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Shirley Ann Repka Faulkner
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In memory of
Shirley Ann Repka Faulkner
Shirley Ann Repka Faulkner of Gretna, LA peacefully passed away on October 5, 2019, at the age of 81. She was born June 5, 1938, in Alice, TX to the late Joe Martin and Lorraine Haley Repka. Shirley was the eldest of 5 children: Jerry Repka of Marrero, Mike Repka of Westwego, Janice Siegmund of Orange Grove, TX and the late Jody Repka. She is survived by her 4 loving children: Billy Joe Faulkner Jr. of Marrero, David Lee Faulkner of Luling, Kelly Rene Faulkner of Gretna, and Karen Sue Faulkner Peter of Tell City, IN. Shirley is preceded in death by her loving & devoted husband Billy Joe Faulkner Sr. She is also survived by countless adoring grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, great-nieces, nephews & cousins. Rather than accepting a full scholarship to a music conservatory after graduating from Orange Grove High School in Texas, Shirley instead married the love of her life, Billy Joe Faulkner Sr. of Abilene, TX. He was serving in the U. S. Navy at the time, so after their marriage ceremony on June 8th, 1956, the couple moved to Honolulu, HI where he was temporarily stationed. As Bill was so often overseas & at war, Shirley raised their 4 children all on her own on military bases all around the U.S. She was so involved in her children's lives, education, interests & extracurriculars. She was always their biggest cheerleader, supporting them in all their endeavors. She was an extraordinarily devoted mother, avid reader, accomplished bowler, Officer of the Naval Ladies Auxiliary & later in life, Supervisor at Ansaboard, a hectic & demanding answering service. Her continued love of the piano allowed her to spend many years teaching the instrument to many young students. Shirley was a kind and generous soul who loved to laugh & especially enjoyed games that challenged the mind. Few can claim to have bested her at the word game Boggle! Her children, family & all who were lucky enough to know her will miss her loving, gentle spirit. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Service of Committal on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Westlawn Memorial Park, 1225 Whitney Ave., Gretna, LA, beginning at 11:00 AM. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home of Covington, LA; condolences and tributes can be posted at www.serenitycovington.com
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In memory of
Shirley Ann Repka Faulkner
Shirley Ann Repka Faulkner of Gretna, LA peacefully passed away on October 5, 2019, at the age of 81. She was born June 5, 1938, in Alice, TX to the late Joe Martin and Lorraine Haley Repka. Shirley was the eldest of 5 children: Jerry Repka of Marrero, Mike Repka of Westwego, Janice Siegmund of Orange Grove, TX and the late Jody Repka. She is survived by her 4 loving children: Billy Joe Faulkner Jr. of Marrero, David Lee Faulkner of Luling, Kelly Rene Faulkner of Gretna, and Karen Sue Faulkner Peter of Tell City, IN. Shirley is preceded in death by her loving & devoted husband Billy Joe Faulkner Sr. She is also survived by countless adoring grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, great-nieces, nephews & cousins. Rather than accepting a full scholarship to a music conservatory after graduating from Orange Grove High School in Texas, Shirley instead married the love of her life, Billy Joe Faulkner Sr. of Abilene, TX. He was serving in the U. S. Navy at the time, so after their marriage ceremony on June 8th, 1956, the couple moved to Honolulu, HI where he was temporarily stationed. As Bill was so often overseas & at war, Shirley raised their 4 children all on her own on military bases all around the U.S. She was so involved in her children's lives, education, interests & extracurriculars. She was always their biggest cheerleader, supporting them in all their endeavors. She was an extraordinarily devoted mother, avid reader, accomplished bowler, Officer of the Naval Ladies Auxiliary & later in life, Supervisor at Ansaboard, a hectic & demanding answering service. Her continued love of the piano allowed her to spend many years teaching the instrument to many young students. Shirley was a kind and generous soul who loved to laugh & especially enjoyed games that challenged the mind. Few can claim to have bested her at the word game Boggle! Her children, family & all who were lucky enough to know her will miss her loving, gentle spirit. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Service of Committal on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Westlawn Memorial Park, 1225 Whitney Ave., Gretna, LA, beginning at 11:00 AM. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home of Covington, LA; condolences and tributes can be posted at www.serenitycovington.com
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