ADAMS, NY — Penelope Jane Pelton (Penny) Cool, 80, Adams, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018.
A graveside service and a Celebration of Life gathering will be held Aug. 25, 2018, at a time to be announced. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Henderson.
Arrangements are with the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.
She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Scott G. (Paul Hardt) Cool, New York City and Stoneridge, NY, and William E. (Sharon) Cool, Henderson Harbor and Bradenton, FL; two grandsons, Christopher A. (Elizabeth) Cool, Georgia and Michael R. Cool, Florida; two sisters Patricia Ann Nichols, Leesburg, FL, Polly K. (David G.) Brown, New Bern, NC; nieces and nephews Deanna Pierce, Kevin Brown, Laurel Beeler, Michael Lynch and Jeffrey Lynch.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Clifford, a sister Pamela Gale Maracle and a nephew, Barry Brown.
Penny was born April 8, 1938, a daughter to George and Eunice Mather Pelton. She grew up on the Mather farm on Rt 178, Town of Henderson. She graduated from Belleville Central School in 1956 and
She married Clifford E. Cool on Sept. 8, 1956, in the Adams Methodist Church. Mr. Cool, a retired airline pilot for Delta Airlines, passed away on May 4, 2007.
Penny had owned and operated the Ellisburg Country Store, Stained Glass Etc., Trolleys Ice Cream stand and worked for many years in real estate sales in New York and Florida as broker / owner of Penny Cool Realty of Adams and Henderson. She served with the Adams Fire Department Auxillary and South Jeff School board in the 1970s, she was a representative on the Jefferson County Board of Realtors in the 1990s, and was currently serving as a trustee and president of the Evergreen Cemetery Association.
She loved to decorate, garden and play bridge.
Cliff and Penny had 50 adventurous years together, living in many residences east of the Mississippi, plus France, England and West Berlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery Association, c/o Dwight Green, Rt 178 Adams, NY or to the SPCA of Watertown, NY.
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.