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Herbert Joseph (Herbie) Yosten
     1928 - 2013
Herbie Yosten     Mass of Christian Burial for Herbert Joseph (Herbie) Yosten, age 85 of Muenster, was set for 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil was held at the funeral home at 6:00 PM Monday, December 30, 2013. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Herbie died in Denton, Texas on Saturday, December 28, 2013.
     Born June 29, 1928 in Muenster, Herbie was a son of Nick and Rosa Yosten. He was a lifelong resident of Muenster and a graduate of Sacred Heart School.
Herbie was one of seven children. He, as a young man, helped his parents in the Sand and Gravel business. He had also worked at the old FMA store on Main Street for four years.
     Herbie was drafted into the US Army in 1951 where he served for two years. Upon his return to Muenster, he joined his father and brother in the Yosten Sand and Gravel business. He and his brother built a new home on the corner of Pine and Cross Street. He married Magdalen Noggler Lewis in Sacred Heart Catholic Church on April 21, 1983. They made their home then on Cross Street. He and Magdalen continued the Sand and Gravel business for several years.
     There wasn’t much that didn’t make Herbie happy. He loved nature and being outdoors. As a younger man, going fishing once in a while was a big thrill. Talking with old friends about old times was a favorite. Herbie loved cruising around town and he sure loved playing with the grand kids. Any day there was Mass on Channel 2, he was watching it as well as 2:30 PM Rosary on Channel 61. Channel 12’s news anchor, Rita Kotey, was his favorite because he could understand her so well. If you ever needed to find Herbie, he would be in the house by the dining room table in his all-time favorite chair he referred to as his “swivel” chair, watching the birds and squirrels. He was the most easy going, gentle, and loving man anyone could ask for. He was a loving husband and step-father and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
     Herbie is survived by: his wife, Magdalen Yosten of Muenster; stepchildren; Thelma Baxter of Brekenridge, TX, Terry Lewis of Lewisville, Michael Lewis of Muenster, Wylie Lewis, Jr. of Callisburg, and Doyle Lewis of Florida; his sisters: Armella Cler of Muenster and Polly Spires of Gainesville; his brothers: Nick Yosten of Herford, TX, Meinard Yosten of Muenster; four step grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.
     He was preceded in death by: his parents: Nick and Rosa Yosten; brothers: Werner and Tony Yosten; and his sister, Agnes Yosten.
     Pallbearers were: Glenn Cler, Tim Cler, Kevin Cler, James Yosten, Chris Yosten, and Greg Yosten.
     The family requests memorials be made to: Blessed John Paul II, University Parish (1303 Eagle Dr., Denton, TX 76201), or a charity of your choice.

 


 

Hugh Emmett Hennessey
     1945 - 2013
Hugh Hennessey     Memorial services for Hugh Emmett Hennessey, age 68, of Saint Jo are set for 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Saint Jo. Services are officiated by Rev. Dan Sparkman. Mr. Hennessey died on December 25, 2013 at his home.
     Born June 7, 1945 in Silver Creek, New York, Mr. Hennessey was a son of Hugh Emmett and Helen Elizabeth Rowland, He graduated high school in Hayward, California and then earned his AA degree at Chabot College in Castro Valley, California. He served in the US Army for four years. He rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant and served much of his time in Korea.
     Hugh married Diana Harris on February 11, 1972 in Hayward, California. He became the proud father of three sons, grandfather of six and great grandfather of one.
     Hugh, for the past 25 plus years, has lived in Saint Jo. He had worked as a machinist for Weber Aircraft before his retirement.
     Hugh was a loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all of them and friends.
     Hugh is survived by his wife, Diana of the home, sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Michelle Johnson of Nocona, Hugh E. II and Stephanie Hennessey of Saint Jo and Tim and Carla Hennessey of Saint Jo. Also surviving him is his sister, Diane Shannon of Grass Valley, California, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and his mother-in-law, Edythe Harris of Saint Jo. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Depree, brother, Thomas Hugh Rowland and brother-in-law, Thomas Howard Shannon and his parents, Hugh Emmett and Helen Elizabeth Rowland.
     The family requests memorials be made to the Solaris Hospice (ATTN: Human Resources, 2250 S. FM 51 Suite 400 Decatur, TX 76234) or Grayline Research Center (3300 Seymour Hwy., Wichita Falls, TX 76309.)

 


 

Florence Louise Schmitz Fisher
     1915 - 2013
Florence Fisher     Mass of Christian Burial for Florence Louise Schmitz Fisher, age 98 of Muenster, was set for 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil was held at the funeral home at 6:00 PM, Friday, December 27, 2013. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Florence died early Monday morning December 23, in Fort Worth.
     Florence was born on June 15, 1915 in Lindsay, Texas. She was the daughter of Joe and Mary Lang Schmitz. Her mother died when Florence was three year of age. Florence, her brother and father then moved to Southmayde. One year later, her father married Mary Roeder. After living in Southmayde for several years, they moved to Sherman where Florence attended grade school at Saint Joseph’s Academy. The family then moved to Muenster in November 1930. Florence then, in 1934, graduated from Muenster Public High School. She married Charlie Fisher on September 10, 1935 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The family lived southeast of Muenster. There they became parents of two daughters, Mildred and Clara.
     Charlie, Florence and the two daughters bought a place and moved to the Valley View area, in 1938. A third daughter, Emma was born there in 1939. The family then, in 1944, returned to Muenster. There, Florence worked at the Muenster Memorial Hospital as a nurses’ aide. She continued employment there until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of Catholic Daughters and Saint Anne’s Society and Sacred Heart Parish.
     Florence continued living on the farm after Charlie’s death in 1972. She then, in 1974, moved to her new home in Muenster where she had lived until moving in with Emma and Clara in Fort Worth. She had lived there for the past four years.
     Florence was a very sweet lady, a hard worker, a great family wife and mother and very dedicated to her religion. She will be greatly missed.
     Florence is survived by 3daughters: Mildred Shenk of Seal Beach, CA, Clara Fisher of Fort Worth, Emma Fisher of Fort Worth; 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; parents, Joe and Mary Schmitz; and a brother, Alphones Schmitz.
     Pallbearers were: Robert Shenk, Don Pledger, Pat Pledger, Gerry Fisher, Steve Taylor, and Edward Pick.
     The family requests memorials be made to: Community Hospice of Texas (6100 Western Place, Suite 105, Fort Worth, TX 76107), Sacred Heart Catholic Church, or a charity of your choice.

