Ruth S. Penn, 81 years of Hillsboro, died Saturday January 12, 2013 at her residence.
She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hillsboro and the Ladies Golf Association.
She was born in Dayton, Kentucky on April 19, 1931; she was the daughter of the late Harry N. and Mathilda (Brunger) Heskamp. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Dr. Thomas C. Sharkey, who died on August 29, 1973 and her second husband LCDR Joseph E. Penn who died on June 16, 2006; her two brothers, Harry Heskamp, Lee Haskamp and four sisters, Kay Dubay, Anne Prigge, Mary Barbara, and Helen Massa.
She is survived by three sons, Michael (Karen) Sharkey of Vestal, NY, Timothy Sharkey of Marietta, GA, and Matthew Sharkey of Greenville, SC and one daughter, Meg Sharkey of Raleigh, NC. Three grandchildren, Erin and Thomas Sharkey and Hope Streett.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Mike Paranuik officiating. Burial will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro.
Donations may be made to Sharkey-Penn Scholarship Fund c/o St. Mary's Catholic Schooll, 212 South High Street, Hillsboro, OH 45133.
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