Obituaries

Tue
17
Jan

Bill Reilly III

William “Bill” James Reilly III, 71, of Cuero passed away Jan. 13, 2017. He was born Aug. 8, 1945 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late William James Reilly, Jr. and Madlyn Gubus Reilly. Bill retired after 20 years as a Custom Home Builder in Houston and the Woodlands. He enjoyed hunting and ranching.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine L. Reilly of Cuero; son, Michael James Reilly and wife Shae of Austin; daughter, Tracey Ellen Reilly of Houston; sisters, Carolyn Carmody of Lawrence, Kansas, Marian Bounds of San Antonio and Lillian Butcher of Pipe Creek; grandchildren, Hondo James Reilly, Houston James Reilly, Hutchins James Reilly and Holt Emerson Baird.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at Faith Family Church in Victoria with Pastor Larry Helms officiating and Dr. Chris Royale assisting. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero.

Mon
16
Jan

Marlis Felber

Marlis June Felber, 88, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. She was born Sept. 24, 1928 in Saskatchewan, Canada to Carl and Anna M. Smith. She married Garnet Ross Snow in 1946. Marlis immigrated to the United States in June, 1965 and settled with her children in Wichita, Kansas, where her parents resided. She worked alongside her parents in their nursing home while attending classes at Wichita State University to obtain her L.P.N. Degree in Nursing. Marlis then became a Licensed Administrator and opened Ninnescah Manor Nursing Home in Clearwater, Kansas in 1969 where she continued her passion to care for the elderly for 27 years.

Mon
16
Jan

Joe Trevino

Joe Trevino, 46, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. He was born July 16, 1970 in Cuero to the late Sanford and Mary Medrano Trevino. Joe was an operator at Fordyce and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his daughters, Makayla Trevino, Madison Trevino and Avery Trevino all of Cuero; sons, Devon Trevino of Cuero and Jason Trevino of Kenedy; sisters, Melissa Martinez (Ernest) of Victoria; Diane T. Wade (Edward) of Cuero and Anita Trevino (Derrick) of Cuero; brothers, Sanford Trevino, Jr. (Gerrie) and Daniel Trevino (Norma) all of Cuero; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. at Freund Funeral Home with Funeral Services to follow at 10 a.m. with Father David Berger officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Mon
16
Jan

Melba Hahn

Melba Faye Hahn, 76, of Cuero passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Melba was born on Oct. 2, 1940 in Cuero, Texas. She was the daughter of Minnie and Alphonse Scheffler. Melba was a longtime member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved caring for her family and openly welcomed all who entered her home. Her favorite past time was going to the casinos in Louisiana.

She is survived by her husband Robert P. Hahn; daughter, Nancy Lancaster (John) of Cuero; sons, Bobby Hahn (Rhonda) of Victoria and Leo Sharron (Anne) of Cuero; brother Kenneth Scheffler of Baytown; grandchildren, Anthony Hance (Ceara), Amanda Means (Gordon), Brittany Hutchinson, Brandon Michalek, Aleacia Dippel, Cayla Hahn, and Jacob Hahn and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Thu
12
Jan

Wilma Billings

Wilma J. Billings, 84, of Yorktown passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was born June 22, 1932 in Nordheim, to the late Alfred and Elsie Schriefer Butschek. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She loved bingo and always had snacks for the grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Michael) Franke; son, Wayne (Virginia) Sparck, and step-sons, Doug (JoAnn) Billings and Jim (Judy) Billings; grandchildren, Ashleigh (Travis) Peyton, Meghan (Adam) Davis, Erin (Dustin) Sparck, Courtney (Shane) Kulik, Candace (Jeff) Franke; numerous  grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter Butschek; and sisters, Elvera DeMuth and Edna Cleland.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Nordheim Cemetery.

Thu
12
Jan

Lorenzo Garcia, Sr.

Lorenzo Garcia, Sr., 79, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. He was born Aug. 11, 1937 in Victoria to Antanascio and Amande Garcia. Lorenzo worked as a ranch hand and truck driver and was a musician.

