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Marla Pennington


December 31, 1954
April 15, 2020

Memorial Service Private Memorial Service to be held at a date in the future - Foundation Park, Centralia

Marla Pennington, 65, of Centralia, passed away April 15, 2020, surrounded by her family at home. She was born the daughter of Leonard and Mary (Reynolds) Graham in Centralia on December 31, 1954. Marla married Perry Pennington and together they made 35 years of wonderful memories.

In addition to her husband Perry, survivor’s children are Melissa Self and fiancé Billy McCoy of Vernon, Billy Self of Centralia, Scott Denton, wife Wendy of Centralia, and Starra Pennington of Centralia; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Monte Joe Graham, special friend Carrie Skibinski, Nora Jeffers; special friend Nolan Wooden, Mickey Graham, Marsha Kretzer, husband Cecil, and Monecia Boozer, husband Lee.

Marla was preceded in death by both of her parents and two brothers Dale and Mackie Graham.

Marla loved working at the Bakers Dozen and enjoyed seeing all her customers come in. She later was a faithful employee of Addus Healthcare until retirement. The one thing she cherished the most was the time she spent with her friends, family and her beloved dog, Heidi. Her legacy will be carried out by those who knew her beautiful spirit.

Irvin Macz Funeral Homes is honored to be assisting the family with services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family at Irvin Macz Funeral Homes in Centralia. A memorial service and celebration will be held at Foundation Park in Centralia at a later date. On-line Condolences or memories of Marla may be shared with the family at or on their Facebook page.