Obituary: Evelyn “Louise” Shimkus, 99

Evelyn “Louise” SHIMKUS, 99, of Englewood, Florida passed away quietly on Monday, December 31, 2012.

Born on May 25, 1913 in Batavia, Iowa she had been a resident of Sarasota County for thirty-three years coming from Southborough, MA.

A loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family she had been employed with Hendries Frozen Food for ten years in Southborough, MA. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and a member of the Women’s Guild, a member of Southern Woman’s Club, and the Choral Group at Foxwood.

She is pre-deceased by her husband, Theodore to whom she was married for fifty-eight years. Survivors include her children: Margaret H. White of Stonington, CT; Michael J. Shimkus of Englewood, FL; Peter E. Shimkus of Southborough, MA; Raymond E. Shimkus of Westborough, MA; six grand children, eleven great grand children and two great-great grand children.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Interment and a memorial celebration will be announced at a later date to be held in Southborough, MA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5559 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238 in memory of Mrs. Shimkus. Englewood Community Funeral Home has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory with the family at

(Obituary courtesy of Englewood Community Funeral Home)

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