Obituaries

Tue
05
Jul

Rhoda M. Strickland

Rhoda Marie Strickland went to be with our Lord on June 20, 2016, surrounded by friends and family.

Services was at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Villa St. Joseph Chapel, 11901 Rosewood Dr., Overland Park, Kan.

Rhoda was born Aug. 20, 1935. She is the daughter of Tharp H. Edgar & Carlyn L. “Geffert” Edgar from Yorktown.

She was preceded in death by her husband Warren M. Strickland, parents Tharp and Carlyn Edgar, sister Karla L. Bracklein and her husband Bob, and her son Michael Ray Short.

Survivors include her dear cousin Darlene Mayer of San Antonio, daughters Christine Henning and husband Allan of Olathe, Kan., Rochelle Mau and husband Ron of Cullowhee, N.C., daughter-in-law Gina Short of Waco, sons Dennis Strickland and wife Jennifer of Bucyrus, Kan., and John “Ricky” Strickland and wife Cheryl of Morgantown, Ky., 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Tue
05
Jul

Theresa M. FitzSimon

Theresa M. FitzSimon, dear mother, sister, friend passed away June 23, 2016 at the age of 86 at home with family. Theresa was born on Feb. 17, 1930 in Yorktown to Steve R. Dlugosch and Sallie B. (Migura) Dlugosch. On Feb. 8, 1958, she married Donald E. J. FitzSimon in San Antonio. Theresa was an active member of St. Benedict Catholic Church since 1963, and was a Charter member of the USAA Federal Credit Union. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Wilbert C. Dennis, and grandson Matthew D. Williams. She will be forever loved and missed by her children, Stephen P. FitzSimon and wife Nancy, Dr. Denise I. FitzSimon-Hawkes and husband Howard, and Laurence E. FitzSimon and wife Stacia; grandchildren, Mary K. FitzSimon Grigar and husband Stephen, Stephen R. FitzSimon, Laura L. FitzSimon, Dr. Charlie B. Williams and wife Katherine, Patrick D. Williams, Megan E. FitzSimon Green and husband Cody, and Eric D.

Tue
05
Jul

Barbara Lynn Scheffler Morisse

Barbara Lynn Scheffler Morisse of Angleton passed away at her home on Sunday, June 26, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Nordheim on June 19, 1933, to Dr. Daniel Charles and Virgie Sally Scheffler.

Barbara graduated from Nordheim High School in 1950 and attended the University of Texas, Austin.

In 1953, she married Bruce Henry Morisse and they moved to Freeport where he began his newspaper career in advertising with the Freeport Facts Review.

Barbara spent much of her time keeping a busy home and raising an active family. She was quite the seamstress and enjoyed using her green thumb to keep a beautiful yard filled with a variety of plants. She could always be found “fiddling with the dogs and cats” and could easily justify another four-legged mouth to feed.

Tue
05
Jul

Darlene Bennett

Darlene Barber Bennett, 91, of Cuero passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was born Aug. 4, 1924 in Cuero to the late Ferdie Lee and Alma Hare Barber. Darlene married the love of her life, Joe E. “Pig” Bennett, on June 2, 1942 in Cuero. She was baptized on March 28, 1954 at First Baptist Church in Cuero, along with her husband and son, Edward Lee. Darlene was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by daughter, Jolene Bennett White; sons, Edward Lee Bennett and Jimmy Bennett; sister, Glady Rusche; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband; sister, Lola Tolbert; brothers, Hubert Barber, Derwood Barber, and Bruce Barber; and granddaughter, Lori Beth Bennett.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 5 at 10 a.m., at Hillside Cemetery with Dr. Glenn Robertson officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

Mon
27
Jun

Dorothy Bauer

Dorothy Guinn Bauer, 90, of Cuero passed away Monday, June 27, 2016. She was born Nov. 9, 1925 in Sugarland to the late John and Clara Brooks Guinn. Dorothy married the love of her life, John D. Bauer, Sr., July 31, 1948 in Hallettsville. She loved to gamble and bowled in league for many years. Dorothy also cherished her time with family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband John D. Bauer; sons, John Davis Bauer, Jr. (Virginia) and Chuck Alan Bauer (Sharon); grandchildren, John Davis Bauer III (Jennifer), Caleb Mitchell Bauer (Adriane), Chandra Carbonara (Will), Kahlei Villarreal (Gabe), Hayden Matejek and Crayton Matejek; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by parents; sister, Eunice Brier; and brother Victor Guinn.

