Marian Ballas Pennington, age 84, of Adamsburg, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland. She was born December 25, 1931 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Salter Ballas.
Marian enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking, baking, shopping and loved to dance. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Pennington; brothers, John, George, Ed; sisters, Gert and Evelyn. She is survived by her children and stepchildren, David Soboslay (Pam), Ed Soboslay, John Soboslay (Shannon), Sue Lees (Bob), Joanne Green (Mark), Donald Pennington (Victoria), Kenneth Pennington (Brenda); sisters, Joanne, Eleanor; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family will gather on Friday, August 5, 2016, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published July 26, 2016.