Tiffany Jo Lufft

September 10, 1978 - August 6, 2009

09/10/1978 - 08/06/2009

LUFFT, Tiffany Jo, 30, of Wheeling, died Thursday, August 6, 2009.
She was born September 10, 1978, in Wheeling, to Bill and Tammy Gooch. She was preceded in death by her grandparents John and Frances Lufft.
She is survived by her loving parents, Bill and Tammy Gooch; one son, Eric Banks; one brother, Andrew Amy Lufft; her grandmother, Sally Lufft; two uncles, Mike Tina Lufft and Jay Char Lufft; and one aunt, Janet Kirchner.
Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family at Altmeyer Funeral Home.
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Jimmy Pickett
8 years ago

Dear Jay and family,

So sorry to learn of Tiffany’s death. Will say prayers for the family. blessings, Jim Pickett

Tina Livingston
8 years ago

Dear Tammy & family, You’re in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time in your life. Know that God will take good care of your little girl now…she is in good hands. Find peace in that knowledge and cherish the good memories that you have of Tiffany. No one can take those away.

Kelly Thompson-Johnson
8 years ago

Dear Tammy, Iam very sorry for your loss. My sister Bobbi and I grew up with Tiffany. I haven’t seen her since our sons pre-school graduation, but when I did we immediately connected like we had seen each other yesterday. She was a very sweet girl. I will miss her, and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Kelly and Bobbi Thompson

Mandi Fulton
8 years ago

Dear Tammy, Bill and Eric,

We are so sorry for your loss. Eric always remember that your mom loved you and is now watching over you.If you need anything we are hear for you. Love, Jeff, Mandi, Wyatt, Rylie & Taylor

Nicole Macri
8 years ago

Dear Tammy, Eric, or any other loved one reading this…

I wanted to write to you to show my compassion in the best manner possible, even if I’m not really quite sure what to say because I don’t know what you’re feeling or going through. I didn’t know Tiffany well but from what I saw she was friendly & had a very kind & loving soul. I’ve always believed that good things fall apart so better things can come together. First thought in my mind is that nothing good could come from loosing a loved one, but maybe it’s possible. I don’t know if my letter will mean much but you all will be in my prayers always & my heart forever.

Love Nicole.

GiGi Sherry
8 years ago

Dear Tammy, Sally & Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Tiffany. The loss of a child has to be the hardest. Hopefully love and memories will help you through. If I can do anything, please let me know. You are all in my prayers.

Love, GiGi

Kara heldreth
8 years ago

Dear Tiffany’s family,

My deepest condolences go out to you in this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you.



austin Schwanenberger
8 years ago

Erik, I am so sorry to hear about your mom.I will keep you and your family in my prayers. If you need anything or just need to talk, I am here.Take care. Your Friend Austin

vinny s
8 years ago

god bless the lufft family on ther loss i only knew tiff a short time and will miss her dearly

8 years ago

hello this is danielle again i know tiffs bday coming up and i just wanna say i miss her and love her and she will never be 4gotten by me i hope u and ur family is doing better i cant say i know how it feels cause i dont but i do feel with u i also lost somebody i loved and was around that was my girl my dawg my homie she knows i love her and will never 4get her

Samantha Ogden
8 years ago

Hi Tammy, Andrew, Eric, and Bill;

Its Sam. Im sorry to hear of Tifs passing. I loved her, you know that. I wish I could have helped a little more while she was here. I did try. I hate to say she is in a better place, though I know she is okay now. I wish she hadnt left yet. I wonder if she has seen Robin yet? 25 years with this lady…this is crappy…she will be missed.

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, and know my heart is with you all. If I was there I would hug and cry with you all.

Again, she will be missed, and from myself “I love you Tif, I’m gonna miss you friend…”

Love and Prayers, Samantha

Millie Rich
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I met Tiffany this past year, She was a friend of my daughter Amanda. She was such a beautiful girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that she is at peace. Try to remember her as ” always blessings-never sorrows”

chad parks
8 years ago

I just wanna say how very sorry i am about tiffany she was a good friend of mine she will be very missed to her family your in everybodys prayers she is a real angel now.

