Joseph Stepphon Pena of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Union, MO on Monday, March 8, 2010, having reached the age of thirty-five years, nine months and eleven days. Joseph was born in St. Louis, MO, on May 25, 1974, son of John Joseph Pena and Sharon Kay Pena nee Nash. On September 24, 2008, he was united in marriage to Jennifer Renee Collins nee Johnson.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Jennifer Pena of St. Clair; by two step sons, Malikai and Maleek Collins, both of St. Clair; by his parents-in-law, Janet Johnson of St. Clair; by his grandmother, Marie Nash of St. Louis; by his grandmother-in-law, Pat Whitmer of St. Clair; by one brother, John Pena and wife, Rachel, of St. Louis; by aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sharon Pena.
Joe was a Protestant by faith. In past years, he was employed as a laborer in the masonry trade. Joe enjoyed spending time outdoors and his favorite hobby was going fishing. He loved his step-sons as though there were his own and he cherished the time they shared.
A kind and loving husband, step-father, grandson, son-in-law, step-grandson, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Private committal services will take place at a later date. The Pena family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the family of Joseph Pena.