Shelley K. (Washko) Lofy

Born: Wed., Oct. 14, 1970
Died: Tue., Feb. 25, 2014


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 03, 2014
Location: Sunnyside Presbyterian

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 04, 2014
Location: Sunnyside Presbyterian

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Shelley K. Lofy

October 14, 1970 – February 25, 2014



Shelley K. Lofy, 43, of South Bend died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Shelly was born October 14, 1970 in Gary, IN to Elizabeth (Henderson) and Allen Washko. On October 29, 1994 in Crown Point, IN she married Glenn Lofy who survives. She is also survived by her son, Colin Lofy; her parents, Elizabeth and Allen Washko; and her sister, Wendy Brenner (Doug) of South Bend.


Shelley worked for Healthwin Specialized Care as an Occupational Therapist for the last 12 years. She was a woman of deep faith and was very generous and selfless to a fault. She was a longtime member of Sunnyside Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon. She enjoyed shopping, running, kickboxing, knitting, and gardening.


A celebration of Shelley’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday March 4, 2014 at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church 115 S. Frances St. The family will receive friends in the church on Monday March 3rd from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.


Memorial contributions in Shelley’s memory may be given to the church to support a planned May 3, 2014 concert which will be given in her memory by Justin Roberts. The Welsheimer Family Funeral Home assisted the family with her arrangements. E-Mail condolences may be made at


When Shelley touched your life you came away a better person.

Charitable donations may be made in Shelley's memory to the following organization:

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St. South Bend, IN, 46617

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Patty Anderson
   Posted Sun March 02, 2014
Dear Glenn and Colin, I,m truly sorry for your loss. I've known Shelley for as long as she worked for Healthwin and oh my it has been a joy. So gentle and kind and compassionate and loving towards all whom she came into contact with. I myself have received countless hugs and words of encouragement over the years. Only one flaw she had, she could never say "no". We tried it once in an exercice and you need to know she failed miserably. I miss her something aweful but I know that she is with our Lord and Savior and that those of us who have excepted him in our heart will meet again someday. I pray for you to feel the love of ourGod and his arms around you during this most difficult time. In Christian Love Patty Anderson

The Harmon Family
   Posted Sun March 02, 2014
Glenn, Colin, and Lofy/Washko Families, Please know of our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. Shelley was a remarkable person. We were privileged to know her. May her kind and gentle soul rest in peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Krista Cooper
   Posted Sun March 02, 2014
To the family,

I went to school with Shelley, and was in band with her. My sincerest sympathies to all of you. She was such a sweet person, and can see that carried out throughout her life. I wish you all the best and swift healing for all.

Krista Cooper

Judie Mengel
   Posted Mon March 03, 2014
I will thank God always for the opportunity of knowing Shelley and her family.
I never saw Shelley without a smile and a word of encouragement. She graced us all.
I will miss her.

Greg Otto
   Posted Mon March 03, 2014

Saw the notice in the paper and wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you and Colin peace in this difficult time.

Chris and Greg Otto

Michael & Lisa Jaworski
   Posted Mon March 03, 2014
Dear Glenn and Family,
Although we never met Shelley, we wanted all of you to know that we will keep all of you in our prayers. What does one say at a time like this. Please try and find some comfort in knowing that GOD has a master plan for each one of us, and that HE needed another Angel to tend HIS Heavenly Gardens. Some day we all will be together again, resting in the garden Shelly has prepared for us. GOD Bless.

Mike & Lisa

Malinee (Marks) Swihart
   Posted Mon March 03, 2014
Glenn, I'm so sorry to hear about Shelley's death. She was a very kind woman and I know she will really be missed. Mal

Tammy Seifert
   Posted Wed March 05, 2014
I didn't know Shelley well. Whenever our paths would cross, I came away feeling that she was an Angel that walks among us. She was so bright and got brighter when she saw Colin. You could see she was so proud of him. I feel a small part of the loss her family and friends are feeling, and pray that time will heal the hurt and the memories will remind us all, of the Angels that guide us through life and the love they share. Peace to her family.

Chris Krueger
   Posted Wed March 05, 2014
Dearest Lofy and Washko Family,
My heart is broken by the loss of your "baby elephant". Those were the words describing Shelley on the note you left for me the first time I babysat. Shelley always had a smile on her face and love in her heart. She was love deeply by her parents, sister and Crown Point church family.

I am so grateful to have been touched by her as an infant, toddler, young child, teenager, young adult, and woman. She never met a stranger and was instilled in her by her family.

I will be keeping your family in my heart and prayers in the days, months, and years to come as you grieve her loss and celebrate all the lives she touched while she was on this earth.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of her life. "Sugar's daughter", Chris

holly halsey
   Posted Wed March 05, 2014
glenn,so sorry to hear about shelley's passing.sending you thoughts and prayers.

Harry Thibault
   Posted Thu March 06, 2014

I missed Shelley's funeral but I wanted to make sure to write and wish you and your son and the rest of your family peace and healing. It was a long time ago when we all worked at Memorial but I remember how kind and gentle and caring Shelley was with everyone. It's no wonder you two made such a great pair. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrew Steele
   Posted Sat July 26, 2014
I hadn't known of Shelley's passing until now. I knew Shelley in high school and consider her one of my great friends from those years. This is truly heart breaking.