Graveside funeral ceremonies for Leon Walker, age 81, of York, Arizona were conducted Tuesday morning, at 10 a.m., at the Duncan Cemetery by Joel Miller.
Leon Walker was born November 2, 1916, in Vera, Texas, the son of Jim and Annie Walker. he grew up and obtained his education there. Following his education, Leon continued to reside in Vera, as he farmed the land. In 1935, he met Dolly Kingkedoll. They were married later that same year. In 1947, Leon relocated to Arizona, settling in York as he obtained work with Phelps Dodge Mining Corporation of Morenci as a driller and later as a carpenter. Leon dedicated the next 30 years of service and hard work to his duties at the mine. In 1972, Dolly passed on after a lenghty illness. Following his retirement in 1977, Leon met and soon married Annie Ashland. In 1978, Annie fell ill and passed away. Leon has continued to reside in York until his passing this past Thursday evening.
Leon leaves behind his three stepdaughters, JoAnn Daniels, of Tucson, Melva Watts, and Betty Gray; his stepson, Fred Ashford; and one brother Roy; and numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Arrangement were entrusted to Caldwell Funeral Home, Stafford, Arizona.
Published on February 15, 2001
Jud D. Conner
Jud D. Conner, 82, a retired farmer-rancher, died Monday, February 5, 2001, in a Forth Worth Hospital.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Funeral Home with Reverend Weldon Brenham, Brother Wayne Ford and Reverend Hamilton officiating. Interment was in Allison Cemetery in Lipan, Texas.
J.D. was born August 10, 1918 in Archer City and grew up in Baylor County. He and Emma Gene Fancher were married July 30, 1948 in Seymour. He was a Baptist and a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. J.D. loved life and people. His good mood and smile earned him many lasting friendships.
He is survived by his wife Emma Gene and sons and daughter-in-laws, Rick and Linda Conner of Granbury, David and Debbie Conner of Nemo, Texas; daughters and son-in-laws, Linda and John Young of Greenville, Patsy and Nick Reynolds of Lipan and Janie Stallings of Glen Rose; grand daughters Cindy and Janet Conner and Joree Reynolds. His six grandsons were pallbearers, Jason Young, Jarred Reynolds, Ryan Stallings, Brad, Cliff and Kent Conner; Brothers, Gene, Joe, Roy and Loyd; sisters, Mary Ella, Pat and Marlyn and Uncle Jim Conner.
Annie Eudora Robertson
Annie Eudora Robertson, of Duncanville was born May 22, 1909, in Stamford, Texas, and passed away on February 2, 2001.
She had been a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church since 1948. She retired from Continental Insurance Company. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gussie and Mary, by three brothers Loyd, Henry and Alvin.
She is survived by one sister, Ruth Joyce and husband Ted of Duncanville, one brother Morris Robertson and wife Faye of Seymour, Texas; and two sister-in-laws Paulyne Robertson of Corsicana and Lois Robertson of Waxahachie, and many nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted by Reverend Mike Simmons, assisted by Reverend Bob Joyce at David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Duncanville at 2 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001. Interment follows at Little Bethel Memorial Park at Duncanville, Texas.
Rheta Brown, 47, of Lake Kemp, passed away Monday, February 19, 2001, at a Wichita Falls, Texas Hospital.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Crowell, Texas on Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. under the direction of the Womack-Manard Funeral Home of Crowell, Texas. Reverend Curt Plaxco, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene of Wichita Falls, Texas, officiated. Interment was held at the Crowell Cemetery.
She was born December 26, 1953, in Crowell, Texas. She married Jackie Brown on June 12, 1970, in Crowell, Texas. She was a resident of Lake Kemp, Baylor County, Texas and a former Crowell, Texas, resident. She graduated from Crowell High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seymour, Texas. She lived in Foard County until 1988, when she and her family moved to Baylor County. She was gate keeper at the Cara Blanco Park for the W.T. Waggoner Estate.
She is survived by: her husband, Jackie Brown of Seymour, Texas; one daughter, Kim Bergt of Vernon, Texas; one son, Jason Brown of Seymour, Texas; her mother; Edith Howard of Crowell, Texas; three sisters, Rhonda Whitley of Wichita Falls, Texas, Judy Cates of Amarillo, Texas; Joyce Hayes of Seymour, Texas; one brother, Gerald Howard of Bonham, Texas; one grandson, Kaden Bergt of Vernon, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dillard Howard, and by one brother, Edward Howard.
