Shirley C. Pennypacker
June 28, 1933 - October 1, 2022
Shirley C. Pennypacker, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Born in Wyndmoor, PA, on June 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Anna (Maloney) Conway. Shirley was an assistant manager with Delaware Trust, retiring after 22 years of service.
She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church in New Castle and the sodality since 1960. Active in her community, Shirley was the first female member of the Lions Club where she held many positions and was very active in the Girl Scouts. In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting character dolls, traveling, and gardening.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her first husband, John C. Pennypacker, who passed away in 1984; second husband, Henry Q. Layman, who passed away in 1997; brothers, Charles and Raymond Conway; and granddaughter, Colleen Pennypacker. She is survived by her daughter, Ann P. Thielke (Patrick) of Houston, TX; sons, Robert J. and Francis D. Pennypacker, both of New Castle, DE; and grandchildren, Patrick “Rick” and Janet Thielke.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 801 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley’s name to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.