Penny Halligan, 62

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Penelope "Penny" S. Halligan, 62, of Mountain Home, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 20, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery.

Penny was born March 11, 1940, in Morehead, Miss., the daughter of Nathan and Emmily (Timbs) Sheffield. Penny married Richard Halligan on Nov. 3, 1959. The family moved to Mountain Home on Aug. 28, 1970.

Penny worked for over 23 years at the 366th Wing comptroller's office at Mountain Home Air Force Base. She also worked for Stoecker Jewelers from 1973 to 1974.

Penny is survived by: her daughter, Karen Halligan of Arvada, Colo.; son Robert Halligan of Mountain Home; sisters Vontico Nickelson of Greenville, Miss., Trilby McCoy of Morehead, Miss., June Nickelson of Greenville, Miss, and Brenda Lasseft of Indianola, Miss.; brothers Allen Sheffield of Burlison, Tenn., Edwayne Sheffield of Indianola, Miss., Maclyn Sheffield of Morehead, Miss., and Jimmy Sheffield of Indianola, Miss., and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, a son, Roderick, and a brother, Bobby Sheffield.

"She was a shining light in so many lives and will be loved and missed by all," her family said.