We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Tonica Location
Irene A. Martonchik, 102, of Tonica passed away peacefully May 28, 2022 at Henry Rehab and Nursing in Henry, a special lady who will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Leonore with Rev. J.A. Small officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be in the church on Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mrs. Martonchik was born in Leonore on April 30, 1920 to William and Catherine (Zimmerman) Schorn. She married John Martonchik on April 15, 1944. Together, they worked on the farm. She worked as a cook at the Village Inn in Tonica. She was known for her salad and pies.
Mrs. Martonchik enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren and playing Old Maid and Blitz. She also enjoyed playing with her card group 4 Aces. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church and Foresters Club.
Mrs. Martonchik is survived by two daughters Cheryl (DeWayne) Beavers of Tonica and Janice Scott of Tonica; three grandsons Dan (Elaine) Pullis of Murphysboro, Jeremy (Heather) Scott of Streator, and Joshua Scott of Tonica; two great grandchildren Carson Pullis and Carlee Pullis; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John on January 28, 1998; son-in-law Gary Scott; five brothers Fred, William, Edward, George, and Harold; and one sister Lucille Miller.
A special thanks to all the caregivers while Irene was home, and also to a special friend Haus, to whom she told her innermost secrets. Also, a thank you to Henry Rehab and Nursing. Also, thank you to her friend Dorothy who made Irene’s stay at the nursing home more enjoyable and sang to her every night “Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene. I’ll see you in my dreams.”
Pallbearers will be Dan Pullis, Jeremy Scott, Joshua Scott, Ron Miller, Carson Pullis, and Carlee Pullis. Honorary pallbearers will be Diane Schmitt, Cathie Edens, Kathy Heider, Joan Rauba, and Becky Schmillen.