Flora “Babe” Penrod, age 98 of Country Club Retirement Center at Dover and formerly of New Philadelphia died Tuesday evening, June 5, 2018.

Born in Fairfield Township, on March 2, 1920, Flora was a daughter of the late John and Maria Silvestro Ferchill.

Flora was a 1938 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and on November 25, 1942, married Walter Richard Penrod. Together the couple reared four children and shared in 60 years of marriage prior to his passing on February 13, 2003.

A longtime member of Sacred Heart Church, Flora was a former member of the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and most recently held memberships with the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society and the Tuscarawas County Senior Center. After raising her family, Flora spent 17 years with the New Philadelphia City Schools as a custodian.

All who visited with Flora knew that leaving her house hungry was not an option. She loved hosting company in her home and made sure everyone was always well fed. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and making them all feel special.

She leaves behind two sons, Richard (Judy) Penrod of New Philadelphia and Dale (Emily) Penrod of New Mexico; a daughter, Joan (Harry) Wilson of New Philadelphia; four granddaughters, Nicole Incarnato of Dover, Renee (Troy) West of Dover, Alicia (Matt) Stockler of New Lexington, and Janice Wilson of Bolivar; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Brock West, and Alyssa and Kaley Incarnato; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Flora was preceded in death by a son, James Edward Penrod; two sisters, Anna Finnicum and Rose Benjamin and four brothers, Pat Ferchill, Dom Ferchill, Joe Ferchill, and Vic Ferchill.

In keeping with Flora’s wishes, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be led by Father Jeff Coning with burial to take place in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Flora’s name may be directed to Tuscarawas County Dog Pound, 1751 Tech Park Drive NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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