Obituaries

Thu
03
Apr

Lou Scott

Lou Scott died March 31, 2014 at Park Place Nursing Home in Georgetown. She had lived in Florence since 1985 where she was known as the “Library Lady” for her volunteer work at the public library. She was born in Del Valle on March 12, 1925 to Henry and Callie Barber. She graduated from Austin High School in 1942. She married Joseph Scott in March  1948. He joined the Methodist Ministry in 1955 and his assignments included Leesville, Flatonia, Paint Rock, Rocksprings, Karnes City, La Grange, Big Lake, and Liberty Hill. Survivors include two children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and husband. Visitation will be held Friday,
April 4, 2014 at Austin-Peel & Son Funeral Home from 6 to 8. Services will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Methodist
Church Florence. 
Mon
31
Mar

Bobby Joe Huenefeld

Bobby Joe Huenefeld, 73, died March 26, 2014 in Giddings. Bobby was born in Waller on May 18, 1940 to Edwin and
Margaret Mansell Huenefeld. His mother, Margaret, died when he was only three years of age and he was raised by his
father and aunts. He lived his childhood years in Waller. He attended Waller Public Schools graduating there in 1959.
He attended Sam Houston State College and later transferred to Blinn College in Brenham where he received an Associate in Arts degree. He went on to attend Southwest Texas State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree. He later attended Prairie View University and received his Master of Education degree. He taught at La Grange
Junior High and Flatonia High Schools after which he changed careers and became an accountant with Combined Community Action and later at Fayette Electric Cooperative. Throughout his life, he was always interested in bookkeeping
Mon
31
Mar

Eleanor Faye Schmidt

Eleanor Faye Schmidt, 87, of Bellville, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born in Grand Junction, Iowa, on Jan.  28, 1927, to Margaret and William Begg. She loved the time she spent traveling in their various RV’s. She enjoyed traveling to Europe, Jerusalem, Panama Canal, and Alaska. She had many interests over the years. She volunteered at Bellville General Hospital, did “Meals on Wheels” with her husband for 10 years, and belonged to the Joy Sunday school
class at the Bellville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 67 years O. William (Bill) Schmidt of Bellville; daughter, Pat Marquis of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren, Chris Kosler and husband Matt from LaGrange, John Marquis and wife Sandra from Spring, and Brian Marquis and wife Hanna from Kingwood; seven great- grandchildren, one nephew and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and her five brothers and sisters, three of which  were born in Scotland. 
Thu
27
Mar

Barbara Jean Baker Case

Barbara Jean Baker Case of Jourdanton died March 22, 2014. Barbara “Mamaw” was a woman who gave her love to her family unconditionally and showed everyone around her what it was to love. Barbara was born to Maudie Mae Votaw and Virtner Edmond Baker on Nov. 21, 1936 in Houston and went to be with our Lord on March 22, 2014 at the age of 77.
She was a woman loved by many, a devoted friend, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in
Thu
27
Mar

Barbara (Lockman) Wernette

Barbara (Lockman) Wernette, 73, of Bastrop died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Care Inn in La Grange. Barbara was born in Floresville on Sept. 7, 1940, the daughter of Henry B. and Elsie L. (Raska) Lockman. Barbara married Fred E. Wernette on Oct. 15, 1961 in San Antonio. Barbara was a vibrant, intelligent, beautiful person who devoted her life to her family
Thu
27
Mar

Leander Milton Minar

Leander Milton Minar, 78, died Monday March 24, 2014 in Columbus. Leander was born on Oct. 22, 1935 in Fayetteville, to Arnold Minar and Anita Blinka Minar. He married Ann Supak on Oct. 29, 1966 in Plum. He was a retired carpenter who
loved gardening and mowed lawns in Ellinger after retirement. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellinger and SPJST. He is survived by his wife, Ann Minar; daughter, Carol Ann Hopkins and husband Michael of Ellinger; one sister, Charlyn Krause and husband Melvin of Brenham; one brother, Raymond Minar of Ellinger; two grandchildren, Steven Schmidt, Jr. of Willow Springs and Emily Ann Schmidt of Brenham; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mon
24
Mar

Roy W. McDonald

Roy W. McDonald, 76, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in La- Grange. He retired as a Crime Scene Investigator from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. He was a member of Aldine Masonic Lodge, Woodland Masonic Lodge, both of Houston, and La Fayette Masonic Lodge of   La Grange. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn McDonald; daughters: Lynn McClain, Cheryl Ann Meek and husband Jerry W., and Rene’ W. Dennis; six grandchildren: DJ Turner and wife Jennifer, Kristina Turner, Kelly Ann Laake and husband Michael, James W. Meek, Brandon Joseph Dennis, and Chelsea Rene’ Dennis; six great-grandchildren: Bethoni, Lucas, and Cassie Turner, W. Michael Yeakley, Andrew M. Laake, and Kenneth J. Yeakley; two sisters: Sue Crouch and husband
Mon
24
Mar

Donald Ray Newman

Donald Ray Newman, 76, of La Grange, died Thursday, March 20, 2014. Donald was born in Mendoza on Feb. 13, 1938, the son of Henry Clay Newman and Opal (Gibbons) Newman. He married Joyce Ebner on Nov. 27, 1958 at St. John Lutheran Church in Houston. Donald was employed in the Maintenance Department of Houston Lighting & Power from 
Mon
24
Mar

Frank Guenther Taylor

Mon
24
Mar

Escolastica (Sanchez) Moreno

Escolastica (Sanchez) Moreno, 88, of Ledbetter, died Friday, March 21, 2014. Escolastica was born in Tula Tamaulipas, Mexico on April 20, 1925, the daughter of Diego and Juliana Sanchez. She is survived by her husband, Jemeterio LL Moreno; five sons: Quirino Moreno of West Point; Juan, Jesus, Mario and Felix Moreno; three daughters: Meteria and Rufina Moreno and Alma Segundo; and numerous grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Tula Tamaulipas, Mexico and burial will follow at EJ Miguel Hidalgo Cemetery. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at  www.lagrangefunerals.com. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements.  
 

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