Obituaries

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22
Jan

Mae Ellen Eisfeldt Mays

Mae Ellen Eisfeldt Mays, 80, of Cameron and formerly of Schertz passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in a Cameron nursing facility.

She was born in Cameron on Nov. 22, 1937, to John and Alice Eisfeldt. She married Arthur Mays on August 16, 1958 in the Battetown Baptist Church in Cameron. Mae was a 1957 Graduate of C.H. Yoe High School.  She graduated from Nixon-Clay Business School in Austin and worked for T.E.C. for a short time until she joined her husband in England.  After three years in England she moved to Omaha, Neb., and in 1964 she went to work for the U.S. Government, first as a secretary and retiring in 1994 as a G.S.-11, item manager at Kelly AFB. Mae was a graduate from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University in Accounting.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Johnnie and William; and by a sister, Gloria Ann. 

Mon
22
Jan

LaVerne Riley

LaVerne Riley, 93, of Cameron died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation was held before service time on Saturday.

Mrs. Riley, a retired homemaker, was born May 24, 1924, in Bell County to Wes and Nellie (Whitley) Lindsey.  She married James Riley on Dec. 18, 1998, and he preceded her in death in 2016. She was a member of Battetown Baptist Church in Cameron.

She is survived by: step-son, Joe Riley of Leonard; step-daughter, Melva Wyatt of Fort Worth; and three nieces, Karen Cryer of Cameron, Lorri Laywell of Cameron, and Donna Trubee of Leander.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
22
Jan

Alice Whitmire

Alice Whitmire, 100, of Cameron and formerly of Barnesville, Ga., came face to face with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in a Temple hospital, when her faith became sight.

Mrs. Whitmire, a retired registered nurse, was born Jan. 5, 1918, in Stockbridge, Ga., to Walter Raleigh and Annie Lou (Flake) Henry. She married Sam Loyd Whitmire on Aug. 29, 1942. After 60 marvelous years of marriage, Sam preceded her in death in 2002.  Mrs. Whitmire was a member of the Marlow Baptist Church.

She is survived by: sons, John Whitmire and wife Stella of Cameron, and Henry Whitmire and wife Maggie of LaVernia; daughters, Jane Roney and husband Fred of Griffin, Ga., and Ruth McGaha and husband Wade of Cameron; brother, Harold Henry of Travelers Rest, S.C.; sisters, Rachel Hurst of Americus, Ga., and Annie Lou Clay of Woodstock, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Wed
17
Jan

Dennis Doyle Cloven

Dennis Doyle Cloven, 71, of Buckholts, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in a Temple hospital.  Private family services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Cloven, a retired service manager for Friend Tire, was born on April 11, 1946, in Jasper County, Mo., to Charles T. and Mary F. (East) Cloven. He married Alexis Kruithof on Dec. 26, 1991. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Kruithof.

He is survived by his wife, Alexis Cloven of Buckholts; sons, Jeffery Cloven of Missouri, Robert Kruithof of Louisiana, and Jerry Kruithof of Temple; daughters, Angie Cloven of Missouri, Christine Springer of Buckholts, and Samantha Kruithof of Burnett; sister, Janice Rowe of Temple; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
15
Jan

Rosalie Turner

Services for Rosalie Turner, age 80, of Thorndale, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Pastor James Mann and Rev. James Brymer officiating. Burial will be in the Salty Cemetery. Public visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Fri
12
Jan

Luther Dale Hodge

Cameron businessman Luther Dale Hodge, 76, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in a Cameron nursing center.

Services for Mr. Hodge will be held Monday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, with O. E. Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.  

Tue
09
Jan

Ann Dealvia Lorenz

Ann Dealvia Lorenz, 83, of Cameron, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Grace Church in Cameron.  Burial will follow in the Burlington Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lorenz was born March 20, 1934, in Wellington, to Carter and Gertrude (Harvey) Slaton. At 3 months of age, her family moved to Texas City where she was raised and went to school. On Jan. 30, 1959, she married Alvin “Jack” Lorenz and he preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1998. Raised in the church, Mrs. Lorenz was a member of Grace Church. She had worked as a waitress for many years and then she worked for La Marque Junior High cafeteria for 16 years. When she moved to Cameron, she worked for home health care for 15 years. She loved to play “42,” crochet and was a good cook. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers. 

Tue
09
Jan

Vernell Ruth Kuehn

Memorial services for Vernell Ruth (Luedke) Kuehn, of Caldwell, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Deanville. She died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in a Caldwell assisted living facility. 

She was born in Deanville on July 11, 1936, to John (J.B.) and Ella Blinka Luedke. She was the fourth of five children. She attended grade school in Deanville and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1954.

During her early years she worked in the fields along with the men as was the custom in those days. She especially enjoyed being able to outperform any of her brothers at any field task.

Mon
08
Jan

Bobbye June Edmonds Ficke

Bobbye June Edmonds Ficke, age 76, of West, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 6, 2018, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waco.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel in West, with Pastor Ronny Robinson officiating. 

Bobbye was born Jan. 17, 1941, in Cameron, the daughter of Benjamin and Cora Mabry Edmonds. She was a 1959 graduate of C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron, and attended a business school in Austin. Bobbye worked for Texas Parks and Wildlife Region 2 for over 34 years. She enjoyed reading and watching baseball and basketball.  She especially loved playing with her grandchildren.

Bobbye is preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Robert Mercer of Waco.

Mon
08
Jan

Daniel "Danny" Minatrea

Daniel “Danny” Minatrea passed away unexpectedly at his home in Howe, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the age of 70.

Danny was born Dec. 26, 1947, in Sherman to Bob and Ruby Minatrea. He graduated from Denison High School and also attended Texas A&M.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Ruby Minatrea of Denison; and brother-in-law, J.C. Walser of Denison.

Danny is survived by his wife, Mary Minatrea of Howe; son, J.D. and wife Micheale Minatrea of Cameron; and two grandchildren, J.W. and Emily Minatrea; one sister, Virginia Walser of Denison; and stepson, Billy Wardlow of Austin.

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