Penny Marie (Crowder) Pulley, 65, of Staunton, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Community Hospital of Staunton, Illinois. Penny was born November 9, 1957 in St. Louis County, Missouri to the late Charles & Ada (Zumwalt) Crowder.
She is survived by her daughters - Christy (Pulley) Ferguson (wife Emily), Kassia (Pulley) Wright (partner Jason), Rachel (Woosley) Maddalon (husband Gregg), Jessica Stillwell (husband J.R.), & Ashley (Woosley) Eaton (husband Jesse); & her grandchildren - Annika Koester; Alexis Wright & Sawyer Werner; Austin, Casey, & Cameron Hopper; Cory Allen & Lina Eaton; & Erik Raich Jr., Edan Aubuchon, & J.J. Denby.
Penny was a sister to many - Sharon (partner Thomas) Ray, (late) Debby Lovsey, (late) Melody Briggs (husband Steve), Susan Kessler, Charles "Chuck" Crowder Jr., & Donald "Duck" Crowder (wife Paula); Tammy (Menke) McBride (partner Danny), Alesia (Menke) Russell, & Tonya (Menke) Pieper (husband Rick).
Penny lost the love of her life, Ronald A. Woosley, in 2018. They had been inseparable for over 22 years.
Penny was known as a favorite aunt to many nieces & nephews. Her friendships were long-lasting & deeply loyal. She was well-known for her goofy sense of humor & her famous potato salad! She had a love for animals & her pets were always very happily spoiled. Penny was kind, thoughtful, & hard-working. As a young woman, Penny proudly joined the United States Military (ARMY), but was honorably discharged to take care of her family after only one year. After which, she spent nearly 20 years with Echlin (DANA) in Litchfield, Illinois, & volunteered to throw their childrens' holiday party every year. After DANA closed its doors, she realized her dream of going to college, earning her Associate of Applied Science in Accounting at Lewis & Clark Community College & graduating with honors. She then worked at Amazon Warehouse (STL4) until her retirement on October 28th of this year. Penny had retirement plans to spend time with friends & family, travel, volunteer at The Macoupin Art Collective, & create her dream homestead including chickens, a garden, & fixing up the home she had shared with Ron for many years. She lived a simple life full of love and patience. There are truly no words to describe how deeply she will be missed by us all.
A memorial open house will be held in Penny's honor on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at The Macoupin Art Collective (115 E. Main St.) in Staunton from 11 AM to 5 PM. Cards & memorial gifts can be brought to the open house or sent to Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Donations are appreciated, but not expected.