Mary Agnes Penksa, 87, of Wadsworth passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 with her family by her side. Born April 4, 1925 in Chicago, IL to the late Joseph and Mary (nee Houska) Turek. Mary loved all children, especially her grandchildren. She was always at their sporting events. She was their biggest cheerleader. She was a very giving and loving person. Mary enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, playing Yahtzee & Bunco. Her passion in life was spending time with her family. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Penksa in 1997 and their daughter Marlylou Vasquez and son Joseph Penksa. Siblings: Joseph (Mildred) Turek, James (Thelia) Turek, John Turek, Tom Turek and Sister-in-law Laurie Scott. Surviving are her two daughters and son: Donna (Dennis) Dannemiller and Nanette (Mike) Lawrence of Wadsworth and Ronald Penksa of Chicago. Grandchildren: Christine, Clara, Christopher, Erin, Steven, Joseph, Danielle, Melissa, Michael, Lauren, Marianne and Evan. Brother-in-law Richard Scott and numerous nieces & nephews . The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Wednesday at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad St Wadsworth with Father Mike Ausperk officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Just remember Mom, “We love you more than you know.”
To Those I Love
If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there.
(I’d come-I’d come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)
And when you hear a song or see a bird
I loved, please do not let the thought of me
Be sad …. For I am loving you just as
I always have … You were so good, to me!
There are so many things I wanted still
To do — so many things to say to you …
Remember that I did not fear … It was
Just leaving you that was so hard to face …
We cannot see Beyond.. But this I know:
I loved you so – ’twas heaven here with you!