BLOOMSDALE - Philomena Mary Jirik, 96, formerly of Chaffee, died at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 24, 2002, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Crystal City.
Born Dec. 29, 1905, in Oran, daughter of the late Louis and Frances Blattel Schramm, she was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Bloomsdale and former member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee.
On Feb. 5, 1929, she married Simon J. Jirik who preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1982.
Survivors include: three sons, LeRoy Jirik of Springfield, Norman Jirik of Cabot, Ark., and David Jirik of Bloomsdale; one sister, Lucille Dannenmueller of Jackson; and 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, three brothers and one sister.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where parish prayers are scheduled for 6 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee with the Rev. Ralph Duffner officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery.