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.