Mon
27
Jun

James Sumner

James McRay Sumner, age 72, passed away June 24, 2016 in San Antonio. 

Graveside service and interment with military honors will be held Wednesday, June 29 at San Geronimo Cemetery at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating. 

James was born Sept. 29, 1943 in Gonzales to James and Rose Nell (Moffett) Sumner. James grew up in Cuero and was a graduate of Cuero High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Green Beret during two tours in Vietnam. He served in law enforcement at both Trinity University and Texas Lutheran University. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, and his former wife and friend, Yvonne Sumner.  

Mon
27
Jun

Emily Anzaldua-Villarreal

Emily Anzaldua-Villarreal, 54, of Cuero passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was born Nov. 4, 1961 in Cuero to Aaron and Eva Anzaldua. 

She is survived by her beloved husband of 32 years, Lupe Villarreal of Cuero; daughter, Shelia Villarreal of Cuero; sons, Jeremy Anzaldua and wife, Amanda, of Victoria and Michael Villarreal and wife, Addison, of Cuero; father, Aaron Anzaldua of Cuero; and six grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Anzaldua.

Visitation will be Monday, June 27 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church from 4 to 5 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 4:30 p.m. Mass will begin at 5 p.m. with Father David Berger officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Jayden Juarez, Joe Juarez Jr., Charlie Trevino, Danny Villarreal Jr., Andy Bandera, Victor Bandera, Chris Bandera, and Anthony Bandera. 

Wed
22
Jun

D. Wayne Laster, M.D.

D. Wayne Laster, M.D. died on June 15, 2016. He was born on Dec. 10, 1940 in Yorktown. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother. He is survived by three children from a previous marriage and his best friend and wife, Terry Laster. After high school, Dr. Laster received a B.S. degree in Biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown. He graduated with honors from UTMB in Galveston, where he earned his M.D. degree. After a straight medical internship at John Sealy Hospital and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UTMB, Dr. Laster served two years in the Public Health Service in Staten Island, New York as Deputy Chief of Radiology.

Wed
22
Jun

Faye Boldt

Faye Boldt, 80, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She was born Oct. 5, 1935 in Cuero to Adam J. and Lena Mae Shows. Faye married the love of her life, Glenn Boldt on May 30, 1969 in Cuero. She was a Certified Nursing Aide.

She is survived by her loving husband, Glenn Boldt, daughter Tina M. Salles; sons, Glenn D. Boldt and Michael McTighe, Jr.; brother Felton Shows; grandchildren, Melissa Temple, Phillip Spencer, Katie Boldt, Sydney Boldt and great-grandchildren A.J. Temple and Elizabeth Blevins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ima “Duffy” Shows, Irene Reynolds; brothers, Clifford Shows, Julius Shows and Raymond Shows.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Accolade Hospice in Yoakum.

You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.

Tue
21
Jun

Emilio Beltran

Emilio Beltran, age 60, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

He was born Jan. 23, 1956 in Yoakum to Marcus and Virginia Castillo Beltran.

He worked in the oilfield.

Survivors are sisters, Virginia Coronado of Victoria, Lydia Beltran of San Franisco and Cecilia Beltran of Victoria; brothers, Marcus Beltran Jr (Katherine) of Fort Worth and Reynaldo Beltran (Josephine) of Cuero.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Yoakum with Marcos Beltran Jr officiating.

Pallbearers are Marcus Beltran Jr, Ray Beltran, Rene Baltran, Adam Beltran, Mark Jacob and Terry Boening

On-line guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com

Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum 361-293-5656.

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