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  • Nan Timberlake Shalkoski Szczygiel

  • Nan Timberlake Shalkoski Szczygiel, 93, passed away, December 28, 2012.
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  • Nan Timberlake Shalkoski Szczygiel, 93, passed away, December 28, 2012.
    She was born December 2, 1919, the youngest child of Harry B. and Irvie
    Kay Timberlake in Leavenworth, Kansas, where she was a lifelong resident.
    She was a graduate of Leavenworth High School in 1938 and enjoyed many
    friendships, reunions and luncheons with classmates throughout the years.
    During World War II she worked in personnel at the North American
    Aviation Plant in Kansas City, KS. Later she worked in civilian personnel at
    Fort Leavenworth, KS, and also at the Veteran's Administration formerly
    called Wadsworth. She enjoyed playing golf, cards and knitting.
    Nan married Edward B. Shalkoski on October 6, 1948, in Leavenworth, KS,
    after his return from World War II. They had one daughter, their only
    child, Gayle. Ed died on Nan's birthday, December 2, 1963. On November
    15, 1980, Nan married Alexander T. Szczygiel, in Leavenworth, KS. He passed away on August 5, 1988.
    Nan had memberships at the Leavenworth Country Club, Kansas Women's
    Golf Association, Chapter EN, PEO, the Friendship Club, Cushing
    Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her clubs, trips and friends, but spending time with her family and their pets was the most important thing in her life. She was a kind, affectionate nurturer.
    Nan was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Edward
    Shalkoski, and Alexander Szczygiel, one brother, Harry "Bud" Timberlake,
    a sister, Marion Timberlake Blackman, an infant sister, Geraldine
    Timberlake and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Dr. John Zillman,
    Leavenworth, KS, one grandson, Mark Zillman, Dodge City, KS, and loving
    nieces and nephews and cousins.
    Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church. Services will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Mount Muncie Cemetery.
    Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church or donor's choice.
    Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel.
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