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Penny L. Close (chapman)

October 3, 1962 — December 19, 2016

Penny L. Chapman Close, age 54, of Morrisville, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2016 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA. Born in Trenton, NJ, she lived in Morrisville, PA; Yardley, PA; Bedminster, PA; Troy, PA for over 20 years; moved to Lititz, PA where she worked as a waitress for Reflections Restaurant in Leola, PA, Bright's Restaurant in Ephrata, PA, as well as the VFW in Lititz, PA. She was also employed as a machinist with Cummings Lumber Mill in Bradford City, PA for 21 years.Penny was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1980, where she was a member of the track team. She was a member of the VFW in Lititz and the American Legion in Morrisville. She volunteered at the Morrisville Senior Service Center. Penny loved to bowl at Delmorr Lanes, liked to play bingo, played little league softball, and enjoyed hunting.She is survived by her parents, Paul J. and Marian C. (Peterson) Chapman, a son Derik S. (and wife Fatyma) Close of Atlanta, GA, 2 brothers Paul J. Chapman, Jr. of Sellersville, PA and Mark Chapman of Hellertown, Pa, and several nieces and nephews.Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside service Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 1 PM at Morrisville Cemetery, S. Anderson Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville, PA. The Rev. Wendy Bellis, Pastor of the Morrisville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will immediately follow.There will be no calling hours.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to Penny's memorial fund as YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!Penny Chapman Close, a divorced, single mom from Morrisville, PA, Troy, PA, and Lititz, PA, passed away Dec. 19. She worked 3 waitress jobs in Lititz to support her son. Her elderly parents do not have the funds to pay for her funeral, so they are asking for your help. A Go Fund Me page has been set up. If you can find it in your heart to help this family who have experienced a great loss during the holidays, it would be much appreciated.You can donate to..., Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel (

Graveside Service
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Morrisville Cemetery
Anderson & Pennsylvania Aves.
Morrisville PA

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