Friday, April 16, 2021

Obituary of Myrna (Penny) P. McElwee, 69

Name of Deceased Myrna (Penny) P. McElwee
Age 69
Date of Death 05/19/2009
Date of Birth 08/01/1939
Funeral Home Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service

Myrna P. “Penny” McElwee, 69, of State College, formerly of Centre Hall and Shenandoah, VA; died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center at State College.

She was born August 1, 1939 in Parkview, Lewistown, a daughter of Catherine Reigle Machamer, who survives in Lewistown, and the late James Machamer.

On December 16, 1958, she married her loyal, devoted, loving husband, Richard L. McElwee, who preceded her in death January 1, 2009.

Penny graduated from Lewistown High School in 1957. Early in life she worked as a disc jockey at WMRF radio, and later was a full time homemaker.

She was a long time member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Centre Hall, and while living in Virginia, was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Shenandoah, VA.

Her most treasured moments were those spent with her family. In recent years Penny spent much of her free time writing voluminously, sharing notes with others and writing her thoughts, feelings and observations, filling notebooks, journals, and every scrap piece of paper she could find.