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Leah Rae Pennell Rosenstangle, an 85-year-old former Trenton resident, passed away at 12:17 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2022 at her residence in Springfield.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at the Trenton First Christian Church. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, north of Trenton.

Leah Rae Pennell was born January 10, 1937 in Muskegon, MI to James Grant and Lucille Margaret Austin Pennell. She graduated Trenton High School with the class of 1955.

On December 25, 1956 she was united in marriage to Charles B. Rosenstangle in Kansas City. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2008.

Leah worked for Mart Drug, Fair Drug Store, Easters and Lauhoff Jewelry in Trenton and was a member of the Red Hatters and the First Christian Church.

Surviving relatives include her son, Randy Rosenstangle of Springfield; daughter, Brenda Sottler of Springfield; three grandchildren, Tiffany Martin, Arianne Rosenstangle and Andrew Rosenstangle, all of Springfield; seven great-grandchildren, Caleb Cagle of Humphreys, Colton Chrisman, Hallie May, Kaison, Lehton and Keyton Rosenstangle of Springfield; a great-great-granddaughter, Raelynn Cagle of Humphreys; and many nieces and nephews.

Those preceding her in death include her parents; husband; sisters, Jeannie McClure and Betty Johnson; a brother, Robert L. Pennell; and great-granddaughter Zoey May.

Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.

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