Penelope (Penny) S. Vlahos, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in LaGrange Park, Il. on Saturday, May 17, 2014.Penny was born in East Moline, Illinois on December 2, 1929 the daughter of George and Panagiotitsa (Frangou) Stavros.On November 27, 1955 she married Theodore Vlahos in Moline, Il. and moved to Kewanee, Illinois.She and her husband Ted had three daughters; Emily (Mark) Rehn of Western Springs, Il., Pamela (Kenneth) Mott of Kewanee, Il. and Mary (Chris) Velisaris of LaGrange, Il.She has six grandchildren, Dianna and Katherin Rehn, Theodore and John Mott and Christopher and Madalyn Velisaris.She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Angeline Stavros, Georgia (Lou) Sarantopoulos and Demetra Stavros.
Penny graduated from United Township High School in East Moline, and attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.She was employed at John Deere in Human Resources.She was also owner-operator of the former Gazebo Clothing and Emporium Clothing and Bridal Store in Kewanee.One of her greatest joys was helping brides prepare for their wedding.In 1985, she sold her business.Penny was very involved in her community and participated in many activities.She was a Girl Scout Leader, a longtime member of Fortnightly, League of Women Voters, All Saints Greek Orthodox church of Peoria and the Philoptochos Society at her church, and the Kewanee Garden Club.In 1984 she was named Business Woman of the Year in Kewanee, Illinois.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.Fr. Cyprin Sas will officiate.Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. Tuesday, May 20th at the funeral home where a Trisiagon Service will be held at 7:00 P.M.Additional visitation will be one half hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the funeral home.Interment will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 1812 N. Prospect, Peoria, Il.61603 or Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Blackhawk Rd., Galva, Il.61434.Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.