Viola L. Jiricek

     Viola L. Jiricek, 82, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Wilson.
     She was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Ellsworth County, to John and Marie (Janda) Borecky. Viola married Kenneth Henry Jiricek in Ellsworth on Nov. 9, 1954. She was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County and a secretary for a local attorney/district judge for nearly 50 years. She was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Altar Society, and was a Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Leader.
     Viola is survived by her son, Roy Jiricek (Dawn) of Ballwin City, Mo.; son, Daniel Jiricek (Pat) of Orange, Calif.; daughter, Mary Ann Stertz (Craig) of Lincoln, Kan.; grandchildren, Michelle, Kenneth, Jessica, Matthew, Kasey, and Lucas; great- grandchildren, Benjamin and Aurora; sister, Libbie Sebesta of Wilson, Kan.; sister, Mildred Hynes of Sylvan Grove, Kan.; and sister, Myrene Soukup (Robert) of Wilson, Kan.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; great-granddaughter, Autumn; brother, Lester Borecky; and sister, Vivian Kratzer.
     Visitation will be from 1-7  p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Vigil/rosary service will be at 7 p.m.
     The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church or Ben’s Fund, a healthcare fund for Viola’s great-grandson Ben, who was born with cerebral palsy. Memorials can be made in c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.
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