LEONA MAE MOORE
Leona Mae Moore entered into eternal rest Feb. 1, 2003, in Plano. She was born April 7, 1922, in Blanco to Lee Aiden West and Elva Irene (Smart) West. Leona was a long-time resident of Blanco as was her family before her. She enjoyed many years here and spoke often of her love of the Blanco River.
She leaves many good friends and family who made her last years in Blanco some of the best of her life.
Surviving relatives are sons Winston and wife Dorothy Moore of Spring Branch, Wendell and wife Sue Moore of Carrollton, Adrian and wife Debbie Moore of Little Elm, Norman and wife Patti Moore of Payne Springs, daughter Wendy and husband Luke Lukas of Richardson, sister Norma Laumer of Blanco, 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 2:00 p.m. at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco with Bro. Michael Bryan officiating.
Burial was in the Blanco Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Blanco Courthouse or the American Cancer Society.
Kenneth Chris Pellett
Kenneth Chris Pellett of Blanco was born April 27, 1915, in Bath, OH. Kenneth passed from this earth Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at the age of 87 years.
Kenneth is survived by one son Leonard Pellett of Jackson, MI; a daughter Vivian and her huband Tommy Sublett of Nacogdoches; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Kenneth was laid to rest at Miller Creek Cemetery in Johnson City Wednesday Jan. 29, 2003. Bro. Rusty Hicks was officiating clergy.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Sublett, Richard Sublett, Tommy Sublett, Chris Sublett, David Sublett, Jimmy Byrd, Jimmy Sublett and Alfredo Castellano.
Bess Barnwell of Fort Davis passed away Thurday, Nov. 21, 2002, at the Alpine Hospital at the age of 92.
Bess was born in Kendall County May 15, 1910, to Booty and Clarinda Marcrum Jacobs. She worked for Dr. Barnwell for many years before marrying his son, Milton Barnwell, Nov. 28, 1934.
Milton Barnwell preceded her death March 1, 1978.
Bess moved to Fort Davis in 1984.
Bess’ survivors in clude nieces and nephews, including Bobby McMahan of Fort Davis.
Graveside services will be held Monday, Dec. 2 2002, at the Mosonic Cemetery in Johnson City with Rev. Ernie Vineyard of Fort Davis officiating.
Visitation will be at Crofts Funeral Home in Johnson City, Sunday, Dec. 1. Memorial Funeral Home in Marfa and Crofts Funeral Home in Johnson City are in charge of arrangements.
CHARLOTTE ANN DIROSA
Charlotte Ann DiRosa was born in Baytown Dec. 24, 1936. Charlotte died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002 in Blanco at the age of 65.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Ernest Joseph DiRosa of Blanco; three sons, Richard Abshire, Kenneth Canion and Larry Canion, and five grandchildren.
LOLA IRENE KUHN
Lola Irene Kuhn passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at the age of 80. Lola was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Arkansas.
Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Crofts Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Bryan officiating.
Lola is survived by her husband, Bill Hudson Kuhn of Blanco; one son, Mike Hollowell of Austin; two stepsons, Bill and Roy Kuhn; one stepdaughter, Virginia Adams; a brother, Vernon O’Brien; a sister, Dorothy Kemp; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
VIRGINIA ANN GASS-MARKWELL
Virgina Ann Markwell was born May, 20, 1926, in Mexico City, Missouri, and passed away Nov. 13, 2002, at the age of 76 in the Deer Creek Nursing Home in Wimberley.
Services were held for Virginia Saturday, Nov. 16, at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco. She was laid to rest in the Blanco Cemetery.
Ginny loved God, life, and people, especially her family. She wasa “Mom” to more than her four children. A wonderful coo, she made many Sunday fried chicken dinners and Saturday pancakes. She also loved crocheting, needlework, music, dancing, the ocean, and her dogs.
She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Foegelle and husband Pete; three sons, Eric Markwell and wife Patty, Scott Markwell and wife Mary Ann and Steven Markwell; one sister, Mary Fern Wagner; four grandchildren, Brandon Lee Foegelle, Katherine Ann Foegelle, Shelby Thomas Foegelle and Jason Markwell.
KATHRYN OLETA MORGAN
Kathryn Oleta Morgan was born in Karnes City Sept. 4, 1928, and went to her final resting place Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at her home in Blanco at the age of 74.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 18, with a graveside service at the Morgan Family Cemerery. Rev. Mark Hernandez was the officiating clergy.
Kathryn is survived by her husband, Kenneth Earl Morgan of Blanco; one son, Ken Morgan of Fredericksburg; a brother, John Roberts of Pasadena; and five grandchildren, Frederick, Johanna, Theresa, Partick and Katerina. She is preceded in death by her son, Guy Earl Morgan, in 1974.
HELEN OVEDA BLACKBURN
Helen Oveda Blackburn was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Cleburne to Henry and Mabel (Carter) Willingham. She passed from this earth Friday, Nov. 8, 2002.
Helen as a child moved to Houston, where she grew up and graduated from high school.
Helen was married to the late Harry Blackburn and lived in the Houston area, except for a few years when Harry was in the military when they lived in Louisiana. They moved to Blanco and had two children, Peggy and Larry.
Helen was an expert seamstress and a conserving manager. She knew the meaning of sacrifice as she helped to earn the family living while accompanying Larry to doctors and providing therapy at home after he contracted polio.
Those who knew Helen remember her courageous frankness and honesty, always offered with good will intended.
In the late ’70s, Helen sewed fabrics at two separate shops in Blanco and even made the suite she wore for her own funeral, which she completed for Harry’s funeral. Helen also enjoyed crocheting and reading.
Helen was a member of the Eastern Star and belonged to a dominoes club in the Blanco area. She became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in 2001.
Helen is survived by her son, Larry Blackburn of Temple, daughter, Peggy Hunter of Baycliff, and seven grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Henry Harry Blackburn.
Pallbearers were her nephews.
Services were held for Helen Monday, Nov.11, at Crofts Funeral Home. Pastor Anamae Storbeck officiated. Helen was laid to rest at the Blanco Cemetery on Spur 163.