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Charles William "Mickey" McClure, 75, of Brenham, died June 10, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. McClure was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Hughesville, Mo., to John and Ivy (Glascock) McClure. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of Rocky Creek Volunteer Fire Department and former president of Mended Hearts Association in Bryan.
Mr. McClure was retired from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Polley McClure of Brenham; son, Charles William McClure Jr. of Houston; daughters, Pam Horne of Arlington, Jan McClure of Vashon Island, Wash., and Peggie Bates of Bellevue, Wash.; grandchildren, Bowen McCown, Jeffery McCown, Seth Horne, Dennis Ellington, Sara June Bennett, Charles W. McClure III, Logan McClure, Caleb McClure, Cary Brook Watts and Maxwell Bates; great-grandchildren, Ryan Ellington and Christopher Ellington; and sisters, Lucille Clayton of Erie, Pa., Mary Reynolds of Troy, Mont. and Ann Hanson of Edmonds, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in First United Methodist Church in Brenham with the Rev. Fred Trevino officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Rocky Creek Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice Brazos Valley.
Service arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham.
Civic leader Barbara Kibler Dillingham died June 10, 2002. She was born Dec. 5, 1915, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kibler of Columbus, Ohio and a resident of Houston since 1939. She was a graduate of Columbus School for Girls and Wellesley College. She was active in politics and community affairs; she served on the boards of DePelchin Faith Home, The Negro Child Center, the Council on Human Relations, Planned Parenthood of Houston and the Harris County War on Poverty Program and worked closely with Mrs. Frankie Randolph supporting liberal Democratic candidates. She was one of the first women to serve on a Harris County Grand Jury. After working briefly in the real estate business, she joined the city administration of Mayor Fred Hofheinz and served as the first Liaison for Cultural Affairs. She was a co-founder of the Houston Parks Board and as its first director she originated the "Give a Park to Houston" campaign for which the board received a national public relations award. Through her leadership the Houston parks system was increased by 1372 acres with gifts totaling over $12 million. For many years she enjoyed her farm in Fayette County and the company of her Arabian horses.
In addition to numerous devoted friends of all ages, she is survived by husband, Barry Moore; sister, Suzanne Morris and husband S.I. Morris; children, Charles Dillingham III and wife Susan Clines, George Dillingham, Elizabeth Dillingham and Randon Dillingham; step-daughter, Clara Moore; grandchildren, Sagar Faucheaux, Dianne Dillingham, Jonathan Dillingham, Katie Dillingham and Samantha Dillingham; former husband, Charles Dillingham; numerous nieces and nephews; and long-time friend and housekeeper, C.C. (Maxine) Calhoun.
Memorial services will be Friday, June 14 at 5:15 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Houston, (713) 526-5200, with friends and family at home afterward.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Planned Parenthood of Houston, 3601 Fannin, Houston, 77004; The Parks People, 3015 Richmond, Houston, 77098; or the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, 77004.
Ruby Trotter Fox, 81, of Brenham, the widow of C.A. "Buck" Fox, died June 13, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Fox was born Aug. 12,1920, in Trenton, S.C., to John Henry and Clara Bell (Taylor) Trotter. She was the retired owner of a day care nursery.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, C.A. Drew and Nellie Fox of West Columbia, S.C. and John R. Fox of Columbia, S.C.; daughters and son-in-law, Jean and Bob Martin of Brenham and Tina Avina of New Orleans, La.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 16.
Burial will be at a later date in Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbia, S.C.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St. in Brenham.
Victor Rodriguez, 61, of Brenham, died June 13, 2002, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Rodriguez was born July 28, 1940 in Refugio County, Texas to Tranquillino and Inez (Luna) Rodriguez.
