History

Pennington Funeral Home recently celebrated 110 years of service to the residents of San Marcos. In 1897, A.B. Rogers established A.B. Rogers Furniture and Coffins in the Simon penn-rogersBuilding on Hopkins Street. In 1907, the business was renamed Undertakers and Furniture Store and moved to the building on the corner of Hopkins Street and LBJ Drive.

Rogers hired Willard A. Pennington in the early 1930′s. He became a permanent employee and married Edra Collier, the furniture store bookkeeper. Willard and Edra purchased the funeral home in early 1943, changing the name to Rogers-Pennington Funeral Home; five years later, the name was changed to Pennington Funeral Home. In 1956, Pennington Funeral Home moved to its present location at 323 North Comanche.

In 1957,Willard Pennington was killed in an auto accident on the Wimberley Highway, leaving Edra, a licensed Funeral Director and mother of three, to manage the family business.

staff-threeIn 1961, Willard and Edra’s son, Bill Pennington joined the firm as a Funeral Director/Embalmer. He married a local girl, Linda Kyle in 1963 and they had two children, Collier Pennington and Kristin Pennington. Bill Pennington bought the business from his Mother in 1971. Kristin Pennington after graduating from Texas A&M University, attended Commonwealth College, graduating in 1998 joining her parents as a Funeral Director and pre-need counselor in 1998. Kristin is the third generation of Pennington’s to carry on the tradition and work at the funeral home.

Pennington Funeral Home is one of the oldest Burial Companies with their membership to the National Burial Association since 1903. Pennington Funeral Home’s pre-need trust permit is #42 (there are over 2000 permits today).

See Historical Pennington Funeral Home Ledgers at Texas State University’s Digital Library Online

Now, over 110 years and three generations later, Pennington Funeral Home is still a family business.

Pennington Staff (front back left to front right) – Charles Haynes (Funeral Director/Embalmer), Jimmie Scott (Preneed Counselor), Janet Scott (Receptionist), Doris Kyle (Receptionist), Linda Pennington (Owner), Bill Pennington (Funeral Director/Embalmer/Owner), Gary Blome (Funeral Director/Embalmer), Juanita Opheim (Receptionist), Marilyn Vermaak (Administrative Assistant), Kristin Pennington Wingard (Funeral Director/Preneed Counselor), Tammy Cardenas (Administrative Assistant), Dorothy Fulps (Receptionist)

Our Family Taking Care of Yours

Bill Pennington and Kristin Pennington Wingard head up our staff of caring professionals. All together, our funeral directors have a combined funeral home experience of over 120 years in San Marcos, Hays and the surrounding counties. They are licensed in all aspects of funeral service including prearranging, sales of headstones, granite markers, niches, mausoleums and cemetery property at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.

When you finalize your funeral at Pennington Funeral Home, our caring staff will advise you of the total cost with the assurance that your wishes will be carried out with the utmost care.