 


 

Wendell Ray Richey
     1936 - 2013
Wendell Richey     Memorial service for Wendell Ray Richey, age 76 of Muenster are scheduled for 3:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Muenster. Services are officiated by Rev. Ralph Gourley. A visitation will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM also at the church. Mr. Richey died December 16, 2013 in Denton.
     Wendell was born to Herman and Irene Tuggle Richey on December 20, 1936 in Marysville, Texas. As an all-around athlete and avid sports fan, Wendell lettered in football, basketball, track and baseball. Throughout his high school career, Wendell also spent time working at a cheese plant, driving a milk truck and a school bus.
     In 1955, Wendell graduated from Muenster High School and then attended Ranger Junior College, where he was a kicker for the football team. But, despite a successful freshman year, Wendell followed his heart and returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Rita Joyce Cain, on February 4, 1956.
     After Wendell and Rita married, he worked in the oil fields of west Texas until welcoming their first child into the world. Following the birth of their son, he and Rita moved back to Muenster where he began his lifelong career as a cattle weigher at the sale barns—where the couple worked side by side for the next 50 years.
     Wendell was a former member of the Jaycees and enjoyed coaching his sons little league baseball games. He also loved fixing things around house and taking care of his animals. Then, after years as a loyal, devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Muenster, Wendell became a Deacon—a position he had held since 1998.
     Wendell and Rita were married over 56 years, during which time they raised five children—two sons and three daughters. He later became known as Popi to 18 beloved grandchildren and three great-grandkids, all who loved him dearly and will continue sharing the stories he told for generations to come.
     Wendell is survived by his: wife, Rita Cain Richey; sons and daughters-in-law: Craig and Ann Richey of Austin, Todd and Michelle Richey of Corinth; daughters and sons-in-law: Robyn and Nick Walterscheid of Muenster, Stephanie and Garry Felderhoff of Gainesville, Melanie and Mark Hesse of Muenster; sisters and their husbands: Deanna and Charlie Dean of Wichita Falls, Linda and Fred Muller of Richardson; sister-in-law, Sharon Richey of Gainesville; eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Irene Tuggle Richey, his brother, Hubert Richey, and his sister, Wanda Riley.
     The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Muenster.

 


 

David Ward Boone
     1934 - 2013
David Boone     Funeral services for David Ward Boone, age 79 of Fort Worth and formerly from Saint Jo, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Sunday, December 15 at the Saint Jo First Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon Sunday at the funeral home. Services are officiated by Rev. Darius McKay and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. Mr. Boone died early Thursday morning in Fort Worth.
     Born July 15, 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas, David was one of three children born to Daniel and Elizabeth Boone. He was raised and graduated high school in Saint Jo. He then attended TCU and then graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth. After college, David entered into the US Army for a two year tour. There, he became a training instructor and also flew the remote controlled targets (RCAT) for training missile units.
     David, after the army tour, began working for Texas Instruments where he worked for 33 years. Much of this time, he was a group manager. He also, for some 21 years, was the owner of the Fort Worth Gasket Supply Company.
     David, while working with TI, was stationed in Taiwan. There he met the young lady, Chi-Yeh, that became his wife on February 7, 1984. They were married in Taipei, Taiwan. Together, they were the parents of 6 sons and 8 grandchildren.
     David was a lover of nature. He really enjoyed camping in Colorado, fishing, traveling with the family and some hunting with the boys. He was a loving husband and father and a friend to many.
     David is survived by his: wife, Chi-Yeh of Fort Worth; sons: David of Colorado Springs, Edwin and Andy of Austin, Danny of Houston, Derek of Fort Worth, and Tony of Colorado; sister: Cathy Bourgeois of Dallas; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Daniel and Elizabeth Boone and brother, Daniel Boone.

 


 

Gladys Lucille Bingham Kuzmicki
     1929 - 2013
Gladys Kuzmicki     Funeral services for Gladys Lucille Kuzmicki, age 84 of Saint Jo, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the McCoy Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo. Services are officiated by Rev. Ricky Kerr and directed by McCoy Funeral Home. Mrs. Kuzmicki died at 8:09 AM Saturday, December 7 in Muenster.
     Born March 13, 1929 in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gladys was the daughter of Archie and Gertrude (Plucker) Bingham. She married Gerald Beebe, Sr. in 1947, and bore 5 children, of whom remains her daughter Barbara. She later married James Kuzmicki, Jr., in 1957, and moved to California. She retired from San Joaquin County Social Services Department where she worked for many years, though she didn’t consider it working but rather helping all those she could. She moved to Texas in 1987, residing in Burleson. She moved to Saint Jo in 2002 to be near her remaining family, and to enjoy country life once again. While in Saint Jo, she worked at Wal-Mart in Gainesville as a greeter because she loved meeting people and bringing a smile to all. She retired due to health issues in 2009.
     Gladys was loved by all who ever met her. She did not know what having an enemy was like, since everyone she met were already her friends, and she was simply learning their names, never just meeting a stranger. She loved deeply and completely, giving of herself that others may be able to smile. Her joy was in the joy of those around her. Her joy was also in the Lord, and in singing to Him every night after her prayers, even when she was in the hospital, and the nurses affectionately referred to her as their ‘singing lady.’ She loved God and wanted everyone to know that and to know His goodness. This is passed on as her legacy in this life. She loved everything in His creation and thanked Him for the beauty He has given us every day, with the exception of one thing that she felt she needed to ask God for forgiveness for because she didn’t like them, and that was snakes. She surrounded herself with her animals, loving and referring to them as her children, and would cry when one would hurt.
     Gladys loved to travel, and has seen the entire United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Spain, and now she has made her final journey, back to God from whom she came to bring laughter and a better life to all she could. Words can never tell how much this woman will be missed. In her passing, we mourn because we no longer have her with us to brighten our days, yet we also rejoice at Heaven’s gain upon her return, where pain nor sorrow will ever touch her again. Death is swallowed up in victory, as she lives and sings His praises today in the place God has prepared for her.
     Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Bessent and husband Mark of Saint Jo and a grandson, Sage Pini, and his fiancée, Jamie Lippe. She was preceded in death by her husband, James and a brother Mert Bingham and her parents Archie and Gertrude Plucker.
     The family requests memorials be awarded to Saint Jo Meals on Wheels (133 FM 677 S, Saint Jo, TX 76265).

 


 

Lisa Ann Blanton Fleitman
     1979 - 2013
Lisa Fleitman     Funeral services for Lisa Ann Blanton Fleitman are scheduled for 6:00 PM Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the McCoy Funeral Chapel in Muenster. Rev. Ken Robinson will officiate. A second service will be held at the Comyn Baptist Church in Comyn, Texas at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 30, 2013. Pastor Ray Seckinger will officiate the service in Comyn. Burial will be in Comyn Baptist Cemetery. Services are directed by McCoy Funeral Home, Muenster, Texas.
     Mrs. Fleitman died early Saturday morning at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville.
     Born December 28, 1979 in Dublin, Texas, Lisa was one of the four daughters of Don and Carolyn Barnes Blanton. She grew up and attended school in Stephenville.
     Lisa married Matthew Fleitman on July 11, 2008. She was the mother of two sons, Quentin and Collin. Lisa was a lovely lady, making friends wherever she went. Her primary occupation was just being a great homemaker.
     Lisa is survived by her: sons: Quentin and Collin Peacock; parents: Don and Carolyn Blanton, of the Bay City area; sisters: Jan Blanton Murphy of Sargent, TX and Diana Blanton Carroll of Pearl City, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her sister Diane Blanton.
     Pallbearers are: David Murphy, Tom Carroll, Jack Carroll, Mark Fleitman, Jimmy Prescher, and Ben Fleitman, Jr.

