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Maria A. Smejkal - 79

10/2/1938 - 11/23/2017


Maria Anna Smejkal (nee Schenk) transcended from this life Thursday, November 23 at approximately 3:15 AM at the age of 79. Maria lived as an intelligent, strong, and spirited woman whose love of teaching impacted many students, at Illinois Masonic School of Nursing, within her family, and throughout her life. Maria will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Jerald Smejkal, her children, Jon (Jen) Smejkal, Marc (Belinda) Smejkal, and Larissa (Joey) Villagomez, and her siblings Timothy, Francesca, and Richard Schenk. She was preceded in death by her brothers William and Paul Schenk. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Sunday Nov. 26th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Funeral service Monday morning 10:00 AM. Entombment Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Memorials to the Les Turner ALS Foundation 5550 W Touhy Ave, Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077-3254 or would be appreciated by the family. For further service information contact (708) 481-9230 or


  • Cheryl Lynn

    on 11/25/17

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends.Take comfort in knowing our Heavenly Father keeps our loved ones in his memory and promises to return them back to life by means of a resurrection-Revelation 21:3,4.
  • Bob & Annette Sullivan

    on 11/26/17

    Jerry and family, So sorry to hear of Maria’s passing! She was a wonderful woman and a dear friend to all she came in contact with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Bob and Annette Sullivan
  • E.Letbetter

    on 11/28/17

    Please except my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one may you find comfort in “drawing close to God and he will draw close to you” also A close knit family can help the whole family cope with such a loss. Because we are living in difficult times hard to deal with.
  • R. Ross

    on 12/29/17

    My heartfelt condolences to the Smejkal Family for the loss of your precious love one Maria. May our Heavenly Father, Jehovah continue to provide your family the strength to endure and comfort from the wonderful Hope he has promised us through his Word, the Bible found at Isaiah 25:8 and John 5: 25, 28, 29.

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