Sept. 16, 1973, he married Jeannie Hernandez in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mr. Rodriguez was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brenham for 29 years. Since the age of 17, he worked as a roofer for Easley Roofing, Brenham Roofing and Westerfeld Roofing. Mr. Rodriguez enjoyed children, fishing, cooking, watching sports and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannie Rodriguez of Brenham; daughter and son-in-law, Delilah and Michael Perez of Victoria; sons and daughter-in-law, Victor Anthony Rodriguez of Brenham and Mark Andrew and Holly Rodriguez of Washington; granddaughter, Jordan Perez of Victoria; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Terry Rodriguez of Victoria; sisters and brothers-in-law, Maria and Tony Fikac of Point Comfort, Aurora and Salvador Soto of Victoria, Janie and Jesse Soto of Edna and Lucy and Reuben Vidaurre of Victoria; mother-in-law, Efigenia Hernandez of Corpus Christi; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Patsy Rodriguez of Victoria, Tommie Rodriguez of Victoria, Joe and Esther "Lupe" Rodriguez of Corpus Christi, Jessie and Irasema Pena of Corpus Christi, George and Leticia Rangel of Houghton, La., Brian and Veronica Scholtz of Corpus Christi, Rick and Lorena Ramirez of Corpus Christi, Ben and Yolanda Hernandez of Houston, Albert and Gloria Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Ulises and Magda Hernandez of Austin, Bertha Whaley of Spring, Mary Helen Hernandez of Corpus Christi and Carmina Suarez of Corpus Christi; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Ernest Luera, Cobey Cruse, Debbie and Glen Schneider, Dr. Terry Jenkins, Elizabeth Nutt, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Westerfeld, Jon Westerfeld and the crew of Westerfeld Roofing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fernando Rodriguez and Octabiano "Daniel" Rodriguez; and father-in-law, Benjamin Hernandez.
The funeral Mass will be offered in St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, with Father Kevin Manion officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Brenham.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16 in Memorial Oaks Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Jessie Pena, Joe Rodriguez, Rick Ramirez, Scot Whaley, Wesley Westerfeld, Telesforo "Junior" Luera, Ernest Luera and George Rangel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ruben Rodriguez, Rodney Rodriguez, Ernest Rodriguez, Fred Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez, Arturo Rodriguez, Robert L. Soto, Carlos Loya, John Richard Zepeda and Anselmo Rodriguez.
Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brenham or St. Joseph Regional Cancer Center.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham.
Edna Rust Steinkamp, 85, of Austin, died Friday, June 7, 2002. She resided in Austin 30 years and attended Gethsemane Lutheran Church.
Edna was born Nov. 20, 1916 in Gay Hill, Texas. She was baptized Jan. 21, 1917 and confirmed Oct. 12, 1930.
She married Erwin Steinkamp Nov. 1, 1933. They joined Gethsemane Lutheran July 8,1973.
Edna enjoyed playing canasta with her church ladies, "the wild bunch" from Gethsemane. She also loved baking for her grandchildren.
From 1948 until she retired in 1973, she was employed at A&P Grocery Store Co.
Her husband of 55 years, Erwin W. Steinkamp; brothers Ben and Barry Rust; and sister, Hilda Quebe and her husband Herbert Quebe preceded her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Delores and husband Kenneth Kotzebue of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Betty Jean and husband Don Nettle of Round Rock; sisters-in-law Lydia Rust and Doris Rust of Brenham; brother-in-law, Melvin Steinkamp and wife Nelda, also of Brenham; grandchildren Bob, Paul, David, Carol and Margaret; great-grandchildren, Tyson, Adrianne, Brad, Amanda, Trisha, Roxanne, Ryan, Spencer and Megan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Blessed be the memory of Edna C. Steinkamp.
Rosella Glenz, 65, of Houston, passed away Monday, June 17, 2002 in a Sugarland hospital. Rosella was born March 9, 1937 in Needville, Fort Bend County, Texas to Frank R. and Sophie Gaidosik Baethe. She was baptized May 23, 1937 in St. Mary's Church in Hempstead and confirmed at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Needville. On May 3, 1958, she was married to Walter Glenz in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Needville by Minister John P. Dany. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill.
Her survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Julie Glenz of Sugarland and Kevin and Michele Glenz of Brenham; four grandchildren, Jeremy and Kelsey Glenz of Sugarland and Shelby and Trevor Glenz of Brenham; brother, Franklin Baethe and his wife Barbara of Richmond; sister-in-law, Elene Glenz of Brenham; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Rique Carson of Houston.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Walter on Dec. 7, 1983.
The family will receive friends tonight, Tuesday, June 18, 2002 from 6-8 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Sandy Hill with Pastor Jon Siemsglusz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church special cemetery fund
Pallbearers are Anthony Pizzitola, Donald Glenz, Larry Glenz, Brad Baethe, James Reimer and Leon Schwartz.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, 836-3611.