The Family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Frances Vita Hrncirik
Frances Vita Hrncirik, age 91, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2001, in Seymour.
Christian Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2001, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Jim Novak officiating.
Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2001, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour, with Fr. Richard Eldredge officiating.
Interment was in the S.P.J.S.T. Cemetery under the Direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hrncirik was born February 14, 1910 in Bomarton, Texas, to Joe and Ludmila Cykala Vita. She married Albert Adolph Hrncirik on November 14, 1932 in Bomarton, Texas. He passed away December 21, 1987. She was a homemaker, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart Altar Society, The V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the S.P.J.S.T. Lodge.
She is survived by three sons and their wives, Wesley and Genevieve Hrncirik of Seymour, Texas, Johnny Joe and Wanda Hrncirik of Holliday, Texas, and Billy Wayne and Susan Hrncirik of Wichita Falls, Texas; by one brother and his wife, Ernest and Catherine Vita of Seymour, Texas; by nine grandchildren, Judy Ayres, Sandra Moorhouse, Todd Hrncirik, Brent Hrncirik, Rodney Hrncirik, Jon Hrncirik, Misti Richger, Chasti Armstrong, and Clyde Sullivan; and by 14 great- grandchildren.
The Family requests that memorials be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund.
Jerold Wayne Jeske
Jerold Wayne Jeske, 60, of Olney, Texas, died Saturday, February 17, 2001, in the Olney Hospital.
Funeral services were at 4:00 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2001, at St. Luke Lutheran Church with Reverend Robert Holaday, of Clara, Texas, officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Mr. Jeske was born March 29, 1940, in Young County, Texas to the late Gerhardt and Ella (Barlau) Jeske. He and Agnes Ann Schumann were married July 28, 1961 in Harold, Texas.
He was a farmer and a rancher. He received an associate degree from Tarleton State University and attended North Texas State University. He served as director for the Red River Regional Water Board, FSA County Committee, Soil and Water Conservation, Farm Bureau, Co-Ag Cotton Gin, Baylor Water Supply Corporation, Steering Committee for the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, and the Olney I.S.D. Facilities Committee. He was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church where he held many offices and served as an elder. He also taught Sunday School and Bible Class.
Survivors include his wife: Agnes Jeske of Olney, Texas; three daughters: Charlotte Givhan and Diana Tubb both of Olney, and Cheryl Gruetzner of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers: David G. Jeske of Mart, Texas and Phil B. Jeske of Olney, Texas; two sisters: Janice Gauger of Olney, Texas and Sandra Barr of Lombard, Illinois; and three grandchildren: Heather Givhan, Thomas Tubb, Jr., and Krista Tubb all of Olney, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries, American Heart Association, or ones favorite charity.
Edna Florence Henderson
Edna Florence Henderson, age 60, passed away Friday, February 23, 2001, in a Ft. Worth, Texas , hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Reverend Floyd Stevenson officiating. Interment will be in the Old Seymour Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Henderson was born November 20, 1940, in Seymour, Texas. She was the widow of John Beamon. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Tanya Peterson Ozokwo of Ft. Worth, Texas; by two sisters, Phyllis Meyi and Lizette Meyi, both of Los Angles, California; by two brothers, Thomas Meyi and David Meyi , both of Los Angles, California; and by six grandchildren, Vera Nell Hardeman, Terry Ann Dockins, Barbara Ann Lockwood, James Robert Beamon, Billy Earl Beamon and Christopher Beamon, all of Seymour.
Jackie Darnell, 79, of Seymour, Texas, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Services were held Sunday, March 4, 2001, 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Larry Crumpton officiating. Interment was in the Round Timber Cemetery, Round Timber, Texas.
Mrs. Darnell was born February 14, 1922, in Lawn, Texas. She was married to C.L. “Cop” Darnell. He preceded her in death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sydney Jane Livingston in February of 1983. Mrs. Darnell graduated from Artesia High School in Artesia, New Mexico in 1940. She moved to Baylor County in 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by: one son, D.B. Darnell of Abilene, Texas; one brother, Randal Jenkins of Carlsbad, New Mexico; three grandchildren, Brandi, Casey and Missy Livingston; two great-grandchildren, Mason Livingston and William Haile.