Barbara Ann Kircher


Barbara Ann Kircher, 66, of Westoff, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. 
She was born April 16, 1947 in Sinton. Barbara moved to Violet in 1950 and graduated from St. John High School in Robstown. She was a homemaker and helped her family ranch and farm. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet where she taught religion and sang in the choir, and was a member of the Altar Society. She helped organize the Violet Historical Society, where she served as the treasurer for many years, was the assistant curator at the time of her death and helped to preserve the old church building. The Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Historical Foundation awarded a citation to Barbara for distinguished service in 1978 signed by Governor Dolph Briscoe.
She was also active in the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show in the homemaking division.
She was preceded in death by her parents August Nedbalek and Pauline “Schwirtlich” Swetlick Nedbalek, and her sister, Judy Nedbalek.
She was survived by her husband of 43 years, David L. Kircher; and her sons, Loring T. Kircher and Hans W. Kircher all of Violet.
The rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet.
The Funeral Mass was concelebrated at 10 a.m. Dec. 21 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet with the Rev. Msgr. Celestine Murray and the Rev. John Vega as concelebrants. Burial followed in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Violet.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the Violet Historical Society.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sawyer–George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, TX 78410; 361-242-3205.
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