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Dorothy M. Sonka 1929 – 2019


Dorothy M. Sonka, 89, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Dorothy was born on June 11, 1929 to Leslie and Rosie (Kouba) Jarolimek. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1946. She was a resident of Arlington, Texas for over 60 years. She passed away peacefully after a long battle with Dementia. She was the best Mom and Grandma anyone could ask for. She worked as a telephone operator for over ten years. She was very proud of her Czech Heritage and enjoyed polka dancing and going to the Polka Festival each year in Ennis. In her younger years she enjoyed square dancing, sewing and gardening. Her family and friends were very important to her and she enjoyed family holidays, get togethers and going to breakfast on Sunday morning with her special group of friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her and her memory will be carried in their hearts. She is survived by daughters: Nancy Sonka and Dana Shoemaker; grandson, Jeff Shoemaker, Jr. a sister, Marjorie Miller and husband, Eddie along with a host of extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Leslie “Sonny” Jarolimek; sisters, Betty Anthony and Rosie Myers.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with Father Antonio as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. In lieu of flowers the family requests you consider the Alzheimer’s Association for donations in Dorothy’s name.

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