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Obits > 1987 - Mary (Marek) Kopriua Bartosek

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

February 2, 1987 - Monday, pg A2




Walnut: - Mary Kopriua Bartosek, 98, of 114 Yerk Street in Walnut died Sunday evening in Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.


Funeral Prayer Services will be Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut followed by Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. John's Catholic Church in Walnut, with Rev. William Harbert officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 8 p.m.  A memorial has been established to St. John's Catholic Church and the Walnut Fire Department.


Mrs. Bartosek was born on June 24, 1888 in Czechoslovakia, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara Snupek Marek. She came to the United States in 1907 and moved to Walnut 24 years ago. She was united in marriage to Frank Kopriua in 1908 and he preceded her in death in November of 1921.  She then married Henry Bartosek on July 8, 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 25, 1960.  Mrs. Bartosek was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Walnut and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church.


Survivors include one son, Frank Kopriua of Lakeland, Fla.; three daughters, Barbara Quinn of Walnut, Mrs. George (Josephine) Scala of Plymouth, Ind., and Mrs. John (Victoria) Barry of Chicago; 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren, and also many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two sons, one daughter, two sisters and three brothers.

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