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Robert W. "Babe" Penney VIEW PROFILE

Dec 1, 1930 - Oct 29, 2015
Preceded in death by first wife, Julia (Denison); daughter, Cheryl Menninga. Survived by wife, Dorothy; children, Susan Leslie (Jonathan), Lynnette Streeter, Roxanne Britton, Mark Penney, Dorene Chapman (Sean), Tom Penney (Linda); 21 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; many family and friends.
VISITATION Tuesday 5-7pm at Mortuary.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 10:30am Wednesday at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church 150th and Q St. Inurnment Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
ROEDER MORTUARY - 108th St. Chapel 2727 North 108th St. 402-496-9000

Former Omaha North star Penney dies at 84
Posted: Monday, November 2, 2015 9:33 pm
From staff reports

Robert “Babe” Penney, a former sports standout at Omaha North and Midland University and athletic director at Omaha Benson for 18 years, died Thursday.  He was 84.

Penney was a January 1949 graduate of North.  An All-Intercity League fullback on the Vikings’ 7-0-1 football team in 1948, his final high school game was an upset of Omaha Creighton Prep in basketball.  At Midland, he was a nominee for the World-Herald state college athlete of the year award as a senior.

He began his educational career as a teacher and coach for three years at Scribner, followed by five at Leigh and four at North.  Penney was Benson’s athletic director from 1967 to 1985 and retired from there as an assistant principal in 1990.  He received outstanding service awards from the Nebraska School Activities Association and the state athletic directors association.

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