Obituaries

Tue
24
Nov

Oscar Edwin 'Ed' Falke

Oscar Edwin “Ed” Falke

Oscar Edwin “Ed” Falke, 87, of the Detmold community died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.
Edwin was born on June 10, 1928, in Thorndale, to Oscar G. and Minnie (Winkler) Falke.
On May 23, 1948, he married the beautiful Dorothy N. Richter of Detmold.
Edwin was a lifetime resident of the Thorndale community. He served in the United States Air Force Security Service with the 6982nd Radio Squadron during the Korean Conflict. Ed was a member of VFW Post No. 4009 and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Thorndale. After 39 years of service, he retired from TU Electric. Ed was also associated with the Taylor Soil and Water Conservation District and the Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Company. He was an associate member of the Thorndale Fire Department. A gentle and kind soul, Ed richly blessed the lives of his family and friends.
During his last years, his favorite moments were visiting with them on the family farm.

Tue
24
Nov

Adella Nemec Schneider

Adella Nemec Schneider

Adella “Della” Nemec Schneider, 92, beloved wife, mother, and Granny, left her earthly home for her heavenly one on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.

Wed
18
Nov

Mary Jane Golson

Mary Jane Golson

Mrs. Mary Jane Golson, 93, of Palestine, formerly of Milam County, died Friday, Nov. 13, in a Palestine nursing facility.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco.
Mrs. Golson was born Dec. 21, 1921 to Fritz and Katie Smith Patzke in Cameron. She lived in Waco for a number of years before moving to Palestine. She was a retired parachute rigger with the U.S. government. Her husband, H.H. Golson preceded her in death.
Mrs. Golson is survived by many nieces and nephews, including her caretakers Jay Patzke and Gene Patzke, both of Lake Jackson.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Sterling House of Palestine and Heart to Heart Hospice for the love and care they have provided.
Arrangements are under the direction of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mon
16
Nov

Glan Walter Myers

Glen Walter Myers, 54, of Davilla, died Friday Nov. 13, in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Davilla Baptist Church with Rev. David Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Davilla Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.
Mr. Myers, a brick mason, was born April 8, 1961 in Austin to Gerald Leroy and Glory Anna Grace (Beckman) Myers. He was a member of Davilla Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother.
He is survived by his wife Jonell Myers of Davilla; sons George Jowers of Liberty Hill and Chad Myers of Los Angeles, California; daughters Tammy Hoffman of Davilla and Tessa Glenice Sowell of Liberty Hill; brother Gerald Leroy Myers of Burnett; sisters Geraldine Dickie of Whitney, Gloria Myers of Ingram, Gwyn Montes of Liberty Hill and Gale Hamilton of Whitney; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren

Mon
16
Nov

Evelyn Jistel Keith

Evelyn Jistel Keith, 82, of Cameron, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, in a Temple hospital. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Cameron with Rev. Drew Weber officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Mrs. Keith, co-owner and operator of Keith’s Minimax in Cameron, was born Aug. 8, 1933 in the Marak Community of Milam County. She married Wilson Clifford “Dub” Keith and he preceded her in death in 2011. She is also preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon Haag and by five siblings. 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cameron. 
She is survived by daughters Deborah Burt of Morgan’s Point and Pamela Ramirez of Cameron; brother Clarence Jistel; sister Berniece Kurtz; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Association or the First United Methodist Church in Cameron.

Mon
16
Nov

J.T. Fischer

J.T. Fischer, 102, of Rogers, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Bill Moeller in Waco. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 16, at Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts. Burial followed in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts. 
Mr. Fischer, a retired farmer and rancher, was born Aug. 1, 1913 in Buckholts to George and Malita (Rachui) Fischer. He married Edna Agnes Laffere and she preceded him in death in 1993.
He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Doris Marie Pinard.
He is survived by his daughter Jean Moeller and husband Bill of Waco; two grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron was in charge of arrangements.

Thu
12
Nov

Robert Edgar ‘Bob’ Newton

Robert Edgar ‘Bob’ Newton

Bob Newton passed from this life on Nov. 9, at home and in the presence of his family.

Mon
02
Nov

Maria Elena Contreras de Muniz

Maria Elena Contreras de Muniz, 74, of Cameron died Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
Mrs. Muniz, a homemaker, was born April 10, 1941 in Mexico to Gregorio and Maria Petra (Gamez) Contreras. She married Isabel Castillo Muniz in 1974.
She is survived by her husband Isabel Muniz of Cameron; sons Facundo Muniz of Cameron and Eduardo Muniz of Rockdale; daughters Maria Petra Muniz and Laura Lewis, both of Cameron; brothers Fermin Contreras of Cameron and Eusebio Contreras of Gonzalez; sisters Marina Gonzalez and Anastacia Escalante, both of Mexico, and Antonia Vasquez of Houston; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Fri
30
Oct

Gloria Raymond Armstrong

Gloria Raymond Armstrong

Gloria Raymond Armstrong, 79, of Temple, formerly of Cameron, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in a Temple hospital after an illness.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green- Patterson Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Crow officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.
Mrs. Armstrong was born Dec. 12, 1935 in Cameron to Thomas G. and Willie Mai Raymond. She married Olan J. Armstrong in 1957. She was a member of the Cameron First Baptist Church. Mrs. Armstrong was the bookkeeper for the family business, Armstrong Plumbing, for many years.
Survivors include one son, Daniel Armstrong of Temple; two grandchildren, Lindsey Ingram and Nash Jackson Ingram of Austin; one sister, Patricia Sims and husband, Ed of Temple and one brother, Thomas “Sonny” Raymond and wife, Kay, of Cameron.

Fri
30
Oct

Eddie Lucille Pope

Eddie Lucille Pope

Funeral services for Mrs. Eddie Lucille Pope will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron with the Rev. Billy Crow officiating. 
Mrs. Pope passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, at her residence in Centerville.
She was formerly of the Friendship community near Buckholts. Mrs. Pope celebrated her 100th birthday this year, being born March 9, 1915 to Sam L. and Gwyneth Ross Graham, in Cameron. A lifelong member of the Friendship United Methodist Church, she dedicated her life to her church and her family. Mrs. Pope graduated high school in 1933 from Boling High School, also attending school in Cameron as a young girl. 
She married H. C. “Bill” Pope on September 14, 1935. He preceded her in death in 1999. Also preceding her in death was one son, William Cullen Pope, in 1939.

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