Josie Styra, 91, of Yorktown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. She was born March 2, 1926 in Yorktown to the late Felix and Vera Gawlik Biemer.
Josie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Styra; son, Lawrence Styra; brother Frank Biemer; sisters, Susan Biemer and Cecilia Biemer.
She is survived by her children, Ferdinand Styra (Deborah), William Styra, Thomas Styra (Doreen), Frances Downs (Jack), and Charlotte Mutchler (Glenn); grandchildren, Brett Styra, Melissa Styra, Kasey Wiken (Chris), Sonya Dueser (George), Chris Styra (Jill), Bryan Downs, Jennifer Wimpee (Matthew), Hayden Downs, Jonathan Piecuch, Collin Piecuch, Matthew Mutchler (Amy), Heather Arguellez (Porfirio) Gordon Mutchler, Lauren Craven (Robert); 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa Pilarczyk and Maggie Kruciak; brothers, Bert Biemer (Barbara) and Longin Biemer (Frances); numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Finch Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass is Friday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Yorktown with Father Jasper Liggio officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brett Styra, Chris Styra, Bryan Downs, Hayden Downs, Jonathan Piecuch and Collin Piecuch.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery or St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cuero.
You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Finch Funeral Chapel – Yorktown, 361-564- 2277.