Agnes M. Kuruc

Agnes M. KurucAgnes M. Kuruc, 99, of Gillespie, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 12:22 a.m., at Heritage Health of Gillespie. She was born May 26, 1914, in Mt. Olive, to John and Mary Tomso Fyalka. She married John Kuruc Oct. 17, 1938, in Mt. Olive. He preceded her in death Jan. 24, 2004.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, James F. Kuruc; one step-daughter, Patty Sneed; and two brothers,  Frank Fyalka and John J. Fyalka.

Agnes was a homemaker and a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Altar Society.

Surviving are three sons, John L. Kuruc Jr. (Companion, Mary Newsome), of Carterville, Ronald J. (Mary) Kuruc, of Gillespie and Raymond M. (Norma) Kuruc,  of Clifton, N.J.; one daughter, Marie (Gene) Mullink, of Bunker Hill; eight grandchildren, Gina (Steve) Schwegel, Lisa (Jeff) Klaustermeire, Jeff (Whitney) Mullink, Peggy (Kim) Carey, Jackie (Pat) McKinney, Raymond Kuruc Jr., Sandra Kuruc, Laura Kuruc; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Fyalka, of Granite City; one sister, Mildred Loeffler, of Northridge, Calif.; and two sister-in-laws, Bev Fyalka,  of Granite City and Vi Fyalka, of Mt. Olive.

Visitation was Thursday, May 30, 2013,   from 10 a.m. to noon, at Ss. Simon and Jude Church in Gillespie.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 30, 2013, at noon, also at Ss. Simon and Jude Church with Monsignor Larry Auda officiating.

Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in  Gillespie.

Memorials may be made to Ss. Simon and Jude Church.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, was in charge of the arrangements.