Penny Sue Wilkins 59, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 16, 1958, in Urbana, a daughter of Richard and Judy Jones Lyons.
Penny was a loving wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, and friend. Her kindness and generosity were experienced by many who crossed her path throughout her life. She loved being surrounded by her family with lots of laughter and creating cherished memories along the way. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, children and the love of her life, vacationing with her family and hosting family events.
Penny’s caring nature was shown through her work as a registered nurse with Ohio Health serving at Honda of America Manufacturing in Marysville.
Penny was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Paul Wilkins; mother-in-law Marilyn Atha; maternal grandparents, John and Edna Jones; paternal grandparents, Manuel and Lola Lyons; uncles Bob and Tom Lyons; and aunt, Mona McClain.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Randy Wilkins; sons, Joshua (Britni) Wilkins, Jeremy (Rebecca) Wilkins and Joseph (Lamson Nguyen) Wilkins; grandchildren, Gavin, Lumen and Simon Wilkins; her parents, Richard and Judy Lyons; stepmother-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Wilkins; brothers, Andy Lyons and John (Debbie McGuire Kauffman) Lyons; sister, Vikki (Wes) Wingfield; brothers-in-law, Paul “Jay” (Amy) Wilkins, Scott (Stacy) Atha, Chris Atha; sisters-in-laws, Tari (Keith) Hooley, Jennifer VanHorn and Jonna Atha; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pastor Grayson Atha officiates a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at Jennings Farley Funeral Home & Crematory, 5591 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty, where calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 14.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.