"Dear Joe, Carol, Jack and families. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you give back to God the precious gift of mother and grandmother. I will always have fond memories of a gracious and welcoming person in Helene. May she rest in peace and continue to be an inspiration to all who knew her."
– Larry Lentz, csv,
Las Vegas, NV, Jan 22, 2013
Your mom, you, and your family are remembered in thought and prayer."
– Michael Gosch,
Jan 20, 2013
"To everyone in the Lofy /Pennell Family, my thougts are with you at this time, for you lose. I have fond memories of both Helena & Walt Lofy - living next door to them, they are a constant part of my child hood. From Walt weeding his garden, working in the garage while listening to teh St. Louis Cardinal baseball game . Helena nurturing her flowers or at Christmas time, dropping of a tin full of wonderful cookies.
When thinking back to my childhood, they are a constant part of it - I have always hoped I could be as good of a neighbor, as they were to me and my parents.
I last lived next door to the Lofiy' in 1982, but even with the passage of time, , I still consdier them neighbors adn suspect I always will.
Thank you Helene - tell Walt I said hello and I willl check the rain guage out back for him."
– David Slaughter, Neighbor,
Springfield, IL, Jan 18, 2013
"To everyone in the Lofy Family, Friends of family, and all those who were graced with the presence of Helen my deepest sympathy goes out to you. While I met Helen a few times on visits to Springfield with Joe she passed on her wonderful sense of well being and grace which was very special. She is a classy woman for sure who now resides in a classy place, Heaven.
My prayers are with all of you,
– Tom Henn, Friend of Family,
Pleasanton,, CA, Jan 17, 2013
"Dear Maureen and entire family - like my sister Traci, I too have nothing but the warmest, most fun and happy memories of growing up living next door to the Pennell family and having the good fortune to spend summer Fair nights at Gramma Lofy's home with Maureen. What a tremendously classy, gracious and loving lady you have lost. What an amazing life she surely lived surrounded by such a large and loving family all those years. Sending many hugs and prayers to you all - and much love. Michelle Albrecht Rivera and Family."
– Michelle Albrecht Rivera, Friend of the Family,
Downers Grove, IL, Jan 16, 2013
"Growing up next door to the Pennell family, I spent more time at their house than my own! Always thought they were so lucky to have such fun and sweet grandparents - I have such happy memories of those times and I know the family does as well and hope they can pull those memories out and smile when they miss her.
– Traci Ondrey, Friend of Family,
Pawnee, IL, Jan 16, 2013