Lynn; her parents, Ralph and Audrey Hockersmith. Her granddaughter, Alexis Murray, passed away Oct. 18, 2022.
She is survived by her daughters: Michelle DeBona, and Kelly Agee (Rob); her sister, Anita LoDico (Tim); granddaughters: Emma DeBona, and Olivia DeBona; grandson, Hunter Agee; great-granddaughter, Harper Murray, and birth family Wanda Rubin, Martha Whitson and Michael Mossburger, grand-nieces, and extended family.
Linda will be buried with her husband, Gary, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial services are set for Friday, March 17, 2023 at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.