SPRINGFIELD – H. Penny (Modendricker) Yuhas, 64, of Springfield, died at 10 am, Sunday, February 7, 2010 at her residence. She was born January 15, 1946 in Peoria, Illinois to Martin and Katherine Stevenson Modendricker. She married Lawrence Larry Yuhas on November 24, 1979 and he survives her. Also surviving are 2 sons, Jim (Beth) Tisdale of Springfield and John Tisdale of Pana; 1 granddaughter, Alexa Marie Tisdale; 3 sisters Jan (Jim) Geber of Lacon, Kathy (Bob) Favorite of Peoria Heights and Mary Ann Bone of Washington, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother-in-law, Jerry Bone, and a niece, Melissa Magarity. Penny retired from Jewel Osco in 2004 after 27 years of service. She was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. She loved to cook, do crossword puzzles and her miniature figurines. She loved holidays and her family and friends and was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. Family will receive friends from 3-6 pm, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with a memorial service at 6 pm, Pastor Larry Crane officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Francis School of Nursing in Peoria, Illinois.
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