Jeanne Penn Lane (5th Generation,
August 6, 1944 - February 2, 2018
Our dear Jeanne has gone to join her
mother and daughter in heaven.
Rest in eternal Peace.
Funeral to be at Spurlin (formerly
Preston-Pruitt) Funeral Home in Danville, Kentucky
Obituary for Jeanne Penn Lane
Jeanne Penn Lane, 73, of Penn's Store, passed
away Friday, February 2, 2018. She was born in Danville, Kentucky
on August 6, 1944 to the late Robert Lucian and Alma ďTincyĒ Penn
Jeanne grew up on the family farm in
north-western Casey County in the Forkland Community, and graduated
from Forkland High School. After receiving her degree in Art from
Eastern Kentucky University, Jeanne started the Title I Art Program
in Boyle County and taught art in Boyle and surrounding
counties for a number of years. Jeanne was also a poet and
lyricist, eventually taking a position as a contract songwriter for
4Star Music in Nashville, TN and later worked for Jack Clement
Studios, also in Nashville. Jeanne had a number of songs on the
Billboard Top 40 during her music career. While writing songs,
Jeanne continued as a working visual artist, primarily on
commission for private clients in the music business. After
returning to the central Kentucky family farm, Jeanne became
involved in the operation and preservation of the family business,
historic Pennís Store. Jeanneís vision spawned events that promoted
and brought state and national awareness, not only to Pennís Store,
but also to literary and musical talent in Kentucky, such as the
Kentucky Writerís Day Celebration (sponsored by Pennís Store), and
the Great Outhouse Blowout, the annual Pennís Store fundraiser
which began in 1992 as a dedication ceremony and concert (headlined
by world-renowned guitarist, Chet Atkins, and Billy Edd Wheeler)
for ďPennís Privy,Ē the first restroom facilities at Pennís Store.
Surviving are a daughter, Dawn Lane Osborn (Bartley) of Pennís
Store in Forkland and a granddaughter, Olivia JeNean Graas of
Pennís Store in Forkland.
Jeanne is preceded in death by
her parents, grandparents, and a daughter, Dava JeNean Osborn
Funeral services 1PM Thursday, February 8, 2018 at
Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Chad Horn, Byron Crawford,
and Paul Stansbury officiating. Burial in Elder Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 4-8PM.
Pallbearers are Steve Shepperson, Kenneth Mills, Brian Chappel,
Gary Gorley, David Tarter, Larry "Red" Terry, Hershell McKinley,
Wendell Luckett, and Jeff Cain.
Honorary pallbearers are
Jamie McDonald, Wayne Westerfield, Billy Edd Wheeler, Theodore H.
Lavit, Hugh Coomer, Dewey Pope, Dr. Thomas Jackson, Dr. Daniel J.
Moran, Monty Ray Westerman, Dr. H.R. Stoneback, and David Wong.
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3 miles SE, Gravel Switch,
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