 


 

Thelma Margaret Fette Trubenbach
     1914 - 2013
Thelma Trubenbach     Mass of Christian Burial for Thelma Margaret Trubenbach, age 99 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM Monday, November 18, 2013. A Rosary/Vigil was held at 6:00 PM Sunday. All services were at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Mrs. Trubenbach died Friday morning, November 15, 2013 in her home.
     Born August 4, 1914 in Muenster, Thelma was one of the 4 daughters of Conrad and Erna Huchton Fette. She was born in Muenster and has lived here all her life. She attended Sacred Heart through the 10th grade and graduated Our Lady of Victory in Fort Worth.
     Thelma married Tony Trubenbach on October 6, 1936 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart. Thelma was also a long time member of Catholic Daughters.
     Thelma and Tony, together, enjoyed their life together. They really liked nature in general, taking drives in the country, viewing the wild flowers and just the countryside to see the baby calves. They also loved traveling, for enjoyment as well as for business. Thelma loved baking, sewing and her family and friends. She and Tony were involved in farming and ranching. They were owners of Tony’s Feed and Seed for many years. There she busied herself as bookkeeper.
     Thelma and Tony had celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary on October 6, 2013. Thelma was a lovely lady and a friend to many. She will be greatly missed!
     Thelma is survived by her husband Tony, a sister, Agnes Stormer and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Conrad and Erna Fette, and three sisters, Della Hartman, Sister Annette Fette and Isabell Fette.
     Pallbearers were: Don Hartman, Wayne Trubenbach, Tom Hartman, Loyd Trubenbach, Roy Hartman and Mike Trubenbach. Honorary pallbearers were: Joe Hellman, Larry Hennigan, Jimmy Jack Biffle and Spunky Adams.
     The family requests memorials be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, PO Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174.

 


 

Everett Doyle Castle
     1928 - 2013
Doyle Castle     Funeral Services for Everett Doyle Castle, age 85 of Saint Jo, were held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 15, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Saint Jo. Burial was in the Illinois Bend Cemetery. Services were officiated by Rev. Jeff Roe and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo.
     Doyle died at his home on November 12, 2013.
     Doyle was born July 12, 1928 to Virginia Frazier and Everett O. “Shorty” Castle.
     Doyle grew up in Illinois Bend and attended school there through the 8th grade. He then rode the school bus to Saint Jo for 4 more years. He graduated in 1946.
     He went to work in the oil field in the local area until going into the Army. He served from November 30, 1950 – November 29, 1952 as a Military Police Officer.
     After his discharge from the Army, Doyle returned to the oil field business in Saint Jo and ended up working in New Mexico, and Colorado. He met Betty Cowan in Cortez, CO and they married in 1960.
     Doyle and Betty traveled throughout the west as Doyle was working for Arapahoe Drilling as a Tool Pusher.
     They settled in Farmington, NM and lived there for 20 years, raising their three boys.
     In 1981 they moved to Saint Jo, where they have lived ever since.
Doyle enjoyed working outdoors at his Illinois Bend farm/ranch, and each day, he enjoyed his morning coffee and discussions with his friends at the Saint Jo Dairy Queen.
     Doyle joined the First Baptist Church of Saint Jo on May 7, 2006 and loved learning lessons in his Sunday School class.
     Doyle is survived by his wife Betty, his son Doyle Castle and wife Cindy, granddaughter Katie and husband Riley Thomas, granddaughter Christy Castle, great grand kids, Collin and Addi Thomas and his brother Don Castle and his wife Jo and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bloyce Castle, and Young Darnell, sisters, Marie Johnson and Lavern Tramell and his sons Daniel and Donald Castle.
     Doyle was a hard worker with a kind smile and a gentle manner toward anyone he encountered.

 


 

Vernie McWhirter
     1928 - 2013
Vernie McWhirter     Funeral services for Vernie McWhirter, age 84 of Saint Jo were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Saint Jo First Baptist Church. Services were officiated by Rev. William A. “Sonny” Steed and Rev. Jeff Roe and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. Burial was in Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo. Visitation was held from 5 PM until 7 PM Friday at the First Baptist Church.
    Vernie Cloyce McWhirter, 84 of Saint Jo, Texas, died Thursday, November 7, 2013. He was born to the late Elby Clinton and Mary Alice (Turnbull) McWhirter on December 19, 1928, in Roby, Texas. Vernie graduated from Roby High School and attended Texas Tech University, where he met his wife of over 65 years, Laura Elizabeth Burns. They were married on February 9, 1948.
     Vernie was a Petroleum Engineer for 41 years for Lane Wells, which later became Dresser Industries, serving as Vice President of North American Operations prior to his retirement. After his retirement, he and Laura relocated from Pearland, Texas to Katy Lake, Saint Jo, Texas where they have made their home for over twenty years.
     He was the current Municipal Judge, an active member of First Baptist Church, the Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Society and was active in revitalizing the town of Saint Jo and his beloved Katy Lake. Vernie loved to travel and has seen much of our nation and world but his favorite times were when he was whit his family and friends, anyplace, anytime.
     Vernie is survived by four children: Ronny McWhirter and wife, Mary Ann; Vicky Prebilsky and husband, Wayne; Alisa Raney and husband, Marvin and Luanne Coffee and husband, David. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 6 ½ great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and great-granddaughter, Tayler Belmer.
     Vernie believed in God as his Creator, Sustainer, and Provider and accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was a young father. He had a quiet faith but it permeated his life and gave him the reason to serve God’s kingdom. Because of this we know that he is waiting for us in heaven with the people who went before. He will be missed.
     If you would like to make a donation in Vernie’s memory the following fund has been set up for building a basketball court in Boggess Park to be named "Judge McWhirter's Court." Donations may be made to: Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce (SJCC), First State Bank, PO Box B, Saint Jo, TX 76265.

 


 

Carolyn Kaye Moore Nissen
     1942 - 2013

Kaye Nissen     Memorial Services for Carolyn Kaye Moore Nissen, age 71 of Montague County were scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the McCoy Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo. Services were officiated by Mike Warton and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo.
     Carolyn Kaye Nissen was born April 1, 1942 in Muenster, Texas to Cecil and Marie Moore. She spent most of her growing up years in Dallas, Texas and later, like in many places before settling on the family farm, in Saint Jo, Texas. She was a model, attended nursing school, and helped whomever she could. She loved her children, her family and her God with all her heart. She died in her home north of Saint Jo.
     Kaye is survived by two children: Joel Wyatt of Richardson, TX and Donna Moore of Walters, OK, a brother, Don Moore of Granbury, TX and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Kaye was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Cecil Moore, her grandparents, Blanche and Walter McLaughlin, and 2 uncles, Ed and Ray McLaughlin as well as her Grandmother Moore, whom she adored.

