Obituaries

Fri
21
Apr

Lorena Crabb

Lorena K. Crabb, 102, passed away April 18, 2017. She was born Nov. 25, 1914 in Yorktown, to John Frank and Theresa Kubala. Lorena married Earnest L. Crabb in 1932.
She is survived by her son, Wayne ( Margie) Crabb; daughters Yvonne Long and Barbara Kirby all of Edna; grandchildren, Sherri Utz, Jack (Joy ) Crabb, John (Pam) Crabb, Theresa (Trey) Wilke, and Dee Ann (Chris) Tindell; 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, son, Jack L.; brother, Leon Kubala; sister, Lillie Miller; son-in-laws, Stanley Kirby and John Henry Long; and grandson-in-law, Morris Utz.
Visitation will be Friday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Slavik-Edna Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be Saturday at the Robison Street Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be at the City Cemetery in Hallettsville, at 3 p.m.

Fri
21
Apr

Jeanette Kramer

Jeanette Hahn Kramer, 73, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born on Thursday, January 20, 1944 in Ganado to Richard and Lillian Hahn.
She is survived by her sons Richard E. Kramer of Victoria and Ronnie L. Kramer of Victoria, and her daughter Tonia R. Kramer Coffman and husband Bradley E. Coffman of Cedar Park; her granddaughter Lauren V. Coffman of Chicago, Ill., grandson Matthew B. Kramer, and her sister Nettie M. Hahn Weaver and husband James L Weaver of Sargent, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father Richard William Hahn and Lillian Marie Kucera Hahn, her brother Ronnie Richard Hahn and her sister Lorraine Mae Hahn.
Visitation will be Friday, April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ganado Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church with Pastor Chris Heinold officiating, and interment will immediately follow at Ganado City Cemetery.

Fri
21
Apr

Bobbie Jean Young

Bobbie Jean Young of Black Jack, passed away at home with her family on Sunday evening, April 9, 2017.
She was born in the family home in La Salle, on September 16, 1940 to Robert Lee and Willie Mae (Kulak) Ledkins. Bobbie attended Industrial High School, graduating in 1959 as class valedictorian. She married John M. Young of Lolita, on July 26,1958 at Lolita Baptist Church.
Bobbie was an avid reader and she loved decorating for all the holidays – to the extreme! She made the best mayonnaise cake and banana pudding in the world. And mostly, she loved to make people smile. She had the most beautiful smile.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her mother and father, and nephew Douglas Ledkins, Jr

Wed
12
Apr

Wanda Stanley

Wanda Rowell Smith Stanley passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 80. Wanda was born on March 5, 1937 to Mack and Ruby Rowell in Edna. Wanda was a long time resident of Bay City. She loved to travel the country with her husband of 33 years, Thomas “Tom” Stanley. Wanda loved all types of art and was a member of the Bay City Art League. Wanda spent countless hours volunteering from 1985-2010 for the Pink Ladies Auxiliary-Matagorda County Regional Medical Center, Bay City, Texas.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents Mack and Ruby Rowell; sister Darlene Caswell and husband James; brother Jimmy Rowell; son and daughter-in-law Thomas “Bubba” and Toni Smith; son-in-law Ben Sublett and husband Henry G. Smith.

Fri
07
Apr

Wanda Rowell Smith Stanley

Wanda Rowell Smith Stanley passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 80. Wanda was born on March 5, 1937 to Mack and Ruby Rowell in Edna. Wanda was a long time resident of Bay City. She loved to travel the country with her husband of 33 years, Thomas “Tom” Stanley. Wanda loved all types of art and was a member of the Bay City Art League. Wanda spent countless hours volunteering from 1985-2010 for the Pink Ladies Auxiliary-Matagorda County Regional Medical Center, Bay City, Texas.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents Mack and Ruby Rowell; sister Darlene Caswell and husband James; brother Jimmy Rowell; son and daughter-in-law Thomas “Bubba” and Toni Smith; son-in-law Ben Sublett and husband Henry G. Smith.

Tue
04
Apr

Donna Trail

Donna Sue Trail, 67, of Edna, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 Donna was born on Fe. 19, 1950 in El Campo, to Monroe Jerkins and Eula M Donahue Jerkins.
Donna was an LVN for many years in Jackson County.
Donna is survived by her stepsons, also her brothers and sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.
There will be a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date.
Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik Funeral Home, 361-782-2152.

Tue
04
Apr

Doug Kelley

Douglas Kelley
Douglas “Doug” Alexander Kelley, of Edna, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was born on February 12, 1950, in Gonzales, Texas to the late Homer Kelley and Alma Gloor Kelley.
Doug was a very active person in the Jackson County Community. He was a former Marine, retired Army Sergeant, and Paramedic/Firefighter for several years. He was Santa for a lot of people. Doug was also an active participant in the Run for the Wall Organization. He had a wonderful personality that will never be forgotten. Doug was a loving companion, father, brother, co-worker, uncle and dear friend that will be truly missed.

Sun
02
Apr

Joyce Schoonover Bernal

Joyce Laree Schoonover Bernal, of Lolita, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. She was born on May 7, 1961 in Ganado to Willard Henry Schoonover and the late Mary Ann Bruce Schoonover.
Joyce was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who will be dearly missed.
Joyce is survived by her father, Willard Henry Schoonover; daughter, Rachael Baker; son, Michael Villarreal (Kristen); sisters, Judy Lopez (Lupe), Mary Greer (Shannon), and Marla Parchman (Terry); brother, Willard Schoonover; grandchildren, Conner, Kaylee, Cohen, Dallas, Dylan, and Emma; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Schoonover.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in the First Baptist Church of Lolita. Burial to follow at Red Bluff Cemetery in Lolita. Rev. Gary Thedford will be officiating.

Sun
02
Apr

Shirlie Fay Totman

Shirlie Fay VanEtten Totman, 68, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Shirlie was born on Friday, July 16, 1948 in Whistler, Mobile County, Ala. to Warney Sherman VanEtten and Viola Olivia Bridges VanEtten, she had seven brothers and sisters.
Shirlie worked at Industrial School District for 18 years, and was married to her loving and wonderful husband for 48 years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her and loved her.
Shirlie is survived by her husband, Henry Totman, Jr.; her daughters, Stephanie and Brad Miller, Lois and Richie Schaffer; and her son, Henry and Amy Totman, III. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Scott Miller, Ryan Hadley, Dylan Totman, Caleb Hadley, Kylie Totman, David Miller, and Landon Schaffer; and two of her siblings.
Shirlie was preceded in death by her parents, and five of her siblings.
There will be a Memorial Service at their residence, 985 CR 448 Francitas, on Saturday, April 8, at 4 p.m.

Wed
29
Mar

Sarah Phillips

Sarah Phillips
Sarah Phillips, 86, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, March 27, 2017. Sarah Mae was born in Peason, La. on April 15, 1930 to Johnnie Griffin and Evelyn Ruth Wright Bivens.
She grew up in Jasper, Texas and graduated from high school there. She worked as a telephone operator and dental assistant before meeting her “prince charming”, Lee Travis Phillips. They were married on Oct. 20, 1949. They then moved to Victoria, Texas where they raised their four children. Sarah made a warm and welcoming home for her family, which included, at times, dogs, cats, squirrels, chickens and birds. She enjoyed playing “42” and spending time with her husband, kids, and grandkids.

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