Doug Palmer
8 years ago

I met Tiff when she was 13yrs old,She always had a beautiful smile that would grab your attention, and always was a joy to be around,I havnt seen Tiff in about 10 years,but when I did she gave me that wonderful smile and a pleasant hello followed by a see ya around! I know she is in a better place now. God Bless her and her family and many friends.

danielle cunningham
8 years ago

im very sorry i couldnt say goodbye or kiss u on ur 4head one last look 1 laugh 1 cry 1 smile alls i can hear is u calling me saying what up bit*ch im gonna really miss u and all the crazy times we had

Nancy Dye
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. I pray for you and your family.

Jen Stephens-Wagner
8 years ago

Tammy & entire Lufft family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Angela Landmeyer
8 years ago

Tammy & Erik, We are sorry to hear about Tiffany, You all are in our prayers and thoughts. Love, Angela,donnie,Sonia & Austin

Nadine Zambori
8 years ago

Tammy & Family,

You are in our prayers! God said, it was her time to go. He has plans for her, much better than we could ever imagine. Think of this when you are sad and know that she is home now. She got her smile from you!

Sherri Mullins
8 years ago

Tammy and Family,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Tammy I cannot begin to say “I know how you feel”, but know that I am truly sad for you and hope you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless,

Sherri Mullins

Diane Macri Erbacher
8 years ago

Tammy We just wanted to say how very sorry we are to hear about Tiffany. I still remember babysitting her and Andy as a little girl. From the entire Macri family we send our sympathy to you and your family.

cindy richardson hicks
8 years ago


Iam so sorry for your loss.If there is anything i can do, or just need to talk call.


willie and eric lichwa

and all the richardsons

send our regards

polly sloan
8 years ago


my heart goes out to you and your family. myheart and prayers are with you always.Im aphone call away if you need a friend.

love polly

Marla Hanket
8 years ago


So sorry for your loss..I pray you find peace at this most difficult time

Monetta Kirchner
8 years ago

Tammy, Bill, Eric & Andy,

I am so sorry for your loss. Tiffany was loved by her family and I know she is in a better place. Eric, just remember the good times and know she will always watch over you. I pray you all find the strength go on.

Love Always,

Monetta, Nick, Nikayla and Brianna

Kelli Shurak
8 years ago

Tammy, I know there are no words to say that are going to give you comfort at this time. I just want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

sarah nally
8 years ago

Tammy, Im so sorry! I cant even begin to imagine how you feel. Ever since I heard, a part of me has been lost. Memories flash through my head of the many years that Tiff and I were inseperable. we did everything together, good & bad, laughter & tears, all the firsts. We had a bond even after years of separation that when we would cross paths, we connected, and picked up like it was when we were young and innocent. I will never forget the years and all the times we had together. Tiff always had a permanent spot in my heart and that will remain forever.

Im here Tammy, for anything, even a shoulder or an ear. You will always be in my heart too! You dont ever have to feel that you are alone, Im just a call away, always and forever!

To my little bro & his “yellow pillow” Im so sorry!

Sending all my love to you and your family!

Always on my mind and forever in my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!

danielle cunningham
8 years ago

tiff this is danielle im gonna miss u and i luv u.i cant believe u left us so soon without saying bye.we share so many times together.u know u will always be in my heart prayers and tears.go get ur wings i miss u . tammy this is danielle im sorry u and ur family have to deal with this 3042346537 call me for anything forever ur friend tiff danielle and her family 8-10-09 tiff i remember u told me u worked at molly maids ur crazy i miss n love u go get ur wings girl ur my star

Tabitha White
8 years ago

Tiff your birtday is coming up and I just wanted to say that I miss you so many times I wish I could just pick up the phone and call ya… I love you and I’ll see you when I get there.

Katie Edmundson
8 years ago

Tiff, I remeber the fun times we had “back in the day” and most of all how much you loved your son. You were always smiling and tried to make the best of whatever situation you were in…I know you struggled at times, but you always had a good heart. You are free from the burdens of this world, but you are missed greatly. Love to your family and Eric.

Morgan R. Mann
8 years ago

Tiffany was a realy good friend & She Is Loved & Missed. “R.I.P.”

Beth Carr
8 years ago

To the Lufft Family

I am so sorry to hear about Tiffs passing. I have known Tiffany since we were in the 7th grade together, we were very close for many years. It has been awhile since I spoke to Tiffany since our lives went it separate directions.It is sad that she is gone so soon but she is in a better place with no more problems or suffering.

Hattie Tamburin
8 years ago

We’ll miss you and always love you. We will keep you in our hearts forever. Grandpap Buby and Grandma Hattie Tamburin

Elita Usenick
8 years ago

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Elita and Haley Usenick