Our dearest mother Penelope Carney Bevilaqua, 62 years old, went home to heaven with her family by her side on October 19, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her mother Claire Vanhook Barnes and father Terry Jackson Carney. She is survived by her husband Steve Konrad Bevilaqua, daughters, Kristen Coulter (Brian), Shelly Piantanida (Robby), Kacie Evans (Joshua), Steven Bevilaqua (Sara), Kara Board (Philip), brothers, Van Carney, Robert Barnes, and sisters, Pamela Read and B'Donna Roberson. Grandchildren, Clayton, Ava, Olivia and John Brian Coulter, Joshua Luke and Mary Isabel Evans. She was born in Ashland City, TN on December 4th, 1953. She graduated from CCHS and the University of TN at Chattanooga. She married her love, Steve Konrad Bevilaqua on August 4th, 1973. Our mother's faith in Jesus Christ was a living faith in a living Savior. Her faith produced a tremendous outflow of love to all she knew and loved. Her greatest love and joy was her family. She was a mentor, encourager, a treasured friend, a gracious hostess and seamstress. She made all she did brighter and prettier, through her many acts of grace and compassion for others. She was generous beyond measure, with a love for others that knew no bounds. May she rest in peace and grace and know how very loved she is and will always be to so many, as we wait for the day we will be with her again.