In Memory

Penny Apagar (Smith)

Penelope June "Penny" Smith

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PENELOPE JUNE 'PENNY' SMITH, 65 ROCKFORD - Penelope June "Penny" Smith, 65, of Rockford died Thursday, June 11, 2009, in SwedishAmerican Hospital. Born May 7, 1944, in Maywood, Calif., the daughter of Earl and Pauline (Carpenter) Apgar. Lived most of her life in Rockford, graduating from Auburn High School in 1962. She worked at Bachrodt Chevrolet and was co-owner of Valley Countertops. Penny is survived by her husband, Wendell of Rockford; daughters, Shari (Chuck) Siracusa of Belvidere and Suz (Tom) Myers of Rockford; grandchildren, Tony Siracusa, Zachary Myers and Alyssa Myers; brother, Robert (Jeannie) Apgar; and sister, Pat (James) Tucker. Predeceased by her parents. Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 15, in Calvary Baptist Church, 6286 Linden Road, with Pastor Greg Whitaker officiating. Arrangements by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services Ltd., 1001 Second Ave. To send a private condolence, visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from June 14 to June 20, 2009