Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Kormelink


Mary Elizabeth (Schenk) Kormelink, 93, passed away on Wednesday,
July 31, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown in Evansville. She was born on July 30, 1926 in Vanderburgh County to the late John and Magdelena (Wolf) Schenk.

Mary was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church where she was head usher for many years. She was the first female machine operator at Shane Uniform Company during the war effort. Mary was a beloved cafeteria worker at Evans Elementary School where she touched the lives of many young children. She and her husband raised Homing Pigeons and White Doves. Mary loved sitting at her bay window and screened in porch.

Mary is survived by her sons Thomas (Lisa) Kormelink, Jr., of Decatur, IL and Timothy (Lisa) Kormelink of Newburgh; daughter, Robynn (Joe) Working of Evansville; grandchildren, Michael (Sloan) Kormelink, Matthew (Jen) Kormelink, Lauren and Lindsey Kormelink; Justin (Jess) Kormelink, Josh Kormelink, Brianne (Scott) Elmendorf, and Bethany Kormelink; Ryan (Amy) Nicholson, Louis (Becca) Nicholson and Christie (Carlos) Caballero; Tara Garrett and Katelynn Working; 8 Great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Thomas L. Kormelink, Sr. and her brothers, Roman and Linus Schenk.

Visitation will be Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 First Ave., Evansville. Visitation will continue on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the funeral home. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 am with Father Ted Tempel officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2500 Mesker Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47720.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Deaconess Hospital Foundation, 600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747.

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