Mrs. Joyce Luedemann died Sunday, June 16, in Brenham. She was born May 30, 1928 in Brenham to William and Ida Mae Kramer Kochwelp. She was baptized by the Rev. Karl Mueller Nov. 18, 1928 in Zion Lutheran Church of Brenham and confirmed in the same church by the Rev. Fred Mgebroff Sept. 21, 1941. She graduated from Brenham High School in 1945 where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Blinn College in 1971 and 1973. She was married to Erwin Luedemann Feb. 6, 1949 in Zion Lutheran Church by the Rev. R.J. Weber. They were married for 20 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Brenham for 30 years. Then she transferred her membership to Our Savior's Lutheran Church in College Station April 20, 1950 where she was a member for 42 years, taught Sunday school, was a member of the Ruth Circle and did volunteer work. She transferred her membership to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham Oct. 12, 2000.
She was a realtor in Bryan-College Station for 25 years and retired in 1993. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida Mae on Dec. 2, 1980 and William on May 25, 1981; and her brother-in-law, Sam H. Rankin Jr. on Dec. 10, 1987.
She is survived by her sister, Irene K. Rankin of Brenham; and her brother, Howard L. Kochwelp and his wife Patricia of San Antonio; her nephews, Michael Rae Rankin, Howard Dale Kochwelp, William Robert Kochwelp and James Lee Kochwelp and their wives and children; and a niece, Patricia Rankin Carlson and her husband and children.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham with the Rev. Lawrence Bade officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael R. Rankin, Howard Dale Kochwelp, William L. Kochwelp, James L. Kochwelp, Johnny Wayne Schroeder and Ronnie Bothe.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, 836-3611.
Ruth Stelter, 80, passed away Monday, June 17, 2002 in Trinity Medical Center. She was born Oct. 30, 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Augusta Baker Steinbach in Gay Hill, Texas. Ruth was baptized March 12, 1922 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Gay Hill and confirmed there Sept. 17, 1933. Ruth attended Gay Hill School. On Oct. 6, 1940 she was married to Herbert T. Stelter in St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Gay Hill by the Rev. Strebe. Mrs. Stelter was a homemaker and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
She was survived by her son, Don Stelter and his special friend Debbie Purcell of Brenham; and her daughter, Kathy Stelter; grandchildren, Brandi G. Stelter and friend John Reece of San Diego, Calif. and Cody Stelter and his wife Kameron D. of Brenham; sister, Mabel Ashorn of Brenham; six nieces and nephews; close friends, Connie Stelter and Alfrieda Lueck; and her much adored pets, Boss, Bella Marie and KeeKee.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert; four sisters; and three brothers.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville. Pastor David Hall will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers include: Ray Stelter, Ronnie Kelm, Cody Stelter, Hunter Smith, Tracy Thomas and Pat Stelter.
Honorary pallbearers are Arnold Fuelberg, John Reece, Shantaye Thomas, Joan Goebel, Dr. Robert L. Haydon, Ron Haussecker and the staff of Washington County E.M.S, the staff of A.M.A. Home Health and Karen Clarey of Auxi Home Health.
Memorials may be given to the Zion Lutheran Church building fund.
Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St. Brenham, (979) 836-3611.
Funeral services for Felix Randle Sr., who died at his residence June 20, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Randle Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Willie Pennygraph will officiate with burial in the Randle Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: one daughter and two sons, Elsie Randle Callier of Brenham, Daniel Randle of Houston and Stephen Randle of Brenham; one sister, Margorie Mouton of Houston; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; numerous other relatives and friends.
The family will visit with friends Saturday night at the Hogan Funeral Chapel from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Services are entrusted to Hogan Funeral Home.
James A. Blackman, 82, husband of Gertrude Blackman, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002. Services are pending at Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, 836-3611.
Mrs. Nora Lee Mackenroth Rhames, age 68, died Saturday in a Houston hospital. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mackenroth. Funeral arrangements are pending at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham.