 


 

Clyde Wesley Yetter
     1920 - 2013

Clyde Yetter     Funeral services for Clyde Wesley Yetter, Jr. age 93 of Saint Jo were held at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the McCoy Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo. Services were officiated by Rev. Joe Gambill and directed by McCoy Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo. A visitation period was held at 5:00 to 6:00 PM, Friday, November 1, 2013 at the funeral home. Mr. Yetter died at 7:10 AM Wednesday, October 30 in Nocona.
     Clyde was born April 3, 1920 in Dallas, Texas to Edith Caroline (Priddy) and Clyde W. Yetter, Sr. He graduated from Saint Jo High School in May of 1938, Paris Junior College in May of 1940 and received a BA in business from Baylor University in 1950. He enlisted into the US Marine Corp and served as a Gunnery Sergeant from 1941 to 1945. He earned five battle stars. First and Second Battles of Midway, Roi-Namur (Marshalls), Tinien (Marianas) and Okinawa.
     January 24, 1946 Clyde married Sue Bryan Crenshaw in Oxford, NC and together they raised three children. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge and established the Saint Jo Meals on Wheels. He served as Treasurer of both the Quarterback Club and Men’s Luncheon Club. He retired in 1990 from the First National Bank where he worked for 40 years. Clyde was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and held season tickets for many years.
     Clyde is survived by a son, Eddie and wife Sara of Saint Jo; daughter, Mary Edith and husband Butch Eldridge of Era; daughter, Susan Yetter of Saint Jo. A sister, Dorothy Cole of Colorado; brother-in-law, Hatcher Crenshaw of Virginia; and sister-in-law Sue Yetter of North Richland Hills. He is also survived by two grandchildren; Marty of Era and Christina of Dallas; two great-grandchildren: Ryan and Caitlyn of Era.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: J. E. and Charles Yetter and his wife, Sue (Crenshaw) Yetter.
     Pallbearers were: Bill Tom Meador, Stan Field, Tommie Sappington, Cotton Brawner, Terry Dunn, and Bob Langford. Honorary pallbearers were: Elaine Kingery, Judy Johnston, Marsha Foster, and Bill Payne.
     The family requests memorials be made to Saint Jo Meals on Wheels.

 


 

Clara Amelia (Lutkenhaus) Wilde
     1917 - 2013

Clara Lutkenhaus     Mass of Christian Burial for Clara Amelia (Lutkenhaus) Wilde, age 96 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 31, 2013 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil was held at 6:00 PM Wednesday, October 30 at McCoy Funeral Home in Muenster. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilde died at 9:20 AM Tuesday, October 29, at the Muenster Health and Rehab Center.
    Born July 30, 1917 in Muenster, Clara was one of the 9 children of Henry Joseph and Frances Muck Lutkenhaus. She grew up and was a lifelong resident of Muenster. She attended school in Muenster, then married Richard Wilde on April 18, 1939 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart.
     Clara and Richard were the parents of 2 sons. She was a homemaker, spending most of her time caring for the boys.
     Clara is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, two sons, Melvin and Robert Dale Wilde, three sisters, Odelia Detten, “Sis” Felderhoff, Marie Lutkenhaus and five brothers, Arthur “Bobby”, Alex, Hugo, Bill and Harold Lutkenhaus and her parents Henry Joseph and Frances Lutkenhaus.
     Pallbearers were: Troy Lutkenhaus, Daniel Lutkenhaus, Greg Hoenig, Kenny Felderhoff, Ross Felderhoff and Donny Lutkenhaus.
     The family requests memorials be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund.

 


 

Eleonore Christine Henscheid Klement
     1920 - 2013
Elenore Klement     Mass of Christian Burial for Eleonore Christine Henscheid Klement, age 93 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rosary/Vigil service was at 6:00 PM Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Community Center. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Mrs. Klement died October 14, 2013 in Muenster Memorial Hospital.
     Born June 16, 1920 in Muenster, Eleonore was the second of five children of William and Anna (Wiesman) Henscheid. She attended Sacred Heart School.
     Eleonore married Walt on January 7, 1941 at Sacred Heart Church after having met him at a dance in 1937. They were the proud parents of two daughters and four sons. Together, the family operated a Grade A milk producing dairy farm.
     Eleonore enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren, relatives and her many friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
     Eleonore is survived by her daughters: Jeanette and husband Michael Fitzpatrick of Arlington, TX and Sharon Wolf of Gainesville; her sons: Wayne and Doris Klement of Muenster, Claude and Deb Klement of Muenster, Doyle and Carla Klement of Muenster, and Mark and Carol Klement of Muenster, nineteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
     Eleonore was preceded in death by her: husband Walt Klement, her brothers: Norbert, Arnie, Werner and Jerome Henscheid.
     Pallbearers were: Kevin Wolf, Darren Jones, Chris Klement, Jeff Klement, Aaron Klement, Hunter Klement, and Matthew Klement.
     The family requests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Outreach or Sacred Heart ACTS.

 


 

Anthony Joseph Klement
     1921 - 2013

Tony Klement     Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony Joseph Klement, age 92 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 10, 2013. The Rosary/Vigil service was at 6:00 PM Wednesday. All services were at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and Rev. Kyle Walterscheid and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Mr. Klement died early Monday morning on October 7, 2013 in the house where he was born and raised. Tony was surrounded by his wife of 70 years and his 14 children.
     Born June 13, 1921 in Muenster, Anthony “Tony” was the eldest of the 3 children of Frank and Margaret (Hartman) Klement. He attended Sacred Heart School and then the Subiaco Academy.
     Tony enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942, and served until 1945. He married Isabel “Sis” Schmitz on August 19, 1943 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay. They were stationed at Bucksport, South Carolina. He was discharged in October 1945, returned to Muenster where he began carpenter work for a local lumber yard.
     Tony and Sis soon moved into the homeplace where they raised their 15 children. Tony then began farming along with his carpenter work. He and Sis have since continued to live on that farm.
     After 40 years of carpentry, Tony became semi-retired in 1987. He then enjoyed cabinet making, dominoes, gardening, hunting and fishing.
     Tony was a great family man. He enjoyed his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and was a very good friend to all who knew him. He was always known to be one to help those in need. Tony will be greatly missed.
     Tony is survived by his: wife, Isabel “Sis” Klement of Muenster; children and spouses: Patsy and Paul Dangelmayr of Muenster, Pat and Ruth Klement of Muenster, Robert Klement of Muenster, Joyce and Tom Bayer of Muenster, Janet and Willie Fisher of Muenster, Alice Walterscheid of Muenster, Roy and Carol Klement of Muenster, Steve and Dianna Klement of Muenster, Diane and Dave Muller of Muenster, Darlene and Don Abney of Saint Jo, Marlene and Giles Walterscheid of Moss Lake, Peachie and Neil Huchton of Muenster; Kevin Klement of Muenster, and Gary Don Klement and life partner Charles Cummings of Gainesville; forty-three grandchildren and eighty great grandchildren; sisters: Anna Marie Bayer of Muenster; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Harold and Clara Schmitz; sisters-in-law: Clara Klement, Katye Schmitz and Laveta Schmitz.
     Tony was preceded in death by his: son: James Eugene Klement; parents: Frank and Margaret Hartman Klement; brother: Eugene Klement; granddaughter: Stephanie Nicole Huchton; son-in-law: Kenneth “Kenny” Michael Walterscheid, Sr.
     Pallbearers were his grandsons: Mike Dangelmayr, Darren Klement, Bubba Klement, Coy Fisher, Kenneth Walterscheid, Ryan Klement, James Klement, Jason Huchton. Honorary pallbearers were all his other grandchildren.
     The family requests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Blessed Pope John Paul II, University Parish, Denton, Texas.

 


 

Glenda Carlton

     1941 - 2013
Glenda Carlton     Funeral service for Glenda Ann (Huckabay) Carlton, age 72 of Forestburg were held at the McCoy Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo on Thursday, 10:00 AM. The service was officiated by Danny Russell and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. Mrs. Carlton died at her home Tuesday morning, September 24, 2013.

     Glenda was born on May 6, 1941 in Bolivar, Texas, one of the 5 children of Vernon Glenn and Mary Magdalene “Mag” Huckabay. She grew up and graduated high school in Forestburg.

