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Ilona Tornyos Konya

June 20, 1928 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 89)

Ilona Konya — wife, mother, grandmother, dear friend, and child of God — passed away December 27, 2017 after a brief and merciful battle with cancer at age 89. She led an amazingly full life — sometimes full of fear, uncertainty and anxiety, but always full of courage. She is preceded in death by her husband Jeno, and will be sorely missed by her three children — George, Helen and John — and by her grandchildren who she adored — Brennan and Nicholas. Her family is what it is because of who she was; a woman of strong moral character and abiding love. Her loving soul now rests with God in eternal peace.

A Catholic funeral ceremony and mass will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Orleans on January 6 at 1:00 pm.  

She will be buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 13, 2018 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers Ilona’s family is asking you to make a donation to the Lustgarten pancreatic cancer research foundation: 415 Crossways Park Dr., suite D Woodbury, NY 11797 or www.lustgarten.org.  Ilona would certainly have wanted to help other people through her death as she was such a wonderfully selfless person in life.  Tharp Sontheimer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com. Information 504 835-2341.


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