He is survived by his son, Lorenzo Garcia, Jr.; wife, Eulalia DeLaRosa ;niece, Melissa Wood; grandchildren, Manuel Esteban Garcia, Ricki Lynn Wood and Allen Wood.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Delores Garcia; sisters, Amelia Guevara, Delfina Garcia and Linda Garcia; and brother, Frank Garcia.

Visitation and Rosary will be held Friday, Jan. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home with the rosary to begin at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father David Berger officiating.

Pallbearers will be Roel Chacon, Mario Briones, Joe Hernandez, Jimmy Salazar, Levi Cherry and Richard Brotze. Honorary pallbearer is Thomas Briones.

Wed
11
Jan

SANTIAGO "JIMMY" RIOS, SR.

Santiago “Jimmy” Rios, Sr., 65, of Yorktown, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017.  He was born August 30, 1951 in Yorktown, to Elisa Cantu Rios and the late Obiligio Rios.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea; sons, Andrew and Jeffrey Rios; daughter, Ariana Rios; grandchildren, Braleigh Gallegos, Elijah Fagan, Desmon Rios, Drew Rios, Avirey Rios, and Azelynn Rios; sisters, Rosie (Roy) Weise, Retha Rios, Eva (Ralph) Barefield, Debra Flores; brothers, Elix Rios, Tony Rios, Eugene Rios, Adam Torres and David Rodriguez.
He was preceded in death by his father; brothers, Genaro Rios Sr. and Obiligio Rios Jr.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Massey Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Luis Catholic Cemetery.   

Mon
09
Jan

Lloyd Wesley

Lloyd Anthony Wesley, 59, of Cuero passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2017.

He was born on July 6, 1957 in Cuero, Texas to the late Abraham and Ora B. Wesley.

Lloyd is survived by his sisters Lena B. Wesley and Kathryn (Willie) L. Green, stepson Kevin (Cheryl) Metoyer, stepdaughter Tamara (Jason) Meyers, his brother Earl G. Williams, Sr., and brother in law Robert Holman.

In addition to his parents, Lloyd is preceded in death by his wife Audrey Wesley, and sisters Jonquil Holman and Marilyn Bell.

Serving as pallbearers were Kobe Metoyer, Benner Holman, David Bell, Fennis Green, Deon Green, and Ke’Aundre Green.

Honorary pallbearers were the 1975-1976 Gobbler Football Teams.

Mon
09
Jan

Guadalupe Orosco

Guadalupe DeHoyos Orosco was born Dec. 12, 1937 to Baltazar and Rosa DeHoyos in Yorktown, Texas and entered into rest on Jan. 3, 2017 at the age of 79.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years Leandro N. Orosco, Sr., her daughters Sylvia (Joe) Garcia of Cuero, and Dubelia (Paul) Adames of Victoria; her sons Ray (Tina) Orosco, Leandro (Linda) Orosco, Jr., and Roger (Delia) Orosco, all of Cuero.

Guadalupe is also survived by her brothers Jesus (Eva) DeHoyos of San Antonio, and her sisters Cruz (Joe Roy) Orosco of Elgin, Texas and Dora DeHoyos Jarboe of Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Guadalupe is preceded in death by her son Raymond Orosco, daughter Norma Jean Orosco, grandsons Blake Orosco and Christopher Cody Garcia, sisters Isabel Mejia, Beatrice Ramon, and Petra Martinez.

Mon
09
Jan

Lunell Brennan

Lunell Brown Brennan, age 96, passed away on Dec. 18, 2016 at Grace Care Center of Cypress in Cypress, Texas. She was born on Dec. 5, 1920 in Cuero, Texas to Newton Albert and Beatrice Kathleen Brown.

Lunell grew up in Cuero, Texas. She graduated in Cuero, Texas. After high school, she attended business school in San Antonio, Texas. Lunell was a mother and a housewife until she became a successful entrepreneur as the owner of Brennan’s Florist for several years until she sold it upon retirement.

Lunell married Peter Brennan April 4, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas. They were happily married for 45 years.

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