Karen Jean Penn

Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 30, 2023

Karen Jean Penn, age 63, of White Oak, died on January 26, 2023. Born September 21, 1959, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Larry and Irene (Fleming) Reitz.

Karen was a member of the Glassport Assembly of God. She liked cooking her famous pot pies and baking. Karen enjoyed watching any sport especially cheering on the Pittsburgh teams. She was an animal lover and had a dog, Casper, a cat, Missy, and a rabbit.

Karen is survived by her children, Mandy (Matthew) Wagner and Martin Penn III; grandchildren, Jordan and Alexander Wagner; siblings, Irene (Daniel) Brieck, Cindy Palmer, and Raymond Reitz; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Larry Reitz.

Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Supervisor, Charles Danforth.

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Memorial contributions are suggested to the Huntington Disease Society of America at

Originally published January 30, 2023.

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