Mrs. Penelope Noel

Mrs. Penelope “Penny” Searles Noel, age 76, a resident of Dierks, died Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Dierks Health and Rehab.

She was born July 8, 1942, in Plainfield, N.J. She was a seamstress and a member of the Dierks United Methodist Church. She worked as a traveling missionary for many years, serving in Ohio, Texas, and Sitka, Alaska. She worked on health vans and in colleges in her mission service to others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Linton and Barbara Holden Searles.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Noel of Dierks and Christopher Noel of Dierks; one daughter, Dianna Noel Hollo of Pittsburg, Penn.; one sister, Judy Rizzo of Lewisburg, Tenn.; five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

A memorial visitation will be held at 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Dierks.

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