Charles Edward Chambers, loving husband, Pops, Grandpa, Gampy, passed away Nov. 17, 2002. He was born June 18, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas and is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sarah Chambers; brother, Clarence Chambers Jr.; and his beloved Sheltie, Seana Chambers.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Chambers of Brenham; two adopted children, Michael Chambers of Houston and Danette Coufal and husband of LaGrange, Texas; two step-children, Christine Ernstes and husband of Hamilton, Texas and Timothy Keough of Austin; sister-in-law, Melba Chambers of Alpine, Texas; mother and father-in-law, Earl and Mary Cass of Brenham; brother and sister-in-law, Melton and Joan Cowart of Franklin, Texas; brothers-in-law, Earl Cass of Houston and Richard Cass of Alvin, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
Charles served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korean conflict and has been a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars for a number of years.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Once I was lost upon the sea
It seemed all hope was gone
My ship was drifting helplessly
Battered by the storms
But then I saw a brilliant light
Shining brighter than the day
It seemed to beckon-come to ME
I will light the way
Now my ship is in the harbor
Anchored firmly near the shore
In the shadow of the Lighthouse
Often times I wonder
Just where that I would be
If the Lighthouse
Jesus Christ the Lord
Had not rescued me
His body was returned to dust but
His soul is now in Heaven
Memorials may be made to Hospice Brenham.
A very special thanks to all the Hospice Brenham nurses and staff, and Dr.'s Hood and Marek who gave special care and comfort to him during his illness. May God bless you.
Arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, 836-3611.
Anita Kieke, 87, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2003 in Trinity Medical Center.
Anita was born in the Kuykendall community of Washington County on Oct. 31, 1915 to Henry and Sophie Wolff Dreyer. She was baptized Feb. 27, 1916 in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville and was confirmed there on April 13, 1930. Anita attended Kuykendall schools.
On Aug. 14, 1948 Anita was married to Edwin Kieke in the Wiedeville Church. Mrs. Kieke was a homemaker and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville and active in the Ladies Aid.
Her survivors include: two sons: Jerry Kieke, Larry Kieke and his wife Judy; daughter Mary Lueckemeyer and her husband Daryl; grandchildren Kelee and Chad Payton, Kyle Lueckemeyer and his special friend Aliceson Niemeyer, Chris Herzog and Wendy and Brian Horak; great granddaughter Brianna Horak; brother Lonnie Dreyer, sister Annie Peters, sister-in-law Lydia Dreyer and numerous nieces and nephews.
Anita was preceded In death by her parents, husband Edwin Kieke and her daughter, Janice Kieke.
The family will receive visitors from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 in Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2003 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville. Pastor Virgil Pecht will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Lea cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the church or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, Texas (979) 836-3611.
Funeral services for Manervia Baker Madison will be held Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Mt. Zion AME Church in Washington, Texas, with the Rev. Prudie V. Milam officiating. Visitation and viewing will be Friday, March 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the church.
Manervia Baker Madison was born Sept. 2, 1899 to Jack and Jane (Doll) Felder Baker in Grimes County and grew up in rural Washington County in an era when segregation and undeveloped cities before electricity and many model inventions. Through the 1800s, 1900s and into the 2000s, Manervia had a heart of gold, a ministry of helps and intercessor for her family.
She was educated in the Brown College School in Washington, Texas and attended the Adult Night School in Washington, Texas. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age in the Paul Felder African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, Texas and later joined the Mt. Zion AME Church in Washington, Texas. She passed away March 15, 2003 in Washington, Texas.
She was married to Allen Madison; no children were born to this union. Her husband preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories, two sons (children of her sister), Eddie Lee Williams and Roosevelt Williams Sr. of Houston; a devoted niece, Mrs. Ruby Mae Brooks of Washington; and a devoted great-niece, the Rev. Prudie V. Milam of Washington; the Rev. Earl Valentine Jr. (Cheryl) of Hempstead, Texas; Andrew Baker (Annie Lee) of Washington; Mack Baker (Erma G.) of Baytown; Bessie Mae Finley of Houston; and Marjorie Nell Faircloth Baker of Washington.
She leaves to cherish her Centenarian memories a host of other great nieces and nephews and four generations of great-great-great-great-nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her mother, father and all of her eight siblings preceded her in death.
Interment will be in the Paul Felder AME Church Cemetery.
Final arrangements are in the care of Roberson Mortuary of Giddings, Texas.
Nelda Korthauer, 93, of Brenham, passed away May 8, 2003 in Trinity Care Center.
Nelda was one of 12 children born to Wm. and Louise Landua Korthauer. She was born March 7, 1910 in Washington County. She was baptized in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rehburg May 15, 1910 by the Rev. H. Weber and confirmed Sept. 23, 1923 in the same church by the same pastor. Nelda attended Rehburg and Burton School. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rehburg. Nelda worked as a nurse in Burton and Bohne Hospital and then in Giddings for a number of years. She had many friends and was a care-giver until her health failed.
