Obituaries

Thu
07
Sep

Johnnie Klecka

Johnnie Klecka, 77, of Buckholts, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in a Temple hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cyclone with Fr. George Thirumangalam officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with a Rosary being recited at 6 pm.

Mr. Klecka, owner and operator of Rogers Texaco and Used Cars, was born Dec. 2, 1939, in Cameron to Anton J. and Annie Francis (Mikeska) Klecka. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He married Theresa Wise on Feb. 3, 1973, and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. 

He is survived by: his wife, Theresa Klecka of Buckholts; son, Johnnie Alvin (Jay) Beathard and wife Danice of Milano; daughter, Kristin Nash and husband Jason of Academy; brother, Anton (Tony) Klecka and wife Carolyn of Cameron; and six grandchildren.

Tue
05
Sep

Bonnie Gay Cobb

Bonnie Gay Cobb, 86, of Bryan, and formerly of Cameron passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at a Bryan hospice facility. 

Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 7, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron between 6-8 p.m.  Graveside services will be at a later time.

Thu
31
Aug

Othie C. "Sonny" Seaton Jr.

Mr. Othie C. Seaton Jr., 79, of Wilburton, Okla., formerly of Cameron, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at a Wilburton nursing facility.

Services for Mr. Seaton will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Kirby Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Seaton was born March 24, 1938, in Red Rock, to Othie Sr. and Daisy (Gibson) Seaton. He was a retired farmer, living the majority of his life in Milam County. He especially enjoyed raising chickens and tending to his garden.  He married Martha Jene Young in Cameron on Dec. 24, 1955. After his retirement, he moved to Latimer County, Okla., to be close his children. He loved his family and was known for making friends wherever he went. His family remembers him as a good Christian man with strong religious beliefs.  

Thu
31
Aug

Jean Anita Spytma

Jean Anita Spytma, 67, of Cameron died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at her home. Private services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Spytma, a retired administrative assistant, was born Dec. 14, 1949, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Gayle and Dorothy (Willis) Kelley.  She married William Spytma on Feb. 5, 2000. 

She is survived by: her husband, William Spytma of Cameron; children, Angela Rowan of Michigan, Ronda Thompson of Washington, William Spytma of Michigan, Andy Meinders of Michigan, and Adam Spytma of Oregon; sister, Jane Neff of Michigan; and four grandchildren.

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

Thu
31
Aug

Edward James Vondra Jr.

With broken hearts we announce our father, brother and uncle has put on his dancing shoes and is dancing with the Lover of his soul.

Edward James Vondra Jr. left this world of pain and confusion to return to his Home on Aug. 29, 2017. He is no longer in pain or confused and for that we are blessed. We will miss him dreadfully, but will continue to the legacy he left of love for others no matter color or creed, service to all who needed help and family comes first.

Mon
28
Aug

Isabella LeeAnn Burnett

Isabella LeeAnn Burnett, infant daughter of Heather M. Burnett, passed away on Aug. 26, 2017. 

Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Marek- Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Family visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Isabella was born on Aug. 3, 2017, and is preceded in death by great-grandmothers Altie “Bonnie” Burnett and Mary Downes.

Isabella is survived by: her mother, Heather Burnett of Cameron; sister, Emily Burnett of Cameron; grandparents, Doretha and Doyle Reed of Groesbeck and Mark Burnett of Cameron; great-grandparents, Henry Burnett of Cameron and Frank Downes of Marlin; and uncle, Shane Burnett of Cameron.

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

 

Tue
22
Aug

Bessie Lee "Bess" McDonald

Bessie Lee “Bess” McDonald, 88, of Cameron died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev. Gary Maroney officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. 

Mrs. McDonald was born April 13, 1929, in the Briary Community to Jasper and Marie (May) Harve. She married Vance McDonald on Feb. 16, 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1997. A homemaker, Mrs. McDonald and her husband had worked as house parents between 1979 and 1987 at the South Texas Children’s Home in Pettis, Texas.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1997.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cameron. 

Tue
22
Aug

Willis M. (Buck) Kuhn

Willis M. (Buck) Kuhn, 94, passed away at his home in College Station on Aug. 19, 2017. He was born in Milam County on June 22, 1923, to Will and Anna (Schutze) Kuhn.

He married Flodene Folschinsky on Dec. 22, 1946. He attended school at Clarkson Community.  He was raised in the Lutheran Church. They were blessed with three loving daughters. He farmed and ranched all of his life in Milam County.  He also worked for Alcoa and retired after 16 ½ yrs of service. He ran the Chupik Surplus Store in Temple until it closed. He helped start the first nursing home in Cameron, along with other family members, and Winnie L. Nursing Facility.

Buck and Flodene moved to College Station 16 years ago.  Buck and Flodene opened up Pathways of Love Nursing Care in Bryan in 2016.

Mr. Kuhn was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah D. Posival. 

Tue
22
Aug

Ann Taylor Doskocil

Ann Taylor Doskocil, 70, of Cameron died Saturday, Aug. 19, at her home. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Burlington. Burial followed in the St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 21, with a rosary.

Mrs. Doskocil, a homemaker, was born March 31, 1947, in Rosebud to Zachary Taylor and Della Angela (Haenisch) James. She married Lee Roy Doskocil and he preceded her in death. 

She was also preceded in death by son, Dennis Doskocil; daughters, Lee Ann Doskocil and Nicole Tepe; and by a granddaughter, Kristen Doskocil. 

She is survived by: sons, Chris Doskocil of Rosebud, Mark Doskocil of Rosebud and Josh Doskocil of Cameron; daughters, Wendy Doskocil of Austin, Megan Kuzel and husband Keith of Cameron, and Bethany Del Bosque and husband Ernest of Cameron; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and friends, including her two beloved dogs Coco and Churck

Tue
22
Aug

Leslie Joe Hodge

Graveside services for Leslie Joe Hodge, age 80, of Thorndale will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in the Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor with Hospice Chaplain Bruce Mercer officiating. There will be no visitation.

Leslie Joe Hodge was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Taylor to Bryant V. “Duck” and Evelyn (Jez) Hodge. He lived most of his life in Thorndale and worked as a machinist with Texas Instruments until his retirement in 1972. He had served in the National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family and friends.

He passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2017, in the Winnie L. Nursing Home in Cameron.  

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Britt Hodge on June 30, 2008; his father, Duck Hodge on Sept. 23, 2000; and his mother, Evelyn Hodge on Sept. 5, 2016.

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