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Ricky Joe Penner

Ricky Joe Penner passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2017. He was born in Cabool, Missouri, on August 21, 1964 and was residing in Cabool when he passed away at the age of 53.

Rick had an associate’s degree from Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri. His love for computers led him to his career working in the computer industry. Rick loved to be around family and friends and he enjoyed being outdoors. He was a well-loved man by many. He was always full of stories, no matter what the topic; you would always see him with a smile. Rick truly lived life to the fullest.

Rick was preceded in death his father, Doyne Penner, and his grandparents, Euel and Gladys Penner and Wayne and Mildred Rust.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn K. Rust Hanks and stepfather, Galen Hanks; sister, Kim “Stormy” Penner Walker; brother; Kevin Penner (Connie); five nephews; one niece; seven great-nephews; and four great-nieces.

A memorial visitation was held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the funeral chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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