She is survived by one brother, Herbert Korthauer of Rehburg; sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Edwin Harmel of Brenham; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, five sisters, two sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law and three nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rehburg with Pastor Larry Henrichs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive visitors Friday, May 9 from 6-8 p.m. in Memorial Oaks Chapel.
Nelda's nieces and nephews will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rehburg.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham. For more information, visit the Web site at memorialoakschapel.com.
Vlasta Ludvina Pomykal Miller left her mortal life Tuesday, May 6, 2003 in Houston at the age of 83 years and 11 months. She was born in the historic community of Wesley, Texas to parents, Josef and Frances Pomykal. Vlasta was a member of Wesley Brethren Church, Wesley Christian Sisters and attended Wesley School.
She was preceded in death by sister, Hermina and brothers, Frank and Joe Herman Pomykal.
She is survived by sisters, Albina Krizan and Matilda Cannaday; niece, Elaine Dawoodi-Bani and husband, Hooshang; and nephews, David and James Cannaday and Lawrence Krizan Jr.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, May 9, 2003 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Wesley Brethren Church. The Rev. Henry Beseda will officiate. Interment will follow in Wesley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be relatives and church members. Honorary pallbearer is Melvin Petrosh.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77008, (713) 862-8844.
Herbert Andrew Pieper, 93, of Brenham, died May 6, 2003 in Trinity Medical Center in Brenham.
Mr. Pieper was born Jan. 9, 1910 in the New Wehdem community to John and Laura Poeppelmeyer Pieper. He was baptized and confirmed in St. James Lutheran Church in New Wehdem. He was educated at New Wehdem School.
On Nov. 25, 1939, he married Hattie Schomburg in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg. Mr. Pieper was a farmer and was employed by Grimm's Radiator Shop for 35 years. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in New Wehdem and was a charter member of the Wonder Hill Shooting Club. Mr. Pieper loved hunting, fishing and watching Astros' games.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Pieper of Brenham; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Virginia Pieper and Jerry and Christine Pieper, all of Brenham; daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Kern Borlin of Artesia, N.M.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Bennie and Erna Pieper of Brenham and Alfred and Norma Pieper of New Wehdem.
Mr. Pieper was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in St. James Lutheran Church in New Wehdem with Pastor Sid Bohls officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family received visitors at Memorial Oaks Chapel yesterday from 6-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Robert Ressel, Lynn Pieper, Lloyd Pieper, Dewayne Jasinski, Wayne Schomburg and Larry Pieper.
All grandchildren will be considered honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be given to St. James Lutheran Church in New Wehdem.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., in Brenham. For more information, visit the Web site, memorialoakschapel.com.
Emily Kuropata Janes, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, June 21, 2002 in a La Grange nursing home.
She was born Aug. 21, 1910 in New Ulm, Texas to Stephan and Fanny (Coufal) Kuropata. She was baptized Jan. 15, 1911 in Industry, Texas by Henry Juren and confirmed there also.
Emily was educated in County Line School of the Latium community.
On July 30, 1934, she was married to Charles Henry Janes in Nelsonville Brethren Church by Pastor Anton Motycka and became a housewife.
She was a member of Wesley Brethren Church and attended Fayetteville Brethren Church.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Emilie and Daniel Bertsch of Fayetteville, daughter-in-law Faye Janes of Brenham, 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one step-great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles Henry Janes on Jan. 25, 1988, son Charles S. Janes, and brothers and sisters.
Visitation with family will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2002 at Wesley Brethren Church, with Pastor Milton Maly officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Brethren Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are David Bertsch, Steven Bertsch, Glen Roy Bertsch, Charles Henry Janes, Delbert Janes, Stephen Janes and Frankie Kuropata.
Memorials may be given to Memorial Fund, Historical Building Fund or Building Fund of Wesley Brethren Church.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham (979-836-3611).
Lois O’Barr Smith, 99, former resident of Cypress, died June 17, 2002 at Kruse Memorial Lutheran Village in Brenham.
Ms. Smith was born Feb. 18, 1903 in Ledbetter, Texas to Dr. J.T. and Willie A. (Blackwelder) O’Barr. She attended the Ledbetter schools. Ms. Smith was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Jaynet Smith of Big Spring; daughter and son-in-law, Evva and James Lowery of Brenham; eight grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her son, Gene Smith; five brothers; and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Chappell Hill with Pastor David Beckworth officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to your favorite charity.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham.