Funeral Details

Edith Eva Shanken

July 15, 1926 - June 19, 2022


Date and Time

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Rabbi Evan Moffic
Makom Solel Lakeside


Jennifer & Aaron Bernstein Residence
234 Burr Oak Avenue
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
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Following the service


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Memorial Contributions

Horizon Home Care and Hospice
P.O. Box 88828
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53288-0828
Charity of Choice

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Edith Shanken, age 95

Beloved wife of 70 years to the late Courtney David Shanken. Loving mother of Nancy (the late Leo) Damarodas, Sandra (Robert) Woycke and Jeffrey (Lynne Gugenheim) Shanken. Cherished grandmother of Mathew (Betsy) Good, Jennifer (Aaron) Bernstein, Dana (Nathan) Darling, Kendall Woycke, Justin (Kim) Woycke and Kevin Shanken. Great-grandmother of 8. Graveside Funeral Tuesday, 2PM at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to Horizon Home Care and Hospice, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I am a friend of Edie's daughter Sandy Woycke, my freshman year roommate at UW-Madison, and her husband Bob. I have fond memories of both Mr. and Mrs. Shanken coming to visit Sandy. Edie was a lovely lady of elegance, and refinement, who donned tailored pantsuits and thoughtfully brought Sandy bags of Clinique skincare products, (although I always thought Sandy's skin was perfect), a typical gesture of the Shanken's generosity. They were not only kind but unassuming people who both deeply loved their children. Courtney was more talkative, Edie was soft-spoken, and they complemented each other so perfectly. My condolences to the family, and this may run counter to spiritual beliefs, but I'd like to think they are both together again because that kind of love supersedes life itself. God bless you all.

Lisa Sheridan
June 22, 2022