Penelope "Penny" Staudenmayer

Obituary of Penelope "Penny" M. Staudenmayer

Penelope M. “Penny” Staudenmayer, 68, of Shillington, passed away April 13, 2018 at the Reading Hospital surrounded by her loving children. Born May 7, 1949 in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the eldest daughter of the late Charles L. Wellard and the late Gloria B. Worman.

After graduating from Upper Merion High School in 1967, she attended Western Carolina University and Ursinus College pursuing a degree in accounting.  Penny held positions in accounting at Certainteed in King of Prussia, PA and Brook Ledge Horse Transportation in Oley, PA.

Penny was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed many hours gardening, sewing, crafting and spending time with her family. She was an avid animal lover with a special love for Labrador Retrievers. She also loved growing African Violet plants. Her favorite place to visit was the Jersey shore and spent many vacations enjoying the sunshine at the beach.

She is survived by her son, Matthew of Shillington and her daughter, Katey M., wife of Scott Henninger of Sinking Spring and their two sons, Calvin Jeffrey and Dexter Charles.  In addition, she will be lovingly remembered by sister Paula, wife of Salvatore M. Pupillo, Gilbertsville and their daughter Nicole G. Pupillo, Perkiomenville; and brother Charles P. Wellard, husband to Robert W. Mattingly of Washington, DC, stepmother Jane Wellard, stepsister Elena Azuola and stepbrother Edward Azuola all of St. Petersburg, FL.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, 352 S. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 with Rev. Nicholas Yzzi, officiating. Houck and Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., Pottstown, PA is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reading Hospital Foundation, PO Box 16052, Reading, PA 19612 in memory of Penny Staudenmayer. The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the medical staff, doctors and nurses who worked tirelessly to save Penny and to all our friends for their many kindnesses during this difficult time.