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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

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