Obituaries

Thu
06
Aug

Elizabeth Mainka

Elizabeth Lillie Eicher Mainka, 84, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. She was born Oct. 25, 1930 in Sweet Home to the late John Eicher and Marie Novak Eicher. She married the love of her life, Alex Mainka, on Nov. 22, 1955 in Sweet Home. She loved tending, canning, cooking her home grown fruits and vegetables, and caring for farm animals. She was a lifetime member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and always enjoyed going to church picnics. 
 
She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Bilbrey (Doyle) of Alice, Karen Palmer (Rex) of Cuero, Lois Lemke (Brad) of Victoria; son, Harvey Mainka (Mona) of Cuero; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband; sister, Mary Ulcak; brothers, Emil Eicher, Johnny Eicher, Benny Eicher, Rudy Eicher, and Laddie Eicher.
 
Wed
05
Aug

Royal Johnson Jr.

Royal Napolean Johnson, Jr. entered into rest on July 31, 2015 at the age of 66. He was born on Feb. 4, 1949 to the late Rev. Royal Johnson, Sr. and Berniece Hays Johnson in Cuero, Texas. He served his county in the U.S. Army and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
 
Royal is survived by his stepmother Eura Johnson, his daughter Sunee Johnson and brothers Michael W. Johnson, Sr., Rev. Ronnie L. Johnson, Sr., and Samuel W. Johnson, Sr. (Belinda); his sisters Linda D. Martin, Gilda R. Spencer (Neal), Clara E. Johnson, Terry A. Rosemona (Kerrick), and Nicole L. Mansfield (Tony). He is also survived by three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; his aunts Mercedee Brawley (Clyde), Earline Coleman (Jessie Lee), Cary Gifford and Audrey Mae Johnson; and his long-time companion Lillian Barnett Jackson.
 
Mon
03
Aug

James Windoskey

James Windoskey, 63, of Yorktown, died Sunday Aug. 3, 2015. He was born March 16, 1952 in San Antonio to the late Otis Windoskey and Toni (Edwin) Wunderlich.
 
He is survived by his special companion Marcia Mann, daughters Lisa (Angel) Campos, Amy Windoskey, sons James “BB” (Michelle Perez) Windoskey and Timothy Windoskey, grandchildren Brittny, Morgan, Lauryn, Tyler, Taylor, Cecilia, Victor, Giovanni and Christopher and great granddaughter Jentzen.
 
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday Aug. 6 at Massey Funeral Home.
 
You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.masseyfh.com.
 
Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, TX 78164.
 
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Fri
31
Jul

James Metting

Surrounded by his family, James D. “Pops” Metting, Sr., 84, passed away July 29, 2015 in Yorktown. He is survived by his wife and best friend of more than five decades, Tonie.  
 
James was born March 26, 1931, the only child of Erwin and Ella (Gerbert) Metting of Yorktown. His early years were spent learning the trade of homestead farming, and attending Metting School before graduating from Yorktown High in 1948.
 
Thu
30
Jul

Noney Body

Noney (Ninaye) Body, 62, of Cuero passed away Monday, July 27, 2015.  She was born August 21, 1952 in Opelousas, Louisiana to the late Henry and Olivia Lewis Monroe.  Noney married the love of her life, Troy Body on June 20, 1975 at World Mission Church in San Antonio. She attended Victoria College and received her certification to be a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She was an LVN for 22 years and was also a licensed minister. 
 
She is survived by her devoted husband; daughter, Tami Body of Cuero; sons, Tré Body and Timothy (Kesiaa) Body, both of Cuero; sister, Joyce Ann (Ulysses) Screws of Cuero; and grandchildren, Camden Chavez, Jae'Menn Body, Mariah Body, Camren Body, Camille Body, and Maryssa Body, all of Cuero.  
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Erma Rose Monroe; and brothers, Gene Monroe, Henry Monroe Jr., Glen David Monroe, and Hosea Monroe.
 
Tue
28
Jul

Deborah Johnson

Deborah Kay Johnson, 62, of Cuero passed away Monday, July 20, 2015.  She was born February 11, 1953 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Deborah was a nurses aide.
 
 She is survived by her devoted partner, Ruben Garza Jr. of Cuero; stepparents, Al and Anita Luhn of Corpus Christi; sister, Mary Draper of Leavenworth, Kansas; and brother, Floyd Ray Kinard of Rosenburg.
 
 You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.
 
 Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
 
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Tue
28
Jul

Walter Ebrom

Walter Julius Ebrom, 76, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 after a 10 month fight with cancer. He was born in Westhoff on November 11, 1938 to the late Frank and Rosie Ebrom. Walter was a devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend. Walter was a retired Southern Railroad employee. Walter loved to mow lawns. He took pride in his skills and was the best.
He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Schaffner, Irene Mueller, all of Cuero, Valeria Alex Buesing (Floyd) of Yorktown, Helen Hotz of Eagle Lake, Janie Goehring of Westhoff; brothers, Ben Ebrom, Edmund Ebrom (Sarah), both of Cuero, and Paul Ebrom of McAllen. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Elnora Lincke, Cecelia Lockstedt; and brother, Jacob Ebrom.
 
Mon
27
Jul

Rubert Egg

Rubert Lloyd Egg of Meyersville passed away at 76 on Saturday, July 25, 2015. He was born February 10, 1939 to Walter and Elvie Egg and was a life member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Meyersville. He loved and cherished life and was always there to help everyone. He spent his life doing Christian work including Sunday School teacher, piano player, confirmation teacher and the organ player for the church. He was also a member of the choir. He participated in community service including 4-H leader and the Meyersville Volunteer Fire Department. He spent his entire life working and spending time with his family and farm. He retired from CP&L after 45 years of employment and traveled the world with his beloved wife and friends.
 
Wed
22
Jul

Juan Mejias Sr.

Juan Manuel Mejias Sr. (El Majias), 67, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was born November 28, 1947 in Lamesa to the late Steven Mejias and Josie Zapata. He worked as a rancher and always enjoyed time spent with family and friends.
 
He is survived by mother, Josie Zapata; daughters, Mary Lou Martinez of San Antonio, Geraldine Gigi Mendoza of Cuero; sons, John Manuel Mejias Jr. of Cuero, Steve Stanley Mejias of Cuero; sisters, Alice Herrera of Cuero, Rachel Zapata of Cuero; brothers, Steve Mejias of Cliburn, Ben Zapata Jr. of La Grange; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; wife, Mary Mejias; and sister, Mary Dillingham.
 
Visitation will be held at Freund Funeral Home on Thursday,  July 23, 2015 from 6-8 pm with a Rosary to begin at 7 pm.
 
Tue
21
Jul

Lorene Holman

Lorene Emma Holman was born April 15, 1921 to Lucy White and Alfred Lane in Sample, TX. She grew up in an age of cotton fields and was a hard worker with a fiery attitude. She married Benner Holman, Jr. on June 3, 1939 and to this union seven children were born: Dorothy, Robert, Lucy, Johnal, Charles, Loleat and Betty. The house was always full of life and she and her husband worked hard to maintain a strict family setting. Lorene was “Mama Rene” to everyone. She loved her neighbors and the neighbor’s kids just like her own.
 
Lorene’s pride and joy was her Church and Church Work. She took great pride in working for the Lord and she never stopped. She joined the St. Thomas Baptist church and served faithfully for over 75 years until the Lord called her home. 

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