Lorene Violet Simek, age 90, died at

her residence in Grove, Oklahoma on April 4, 2011.


Lorene was the daughter of Lodis and

Emma (Fisher) Kopsa. She was born on September 25, 1920 in Cuba,

Kansas. She was an owner of a General Store. Lorene worked as a

personal shopper at Levy’s, worked as a cook, and a nursery helper

for years at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona.

Lorene was a huge basketball fan, enjoyed taking care of her

plants, and attended the Methodist Church in Grove, Okla.


Her parents, her husband John Paul

Simek, Jr., daughter Janet Lorene Simek, and two brothers Ben and

Clarence Kopsa preceded Lorene in death.


Lorene is survived by her two

daughters Judy Beyer and her husband John of Grove, Oklahoma, Kaye

Wilkinson and her husband Phillip of Chanute, Kansas, four

grandchildren John Wilkinson, Jodi Wilkinson Hoffman (Tim), Jeff

Beyer (Susan), Jason Beyer (Kirsten), five great-grandchildren

Blake Hoffman, Morgan Smith, Logan Beyer, Gage Beyer and Piper



Memorial services will be held at 2

p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Presbyterian Church in Cuba,



Friends and family may leave online

condolences by viewing Lorene’s obituary at




Memorial contributions may be made

to First United Methodist Church in Grove, Okla.


Arrangements are under the direction

of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, Oklahoma.