Harriet Pennabaker

Harriet Pennabaker

Sunday, October 6th, 1957 Monday, April 29th, 2019

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Obituary for Harriet B. Pennabaker (Hess)

Harriet B. Pennabaker, 61, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services. Born October 6, 1957 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Miller Hess. She was a 1975 graduate of the James Buchanan High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Slippery Rock University in 1979. Harriett went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University and a second Master’s Degree in Special Education from Shippensburg University. She taught Special Education at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School for thirty-one years, retiring in 2015. She attended Scotland United Methodist Church and was a member of the Chambersburg Moose and VFW Post 1599. She was devoted to her family and was a dedicated teacher. She loved traveling with her husband in their RV throughout the country. She also enjoyed spending time at the beach, dancing, music, and making Halloween costumes. An animal lover, she will be missed by her pet mastiff, Diesel. She will be remembered by many for her generosity and as being a caring caregiver.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jerry Pennabaker, whom she married September 24, 1983; her son, Cody Pennabaker of Chambersburg; and her sisters Maryann Moschgat and Lenora Short, both of Chambersburg.

Family and friends are invited to gather to celebrate Harriett’s life at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, May 10th, 2019
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, May 10th, 2019

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