EMILY FRANCIS LAWHON
Emily Francis Lawhorn was born in Fort Lewis, WA., May 30, 1921. She passed from this world in Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital, Friday, May 23, 2003, at the age of 81. Emily was a resident of Blanco.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, at the Kendalia Community Church.
She was laid to rest in the Jones Cemetery in Kendalia.
Emily is survived by one daughter, Linda Howard of Blanco; one son, Glenn Lawhorn of Santa Anna; three sisters, Agnes Anderson, Rita Gerke and Evelyn Powers; one brother, Robert Polsin; and one sister -in-law Marion Polsin, all of WI.
She is also survived by three grandchildren: Johnie, Zackary and Kimberley as well as three great-grandchildren.
Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Lawhon.
LOUELLA E. KNEUPPER
Louella E. Kneupper was born May 4, 1931, in Wetmore. On Dec. 28, 1948, she married Donald L. Kneupper in Bulverde. Louella and Donald had five children together in their many happy years of marriage.
She is survived by her loving husband, Donald of Bakersfield; one daughter, Sherry E. and husband Bill Bell of Granite Shoals; four sons, Don E. and wife Babs Kneupper and Dennis W. Kneupper, all of Fort Stockton, Terry L. and wife Debbie Kneupper , and Warren R. and wife Trine Kneupper, all of McCamey. She is also survived by one sister, Edna Glietz of Fredericksburg, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21, at Fort Stockston Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Owen Sharp officiated the service. Louella was laid to rest in the East Hill Cemetery.
Charlie Beard, known to many in the area as the trainer of Apache Girl, Reserved Champion Performance Appaloose in 1962, has gone to that final roundup.
Charlie passed away May 19, 2003. He was born in Karnes City March 18, 1925, to Addie and Archie Beard. On October 11, 1947, he married June Best.
The couple realized their dreams and became well known in the horse world here in Texas and in Australia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Terry.
Survivors include wife June, sister Mary Ruth Witte and numerous nieces and nephews in Karnes City along with scores of friends.
A memorial service was held Sunday, May 25, at the First United Methodist Church.
Interment of ashes was held Tuesday, May 27, at Blanco Cemetery.
In loving memory of STARR CRAWFORD
Sept. 23, 1983-May 30, 2002
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you, because I loved you so...
It has been one year since you went to Heaven and became our angel. We know that you’re with us through Skieler’s smiles and words, photographs where we see angels, dragonflies that fly around us, lady bugs in unusual places and the ways you help us through the most difficult times in the most amazing ways. We are blessed to have you as our “special angel.”
Love your daughter, Skieler, mom and dad, Nanny and Pa, your loving family, Matthew, Vicki and all of your friends.
Rest in Peace, Baby.
RUBY NATALIE AMERSON
A daughter of Israel has now gone home.
Ruby Natalie Amerson was born in Baltimore, MD, April 5, 1946, and passed away at the LBJ Medical Center Tuesday, May 4, 2004 or by the Jewish Calendar the year of 5749 in Johnson City at the age of 58 years.
She is survived by her husband Joe Amerson of Blanco, stepson Leon Bonewicz of New Your City and daughter Jennifer Christianson of Virginia. Memorial services will be held in September.
“My loving bride” — Joe Amerson
OLLIE L. BATES
Ollie L. Bates was born in Hye March 1, 1916, to Clarance Bates and Beulah Lee Allmand and passed away at the age of 88 years May 24, 2004, in Fredericksburg.
Ollie is survived by his wife, Martha Bates of Blanco; daughter, Lisa Piotter of Fredericksburg; step-daughters, Christine Bushong of Round Rock and Anita Wood of Blanco; step-sons, Kenneth Moore and Dennis Moore, both of Blanco; sister, Cletta Bell Frazier of West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Bro. Rusty Hicks will officiate the services Thursday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at Crofts Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Miller Creek Cemetery in Johnson City. Pallbearers will be Doyle Moore, Dennis Moore Jr., John Fortune, Larry Moore, Fernando Flores, Melvin Sultemeier and Michael Smith.
MARTHA LYNN HESSKEW
Martha Lynn Hesskew was born Jan. 18, 1965, in Mount Holly, NJ, to Wilbur Sr. and Mary and went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the age of 39 at her home in Blanco.
Martha is survived by her loving husband, Moses Allen Hesskew; daughter, Jessica Palmer, her mother and stepfather Mary and Robert Mosby all of Blanco. She is also survived by three brothers, Richard Germer of Corpus Christi, David Palmer of Oregon and Wilbur Palmer Jr. of Corpus Christi, and one sister, Margaret Hale of Tivoli.
Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Blanco May 18 with the Bro. Rusty Hicks as officiating clergy. She was laid to rest in the Blanco Cemetery located on Spur 163. Pallbearers were Allen Hesskew, William Woodworth, Robert Mosby, David Hesskew, Henry Hesskew and Jerry Dosser.
Martha was proceeded in death by her father Wilbur Palmer Sr. and daughter Marilyn
ROLF GILARD KARGL
Rolf Gilard Kargl, 75, born Sept. 11, 1928, died May 18, 2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwig Semgard Goeth and Gilard Julius Kargl; sister, Katherine Scurry Chambers; and nephew, John Robert Chambers IV.
Rolf’s family settled in Cypress Mill, Blanco County in the 1840s. He graduated from Jefferson High School and Texas A&M in Mechanical Engineering and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He later became an aircraft crash investigator at Kelly AFB and after retirement wrote and published a book on that subject. Rolf loved hunting, fishing, good conversation, good cigars, fine wine and pretty women. His passion was restoring award winning ’63 Ford Falcons and was current president of the Alamo Chapter, Falcon Club of America.
Visiting friends and relatives in Austria was an annual priority. His many relatives, scores of friends and numerous neighbors will miss Rolf’s good humor and affable manner.
He is survived by brother, Gilard Gerald Kargl and wife, Susan; sister, Xonia Kargl; brother-in-law, John Robert Chambers III; cousin, Wayne Youngblood all of San Antonio; nieces, Lauren McBryde of Fredricksburg, Lynn Richard of Minden, LA, and Heather Finkel and husband, Mike of Pleasanton; nephew, Guy Kargl and wife, Kristi of Tulsa, OK and nephew, Ralph Herrmann of Campbellton; cousins, Phyllis Goeth Adair of Lubbock, Connie Goeth of St. Hedwig, Richard Goeth of Austin, Rolf Goeth of Las Vegas, NV; and numerous additional cousins in the Hill Country.
Memorials may be made to the Goeth-Wemnohs Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 141, Round Mountain, TX 78663 or the charity of your choice.
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Florwnce Marshall was born February 14, 1911 in Bruster, NE and passed away in Johnson City Sunday, May 23, 2004 at the age of 93 years.
Florwnce is survived by her husband Harold Marshall, daughter Shara Gott both of Round Mountain, TX. Two brothers Donald Crayne and Kenneth Crayne. Seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Florwnce was a long time member of the Walnut Methodist Church in Round Mountain.