Obituaries

Fri
06
Apr

Sylvia Wetherill Titsworth

Sylvia Wetherill Titsworth, 89, of Cameron died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at her home. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Titsworth, a homemaker and ranch manager, was born April 24, 1928, in San Diego, Calif., to William Wetherill and Sylvia Bertha (Seradino) Love. She married Cornelius (Bo) Titsworth on June 21, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 1993. A born again Christian, Mrs. Titsworth was a member of the New Beginnings Full Gospel Tabernacle. 

A son, Jimmy Eugene Titsworth also preceded her in death in 2007.

Tue
03
Apr

Rosana Marie Pursche

Rosana Marie Pursche, infant daughter of Codey and Emily Pursche, died Sunday, March 25, in a Temple hospital.

Services were held Monday, April 2, at the Marek-Burns-Laywell Chapel. Burial was in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts.

She is survived by: parents, Cody and Emily Pursche of Cameron; brother, Ryder Pursche of Cameron; sister, Laura Pursche of Cameron; grandmother, Debbie Williams of Rogers; and great-grandmother, Dorothy Nerren of Spring.

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

 

Thu
29
Mar

Eileen Richter Patschke

Eileen Richter Patschke, age 82, of Thorndale, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018. She was born March 8, 1936, in The Grove, Texas, to Hulda Dutschmann Richter and Rudolf Richter.

Eileen was baptized on March 22, 1936, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in The Grove and confirmed on April 2, 1950, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Temple.

She married Edward Patschke at Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg. They were married for 60 years before his passing in 2016. From that marriage she was blessed with two children; Glen Ray and Deborah Kay.

Thu
29
Mar

Sidonia Rose Mikulec

Sidonia Rose Mikulec, 86, of Cameron, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron with Rev. Dimitrij Colankin officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Monica’s Mausoleum. Rosary and vigil will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with visitation until 8 p.m. to follow.

Mrs. Mikulec was born April 9, 1931, in Milam County to Fabian and Rose Lazek.  She married Innocent Julius (Zinc) Mikulec and together they ran and operated Zinc’s Food Mart in Cameron. He preceded her in death in 2005. She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church and she was also preceded in death by two sons, David Mikulec and Donald “Donnie” Mikulec. 

She is survived by: sons, Ronnie Mikulec of Cameron and Thomas Mikulec of Temple; daughter, Rosaleen Vaculin of Lewisville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mon
26
Mar

Nila Jean (Fuller) Gilbert

Nila Jean (Fuller) Gilbert, 84, formally of Cameron, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at Hearthstone Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Round Rock. 

Nila was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Yarrellton. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mable Ellen (Johnson) Fuller and Abner Z. Fuller. Her loving husband of 60 years, William E. Gilbert passed away in 2011.  Survivors are two sons, Roy Carroll Gilbert (Rita Baughman) of Round Rock, and James Lynn Gilbert of Georgetown; one sister, Glenda Ivey of Boerne; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog Prissy.

Mon
26
Mar

Rev. James Terry Wheeless

Rev. James Terry Wheeless, 86, of Cameron died Friday, March 23, 2018, in a Cameron hospital. 

Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at the Minerva Cemetery with Rev. Betty Wenzel officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 4-6 p.m. at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

Rev. Wheeless, pastor of Christian Fellowship Church of Ben Arnold, was born on Dec. 2, 1931, in Freeport to Lunsford and Julia (Terry) Wheeless. He married Lois Ferree in 1954 and she preceded him in death in 2016. Rev. Wheeless served as a pastor for over 40 years spending over 20 years at the Christian Fellowship Church in Ben Arnold. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was also preceded in death by a son Jim Wheeless in 2014. 

Tue
20
Mar

Alexis Patricia Cloven

Alexis Patricia Cloven, 67, of Buckholts, died Wednesday March 14, 2018, in a Cameron nursing and rehab center. Services will be at a later date.

Mrs. Cloven, a retired night manager for Walmart, was born July 10, 1950, in Germany to George E. Cassidy Jr. and Betty Ruth (Crawford) Cassidy. She married Dennis Cloven on Dec. 26, 1991, and he preceded her death on Jan. 16, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her son, Andrew Elliott Kruithof and brother, George E. Cassidy III. 

She is survived by: sons, Robert Kruithof of Buras, La., and Jerry Kruithof Jr. of Temple; daughters, Christine Springer of Buckholts and Samantha Kruithof of Burnett; brothers, Michael Cassidy and wife Patti of Claremore, Okla., and William A. Cassidy of Blaine, Wash.; sisters, Andrea Cassidy of Baton Rouge, La., and Gaylyn Knefley of Albuquerque, N.M.; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

Mon
19
Mar

Carroll R. Grimm

Carroll R. Grimm, 71, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2018, in Cypress.

Carroll, known to many as C.R., was born March 17, 1946, in Cameron, to Clinton and Ida Stoebner Grimm. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and younger brother John L. Grimm. He was baptized into the Christian faith in May 1946 and confirmed his faith on Aug. 28, 1960, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Thorndale.

C.R. is survived by Scherry Grimm and his children: daughter, Kim and partner Corey Kerr, Shawn and partner Faye Liffick, and Megan and husband Jason Wootan. He is also survived by his grandchildren and numerous family, friends, and colleagues.

Mon
19
Mar

Jose Ibarra

Jose Ibarra, 77, of Cameron, died Friday, March 16, 2018, at his home. 

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. Visitation was held on Sunday, March 18, at the funeral home.

Mr. Ibarra was born April 20, 1940, in El Porveniar, Durango, Mexico, to Francisco and Isabel (Amaya) Ibarra. He married Micaela Valencia. He had worked for the City of Cameron before retiring.

Mon
19
Mar

Clifton M. Laywell

Clifton M. Laywell, 88, of Bryan, passed away on March 13, 2018. Cliff was born in Cameron on Aug. 2, 1929. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bertha Laywell; and brothers, Raymond, Cecil, Ed, and Ralph Laywell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ellen Laywell; daughter, Kim McFall; son, Paul Laywell; and grandsons, Zachary and Brandon Kindt.

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