Joan Elizabeth Penton, 85 of Illinois formerly of Mt. Jackson passed away Thursday, January 25,2018 in Timberville. Services will be Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Dellinger Chapel in Woodstock. Reverend Freddie Helsley will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens.
Joan was born November 22, 1932 in Arlington, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Elizabeth Richardson Gates. She worked for the CIA as a secretary where she retired. She was a 4H leader and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Joan is survived by 2 daughters, Valerie Joan Kibler and husband Robert of Mt. Jackson, VA. and Vicky Lea Wetzel of Linden, VA.; 2 sisters, Gloria Gates Cooksey of York, PA. and Jeanette Gates Vaughan of Arlington, VA.; 2 grandchildren, Kristin Wetzel and Tyler Wetzel.
Arrangements are in care of Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.