Agnes Penney Schmitz
July 11, 1925 — Oct. 17, 2017
Agnes Penney Schmitz (nee Gilbert), born in Chicago on July 11, 1925, to the late William and Isabella Jeffrey Gilbert, at rest October 17, 2017 at age 92.
A cheerleader at Proviso High School in Maywood, Ill., after graduation, she married Marine Glenn S. Penney, with whom she had two daughters, Linda, and Pam (Dave) Ruth. She was the beloved grandmother of Steven (Andrea) Austin and great-grandmother of Alex.
Agnes enjoyed singing in a quartet with the Sweet Adeline’s, performing at many venues. She lived the past 15 years in Wisconsin with her loving daughter, Linda. Agnes was preceded in death by her seven Gilbert brothers and sisters and leaves four nephews, eight nieces and many grand-and great-nieces and nephews.
A service just prior to burial will be held at the Wheaton Cemetery, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.