Obituaries

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Elizabeth “Bettye” Zatopek

Elizabeth “Bettye” Zatopek, 92, of La Grange, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Jefferson Place Assisted Living in La Grange. A complete obituary was in an earlier edition of the newspaper in June. Visitation will be at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial service is set for Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in La Grange.

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Robert “Bob” Earl Booth

Robert “Bob” Earl Booth, 77, of Brenham, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015.
He was born in Velasco on Aug. 23, 1937, the son of James A. Booth and Rosa Lee (Staton) Booth. He married Jo Ann White on Aug. 10, 1957 in Lake Barbara. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann, of 57 years; daughter, Brenda Kapchinski and husband, Ricky, of Brenham; son, Richard “Rick” Booth and wife, Darlene, of Cibolo; granddaughter, Wendi Jo Kapchinski; four step randchildren: Mary Kapchinski and Crystal Hicks and husband, Nathan; Allen and wife, Tammy Patton and Nina Harwick; and eight great -grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Zaskoda Chapel in Industry.. Graveside services will be held at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Industry at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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Serena Samantha (Gates) Glenn

Serena Samantha (Gates) Glenn, 95, of La Grange, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Serena was born in Riviera, Texas on Jan. 17, 1920, the daughter of James Isaac and Hallie Mae (Kingery) Gates. She married Woodrow W. Glenn on Dec. 31, 1939 in Corpus Christi. They were married 54 years until Woody’s death in 1993. Serena was a homemaker who loved cooking, quilting, oil painting, needle work, gardening, reading and ceramics. She cherished spending time with her family and she was also very active in her church. She is survived by two sons: James W.

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Barbara Jean (Bobbie) White

Barbara Jean (Bobbie) White, 88 of Dubina, died Monday June 22, 2015 at her residence.
Bobbie was born on July 2, 1926 in Burbank, Calif., to Frederick Charles Wilson and Evalyn Williams Wilson. She married Donald Richard White on July 3, 1948 in Glendale, Calif. She was a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston, a member of the choir, PEO, Steven Ministries and the Prayer Shawl Ministry. She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known by all as such a “sweet lady”.

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Mildred Slanina

Mildred Slanina, 96 of Ellinger, died June 24, 2015 in La Grange. Mildred was born on Nov.

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Edward York Kaiser

Edward York Kaiser, 87, of La Grange, died Friday June 12, 2015. He was born June 19, 1927 in Winchester to Fred and Verna (Hubbard) Kaiser. Edward was baptized into the Christian faith on June 27,1927, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Churn in Winchester. He confessed his faith at his confirmation on April 6, 1941. His confirmation verse was Phil 1:2. Edward served in the army during WWII with a tour to Germany. He was honored with the Victory Medal. He was active in his church congregation until he retired. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and taking trips to Branson to enjoy the different shows, especially around Christmas time. He worked hard around the farm and loved smoking his famous briskets.

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Elizabeth Rachel “Bettye” (Drachenberg) Zatopek

Elizabeth Rachel “Bettye” (Drachenberg) Zatopek, 92, of La Grange, died on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Jefferson Place Assisted Living in La Grange. Visitation will be at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Famil y will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial service is set for Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in La Grange. In a private family service, she will be buried beside her husband in the Zatopek family plot in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. She was born Elizabeth Rachel Drachenberg, the fifth of seven children to Julius Christian and Glotilda (Walzel) Drachenberg on Aug. 21, 1922, on the family farm in the Beasley-Tavener area of Fort Bend County. She attended the Tavener School and Richmond High School and graduated from East Bernard High School. She attended Southwestern Business University. She married Lt. Leland Frank Zatopek of Columbus on Sept.

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Aaron Dale Schultz

Aaron Dale Schultz, 36 of Austin, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home.

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Clarence Krenek

Clarence Krenek, 84 of Rockdale, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home in Rockdale. Clarence Krenek was born Nov. 20, 1930 in Fayetteville to Willie and Christina (Orsak) Krenek. He attended school in Hawcreek and Willowspring schools. On May 5, 1952 he and Lillian Cmajdalka were married in Fayetteville. Then June of that same year he entered the U.S. Army serving until March of 1954. His rank was Sergeant; he served in the Korean Conflict receiving the Purple Heart. Mass was recited at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Fayetteville at 3 p.m. Rev. Ramon Frayna and Deacon Gus Coelho will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 548, Rockdale, Texas 76567. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale was in charge of arrangements.

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Marion Frances

Marion Frances (Vavra) Cernota, 76, of Houston (formerly of Fayetteville), died Saturday, June 13, 2015. Marion was born in Brenham on July 14, 1938, the daughter of Jerome and Albina (Mikeska) Vavra. She married Henry Cernota, Jr. on Nov. 12, 1956 in Houston. She loved going to church, attending church picnics, polka dancing, crossword puzzles and bingo. She was a gentle and kind woman throughout her life. She dearly loved her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Henry Cernota, Jr.; four sons: Raymond Cernota and wife, Ulai, of Houston, David Cernota of Houston, Thomas Cernota and wife, Sandy, of Katy, and Donald Cernota; daughter, Sandra Briones and husband, Roger, of La Grange; sister, Lillie Mae Brightwell of Fayetteville; aunt, Sylvia Vavra of Houston; eight grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

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