Penny Veach

Penny Theresa (Anesi) Veach, 72, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born August 8, 1950 in Bakersfield, California, Penny was the daughter of the late John and Rena (Hobbs) Anesi. In 1967 Penny was united in marriage to Larry Baker and to this union they had their son, Larry Baker Jr. and daughter Angela Baker. In 1972 she was married Everett Eston Rude and to this union one son Eston Rude was born. In 2004 in Hannibal, Missouri, Penny married Jerry Veach, who preceded her in death in 2020.

Penny was also preceded in death by her daughter, Angela Baker; son, Larry Baker Jr.; brother, John Shackelford; and sister, Patty Smith.

She is survived by one son, Everett Eston Rude Jr. of Kirksville; one brother, John Joey Anesi of Kansas City, Missouri, one sister, Toni Meador of Kirksville; four grandchildren, Mataya Mendenhall, Troy Mendenhall, Alyssa Dent and Everett Rude III; four great-grandchildren, Kolby Shaw, Kaley Hilderman, Karson Mendenhall, and Etley Mendenhall; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Penny graduated from Kirksville High School. After high school, she attended Indian Hills Community College and became a registered nurse. Penny went to work as a nurse at KOH hospital in Kirksville and eventually retired from Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

Penny enjoyed Facebook and spending time with her family.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with Pastor Sam Burkholder presiding. Interment will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville.

Family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, Missouri.