Wendy Winslow Lofting

August 26, 1947 - October 4, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 70 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend

Wendy Winslow Lofting, age 70 of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday October 4th, 2017. Born in New York, New York, she was the daughter of the late Thomas “Scudder” Winslow and the late Elizabeth Russell Winslow.

Wendy was an artist through and through. She attended Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts as an art major and continued throughout her life to explore her creative passions. She illustrated children’s books, crafted trophies for the Steeple Chase and performed at the Delaware Theatre Company. Wendy even won an award for her one woman show where she portrayed Harriet Tubman.

Wendy cared a great deal for the environment. Her belief in the preservation of our natural environment, ecosystems, vegetation and wildlife led her to volunteering with various organizations such as the Blackfoot Challenge Organization, Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County, Stroud Water Research, Brandywine Conservancy and Canine Partners for Life. As a member and volunteer for these organizations Wendy worked to bring awareness to issues that were near and dear to Wendy’s heart.

Wendy is survived by one son, Hugh Lofting and his wife, Sally; one daughter, Elliott Lofting; one brother, Tom Winslow and his wife, Sheila; two sisters, Betsy Wagner and her husband, Bruce, and Gail Minot; as well as her grandson, Tuff Lofting.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends Friday, October 20th at 1:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, located at 401 N Union St, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Following the memorial service, the family will host a reception at Inverbrook Farm, located at 339-341 Lamborntown Road,West Grove, PA 19390. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Blackfoot Challenge Organization by visiting their website, www.blackfootchallenge.org , or by mailing your donation to P.O. Box 103, Ovando, Montana 59854.

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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Memorial Service

October 20, 2017 1:00 pm Episcopal Church of the Advent
401 N Union St
Kennett Square, PA 19348




October 20, 2017 Following the Memorial Service Inverbrook Farm
339-341 Lamborntown Road
West Grove, PA 19390


  1. Hugh, just found out and saddened to hear of your Moms passing. Wonderful woman such a loss. Prayers to you and your family.

    Richard V Ruoss | October 28, 2017 at 1:57 PM
  2. As Wendy’s sister I have to say we had some fun- a bit of it was on a drive from Detroit where I live to the E/L Ranch in Montana. Wendy desperately wanted someone in her family to see this magical place. So about 10 years ago we had our adventure as Birmingham Babe and Montana Mama. Wendy knew how to operate the Walkie Talkie radio and we quickly had “handles” and truckers to let us know if it was raining down the road. Two nights on the road across S. Dakota. We stopped at Cabela’s and the Corn Palace chatting and pointing out animals in the vast fields. Suddenly we were getting too far behind on time – So we speeded things up and pulled into a Cody WY motel where we learned that Queen Victoria had presented the beautiful mahogany Bar top to the hotel. We were too tired to think about where we were in the trip, but I can tell you we completely missed the Presidential Range at Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills. We didn’t turn left! We laughed over that for a few days.

    Betsy Wagner | October 23, 2017 at 3:18 PM
  3. Brief encounters over many years, ever since I left “alien writing” on the chalk board at St Helen’s Island in the mid 60’s. She made a drawing of my steamboat “Mahatma,” which I still have. On my fiftieth birthday, Wendy and another lady popped up from behind a couch in their bikini’s – arranged by sister, Lu as a birthday cake effect. Last saw her at my sister’s 70th several years ago in West Chester, where she was still looking hot. We had some banter caught on tape. Exchanged cards every year. Was to drop by a couple years ago, but changed plans at the last minute. Then she found out she was ill. We had some emails about that, then went silent. In January of this year, a note from Wendy, with a drawing and her famous “Keep Muskoka Beautiful” bumper sticker, held up in defiance like the rifle in the water at the end of Deliverance. If we can finish our own lives with some dignity, we will do her the honor she deserves.

    Jerry Hamlin | October 19, 2017 at 4:32 PM
  4. In the brief time I spent in the charm and friendship of dear Wendy, I admired her positivity and courage in the face of truly compromised health. I saw her walk with Tuff and I to school, though barely able to carry her own weight. During our visit to a local playground she playfully gave Tuff a bucking horse ride on her hands and knees in the long grass, collapsing with laughter as they rolled together on the ground. Her legacy in my great nephew!s life will be immeasurable – such a playful and entertaining Grandmother.
    Sincere sympathy and love to the entire family in the sad loss of an amazing lady.

