Penny Lee Welsh Prather

November 16, 1963 - September 23, 2022
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Saturday 10/1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

All guests are encouraged to wear their favorite “Snoopy” shirt and jeans or cool tennis shoes.


No funeral service will be held.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Penny’s name may be given to sponsor a classroom of the donor’s choice.

Penny Lee (Edmundson) Welsh Prather, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis after a year-long battle with leukemia and lymphoma. She was born November 16, 1963, in Lafayette to John Ertle and Carol Ann (Gard) Edmundson.  She was a 1982 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and continued herContinue Reading

Bonnie Youart Loft left a message on October 4, 2022:
Very sorry for the Loss of Penny , we where out of town, an weren't able to attend her service . My heart breaks for her mom and dad , and the family. I remember school day memories of Penny & I cheerleading at Tecumseh middle school .. Hugs an Prayers during this difficult time .. Randy & Bonnie Loft
Scott and Teresa Schnarr left a message on October 2, 2022:
We are sorry for the family's loss. Hopefully the countless fond memories will help. Penny was a Great lady, and several generations will remember and appreciate her.
Andrea Edwards left a message on October 1, 2022:
John, Carol and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Penny’s passing. I remember how hard Penny played during her athletic endeavors at TECUMSEH. What fun she was to coach. She might have lacked height in basketball but she could block out and use those elbows just fine. Shelby, you played basketball just like your Mom. So glad she became a much-loved teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Andi
Judy Dellinger left a message on September 28, 2022:
Aidyn, Tammy, and family, So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Penny. We have memories clear back to Longlois Indian days. We are thinking of you both and your Mom and Dad and Shelby with much love and sympathy. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of so many students and families.❤️ Love from Judy “Hamilton” Dellinger and family
Bunky Nistler left a message on September 27, 2022:
Pennys' family, I'm so so sorry to hear about the loss of Penny!! It was a shock when Autumn texted Morgan n I!! I'm so so GRATEFUL that I got to see her n all of the family when they came for Autumn n Jeff's wedding in Madison, MN. She n all the rest of Penny's mom, dad, sister, brother were so GRACIOUS N KIND to Morgan, Autumn n I when we came to visit Mildred when she was so sick. I will never forget all the LOVE N SUPPORT U gave to all my family !!! My deepest sympathy to ALL OF U!! MY THOUGHTS N PRAYERS WILL BE WITH U!! I know first hand how hard it is to loose someone u love to cancer. I lost my husband n my mom to it as well. GODS BLESSINGS TO ALL OF U!!! I WILL SEND A CARD LATER!! All my Love, Bunky Nistler
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Elizabeth Hittle left a message on September 26, 2022:
Penny sure was one in a million. We started together at Edgelea then moved to Vinton together. She was an amazing friend, teacher, overall person. I'm sure she's wearing her favorite eeyore pajamas living her best life with both of her loves. She will be dearly missed by many.
Tricia Bishop left a message on September 26, 2022:
Our hearts and prayers go out to Aidyn and all of Penny's family. We had the privilege of knowing Penny and Aidyn for a short period of time while she was in Indianapolis for treatments. Penny and Aidyn stayed with us at Fair Haven Foundation. Every visit to the apartment to spend time with them was special. Visiting her in the hospital was a privilege. Penny always had a smile and the love of God just shone through those beautiful blue eyes. She will be missed so many because she left an imprint on your heart wherever she was. May the memories of her love, kindness, fun help bring you some comfort.
Jody wilson left a message on September 25, 2022:
Penny… this doesn’t seem real. I know your in a better place than us left behind here. You forever made an impact not only on Jill’s life but Nana and mine as well. We will NEVER look at a Charlie Brown tree ever again without you crossing our minds. Rest in peace sweet “Queen” Love always, Jody, Jill, and Nana
Helen Copeland (Mollick) left a message on September 25, 2022:
So sorry for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Helen Copeland (Mollick) left a message on September 25, 2022:
So sorry for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Helen Copeland (Mollick) left a message on September 25, 2022:
So sorry for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Katrina Boes and family left a message on September 25, 2022:
Our deepest condolences for the family. Penny and Tammy both have always meant so much to our family. When Tanner first met Penny she immediately made him at ease by telling him how she liked to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Immediately after we got home, he had to do it her way. She was not only a teacher to the kids and parents, but a friend and inspiration. She even helped us out when we ran into her at the store while Christmas shopping so we could keep Austin distracted. She will be missed greatly, but we know that she is at peace and her impact on the lives of children will be remembered forever. Deepest Sympathy, Larry, Katrina, Tanner and Austin Boes
Marie Pawliczak left a message on September 25, 2022:
I know I only got to hang out with her once, but she was a joy to be around at Epcot. She was always smiling and having fun with us the entire day. She was a sweetheart, and I loved getting to hear all of Shelby’s stories about her.
Denise McConnell Carline left a message on September 24, 2022:
So sorry for your loss. Great memories swimming at the Elks and family get together. 🙏
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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