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1 of 9 | Posted by: Ginny - centerville,, IA - friend

“Sorry for the loss of a beautiful soul, inside and out. Remembered playing at Coadys' in Mystic. Penny kept all of us, including twin bros in line,...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jan Runde - Columbia, MO

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3 of 9 | Posted by: Jan Runde - Columbia, MO

“So sorry for this families loss. Penny always made you smile, and laugh. She's now one of God's angels. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Maxine and Russell Agan - Buffalo, NV

“We always enjoyed working with Penny at Sleep Inn and Suites. She was one very special lady and we have many great memories. We are sorry that we...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Larry and Aleen Albers - IA

“May God be with you in this trying time ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: barb - IA

“So sorry for your loss. I am praying you find peace and comfort in this time of grief. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lacie Romans - IA

“My deepest sympathies to all of Penny's family. I had the great honor of working with Penny when she was at the Sleep Inn & Suites. She was always...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Connie Ward - Watertown, SD

“I can already see Penny sitting in heaven holding Dave's hand and together watching over their kids and grand kids. Catching up on all their missed...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tonya Squires - Des Moines, IA

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Penny Dawson, age 58 of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at the Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa.

Penny was born May 10, 1957 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Peggy (Crowder) Coady Sr.. She worked as a supervisor for many years at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.

She married Dave Dawson on November 1, 1975, in Centerville, Iowa. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her family.

Penny is survived by her children, Ben (Jamie) Dawson of Carlisle, and Jerri (Byron) Blazek of Altoona; Siblings, Mike Coady of Des Moines, Joseph Coady Jr. of Centerville, David (Ginger) Coady of Davenport, Matt (Kerri) Coady of Cincinnati, Sheila Rod of Centerville, and Tina (Jim) Miller of Altoona, Iowa; Grandkids, David Dawson, Janetta Dawson, Dawson Blazek, and Taylor Blazek; and many nieces and nephews.

Penny was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Peggy Coady; a brother, Danny Coady, and her husband, Dave.

Funeral services will be held 4 PM, Friday, October 2, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa with Pastor Gerald Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Haines Cemetery north of Centerville. A visitation will be held on Friday at Lange Funeral Home from 1-4 PM, with family present from 3-4 PM. Memorials have been established to the family of Penny Dawson and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at