    Gaye Lunt | October 19, 2017 at 2:57 AM
  5. Wendy always celebrated other people’s creativity and she was so creative herself.
    Many of us are fortunate to have beautiful personalized gifts that she made and they are precious and represent her joyous spirit to me. As someone pointed out, she passed away on the date of the Feast of St. Francis and that is so fitting. She worked hard for conservancy. I will miss her energy and style. Go in Peace Dear One.

    Cintra Murray | October 16, 2017 at 8:42 AM
  6. to all Wendy’s family near and far :
    We were all blessed to have known her, a woman of many talents and generous caring. Her presence will stay long with you, although in a new way in those moments when a memory will pop up fir wgar ever reason. Live to honor her and her passions.

    Love, Lonnie

    Lonnie Fisher | October 15, 2017 at 6:25 PM
  7. I remember Wendy from Rosemary Hall — especially her wonderful, joy-filled performance as Peter in Peter Pan. I am so glad for the moments that I got to catch up with her at Meg Devereux’s. Our moments together were too few & too short. Suzanne Shippen Zimmermann RH ’64

    Suzanne Shippen Zimmermann | October 14, 2017 at 11:51 AM
  8. Elliot, Hugh, Sally and yes, Tuff –

    My thoughts and heart are with you all as you process the loss of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother.

    Wendy known to me as Firestorm truly was a storm of fire bringing energy of all aspects into my life from the time I first met her at our ranch when we were both 12 into our golden years. During our later years we became more mystic with horses and dogs along with Nature and totems as our mentors. Wendy loved to regale me with stories of Tuff as she introduced him into the mystic world of Nature. How she LOVED being a hands on grandmother! Yes, she was incredibly proud of all of you and loved to be in spirit a part of all of your endeavors.

    My home is full of Wendy’s artistic talent and many sweet momentos and photos celebrating our milestones.

    I join Micheal Salemi in wishing my Storm of Fire the Happy Trails she so deserves. The Lakota believe that the Horse is the vehicle that carries the two-legged into the outer realms. I know a mystic Horse presented itself to carry my beloved soulmate into the realms of Heaven and eternal Peace.
    Namaste with great love….
    Mary Vero
    (Her mystic WinterWolf)

    Mary P. Vero | October 13, 2017 at 11:27 PM
  9. Wendy was warm, gracious and a breath of fresh air to be around. I will miss her. We were classmates at Rosemary Hall 1965 and keep in touch all of these years. She was the spark of our reunions , and as class secretary and reunion chair, Wendy helped encouraged classmates to come. She used all of her Choate connections to help insure a fun and memorable weekend on the Wallingford campus for all of us. She was always wishing to connect with her classmates to laugh and whine about our experiences in Greenwich.
    To all if Wendy’s family and friends, I am so saddened by the loss. And send you my love and prayers.
    I have copied the obituary and have send out to Wendy’s Rosemary Hall 1965 classmates.
    Ann Mason Sears

    Ann Mason Sears | October 13, 2017 at 4:08 PM
  10. Wendy’s great life and legacy in her love of the world and those closest to her will keep her spirit with all who knew her. Hugh (2), Elliot, Sally, Tuffy hold on to the great memories and know you are loved.

    Anne Oldach | October 13, 2017 at 11:58 AM
  11. A wonderful woman leaves us- will never forget her inhabiting the spirit of Harriet Tubman in her magical one woman performance. Holding the extended families in the Light.

    Angela M Benjamin | October 12, 2017 at 3:37 PM
  12. Dear Elliott, High, Sally + all of Wendy’s family and dear friends –

    We all know that we lost a giant here on earth on October 4th. A giant heart, a giant talent, a giant sense of humor leaving a gigantic hole in each of our hearts.

    It is true that her legacy will live on mostly in you, Elliott + Hugh, and her beloved Tuff.

