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Dolores Shimko


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Dolores Shimko Obituary
Dolores D. Shimko, age 79, of Inverness, FL died July 5th, 2016 at her residence while surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was born on March 20, 1937 in Homer City, PA to the late Daniel C. and Martha (Rummel) Weir.
On May 11, 1957, she married Norman Shimko with whom she shared 59 loving years of marriage. In 1997, she and Norman made Citrus County their permanent home after moving from Eastlake, OH.
In her youth, Dolores enjoyed playing Softball and Basketball. She also enjoyed fishing with her husband at their country cottage in Pennsylvania that they owned for 25 years.
After they moved to Florida, Dolores and Norman enjoyed playing golf together for 12 years. Dolores was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church for a number of years and a dedicated church volunteer that regularly planned outings and trips for church members until her health would not allow her to do so anymore.
In her spare time, she loved to read. Dolores was a wonderful wife and a devoted and loving mother who raised 2 children with diabetes and gave her all to insure their health and well-being. In addition to her husband Norman, those left to mourn her passing are her daughter: Rená Shimko of Inverness, FL; her son: Norman L. Shimko, Jr. and his wife Laura of Madison, OH; one sister: Martha Harris of Willoughby, OH; three grandchildren: Meghan, Emily and Katie; and four great-grandchildren: Nathan, Logan, Liam and Lillian. Dolores was preceded in death by her brother: Daniel Weir; and three sisters: Florence Waters, Elizabeth Jean Frye and Clara Jane Strong. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. from the Floral City United Methodist 1884 Church with Reverend Mary Gestrich officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 10, 2016
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