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Velma T. Penney

December 18, 1919 ~ September 11, 2016 (age 96)

Velma T. Penney, 96, of Rockford, one of eight children born in Crystal Falls, Michigan on December 18, 1919, passed in her sleep Sunday afternoon, September 11, 2016 under the care of hospice.  She moved to Rockford for work and married her husband, James Penney, on December 18, 1945.  They had seven children, Diane Atkinson, Leroy Penney, Charlette Warren, Jimmy Penney (deceased), Judy Penney, Richard Penney and John Penney.  She had over 29 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and multiple great-great-grandchildren.  Velma retired from Amerock Cabinet after several years of manufacturing and enjoyed her retirement spending time with family and friends on a regular basis.  She looked forward to having family over to the house and making pasta, chicken, macaroni and tomatoes.

The family would like to thank Family Centered Hospice, Alden Park Strathmoor and their staffs for all the love and support given to Velma during her time there.  Special thanks to Carmen, Dennis and Charmain Bliss for all their efforts and love given over the years.

There will be a wake/visitation from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park.  To share a memory or express condolences, visit  

 Service Information

September 16, 2016

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Honquest Family Funeral Home - Loves Park Chapel
Loves Park, Illinois 61111

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