SAN ANGELO -- Hallie Mae Rork, a former resident of Snyder, died Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Graveside service for Mrs. Rork, 90, is set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Rolfs officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnsonís Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 3, 1913 in Hatfield, Ark., she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert Louis Rork; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Terry; and two brothers.
Mrs. Rork completed preparatory school in Hatfield in 1931 and earned her associate degree from Magnolia A&M and obtained a teaching certificate from Southeastern State Teachersí College. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Angelo State University.
Mrs. Rork held teaching positions in Oklahoma, San Angelo, Snyder, Eola and Fairview, retiring in 1980.
Active in the First United Methodist Church, she served as a Bible class teacher, on the official church board, as president of First United Methodist Women, and active in Methodist missions.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law; Robert and Linda Rork of San Antonio, Louis and Kay Rork of San Angelo and William Rork of San Antonio; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
John Rodriguez, 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Snyder Oaks Care Center.
Rosary for Mr. Rodriguez will be held at 5:30 p.m. today in the Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Frank Ortegon will officiate.
Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fr. Roy Badilles, pastor of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery.
Born Nov. 5, 1941 in Knippa, Texas, he married Eva Andrade on April 28, 1960 in Snyder.
Mr. Rodriguez was a mechanic for the Western Company until 1999. He was self-employed at Westside 66 until he began work for Production Pump, retiring in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ismael and Anita Rodriguez; and one brother, Ramijio Rodriguez.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Rodriguez of Snyder; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Carmen and Darrel Clement of Snyder, Gloria and Ron Utley of Artesia, N.M., Diana and Peyton Daniels and Anna Rodriguez of Snyder; three brothers, Moses Rodriguez of Lubbock, Gilbert Rodriguez of Hereford and Raymond Rodriguez of Snyder; one sister, Ofelia Hernandez of Snyder; and five grandchildren, Valarie Utley and Amanda Utley, both of Artesia, Lanxton Cole, Brent Cole and Brooke Wimmer, all of Snyder.
BRECKENRIDGE -- Glyn Ed Murphy, a former area resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Hendrickís Medical Center in Abilene.
A memorial service for Mr. Murphy, 85, is set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Morehart Mortuary Chapel in Breckenridge. Cremation is planned.
Born Dec. 1, 1918 in Snyder to W. Ed and Frieda von Roeder Murphy, he was reared in Borden County and attended school in Gail before graduating from Ranger High School. He attended Texas Tech University and served as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army Corps during World War II.
Mr. Murphy was a rancher and also owned a vending machine business, moving to Breckenridge from House, N.M. in 1955. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Elks Lodge.
His parents, a son and a brother preceded him in death.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and Gerry Cockrell of Abilene; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Desley Murphy of Sidney, Australia; two brothers, Brent Murphy of Snyder and Bruce Murphy of New Mexico; and four grandchildren, Lynzey, Matt, Mareesha and Louis Murphy, all of Australia.
Memorials may be made to the Stephens County Memorial Hospital or to the Breckenridge Elks Lodge.
GOLDTHWAITE -- Ruth Sheldon, a former resident of Snyder, died Monday, Jan. 19, in Forrest Ridge Nursing Home in Hamilton.
Funeral service for Mrs. Sheldon, 95, was set for 2:30 p.m. today in the Stacy-Wilkins Chapel in Goldthwaite with the Rev. Doyle Combs officiating. Burial was to follow in the Hurst Ranch Cemetery.
Born April 2, 1908 in Evant, she married William Clair Sheldon on Nov. 27, 1927. He preceded her in death as did her parents, Mattie and Bob Long.
Mrs. Sheldon was a homemaker and a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Snyder.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Maxie Chaney of Star; grandchildren, Thresa and Tommy Moore of Snyder and Barry and Denby Chaney of Star; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
BIG SPRING -- Earline Dorothy Kohl Niedermayer, sister of Alfred A. Kohl of Snyder, died Sunday, Jan. 18, in Comanche Trail Nursing Home.
