Sara Penner

November 12, 1933-April 21, 2018
Sara was born in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico on November 12, 1933. She was the fourth child of eleven children and was married to her husband, Abe of 65 years on October 5, 1952. She was immersed in a Christian community that shaped her values and her commitment to Jesus. Sara was blessed with a large and loving family. She passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of Saturday April 21, 2018. Her last breath on earth was followed by her next breath in heaven.
She was kind and gracious, and always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how small. Sara is survived by her husband, Abe; her children, Kathy (Walter – deceased), Abe (Delores), Mary (Deceased) (Jeff), Ike (Kelly), Agnes (David), Neil (Linda); her nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Abe Wolfe, Helen Reimer, Tina Plett, John Wolfe, and Herman Wolfe.
Though our mom had no official titles or higher education, she left a legacy of faith in Jesus, love for her family and service to her church and community. She believed in the power of prayer and prayed daily for every family member by name. She lived a life of gratefulness even through difficult circumstances. She served her family tirelessly and mentored many struggling and neglected people in the community, including inmates at a local women’s prison.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held at Maple Ridge Alliance Church at 1:00 pm on Saturday April 28, 2018. The family has requested that any donations be directed to the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.

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  1. Bert Warden (Judy)

    Abe and Penner Family,
    I am writing this for the Warden Family, especially my dad, Bert. We told Dad about Sara’s passing and he just sighed. He is 97 years old and in residential care at Menno Hospital. His memory is not as good, especially short term, but he remembered Abe and Sara Penner! So I am writing this for him and the rest of our family. Sara is now rejoicing with my mom, Lena, in heaven! VERY FOND MEMORIES of our time with Abe and Sara. I believe the last time Dad saw you was at your anniversary celebration. Know that we are praying for the whole family and you have a special place in our hearts. May God’s comfort be with you. Hugs and prayers, Judy, for the Warden Family

  2. Praying for you Uncle Abe and family
    John & Betty Penner

  3. Talitha Barbour

    Dear Abe, and family,

    I am very sorry to hear about Sara’s passing. I remember Sara with much fondness, as a warm, caring, fun person. I remember both Sara and Abe being so friendly and welcoming when we first came to Mission Alliance church way back in 1989. It is with sorrow that I think about her no longer being here on earth, she will be so missed. But I know she is with The Lord now, and that brings comfort. May God be with you all at this time of grieving, giving strength, comfort, peace and love.

  4. Anne Ainsworth

    Uncle Abe and family
    We were saddened by the news of aunt Sara’s passing. On behalf of our family we send our most sincere condolences to the family. Aunt Sara was a very special person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    On behalf of Martin M Penner family

  5. As a family the Isaac & Tina Penner Family – we sympathize with you, in the great loss of your mom! She, however, is rejoicing in her Saviour, face to face. Our thoughts and prayers have been and continue to be with you.
    Laura{Henry Hoeppner} John & Erna, Helen & Bill Braun , Ron & Dolores, Ken & Jean, Terry & Linda, Peter & Karen, Len & Claudia, Jeanne & Dan Fehr, Edwin &Deb , Tim & April

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