NORMAL — Beverly J. Penn, 80, of Normal, passed away at 2:28 p.m. Saturday (April 8, 2017) at her home.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

She was born May 28, 1936, in Bloomington, a daughter of Edward and Bernadine Gehrt Gibson.

Surviving are a son, Michael (Janice) Murphy, Bloomington; a daughter, Cheryl (Chuck) King, Atlanta; three grandchildren, Brock (Shayla) Messamore, Taylor Messamore and Brandon Shafer; and a sister, Diane Naugle.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Deutsch, and a brother, Robert Dean Gibson.

Bev was a woman who excelled in many things and was a talented upholsterer, seamstress, carpenter and landscaper.

To express condolences, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

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