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Lydia McGuire

May 24, 1928 — July 8, 2023



L, Gay (Penrose) Penrod McGuire, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, passed away on July 8th, 2023 in Bolivar. She was born on May 24th, 1928 in Robinson, the daughter of Albert S. Penrose and Olive J. (Boring) Penrose.

Lydia was a remarkable woman who lived her life with grace and kindness. She dedicated herself to her family and community, touching the lives of all those around her. Her unwavering faith was evident through her membership in the 1st Church of the Brethren.

Throughout her life, Lydia found joy in simple pleasures. She cherished sitting on the deck, taking in the beauty of nature and finding solace in its embrace. Special picnics with family and friends brought her immense happiness as she relished in the company of loved ones.

Lydia's journey was not without its share of loss and heartache. She experienced the passing of her parents Albert and Olive Penrose and bid farewell to her first husband William C. Penrod Sr., as well as her son Gary D. Penrod. However, she embraced life's challenges with strength and resilience.

In time, Lydia found love again when she married Warren T. McGuire. Their companionship brought joy into their lives and she treasured their time together until his passing. Lydia also mourned the losses of her son-in-law Daniel P. Hartman, daughter-in-law Becky Penrod, six brothers, and two sisters.

Despite these hardships, Lydia's spirit remained unyielding. She leaves behind a legacy of love and resilience that will continue to inspire generations to come. Lydia is survived by her children: daughter Holly D. Hartman and Joe (Lexi and Daniel) Penrod with whom she resided; sons Carl (Lu) Penrod of Ligonier, Terry (Sue) Penrod also of Ligonier; daughter-in-law Marie Peters; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. Her memory will forever remain in the hearts of her dear nieces, nephews, and her wonderful friends.

Lydia McGuire will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her warm presence, gentle smile, and nurturing nature have left an indelible mark on the lives she touched. Let us celebrate the life of this extraordinary woman as we remember the love, compassion, and strength she shared with us all.

May her soul find eternal rest, and may our memories of Lydia bring us comfort in our sorrow.


Memorial Service to be held Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 11am at the Waterford Church of the Brethren.


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Saturday, August 5, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Waterford Church of the Brethren

405 Route 271, Ligonier, PA 15658

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