     Glenda married J. D. Carlton in June 1970 in Ryan, Oklahoma. They have continued living in the Forestburg area since marriage.

     Glenda is survived by her: husband, J. D. Carlton of Forestburg; daughter, Tammie Hamilton of Bolivar; sons and spouses: Terry and Lavina Kent of Saint Jo, Clint and Kendra Carlton of Forestburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her: parents, Glenn and Mag Huckabay; grandson, Jeff Landers; and brother Vernon Huckabay.

 


 

Don Gregory
     1934 - 2013
Don Gregory     Funeral services for Edward Don Gregory, age 79 of Flower Mound were held at 11:00 Tuesday, September 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Saint Jo. Services were officiated by Rev. Larry Kruger and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. The visitation period was from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. Burial was in Starkey Cemetery.

     Mr. Gregory died at 5:00 PM Saturday in a Denton hospital.

    Born June 24, 1934 in Nocona, Texas, Don was the son of Flemon Edward and Etta Marie Gregory. He grew up and attended school in Saint Jo. He graduated high school there in 1953.

     Don and Peggy Dunn were married on July 28, 1954 in Saint Jo. They became the parents of a son and a daughter. Don had worked most of his life for Halliburton Oil Services, a total of 38 years (1956-1994). Most of his work with Halliburton was in the Jacksboro, Kilgore and Gainesville areas.

     Don retired in 2000. He and Peggy then moved to Flower Mound where he became a member of the Trietsch United Methodist Church.

     Don was a great family man. He really enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports. He also enjoyed reading and gardening, and, in general, his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

     Don is survived by his: wife, Peggy Dunn Gregory of Flower Mound; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and James Picquet of Flower Mound and two grandsons, Ross and Luke Picquet. He was preceded in death by his: son, Phillip Gregory; parents: F.E. and Etta Marie Gregory; and sister: Fern Owen.

    The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church in Saint Jo, or to the American Heart Association. 

 


 

Tommie Moulder

     1917 - 2013
Tommie Moulder     Funeral services for Tommie J. Cable Moulder were held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Saint Jo Church of Christ with C.E. Cole officiating. Internment followed at McGrady Cemetery. Services were directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo.

     Tommie, age 96, peacefully passed away Tuesday evening September 3, 2013 in Weatherford, Texas with family by her side.

     Tommie was the sixth of seven children born to Tom and Belle (McGrady) Cable on April 15, 1917 near Clear Creek west of Saint Jo.

     Tommie had an adventurous childhood growing up in the Dye Mound area where she learned a great deal about making your own fun, a trait she put to use her entire life. Tommie used money from a cotton crop she and her siblings harvested to begin attending what is now the University of North Texas. She received both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from there.

     During WWII Tommie married her high school sweetheart, Johnnie Moulder just prior to his deployment overseas. Johnnie and Tommie enjoyed 53 years of a very loving marriage. One of Tommie’s greatest loves was being with and helping her family. She was very proud of being a wife to Johnnie, a mother to John Cable, and in helping raise her niece Lina Jo. Tommie’s nieces and their families were so dear to her heart adding unforgettable excitement and memories to her life.

     “Miss Tommie, Miss Tommie” was the call many of us heard for years. She recalled when it all began:

     “I’d introduced myself as Miss Tommie at Dye Mound because my mother was still alive, and my sister Lina also had the last name of Cable, and I thought another Miss Cable would just confuse people. When I came to Saint Jo to teach some of the same kiddos I’d taught at Dye Mound were students here, and they continued to call me Miss Tommie. After I got married they worried I was going to change my name. So they had me write a letter to my husband, who was in service at the time, and ask him if it would be alright if I could still be Miss Tommie. Johnnie replied that it would be fine to continue.”

     “When I took a job teaching at Prairie Valley, I thought I’d be Mrs. Moulder, and that’s how I introduced myself to a roomful of third and fourth graders. However, two or three days later a little girl said: ‘You’re not the teacher I thought was coming, my cousin in Saint Jo said a Miss Tommie was coming, and she said a lot of good things about her, but that Miss Tommie didn’t come.’ I said ‘Well, I am Miss Tommie, and that name just stayed with me from then on.”

     Teaching was not just a job to Tommie it was truly her passion. She felt that being an educator was the greatest profession a person could have. The evidence of this was shown through the fact that she could still remember students she had taught in the forties and fifties along with who they married and in most cases knew their children. The many visits she continued to have her entire life from former students was a source of great pleasure to her.  Her teaching career spanned 40 years and included 15 years as the Principal of Saint Jo Elementary. After retiring Tommie continued her service to the school by serving on the school board.

     Tommie was also a fan of having fun and was thus involved in every social club at one time or another that Saint Jo had to offer. Her greenhouse and the flowers she grew there were shared with many people in town. Tommie was very civic minded and involved in her community.  She was a member of the Saint Jo Church of Christ, numerous civic clubs as well as several professional organizations.

     Tommie is survived by her son John Cable Moulder and wife Allee, of Weatherford, Texas, two grandchildren Joncee Moulder Blake and husband Teal Blake currently of McLeod, Montana, and Reid Moulder currently attending Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. Nieces Lina Jo Flusche, Laveoda Nance, Stella Manion and Sara Reaves. Also several great-nieces and nephews.

     Tommie was preceded in death by her husband Johnnie Moulder, parents Tom and Belle Cable and siblings J.B Cable, Inez Wade, Pauline Johns, Winnie Belle Parks, Lina Boggess and T.S. Cable Jr., a niece Patty Sue Johns Black and nephew Charles Wade.

 


 

Henry Felderhoff

     1924 - 2013
Henry Felderhoff     Mass of Christian Burial for Henry A. Felderhoff, age 89 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM Monday, September 2, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Rev. Ken Robinson officiated. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services were directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Mr. Felderhoff died at 7:40 PM, Thursday, August 29 at his home in Muenster. Rosary and Vigil services were held at 7:00 PM Sunday at Sacred Heart.

     Henry was born on February 7, 1924 the sixth of twelve children of John and Helena Hesse Felderhoff. He grew up on the family farm north of Muenster and attended Muenster schools through the 10th grade when he went to work full-time on the family farm. He grew up speaking German at home, learning to speak English only when he went to school. He enjoyed greeting friends in German his whole life. Henry served in the US Army in 1948 to 1950 and in 1951 and in the reserves through 1956. He worked in the oil field for over fifty years, serving as Toolpusher for Felderhoff Brothers Drilling Company until his retirement in 1996.

     Henry married Betty Fleitman on June 17, 1952 and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2012. Together Henry and Betty raised six children, supporting them and their families in all of their activities. Henry enjoyed going to his children’s and grandchildren’s high school and college ball games. Until the end he always wanted to hold and play with his small great-grandchildren.

     Henry was an extremely hard worker who often said his work was a 24/7 week most of his life. He was a great husband and family man. His family, consisting of his wife and children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He will be greatly missed!

     Henry is survived by his: wife, Betty Felderhoff of Muenster; daughter and spouse: Doris and Ronnie Dennard of Decatur, TX; sons and spouses: Glenn and Linda Felderhoff of Graham, TX, David and Barbie Felderhoff of Muenster, TX, Floyd and Marcy Felderhoff of Montgomery, TX, Kevin and Linda Felderhoff of Gainesville, TX, and Craig Felderhoff of Houston, TX; fourteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters and spouses: Rita Tucker of Wichita Falls, TX, Emma and Monty Elliot of Lincoln, TX, Philomena “Phil” and John Ladd of Napa, CA, Celine and Urban Schrage of Salinas, CA, and Anselma and John Wright of San Antonio, TX; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Henry was preceded in death by his: parents: John Henry and Helena Felderhoff; sister, Agnes Felderhoff; brothers: Frank, Vincent, Lawrence, Al and Leo Felderhoff.

     Pallbearers were: Brandon Felderhoff, Justin Felderhoff, Kenny Felderhoff, Tim Felderhoff, Allen Fleitman, and Steven Krebs.

     The family requests memorials be made to the Muenster Public Library.

 


 

Gene Parker

     1926 - 2013
Gene Parker     M.E. (Gene) Parker, age 86, passed to his heavenly home Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Services will be held Friday, August 23rd, 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Saint Jo, with Rev. Tim Williams and Rev. Jeff Roe officiating. Burial will follow at Illinois Bend Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

     Gene was born October 13, 1926 at Illinois Bend to Homer C. and Eula E. Farquhar Parker. He was the youngest of three children. He was preceeded in death by his parents, brother Adrian and sister Opal Wineinger.

     Gene grew up at Illinois Bend. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. President Jackson during WWII. After the war he came home and married the love of his life, Pauline Davenport, on October 5, 1946. This special union lasted sixty-six years and they were blessed with four children.

     Gene worked hard all his life. He was a farmer, rancher, butcher, oil field worker, and county hand for Montague County for several years before he served as County Commissioner for twelve years. After retiring from the county Gene was a real estate agent and then he and Pauline carried a rural mail route to Forestburg and tended several head of cattle until their health forced them to retire. Gene loved to work the earth and tend his garden. He was a Sunday School teacher and deacon at First Baptist Church for many years. He was a member of Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club.

     Gene is survived by his loving wife, Pauline, who was always by his side and his biggest supporter, a son Ronny and wife Wanda of Illinois Bend, daughter Lana and husband Bob of Olney, daughter Dana and husband Jerry Raymond of Saint Jo, and son Cris of Picayune, Mississippi. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Scott and Shelly Parker, Clint and Paul McQuerry, and Joe, Jack and Josh Raymond and sixteen great-grandchildren and six nieces and nephews.

 


 

Geraldine Dunn Young Cook

     1921 - 2013

Geraldine Cook

     Graveside services for Geraldine E. Cook, age 92 of Saint Jo are set for 10:00 AM Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Dye Mound Cemetery. Services are officiated by CE Cole and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. Mrs. Cook died at 3:15 PM Thursday in Wichita Falls.

     Born March 15, 1921 in Peabody, Texas, Geraldine was a daughter of William Albert and Georgia Gladys Dunn. She was raised in the Peabody area where she attended school and helped with the farm work. She completed school in Saint Jo. After school, she was busy selling Stanley and Mary Kay products.

Geraldine married Leon Young on June 22, 1940. They continued living in the Peabody area. She kept busy then by being a homemaker and keeping books for Leon. They were the parents of 2 sons.

     After Leon’s death on February 7, 1992, Geraldine married Coy Cook on December 7, 2000. Coy died on December 9, 2009.

     Geraldine was very active in Church of Christ activities. Her lifelong hobbies and things of interest included sewing (mainly making her own clothes), quilting and gardening. She raised vegetables in the garden for family food, but, her main interest was in growing and caring for flowers. She also, on occasion, accompanied Leon on hunting trips in Colorado. There they hunted mule deer and elk.

     Geraldine was extremely close to her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by them and her friends.

     Geraldine is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Charles and Arlene Young, numerous grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband: Leon Young: husband: Coy Cook; son: Bobby Young; sisters: Chancey Carlton and Jewel Edes and great grandson: Tyler Young.

 


 

Antonia Hess

     1919 - 2013

 

     Mass of Christian Burial for Antonia Veronia Hundt Hess, age 93 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM, July 24, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Services were officiated by Rev. Kyle Walterscheid and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. A rosary service was held at 7:00 PM July 23, 2013 at McCoy Funeral Home. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

     Mrs. Hess died at 7:50 PM Sunday, July 21, 2013 at her residence.

Born October 2, 1919 in Lindsay, TX, Antonia was the daughter of Joseph and Emelie (Flusche) Hundt. She grew up in Lindsay and attended St. Peters School. She and Alois Andrew Hess were married on October 24, 1940 in St. Peters Catholic Church in Lindsay. After being married for about 1 ½ years, Alois and Antonia purchased a farm north of Muenster. There, they farmed, raising grain, hay and always a family garden. They were busy raising hogs and milking cows along with the other farm duties, including canning vegetables and fruits and doing their own butchering just to furnish food for their family.

     While on the farm, Alois and Antonia became the parents of four daughters and 3 sons, all of which attended Sacred Heart Catholic School.

     Alois and Antonia sold the farm in 1962. They moved to Muenster then and purchased the furniture store in 1963. They operated the store until retirement, at which time they sold it to their son, Dennis. After that, they both were active in parish and community affairs as long as they were able.

     Alois and Antonia enjoyed traveling mainly to visit their children and grandchildren. Antonia was a great mother, spouse, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed!

     Antonia is survived by her daughters and spouses: Carol Ann and Robert Fitch of Oak Point, TX, Veronica and Bill Hughes of Plano, TX, Jane Frances and Roy Monday of Muenster, TX and Diane Elizabeth and Bill Reed of Salt Lake City, UT; sons and spouses: Dennis Joseph and Kathy Hess of Muenster, Alan Charles and Debbie Foreman of Corinth, TX, Myron Hess and Gail Rothe of Austin, TX; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchildren; brother: Joseph and Elfrieda Hundt; sisters-in-law: Mary Hundt, Mitzi Schmitt, Margie Schmitt, Teresa Hayden, and Rosina Schmidlekofer; brothers-in-law: Francis Hundt, Bill Hess and Tony Hess.

     She was preceded in death by her husband Alois Hess, sister, Clara Dieter, and brothers, Gregory and Herbert Hundt.

     Pallbearers were: Wayne Fitch, Brian Hess, Craig Monday, Nathan Hess, Jason Hess, and Payce Jacobsen.

     The family requests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund.

 


 

Troy Hess

     1965 - 2013
Troy Hess     Memorial Mass for Troy Daniel Hess, age 48 of Forestburg (formerly of Muenster) is set for 10:00 AM Saturday, July 20, 2013. A Rosary Service will precede the mass at 9:30 AM. Both the Rosary and Mass will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. The service is officiated by Rev. Kyle Walterscheid and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster.

     Mr. Hess died at 6:10 PM Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his residence.

     Born February 5, 1965 in Muenster, Troy was one of the eight children of Arthur “Archie” and Emma Lou Gehrig Hess.

     Troy was raised in Muenster where he attended school and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School in 1983. After graduation, he operated his father’s well-servicing (spudder) rig. He had worked in the oil field most of his life. Troy had a profound understanding of most aspects associated with the oil field industry. He, with his father’s guidance, became a proficient welder. He really enjoyed creating and building things from metal and wood. He designed and built child-size picnic tables for each of his many nieces and nephews.

