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Joseph Shiroky, son of Frank and Josephine Shiroky, was born August 18, 1876 in Cleveland, Ohio and departed this life at his home several miles southeast of Luray, Kansas, May 11, 1942 at the age of 65 years, 10 months and 23 days.
He came to Lincoln County, Kansas with his parents at the age of seven years where they settled on a homestead southwest of Sylvan Grove. Later with his parents he moved to a farm south of Lucas, Kansas.
On February 1, 1910 he was united in marriage to Antonette Vancura of Wilson, Kansas at Russell. To this union were born four children of whom three with the bereaved widow survive, Helen Evelyn, Charles James and Edward Joseph, Alice Marie passing away in infancy. He also leaves one sister and one brother, Mrs. Mary Radina and John Shiroky of Lucas, Kansas.
Mr. And Mrs. Shiroky made their home one their farm south of Lucas, Kansas until June, 1916, then moving to their present home southeast of Luray where he engaged in livestock and general farming.
He lived to see the prairies change to the well settled communities of today with good schools, good roads, and all the elements of a good community.
He was active doing various duties about the farm until his untimely death which was a shock to the family as well as relatives and friends.
He was a good father and husband and will be missed by all who knew him.
"Father's work on earth is ended,
We will miss you, Father Dear, but our loss is Heaven's gain."
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon 2:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church, conducted by Rev. J. P. Allison. Music was furnished by Wm. Hickman, M. Hickman and George Daniels, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Cooper. He was laid to rest in the Lucas cemetery.
The pallbearers were Frank A. Vopat, Ben Williams, Harvey Bean, Walter Homewood, Henry Brown and Charles Crawford.
The out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral on Wednesday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vancura and son Leaman, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rezabek, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novak and Mrs. Anna Diesroth of Wilson, Kansas; Edward Vancura and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pistoria of Glendale, Kansas; John Shiroky, Mrs. Mary Radina and Mrs. Vina Snyder of Lucas, Kansas.
Dianna Ruth Shiroky, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Shiroky was born June 21, 1961, at Lucas, Kansas, and passed away suddenly ofuremia Feb. 6, 1962 at the age of 7 1/2 months. She had been ill from birth, spending time at the Kansas University Medical Center and hospitals at Russell and Osborne.
She was a sweet and good natured baby. Mourning her passing are her parents; three sisters, Charmarose, Cherilee and Tamra, one brother, Tony Joe, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon Feb. 8, at the Luray Methodist Church with Rev. Donald O'Hara officiating. A trio, Mrs. Leland Weininger, Mrs. Denzil Fallis and Mrs. Leo Anschutz sang "Jewels" nd "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" accompanied by Mrs. Gordon Bland. Mrs. Price Thacker furnished organ muisic. Casket bearers were Marylyn Janne, Shirley Janne, Cheryl Trapp and Gloria Beam. Interment was in the Lucas Cemetery. Contributions are being received by the family for a memorial fund to be presented to the National Birth Defects Foundation.
Where did you come form baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into the here.
Where did you get your eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.
Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.
Where did you get that little ear?
God spoke and it came out to hear.
How did they all come to be you?
God thought of me and so I grew.
But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought of you and so I am here.
Las Vegas, Nev.- Ivairene Valoria Shiroky, 86, died
Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Las Vegas.
She was born April 30, 1912, on the family farm south of Luray, the daughter of Fred and Sarah (Trimmer) Thacker.
She married Charles Albert Shiroky on June 10, 1933, at Lincoln. Mr. Shiroky died in 1969.
She was engaged in farming for a number of years in the Sylvan Grove-Lucas area. She worked at Krisel's IGA in Sylvan Grove before moving to Russell in 1954. She worked at the Duckwalll's Store in Russell. In 1970 she moved to Las Vegas and was employed by the Theatrical & Stage Employees, Local 720, working in Wardrobe at the Tropicana Hotel.
She was a member of the Protestant Church in Sylvan Grove and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Russell.
She is survived by three sons, Charles of Brunswick, GA., George and Robert, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Yvonne Dombek of Palm Bay, FL.; two brothers, Percy Thacker or Russell and Elmer Thacker of Luray; one sister Doris of Salina; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Service time is pending with Russell Funeral Home in Russell.