Kathleen Cureton Penning, ’77. 1959-2017.
Kathleen is a sister of our classmate Ken Cureton, ’67. See obituary below photos.

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Kathleen Penning 01/16/2017  Kathleen Lois Penning, age 57 of New Richmond, died on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  

Born Kathleen Lois Cureton on March 15, 1959 in Arcadia, CA the fourth of five children and oldest daughter of David Cureton and Nancy Ellen McNally.  She was raised in Covina, CA until the age of 4, when the family moved to Fullerton, CA.  She attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton before moving to Livingston, Montana in 1974.   She graduated from Park High School in 1977.  

She then moved to Billings, MT and spent most of her life there.  

Kathleen was kind to all and made friends easily.  She had a green thumb and had many house plants and beautiful flower beds.  

She loved shopping and could spend hours in a store.  Kathleen was a bright child and never lost her love of learning.  She said there was always something more to learn.  

She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh.  She loved music, long baths and milk.  Kathleen was creative and artistic and enjoyed making birthdays and holidays special for those she loved.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, David Cureton, Nancy (McNally) Ross; and step-father, William Ross.  

Kathleen will be lovingly remembered by her children, Christina (Shawn) Sisco, Matthew Penning, Jeremy Penning, Angela Thompson, and Michelle Penning; grandchildren, Kindra Sisco, Abigail Thompson, Logan Green, Austin Ross, Nathaniel Lingo and Alissa Lingo; brothers, Ken (Yvonne) Cureton, [’67] Tom (Meg) Cureton, David Cureton; sister, Janice (Gina) Haines-Ross; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 4 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints 545 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016.  Visitation was also on Saturday from 3-4 pm at the church.  A time of food and fellowship followed.