    We now have gained the most compassionate and caring angel in heaven.

    May your beautiful mother and mother-in-law Rest In Peace.

    She is loved. She is missed.

    With much love to you now and prayers for peace, strength and grace at this sad time.

    Nancy + Dan Weintraub, Jake Prein

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    Nancy Fleming | October 11, 2017 at 8:39 PM
  13. Wendy was always so incredibly kind, attentive, and loving everytime I spoke with her. I will never forget her saving me from drowning in the pond pool when I was a little girl! She will be missed.

    Kate Hodges | October 11, 2017 at 4:43 PM
  14. Some families cross paths through out their lives for unknown reasons. My deepest sympathies to you all. Best wishes, that your current sadness, be replaced soon with happy memories.

    Jacey Armstrong | October 11, 2017 at 7:09 AM
  15. I only had the pleasure of knowing Wendy for a couple years. I met her when she would come into the pond shop where I worked at the time. We would spend hours talking like 2 friends who had known each other forever. I always thought we were kindred spirits. She would talk to me about my family and then we would talk about hers. When she would talk about Tuffy her aura would glow!!!! She loved him so much. It was beautiful to watch the 2 of them together. You just knew that bond was beyond indescribable.
    Well I hope heaven is ready for her and that it is filled with birds and frogs and flowers and all the other things she loved. Peace be with you Wendy Lofting and with those you left behind!

    Brenda Butt | October 10, 2017 at 10:55 PM
  16. Dear Elliot, Hugh & Sally,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I was so hoping you all would make it out to the ranch one more time summer and Wendy seemed so sure she would. I will cherish my many memories of her and her kindness to me especially when I first married into this wonderful, crazy place. I loved her very much. I hope we get to see all of you sooner than later.
    Lots of Love,

    Connie Erickson | October 10, 2017 at 7:34 PM
  17. I have often thought of Wendy over the years; reflections of her contagious laughter and joy still make me smile.
    We were classmates at Rosemary Hall and I will always be grateful for having shared many of those days with her.
    Wendy’s life left an indelible mark on so many and I thank God for having been one of those blessed people.
    May the Peace of God abound in our hearts.
    Jane Goff

    Jane Andrews Goff | October 10, 2017 at 7:29 PM
  18. Dear Hugh, Sally, Elliott & Tuff:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. As a dear neighbor for 27 years, she was funny, quirky, intelligent, compassionate and we enjoyed our times together. We will miss her dearly – she was unique in the absolute best way possible. Meadow View Lane just won’t be the same without her!
    Rick and Diane Fourney

    Diane and Rick Fourney | October 10, 2017 at 3:57 PM
  19. A beautiful energetic multi talented being. A supportive and generous friend. Am so grateful for her presence in my life. Her children and grandson are a wonderful legacy to us

    Meg Devereux | October 10, 2017 at 3:21 PM
  20. Hugh, I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother. She was a great lady and a class act. I only had the pleasure of her company a few times but I remember them all well. She was such a bright person to be around.

    Cackie | October 10, 2017 at 3:17 PM
  21. Wendy is a beautiful spirit that is on a new journey. I guess if she has a choice of how to travel it will be on horseback. I knew Wendy for about twenty years. She loved talking about the west and going to the ranch. I still have a tee shirt she gave me from one of her trips out there.
    She loved cowboy music and to this day whenever I play and sing cowboy songs on guitar I think of her. She always encouraged me to keep it alive. Her memory will always be kept alive with those who were privileged to know her.
    Happy Trails Wendy!
    Michael Salemi
    (Her fireplace guy)

    Michael Salemi | October 10, 2017 at 1:26 PM
  22. It was such a joy to meet Wendy! She was neighbors with our good friends. Once they had a groundhog digging up their garden. Here comes little Wendy with a gun to take care of it!
    I was struck by how easy Wendy was to talk to and the total lack of awkwardness in our few conversations.
    So happy she was encouraging me to bring “real” hymns for the tractor ride.
    God have mercy on your soul, sweet and sassy Wendy!
    Hunter & Angela Hale

    Angela | October 10, 2017 at 12:01 PM

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