Service for Mrs. Niedermayer, 77, is set for 3 p.m. Friday in the St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Revs. Wayne Frost of Big Spring and Mark Cattau of Dallas officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Born Dec. 2, 1926 in Harrold, she graduated from Harrold High School and Concordia Teacherís College in River Forest, Ill. She was a Lutheran schoolteacher for 15 years in Hickory, N.C., Houston, Fort Worth and Amarillo. Following her retirement, she was secretary to the president of Pioneer Gas in Amarillo for many years.
She married Joseph Van Niedermayer on June 10, 1961 in Amarillo. He preceded her in death as did her parents, Albert G. and Bertha Lutz Kohl; and a stepson, Neil Niedermayer.
Survivors include another brother and his wife, Carroll and Leighrene Kohl of Big Spring; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Kohl of Snyder; and many nieces and nephews.
Otha McIntosh, longtime Snyder resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Funeral service for Mrs. McIntosh, 82, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Miller Robinson, retired Baptist minister, will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Born Sept. 6, 1921 in Bell County, she married David McIntosh on May 24, 1966 in Colorado City. She worked for 26 years as a checker at Piggly Wiggly and was a member of the Union Baptist Church, the VFW Auxiliary and the Ira Craft Club.
Survivors include her husband, David McIntosh of Snyder; two daughters, Sandra Lewis of Dimmitt and Julia Hardin of Washington, D.C.; a son, Robert Boyd of Snyder; seven grandchildren, Casey Sandman of Houston, Debra Spain of Austin, Jackie Cornett of Dimmitt, Chris Hardin of Alpine, Trent and Laura Boyd of Snyder and Darrell Lewis of Dallas; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Friends are contributing to the American Cancer Society.
Jo Ella Young
BRADY -- Jo Ella Young, sister of Nell Spence of Snyder, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Eden.
Service for Mrs. Young, 74, is set for 10 a.m. Friday in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. David Cozart, formerly of Snyder, will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Born on Feb. 23, 1929 in Placid, Tex. she married Arthur Young Jr. on Oct. 17, 1947 in Rochelle. Mrs. Young was a retired nurse and a Baptist. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and a member of the Hillbilly Hits Fan Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paschal and Flora Cottle Waddill; and one sister, Lillie Mae Mathews.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur Young Jr. of Brady; one daughter, Kathy Richardson and husband Bob of Austin; two sons, Arthur G. Young of Dallas and James O. Young and wife Dolores of Austin; a twin brother, John Waddill and wife Bobbie of Brackettville; two other sisters, Billie Frenzel of Hobbs, N.M., and Roxie Wiley of Garland; two grandchildren, Christopher Young of New York City and Jazymn Young of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be James Mathews, Stanley Cozart, H.P. Hampton, Bill Wiley, Larry Simmons, Marvin Lee and Buster Williams.
AMARILLO -- Charla Mae Winsett, the aunt of Cherrie Toombs of Snyder, died Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Graveside service for Mrs. Winsett, 89, is set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Llano East Cemetery. Dr. Murray Gossett, associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate.
Born Dec. 8, 1914 in McLean, she was a graduate of West Texas State University and a longtime resident of Amarillo. She was a schoolteacher, a member of the Junior League, Amarillo County Club and First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Laura and Charles Carpenter; two daughters, Ann Winsett and France Winsett; a sister, Gwynne Finley; and a nephew, Dr. Ewing Winsett.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Winsett of Amarillo; a brother, Dr. James Carpenter of Lubbock; and several other nieces and nephews.
LUBBOCK -- Celedonio S. Zuniga, former minister of the Spanish Church of Christ in Snyder, died Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Funeral service for Mr. Zuniga, 99, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the South Plains Church of Christ with Pedro Avila Gonzales of Dimmitt officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Born March 3, 1905, he retired after 52 years as a minister, also serving congregations in Kansas, El Paso, San Angelo, Carlsbad, N.M., Plainview and Lubbock.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esperanza Zuniga; two daughters, Ramona Martinez and Lola Garcia; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons, Henry and Ernest Zuniga of Roswell, N.M., Miguel Zuniga of Laredo and Richard Zuniga of Artesia; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.