Tanya Lynne Penner, 54, Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, unexpectedly from surgical complications.

She was born Dec. 11, 1963, in Wichita. She was a 1982 graduate Newton High School.

She married Jeffrey Todd Penner on June 9, 1984. She was involved in education, first as a paraprofessional, then as a teacher and administrator.

Survivors include her father, Bob McQuilliam; her mother, Karen Eales McQuilliam; and her siblings, Kris Jackman and Mike McQuilliam.

She wished for her remains to be returned to the ancestral farms that are owned by the families.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater. Immediately following the service will be a luncheon at Prairie Harvest in downtown Newton.

A viewing will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to District 373 Foundation or your local education system in care of the funeral home.