Barbara Jean Penoyer
July 17, 1940  -  February 8, 2019

Barbara Jean Penoyer

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Monday, February 11, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Sunset Memorial Chapel
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
10:00 AM
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It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara Jean Penoyer announces her passing in Odessa, TX after a brief illness, on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the age of 78 years old.

Visitation will be held with family from 6:00-8:00 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Barbara Jean Penoyer was born in Tishomingo, OK on July 17, 1940 to parents Gilbert & Georgia Richardson. She attended school in Altus, OK. Following school she married Gene Arthur Penoyer on July 23, 1957 in Altus, OK & remained married until 1975. During her marriage she was a devoted stay-at-home mother raising her children. After her marriage, Barbara worked as an office manager for K-Mart for approximately 20 years & retired at the age of 62. Barbara’s favorite past time was being involved with her children’s, grandchildren’s & great grandchildren’s activities. Her hobbies included watching professional sports such as the Rangers & Cowboys. Her all-time favorite baseball player was Chipper Jones. Barbara also loved to read a good mystery. She had multiple pets through the years all of which were uniquely named. She loved them like family.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert & Georgia Richardson along with her brother Bobby Richardson.

Barbara is survived by her daughters: Elaine Dansby & husband Richard, Shelley Duke & husband Gary, Natalie Lawson & husband Ray, Lisa Broadstreet & husband Michael; grandchildren Brecklyn Neal, Ricky Dansby, Stephen Broadstreet, Brandi Alia, Sarah Hawkins, Erica King, Emily Kimmel, Stacy Broadstreet & Grant Lawson; 26 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild on the way.

Barbara was a loving devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother & most of all a friend. She supported her family in all aspects of their lives. She referred to her family as her most wonderful gifts.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook, please go to


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  1. Valerie Hammit
    Odessa, TX

    Elaine and Shelley,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom! Deepest condolences.

  2. Matt Penoyer
    Ottawa, IL

    Hannah and I offer our deepest condolences. May your happy memories comfort you during this time. I’m sending love and prayers to all of our Texas family.

  3. Rhonda Chadwick
    Cheyenne, WY

    Love my Texas cousins so much! My heart is sad for you. May the Lord bless you and bring you peace.

  4. Penny Kennedy
    Sapulpa, OK

    Shelley, Elaine, Natalie, Lisa, and families, My heart breaks for all of you as you are dealing with this great loss. Barbara was a wonderful, strong and loving person who touched the hearts of all who knew her. May the happy memories that are shared by all help to comfort you and ease the pain that comes with the passing of someone you love. An abundance of Love and Prayers are being sent your way by all. I will miss her also, Penny

  5. Robin, David, Travis and Tyler Ottoes
    Colorado Springs, CO

    So sorry for your loss. Peace be with you all. God bless you.

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