February 21, 2020

Brylee Leone Pennington

Died Jan. 7, 2020


Brylee Leone Pennington, 8, gained her angel wings on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 19, 2011 in Seattle, WA to Brandan and Brittany (Stray) Pennington. Brylee lived in West Branch since 2015, formerly of Centralia, WA. She attended Surline Elementary School for Young 5's and Pre K and then was home schooled for 1st and 2nd grade. She loved Paw Patrol, doing puzzles, reading books, coloring, singing country songs and spicy food. Brylee enjoyed playing with all of her cousins, who were like siblings to her.

Brylee is survived by her parents, Brandan and Brittany Pennington of West Branch; brother, Ethan Jack Pennington; grandparents, Stevie Jack and Norma Pennington of West Branch, Cyndy Riegle of Williston, ND, and Paul and Toni Stray of Centralia, WA; great-grandparents, Dick and Pat Riegle of West Branch and Gene and Barbara Stray of Centralia, WA; aunts and uncles, David (Kelli Newman) Middleton, Jennifer (Darren) Pionk, Jason (Alina) Pennington, Jessica (Brian) Gilbert, Tyler (Juiliana Kovacs) Hobson, Jody (John) Dantzer, Mike Anderson, and Brandon Stray; cousins, Grayson, Ethan, Mason, Roman, Claire, Casey (Greg), Elayna, Gregory, Joss, Lucius, Emma, Alivia, Brady, Macaia, Skylar, Alyssa, Ashlyn, Ally, and Savannah; many great aunts and uncles; and very special friends, Aaron Jansen and Ryan "Moose" Nelson.

She is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Gene and Terry Vannoy, Jack and Frances Pennington, and Howard and Helen Diehl; and cousin, Arika Dantzer.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will be on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 2:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Father Elias Chinzara will officiate.

Memorial Contributions can be made to The Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation in Brylee's name. www.believeinmiracles.org

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com


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