Graveside services for Nell Pennebaker Stevens, 87, of Indianola will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Southside Cemetery in Inverness. She passed away on Sunday July 19, 2020 at Indywood Personal Care Home in Indianola MS. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Indianola.
Nell was born in Inverness MS to Douglas Hamilton Pennebaker and Ethel Bradley Pennebaker on September 27, 1932. She graduated from Inverness High School in Inverness MS and from Delta State Teachers College (DSU) with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.
She was a long time educator having taught Home Economics at Indianola High School and Indianola Academy. She was also co-owner of Dixie Fabrics in downtown Indianola. Nell was an active member of Indianola First United Methodist Church until her health declined. She enjoyed teaching the Lillian Hefner Sunday School Class and was an active member of the United Methodist Women. The SOS committee was fortunate to have her guiding hand as its chair as well as serving as chairman of the #6 Rotary group that helped serve our Indianola Rotarians on Tuesdays.
Nell is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jerry. Survivors include Charlotte (Doug) Russell of Moorhead MS, Jamie Stevens of Indianola, MS and Stephanie (Wayne) Britt of Cleveland, MS. Grandchildren include Dr. Ryan (Julie) Russell of Tupelo, MS, Todd (Kappy) Russell of Indianola, MS, Beth (Lee) Hutchinson of Madison MS, Taylor and Katelyn Britt of Cleveland, MS and great grandchildren Walker, Lewis, Mary Margaret, Katie Lynn and Caroline.
Memorials can be made to the UMW of The First United Methodist Church of Indianola MS, PO Box 86, Indianola, MS 38751 or the donor’s choice.
A special thank you to the staff at Indywood Personal Care Home and to the ladies who all lovingly cared for her in her final years Gloria Carter, Mary Ann Greene and Nancy Cadena.