Obituaries 07/04/2019


Ryan Seth Pennington

  Ryan Seth Pennington, age 38, of Madison, passed from this life on Thursday, June 27th, 2019, at 10:17 a.m. at the Baptist Health-Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana with his loving family at his side.

  Seth entered this life on August 11th, 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the loving son of Frank Eugene Pennington, II, and Diana Horton Kerns. Seth — as he was known by family and friends — resided in Jefferson County most of his life and attended Southwestern High School. He also attended Sullivan Culinary School in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Seth had served as the manager and host at Jeff Ruby’s Restaurant at Belterra in Vevay and in Louisville, Kentucky from 2001-2015. He then served as director of dietary for Healthcare Services Group in Kentucky. Seth was a people person and cared deeply for his family and friends. He would volunteer and donate generously in serving meals to the children and homeless in Louisville.

  Seth had a gift of being able to speak eloquently with people, whether it be to a customer, a client, or a friend. He knew the meaning of a true friend, he could engage with anyone and touch their heart, he gave of himself in big ways, whether it be in his skills in culinary and cooking, or hosting family dinners for friends and guests, one would truly understand the gift that he gave of himself. Seth was passionate about sports especially when it came to the Chicago Cubs or the Indianapolis Colts.

  He was a devoted dad and loved spending time with his daughter, Reece. He loved to have a bonfire and invite Reece’s neighborhood friends over to enjoy fellowship. Seth loved nature, gardening, hiking and seeing the gifts God had created in this world. Seth will be remembered for his passion for life, friendship, his love of people, his work ethic, and his love for his family.

  Seth will be missed by his loving daughter, Reece S. Pennington of Greenville, Indiana; by his heart-broken mother, Diana Horton Kerns and her husband Mike of Markle, Indiana; by his loving sister, Kelli Pennington and her companion Byron Ray of Madison; by his niece, Vivien Ray of Madison; by his step sister, Sarah Best and her husband Brandon of Markle, Indiana; by his aunts and uncles: Karen A. Elliott of Cibolo, Texas, Jeanne Laughlin and her husband Richard of Goshen, Kentucky, Sandy Wiggs and her husband Ben of Cloverdale, Indiana, Jim Horton and his wife Michelle of Hardinsburg, Indiana, Janet Daugherty of Madison, and Sue Dudley and her husband Jon of Boise, Idaho; by his great uncle, Charles Horton and his wife Susie of Madison; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Eugene Pennington, II, who died on November 19th, 2014, by his maternal grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Horton, who died on April 25th, 2018, by his maternal grandmother, Delores Joan Hall Horton, who died on September 7th, 2012, by his paternal grandfather, Frank E. Pennington, I, who died on February 20th, 2004, and by his paternal grandmother, June Davis Pennington, who died on November 15th, 2002.

  Services will be conducted on Saturday, July 13th,  at 4 p.m., by at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Private interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may visit on Saturday, July 13th from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the ‘Dare to Care’ Food Bank; or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.