Penny Drain

Penny Drain, 65, of Newport, OH, passed away, Dec. 22, 2017, at the Arbors of Marietta. She was born, February 14, 1952, in Newport, Ohio, a daughter of the late Carl E. “Ed” and Lucy Hoff Brown. Penny was a member of the Newport United Methodist Church, she was a 1970 graduate of Frontier High School, and she received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in 1974. For 35 years, Penny ran the Penny A. Drain Consulting firm. She consulted multiple corporations including, healthcare organizations, municipalities and county governments, and automobile corporations. Her hobbies included taking care of her home in Newport, OH. Penny’s joy’s of her life was family, church, friends, and community.

Penny is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Tom Drain, brother, Ed Brown of Newport, OH, brother-in-law, John Hutchison of New Matamoras, OH, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Judy Stripay of Monroe, CT., nieces and nephews, Johnny Hutchison and his children, Cody and Tyler of Sardis, OH, Greg and Montel Hutchison and their children, Holly and Hunter of Reno, OH, Rick and Michele Hutchison and their children Olivia and Averi of Lancaster, OH, Amanda Burch of Greensboro, NC, Angie Ashworth of Newport, OH, Pam Iacono and her children, Jack, Will, and Charlie of Stamford, CT, Eric and Stephanine Stripay and their son, Harry of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Mark and Kari Stripay and their children, Taylor and Whitney of Monroe, CT, and several cousins. In addition to her parents, Penny was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon HFuneral services

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Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Newport United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Rick Burkhardt and the Reverend Cannon Dr. David D. Wilson (Wiltley) officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Friends may call from 2 to 8 P. M. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, WV, and from 10 to 11 A. M. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kay’s Closet, c/o Newport United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 357, Newport, OH 45768, An online guest register is available at