Barbara DeKler Pennypacker, 79, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday. 

A native of Patterson, NJ she was a daughter of the late Abrahm and Louise Vocht DeKler. Barbara worked in banking for most of her life and retired as a head teller. 

She was preceded in death by two sons, Kyle and Craig Pennypacker and a grandson, Justin Pennypacker.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Richard Pennypacker; son, Scott Pennypacker and wife Sharon of Easton, PA; daughter, Kelly Mahowski and husband Dennis of Garner, NC; sister Linda Feola of Carthage; brother Allen DeKler of NJ; grandchildren, Jason Pennypacker and wife McKenna, Melissa Mitchell and husband Brandon,  Ryan Mahowski, Nicole Varner and husband Preston; great grandchild Kyle Mitchell.

Online condolences for Mrs. Pennypacker may be made at

Mrs. Pennypacker’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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