Penny was born to Rita F. (Campbell) Hitchings and Glenn E. Hitchings in Caro. She graduated from Caro High School class of 1959. In 1957, while working at the Strand Theatre, she met Lloyd. They married on January 9, 1960 while Lloyd was serving in the US Navy. In 1967, they moved to San Diego, California and raised a family.
While raising her sons, Penny worked at Ree’s Hallmark store. She was also an active member of Palisades Presbyterian Church and participated in Junior Woman’s Club, a bowling league, the San Diego Epiphyllum Society and, having a big heart for all of God’s creatures, was always caring for an adopted cat, dog or bird or two.
Penny is survived by her husband Lloyd and sons Keith (Robin) of San Diego and Darren (Romy) of Puyallup, Washington; grandsons: Christian and Nathaniel; and granddaughter, Madeline; sisters: Marita Miklovic of Caro and Glenna Macy of Shreveport, Louisiana; brother, William Hitchings of Kalamazoo; and sisters-in-law: Margaret Meyer of Frankenmuth, Doris Gross of Lapeer and Ruth Fell of Quaker Hill, Connecticut.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Lloyd Haney and her sisters, Pat Kilbourn and Mary Jane Southworth.
A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Ransford Collon Funeral Home. Rev. Pete Crawford officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in honor of Penny’s love for animals to the San Diego Humane Society.