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Irene M. Katko, 82, of Elmore, OH died Monday, January 21, 2013, at University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, ILL. She was born March 24, 1930, in Youngstown, OH to the late Frank and Mary Legany. She was a 1948 graduate of Chaney High School in Youngstown. On December 26, 1955, she married Herb Katko and he survives. Irene worked as a transcriptionist for Northside Hospital in Youngstown, and then took employment at Dollar Bank also in Youngstown, before moving to Elmore where she worked at the former Brush Wellman Company. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ where she would often donate rugs for raffle for church bazaars. She enjoyed crafting and volunteered over 15 years as an election official in Elmore.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Herb of Elmore, OH; sons: Allan (Anna) Katko of Elmore, OH and Dr. Jeffery (Tamara) Katko of Perrysburg, OH; son-in-law, Burt Wagner of Waterville, OH; grandchildren, Justin, Kelly, Zachary, Emily, Sydney, Cameron, Amber, Andrew, and Alex; great-grandchildren, Karissa, Madden, and Nola; sisters, Emma and Olga Hudak both of Austintown, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Alice Wagner in 2006 and sister Margaret Poncsak.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Crosser Funeral Home, Elmore-Genoa Chapel with the family present from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at St. John United Church of Christ with the Rev. John Bock officiating. Burial will be in Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery, Elmore, OH. Memorial Contributions may be given to the St. John United Church of Christ or a
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Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 24, 2013
Crosser Funeral Home, Inc., Elmore Chapel
451 Rice Street Elmore, OH 43416