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Henrietta ?Penny? C. Krogh, 86, of 817 6th Street S.E., died Saturday, December 23, 2006 at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:30 PM Friday (January 5, 2006) at First United Methodist Church, 119 South Georgia Avenue with Rev. Jim Stiles officiating. There will be no visitation. A private inurnment will be held in West Branch Cemetery, West Branch, Iowa. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the First United Methodist Church Music Department or to an organization of your choice. The family would also like to express their appreciation to all friends, neighbors and helpers who have always been there for Penny. Henrietta was born July 15, 1920 in Iowa Township, rural Cedar County, the daughter of Thomas E. and Emma (Haacks) Crees. She received her education at Iowa #5 Rural School, Springdale High School, State Teachers in Cedar Falls and the University of Iowa. She enjoyed teaching school in Aplington, West Branch, Iowa City and Mason City. On June 27, 1942 she married John E. Edwards in West Branch, Iowa. During World War II, Penny worked as a section manager on the Junior Executive Staff in the J. N. Adams store in Buffalo, New York and taught for a time in Americus, Georgia. After John?s death, Penny moved to Iowa City and returned to teaching. She married Glen M. Krogh August 29, 1949 in the Methodist Church in Rochester, Iowa. After her husband?s graduation from Dental School at the University of Iowa, the couple moved to Mason City in 1952. Penny taught in the Jefferson and Washington schools in Mason City and served as office secretary in her husband?s dental office for 15 years. Penny was a member of First United Methodist Church and belonged to the W.S.G. Circle. While in college, she belonged to the Kappa Phi sorority. She belonged to P.E.O. Chapter LB. She was a former member of the educational organizations M.C.E.A., I.S.E.A., N.E.A. and Alpha Delta Kappa, a sorority for women educators. She belonged to the Mason City and State Dental Auxillary for many years. She held 50 year membership in Juanita Chapter Eastern Star in West Branch and Bethlehem Shrine #8 in Iowa City. She is survived by her sister, Bonita Petersen of Mesa, Arizona; brother, Wyant Crees of Burlington, Iowa, sister-in-law Betty Crees of Atalissa, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Eli Edwards; daughter, Judith Ann Edwards; husband Glen Martin Krogh; and brother Everett Crees. Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory. (641)-423-0924 www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
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