Agnes Barbara MankoskiOctober 13th, 2019
Agnes Barbara Mankoski, 96, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. She was born on April 12, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Mierzwa) Zarack, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Leonard B. Mankoski on May 20, 1950, in Chicago. She was a 1941 graduate of Lindbloom Technical High School in Chicago. After graduation she worked for ITT and Sears utilizing her secretarial skills. Finally working as a secretary at Fifth Army headquarters in Chicago, where she remained until leaving to raise her family. After her husband's death in 1977, she went back to work as an Accounting Clerk for the Illinois State Police. Looking for more opportunity, Agnes joined the United States Postal Service as a team member involved in the Computer Routing System. After retiring she went on an adventure living in Crown Point, Napanee and Goshen, Indiana, then to Mokena, Lockport and Orland Park, Illinois before moving to Jefferson City in 2006. Agnes enjoyed decorating, flower arranging, cooking and traveling. On weekends she loved exploring small towns, attending their parades, festivals, and browsing their antique stores and thrift shops. She had a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. Although she was soft spoken, she made her opinions known with a twinkle in her eye and a big grin. She is survived by her daughter: Susan Mankoski of Jefferson City. Agnes wa preceded in death by her husband of 27 years: Leonard Mankoski; son: Daniel Joseph Mankoski; and daughter: Laurie Ann Mankoski. Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019 at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Buffalo, Michigan on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (eastern time) Expressions of sympathy may be made St. Jude's Research Hospital for Children. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.