Ilka Paul, 69, of Tower City, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at home after a courageous 20-year fight against cancer.
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Born in Dommitszch, Germany, April 21, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude Stelter Cornelius.
Ilka was a dedicated pharmacy technician at Williams Valley Pharmacy, Tower City, for the past 25 years.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tower City.
She enjoyed flowers, especially her orchids.
Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Rodney Paul; daughter, Estella Welsh (Michael), Alaska; son, Eric McCoy (Angel), Virginia; stepdaughter, Tisha Cunningham (Mark), Colorado; three grandchildren; two sisters, Heidi Kosior, New Jersey, and Mildred Hubbard, Florida; nieces and nephews.
Following Ilka's wishes, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the
, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville, PA 17931. Dimon Funeral Homes Inc., Tower City, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guest book, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.
Dimon Funeral Homes Inc
644 E Grand Ave
Tower City, PA 17980
Published in The News Item on May 29, 2014