Gwen “Penny” Kelly

Gwen “Penny” Kelly, nee Cerven, age 65, resident of Lombard, formerly of Joliet and Springfield; former employee of the State Board of Education and Christ the King School, Springfield; proud volunteer at Little Lambs, Elmhurst; beloved wife of the late James D.; loving mother of Michael (Carolyn) and Matthew (Theresa); proud grandmother of Fiona, Maeve and James; dear sister of Jeanette (Robert) Spreitzer, Lynn (David) Hayes and Rita (William) Salman; fond sister-in-law and aunt of many. Visitation Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road (½ mile North of York Road), Elmhurst and Monday, 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. at Saint Rose Catholic Church, 603 Main Street, Wilmington. Interment Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. 630-832-0018 or and O’Neil Funeral Home, Lockport 815-838-5010 or

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3 comments on “Gwen “Penny” Kelly
  1. lupe castillo says:

    Sorry for her passing, she was such a nice person. A happy person. She will leave an empty void.

  2. Julie Evans says:

    Penny will be sorely missed. She was a very caring person and so excited to be a grandmother! I will miss her stories of grandchildren, nieces and nephews! Museum stance will always have a special meaning for me. Prayers for all of you.

  3. Larry Smith says:

    My condolences to all the family on Penny’s passing; she will be sorely missed by anyone who was blessed to know her. I will always remember her smiling face from seeing her at the early Sunday Mass at the Cathedral in Springfield, as well as my interactions with her at ISBE. May the angels rise to greet her and lead her to Paradise; may she rest now in the arms of her loving Savior; and may God grant each of you peace in this sad time. You will be our prayers.

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