Virginia M. Pennington, first woman to be elected to the Richmond Heights City Council, died on July 22, 2016, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Pennington and her late husband, William P. Pennington, founded the Richmond Heights Chamber of Commerce; she served as the executive director for 30 years.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on August 6 at The Church of the Little Flower. Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice.