Obituaries

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Elizabeth Ann (Wiist) Humphrey

Elizabeth Ann (Wiist) Humphrey, 67, of Flatonia, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Webster.
Elizabeth was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Oct. 13, 1947, the daughter of Richard and Nellie (Coffey) Wiist. She married Glen Dale Humphrey on June 28, 1964 in Houston.Visitation was held on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services followed beginning at 12 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Flatonia. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements

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02
Jul

Elizabeth “Bettye” Zatopek

Elizabeth “Bettye” Zatopek, 92, of La Grange, died on 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. In Lieu of flowers/pot plants, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 4401 Lilac Lane, Victoria, Texas 77901; Alzheimer’s Association, Capital of Texas Chapter, 3429 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78731; or a charity of one’s choice. Cards can be mailed to the Zatopek Family (or a particular family member), 259 East Colorado, La Grange, Texas 78945.

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02
Jul

Jerry B. Prilop

Jerry B. Prilop, 80 of Manchaca, died at home on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Jerry was born in 1935 in Fayette County and graduated La Grange High School in 1952. He attended Nixon Clay Business College while working. He spent time as a United States Marine Corps Reservist and was a fireman with the Austin Fire Department for 14 years before going into business for himself as a paint contractor. He was a member of St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church for 59 years, and a 76 year member of the KJT, Catholic Union of Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Ann and his eight children Kim Williamson (Denny), Penny Stevens (John), Steve Prilop, James Prilop, Jill Snyder (Chuck), Tracy Briggs (Marc), John Prilop and Millie Jones (Jeremy), 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary Prilop, his brother George and sister Lucille. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at St.

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29
Jun

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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29
Jun

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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25
Jun

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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25
Jun

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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25
Jun

Mildred Slanina

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

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22
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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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22
Jun

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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