     Troy enjoyed working with trees in his pastime. He often planted seeds and/or transferred seedlings from small to larger container until he decided they were ready to be permanently planted or given away. Each of his brothers, sisters and many of his relatives and friends were presented with trees that he even planted them for them. He also was gifted in tree grafting. Anything that grew fascinated him. He always had flowers and all sorts of plants, including garden vegetables.

     Troy loved his 2 acre plot in the country. There, he spent most of his spare time cleaning trees and making improvements to the land. He was very fond of his two dogs.

     Troy was a person with a great sense of humor and kept people around him laughing most of the time. He will be greatly missed!

     Survivors include his sisters: Linda Luttmer of Muenster, Donna Biffle and husband Jim of Muenster, Tammy Hess of Muskogee, Oklahoma; brothers: Brent Hess and wife Mary of Muenster and Mike Hess of Muenster.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Emma Lou Hess, sister Kathy Hess, brother Howard Hess.

     The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of your choice.

 


 

Jerry Sicking

     1939 - 2013
Jerry Sicking     Mass of Christian Burial for Jerome “Jerry” Sicking, age 73 of Muenster, was held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held at 5:30 PM followed at 6:00 PM by a Vigil on Wednesday, July 10 at the funeral home. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster.
     Mr. Sicking died in a Dallas Hospital on Monday, July 8, 2013.
Jerry, born September 7, 1939 in Muenster, was the eldest of the 4 children of John William and Eleanor Cecilia Rohmer Sicking. The family lived on a farm south of Myra. At age 5, Jerry was operating a tractor and he continued helping his father farm until they opened a tractor business in Gainesville. Jerry continued farming part-time while being a mechanic at Sicking Tractor Co. He retired from Peterbilt after more than 20 years of working in the fabrication shop.
     Jerry had attended St. Mary’s School in Gainesville for 3 years, then Sacred Heart through the 8th grade and then completed high school at Muenster Public. He then attended night school at Cooke County College for two years.
Jerry and Evelyn Leona Flusche were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on July 16, 1966. They were the parents of two sons and a daughter.
     Jerry was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Knights of Columbus, had been an Altar Boy, member of the 49er’s Square Dance Club and was an Avon Representative for 23 years. He really enjoyed life, spending time with his family and friends. He liked collecting coins, restoring farm equipment and tinkering with the family automobile.
     Jerry also enjoyed gardening and working his booth at various trade days. He was a great family man, always being concerned with the welfare of his children and grandchildren. He displayed respect and kindness to everyone he met, and never met a stranger.
     Jerry will be greatly missed!
     Jerry is survived by his daughter: Sherilyn Sicking of Arlington, TX; sons: Michael Sicking of Waco and Darwin and wife Juliane Sicking of Durant, OK; brothers: David and wife Rose of Gainesville, and Kenneth Sicking of Myra; grandchildren: Danielle, Haylee, and Noah Sicking, Robert Scruggs, Brandi Balke, and Ashley Trieder and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Evelyn, a granddaughter, Kayla Gabrille Sicking and parents, John William and Eleanor Cecilia Rohmer Sicking and a brother Gene Sicking.
     The family requests memorials be made to the Muenster Knights of Columbus.

 


 

Robbie Parsons

     1955 - 2013
Robbie Parsons     Memorial service for Robert Lee “Robbie” Parsons, age 57 of Gainesville were held at the McCoy Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Services were officiated by Rev. Ricky Kerr and Rev. Sam Parsons and directed by McCoy Funeral home, Saint Jo, Texas. Robbie died Friday, July 6, 2013 at his home.
     Robbie was born August 26, 1955 in Saint Jo. He was the son of David “Slim” and Frances Tuggle Parsons. He grew up and attended school, then, after graduating, obtained an associate degree in college.
Robbie was dominate in football and had excellent skills in tennis through his high school career. He always talked about his glory days and the crazy shenanigans he and his friends got into. (Boy were there a lot.) In his older years, he became masterful poker player, and crushed willing opponents in pool. The last few years, he started having nightly poker games with all his friends. He loved his poker games, and never missed one (unless he lost the week before). All of his friends talk about how funny and smart he was, and that was certainly the truth. I can honestly say he was the smartest man I know. His sense of humor lit up the whole room, and you couldn’t help but love him. When he became a father, his whole world changed. His daughter was all he saw. She is all he ever talked about, saying how proud he was that she was his. Up until his last few days, he only said that he was not afraid to die, he was only afraid of how his baby girl would handle it. He was a selfless, giving, and caring father and he will be greatly missed.
     Robbie is survived by his: daughter, Jenny Marie Parsons of Gainesville; mother, Winnie Frances Parsons of Saint Jo; brother and wife: Sam and Karla Parsons of Shelby, N. C.; four nieces and one nephew; and very special friend: Paul Sampson of Saint Jo.
     He was preceded in death by: father, David “Slim” Parsons; grandparents: Sam Parsons, Myrtle Upshaw, Sam and Minnie Tuggle.

 


 

Patricia Ann Sampson Weatherread
     1957 - 2013

Patricia Weatherread     Funeral Services for Patricia Ann Sampson Weatherread, age 56 of Saint Jo were conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Saint Jo. Services were officiated by Rev. Jeff Roe and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. Burial followed at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo. Mrs. Weatherread died at 8:30 PM Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Pecan Tree Manor.
     Born May 19, 1957 in Muenster, Patricia was one of the twelve children of Jesse “Bud” and Audrey Graham Sampson. She married Wayne Weatherread on April 5, 1986 in Saint Jo. They were the proud parents of one child, Randal Lynn Sampson.
     Patricia was a loving wife and mother. Her greatest joy was taking care of her home and family. She also enjoyed riding with Wayne in his truck and seeing much of the country. After Wayne’s passing, she was a hard worker in her community especially whenever one of her neighbors needed assistance. She was always one of the first to volunteer to water plants, pet sit or whatever anyone might need. Children were a special joy in her life and she spent many hours keeping them.
     Patricia attended First Baptist Church for quite some time. As she learned of the severity of her illness, she was certain of her faith and was often heard saying her next house would be “a heavenly mansion on streets made of gold!” She will never be forgotten for her friendly smile by her family, friends and those who knew her.
     Patricia is survived by: her mother, Audrey Leverne Graham Sampson of Gainesville; her son: Randal Lynn Sampson of Saint Jo; her brothers: Jesse Sampson of Saint Jo, Gary Sampson and wife Evette of Nocona, David Sampson and wife Sarah of Nocona, Frankie Sampson, Jeff Sampson and wife Linda of Bowie, and Dean Sampson of Nocona; her sisters: Linda Sampson Romine of Fort Worth, Debra and Jackie Husband of Gainesville, Belinda Sampson Holman and husband Rick of Saint Jo, Leisa Sewell of Gainesville and Kay Sampson and Nolin of Gainesville; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Wayne Weatherread and father, Jesse “Bud” Sampson.
     Pallbearers were: Michael Sampson, Jesse Sampson, Harold Sewell, Jonathan Sewell, Dean Sampson, and Boomer Weatherread.

 


 

Leonard "Spike" Yosten

     1913- 2013
Spike Yosten     Mass of Christian Burial for Leonard “Spike” Yosten was held at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil was held 6:00 PM Friday at Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Ken Robinson officiating. Services were directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Mr. Yosten died at 3:07 PM on June 19, 2013 at Muenster Memorial Hospital.

