Penny Sue Gaulden, age 83 of Greenville, passed away Sunday morning, December 27, 2020 at Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenville.
Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with Pastor Deborah Somerville officiating. Family visitation will be held prior from 10:00 – 10:45 at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends are welcome to the service at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, masks are asked to be worn and socially distance as best we can. Memorials are to be given to the Greenville Free Methodist Church, 1367 IL Rt. 140, Greenville, IL 62246.
Penny Sue, the daughter of James Herbert and Cornelia (Johnston) Dodd was born May 18, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Penny grew up in Winston-Salem, attended the local schools and graduated from Reynolds High in 1956. She then attended The Women’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina. Penny graduated in 1960 with a BA degree in primary education. Penny and James C. Gaulden Jr. were united in marriage and later in life divorced. She was a schoolteacher most of her life, teaching second grade at schools in Camp LeJuene, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mayport, Florida, Winston-Salem and Atlanta, Georgia.
Penny grew up attending Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. During the many years that she lived in Atlanta, she was an active member of Kingswood United Methodist Church. Penny moved to Greenville, Illinois in 2008 to be close to her daughter and grandchildren. She attended the Greenville Free Methodist Church.
Surviving is her daughter, Lisa Barber and husband George of Greenville, Illinois. Loving grandmother to Benjamin (wife Briana), Zachariah, Mary Ashley, Abigail and Samuel. She is preceded in death by a brother James Robert Dodd of Winston-Salem.