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Irene Shimko

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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 3:22 pm

Irene Dianis Shimko, 92, of Emporia, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. She was the widow of William J. Shimko and also was preceded in death by her older five brothers and three sisters; a great-granddaughter, Avery Drew Swenson and sons-in-law, Jeffrey Z. Swenson and Frank K. Parker.

She is survived by four daughters, Martha S. Swenson, Dorothy S. Bobbitt (Ernest), Marilyn S. LeGrow (Wynne) and Lois S. Parker; seven grandchildren, Jeff Swenson, Kevin Swenson, Scott Swenson, William Bobbitt, Ashley B. Rook, Victoria Powell and Hannah Parker; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Dianis and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and residents of the Greensville Health and Rehab for their considerate care and loving attention shown to Mrs. Shimko during her time there.

The funeral service, led by Pastor Stephen Bocklage, was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 10 at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Andy Hromyak, Paul Dianis, III, Buddy Phillips, Marty Dianis, George Dianis, David Dianis, Kenneth Ryals, Walter Diains, Joe Brna and Johnny Brna.

Active pallbearers were Jeffrey Swenson, Kevin Swenson, Scott Swenson, William Bobbitt, Jason Rook, Johny Fetko, Colin Swenson and Kyle Swenson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

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