Penelope (Penny) Ely Eckler, passed away on January 31st, 2013, in the company of her family. Penny was born in Rochester, New York to Margaret Wright Ely and Glen Ely on May 17th, 1942. She graduated Webster High School in 1960, and married Gerald Schneider in the same year, but then later divorced. She reconnected and married her childhood sweetheart, Louis James (Jim) Eckler in 1974, and they eventually made Lawrence, KS their home. Jim survives of the home.
Penny was active with her church in Rochester, New York, as well as volunteering with her local schools as a homemaker and mother. She later finished her career with Hallmark Cards in Lawrence, KS.
Penny is also survived by her children Theresa (Teri) Schneider Nachreiner, Cheri Schneider Corpening (James), and Rachel Schneider as well as a brother, William Fletcher. Her grandchildren are: Shane Shogrin, Kacey Corpening, Karah Corpening, Amanda Nachreiner and Robert (Bobby) Nachreiner, with two great grand-children Camille Shogrin and Elliana Bonzo.
Penny requested there be no services. The family would like any tributes to be donated to the Lawrence Humane Society, or to perform a random act of kindness on her behalf.