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Allyn Penny

A graveside service for Allyn Dale Penny, formerly of Jackson, will be held Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. The Rev. Jimmie Corbin will officiate.

Allyn, 68, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at Levering Regional Health Center in Hannibal. He was born August 15, 1953, to Patty J. Brooks in Oregon.

Allyn’s childhood nickname was “Smiley,” and his sweet smile will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Allyn was a 1972 graduate of Jackson High School, where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team.

He is survived by three siblings, Terry (Joyce) Penny and Cheryl (Terry) Sides, both of Jackson and David (Roxie) Penny of Cape Girardeau, an aunt, Peggie McAnally, nieces, Ginger (Paul) Lufcy of Cape Girardeau, Amy (Greg) Franklin of Jackson, and Julianne Sanning of Ballwin, nephews, Ryan (Brittany) Sides and Jeremy Penny, both of Jackson, great-nephews, Paul David Lufcy, Carson Franklin, Riley Penny and Cameron Sides, great-nieces, Olivia Penny, Ivy Sanning, Autumn Sides and Kylie Sides and dear friends and caregivers, Richard and Dorothy Cerretti of Hannibal.

Allyn was preceded in death by his loving mother, Patty J. Brooks, maternal grandmother, Gurie Unger and a nephew, Todd Eugene Sides.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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