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In memory of Matthew Pennington

Created by Family Of Matthew Pennington

Matthew Pennington

Matthew Dale Pennington, born February 12,1981 in Carthage, Mo passed peacefully at Joplin Mercy Hospital on December 3, 2016 due to a lengthy illness.

He grew up in the Avilla- Reeds area and attended Avilla Elementary and Sarcoxie High School.

Matthew was front store manager for Reeves Auto Prior to becoming ill. He was loving son, Brother, Uncle, Friend and Father.

Matthew leaves behind 1 son, Karter, 2 daughters, Keisha and Maddie, and 1 grandchild, Braxton. His father Frank Pennington of Reeds, mother Lisa Ramos of Joplin, brother Jason Pennington and Mandi of Sarcoxie and 3 nephews, Jamie, Wesley, and Briar. Girlfriend Kelly Rushing and several friends, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by his sister, Crista Pennington, Paternal grandparents James and Alma Pennington, maternal grandparents William and Dicey Jamerson, stepsister Salena Ramos and stepfather Armando Ramos Sr.

It is in the best interest of Matthew’s father that a memorial gathering be postponed for a later date as he remains in the hospital recovering from quadruple bypass surgery.

This Memorial was created to commemorate a loved one's life and to let other families know they can turn to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for help when struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page to increase awareness of substance use disorders and to provide hope and healing for others.

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