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Penny A. "Penelope" (Craig) Reha

January 27, 1961 ~ October 21, 2020 (age 59)


     Penny A. "Penelope" Reha, age 59, of Elsie, MI, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at her home surrounded by friends and family.

     A Small Family Service took place at her home. Cremation will take place and burial will follow at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI at a later date.

     Penny was born in Owosso, MI on January 27, 1961, the daughter of Jack W. and Margaret (Gorman) Craig. Penny graduated from Ovid-Elsie High School. She earned an associates degree in criminal justice from LCC. Penny married Roger Reha on June 7, 1986 at Chapin United Methodist Church.  Penny worked as a corrections officer at the St. Louis Correctional Facility for 20 years. She was awarded Officer of the Year in 1992. 

     Penny enjoyed throwing horse shoes and horse back riding. She liked hunting, fishing and sitting around a good camp fire with friends. She loved cooking, and traveling, especially to Florida. She loved taking care of her friends and family. Penny loved when people just stopped by, it wouldn't be long and the house was full of people, laughter and food. Penny was known for giving everyone a nick name.

     She is survived by her husband Roger Reha of Elsie, MI, son Jeremiah and Kaylee Reha of Ashley, MI, son-in-law Bob Coohon, grandchildren: Kayla, Connor, Lena, and Ryder, great-grandson Darius, brother Dan Craig, and sisters: Vicki Richard, Linda and Bob Jameson, and Peggy and Alan Bryson. She is also survived by many loving in laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Russell Presson, daughters: Karrie and Brandy, brother Jack Craig, sister Margaret Craig, brothers-in-law: Jim Richard, Glen Baese, and Rick Brush, and father-in-law Raymond Reha.

     Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Online condolences can be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

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Burial will be held at a later date

Ford Cemetery
11183 E. So. Gratiot Co. Line Road
Elsie, MI 48831

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