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Irene McKnight, age 84, of Perrysburg, OH died on Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born on March 2, 1930, in Johnstown, PA to Michael and Anna (Ucianoski) Shimko. She married John L. McKnight on January 29, 1949.

Irene and John were the owners and operators of the former Shamrock Inn and McKnight's Deli and Cafe in Perrysburg, OH. She was a long time member of St. Rose Parish and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and traveling. Irene enjoyed music and was a big fan of Daniel O'Donnell. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Irene is survived by her children, Ronald P., John E., and Karen (Mike) Shroyer of Perrysburg; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and sisters, Mary Slachta and Anne Chanda. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John L., and brothers, Peter and Steve Shimko.

Friends may call at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home with prayers at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014, followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Rose Catholic Parish, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Parish. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 16, 2014
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