RIVERTON – Merle Szoke, 87, of Riverton, IL died on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on July 25, 1922, in Murray, KY, the daughter of Frank and Fannie Boatwright Lewis. She married David Szoke in 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1989. Also preceding her in death was a daughter, Helen Szoke. Mrs. Szoke was a member of Riverton Christian Church and retired from Memorial Medical Center after 25 years as a nurse’s aide.
Surviving are a daughter, Donna Szoke-Hagler (husband, Harold) of Springfield; 2 sons, David (wife, Mindy) Szoke of Murphysboro, IL and Robert (wife, Lorraine) Szoke of Crown Point, IN; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Cunningham of Centralia, IL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Riverton Christian Church, with Frank Szoke officiating. Burial will be in Constant Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Inner City Mission.