KANSAS - Veva L. Pinnell, 100, of Kansas, passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Villas of Hollybrook, Charleston. She was retired after more than 28 years as a clerk in the Kansas Post …
KANSAS - Veva L. Pinnell, 100, of Kansas, passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Villas of Hollybrook, Charleston. She was retired after more than 28 years as a clerk in the Kansas Post Office.
Private burial is in Fairview Cemetery. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Pinnell was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Kansas, the daughter of the late Russell and Lola F. Honn Dawson. She married Sherman “Coonie” Pinnell Jr. May 28, 1939, in Brocton, and he preceded her in death on May 29, 2003.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan (Howard) Drake of Charleston and Elaine (Richard) Landes of Rosedale, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Christie Pinnell of Texarkana, Texas; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Pinnell; and a granddaughter, Jenny Norton.
Mrs. Pinnell was an active and devoted member of the Kansas Christian Church where she served as pianist, organist and choir member for more than 70 years, and was also a member of the Midway Melotones quintet. She was also a member of Kansas Order of the Eastern Star, serving as past Worthy Matron and as a former Grand Representative to Virginia.
She loved traveling, especially wintering in Pharr, Texas, with her husband for more than 30 years. The Pinnells made many lasting friendships in their time in Texas, and she enjoyed serving as pianist at the Winter Haven Church of Pharr.
Mrs. Pinnell will be remembered as a cheerful and outgoing person who loved music and enjoyed playing cards. Her wish is to be remembered by her favorite Bible verse, Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful heart doeth good like a medicine.”
Memorial donations may be made to Kansas Christian Church.
Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.