     Born December 19, 1913 in Muenster, Spike was the fourth of nine children of Robert and Agnes (Swirczynski) Yosten. Spike was raised on a farm near Muenster. He attended Sacred Heart School.

     Leonard “Spike” and Frances “Girlie” were married July 27, 1942 at Sacred Heart Church. They were the parents of 2 sons and 3 daughters. Spike started work for Trumter Petroleum Corporation in 1937. He worked his way up to Assistant Superintendent in 1950, and General Superintendent in 1961, a position he held until retirement in 1985 after 47 years.

     Spike loved to travel, to tinker with motors, to garden and to play sheephead with family.

     Survivors include his daughters and sons in law: Susie and David Bullion of Austin, TX, Debbie and Stuart Bradford of Austin, TX, Diane and Jim Grewing of Muenster, TX, his sons and daughter-in-law: David Yosten of Plano, TX and John and Pat Yosten of Muenster, TX: brother: Lee Roy “Buddy” Yosten of Muenster. There are 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Girlie, parents, Robert and Agnes (Swirczynski) Yosten, 2 sisters: Angeline Reiter and Dorothy Holland; brothers: Al Yosten, Stan Yosten, Paul Yosten, Martin Yosten, and Larry Yosten; and daughter-in-law: Susie Yosten.

     Pallbearers were: Terry Yosten, Aaron Grewing, Michael Grewing, Jackson Bradford, Ted Yosten, Paula Yosten, Sam Bradford, and Shane Bullion.

 


 

Kathryn “Kate” Rohmer Sepanski Voth
     1986 - 2013
Kate Voth     A memorial mass for Kathryn “Kate” Rohmer Sepanski Voth, age 27 of Austin (formerly of Muenster) was held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. “Kate” died on June 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
     Kate was born on March 27, 1986 in Dallas. She was one of the 7 children born to Robert E. and Linda Sepanski. Kate graduated salutatorian and Miss Sacred Heart from Sacred Heart Catholic School in 2004. She excelled in academics, track, singing in the a capella choir, cheer leading and mentoring her peers. She attended St. Edward’s University, graduating summa cum laude with a major in English Writing and Rhetoric. She was then employed with the Austin Board of Realtors and was as their first Social media and online Community Manager. She, this year, was awarded the Women Communicators of Austin Presidents Award. Kate always displayed her love and compassion for others with her optimistic attitude. She had served as an Emerging Leader advisory Member at Concordia University. She was first to receive the SOS Leadership Institute Leading Lady of Inspiration Award. Her Team Kate participated in the 2013 Livestrong marathon. Her devotion to running (denied by her pain of cancer) had inspired 119 people to participate in the event in her stead. Team Kate became the largest team and highest money raiser in Livestrong Austin history.
     Kate and her loving husband (becoming sweethearts in high school) were married on June 14, 2008 in Sacred Heart. She was diagnosed that same year with melanoma. Mike gave her his unfailing love and support throughout the remainder of her life.
     Kate is survived by her: husband, Michael Voth of Austin; parents Robert E. and Linda Sepanski of Muenster; sisters and spouses: Sara Sepanski of Washington, DC, Lauren Ortega and Lorenzo of Austin; brothers and spouses: Robert J. and Laurie Sepanski of Grapevine, John and Laurie Sepanski of Yorktown, Virginia, Thomas and Janet Sepanski of Fort Worth, Michael and Roni Sepanski of Richmond, Virginia; grandmother Imelda Rohmer of Muenster; Michael’s family: parents Danny and Janet Voth of Muenster; his sister, Debra and Jason Sicking; grandmothers Regina Pels and Lou Voth; and 16 nieces and nephews.
     Kate’s courage, grace and spirit while dealing with her long and debilitating pain were a continual source of inspiration to family, friends and all who knew her. She will always be loved and greatly missed!
     The family requests memorials be made to: Sacred Heart Trust Fund and Sacred Heart School. For other memorials, please indicate “For the wishes of the family” on the envelope.

 


 

Jamie Lyn Cox

     1963 - 2013
Jamie Cox     Graveside Services for Jamie Lynn Cox, age 49 of Gainesville were set for 10:00 AM Wednesday at the Rosston Cemetery in Rosston, Texas. Services were officiated by Rev. Bill Kimbley and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. Visitation was at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM.
     Mr. Cox died at 12:04 AM Saturday after a lengthy illness June 15, 2013 in Corinth, Texas.
     Born October 15, 1963 in Littlefield, Texas. Jamie was one of the two children of Linda Maughan and Jerry Lee Cox. He had attended Bula school and graduated from Sudan High School in 1982. He then graduated from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas with a degree in Communication Graphics in 1987.
     Jamie moved to the Dallas Area becoming a resident of Renaissance Care Center in Gainesville. He had worked for some time as a sign maker and was a great artist.
     Survivors include: mother and stepfather, Linda and J.C. Maughan; father and spouse Jerry Lee and Patty Cox of Bula, TX; sister Danene Dirickson of Forestburg; nephew, Daniel Dirickson of Forestburg. He was preceded in death by: maternal grandparents: Morris and Gladys Phillips and paternal grandparents: Cecil & Lorene Cox and Harvey Whittenburg.

 


 

Lenard Green

     1949 - 2013

 

     Graveside Services for Lenard Green, age 63 of Saint Jo were held at 10:00 AM Monday, June 17, 2013 at Mountain Park Cemetery, Saint Jo, Texas. Services were officiated by Rev. Sam Campbell and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. The visitation was at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM. Lenard died at 12:05 PM Friday, June 14, 2013 at his residence.
     Born August 16, 1949 in Michigan City, Indiana, Lenard was one of the 6 children of Albert F. and Balbina Green. He married Alene Lee on December 21, 1979 in Nocona. He had lived most of his adult life in the Saint Jo area. Lenard loved to work on cars. He worked several years as an auto body repairman in Nocona and then operated his own shop in Saint Jo. He always had family barbeques when all of the kids were young. Fourth of July was always a big event with several hundred dollars of fireworks shot off every year. Lenard loved to go fishing and getting in the car for Sunday drives, never knowing where they would wind up.
     Lenard is survived by his children: Mickie Romer and fiancé Wayne Kenyon of Iowa Park, Kathy and Ricky Davenport of Justin, Kay and Kirk Kelly of Justin, Brenda Furgeson of Fort Worth, Denise Cooper, Terry and Allan Malonson, and Doug Romer, all of Katy, TX; sisters and spouses: Barbara Frazier of Indiana; Debra and Ed Cook of Indiana; brothers and spouses: Ray and Diane Green of Gainesville, Al and Susan Green of Indiana; 13 grandchildren; and best friends James and Loretta Parmer of Saint Jo.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Alene; his parents: Albert and Balbina Green; his baby daughter: April; and his sister Mary Ann Green.

 


 

Lucian A. Vaughn
     1919 - 2013
Lucian Vaughn     Funeral services for Lucian A. Vaughn, age 94 of Saint Jo were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Saint Jo First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Illinois Bend Cemetery, in Montague County. Services were officiated by Rev. Darius McKay and Rev. Jeff Roe and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. Lucian died in Denton at 1:03 AM Sunday, June 2, 2013.
     Born May 22, 1919 in Illinois Bend, Lucian was an only child of E.E. and Minnie Sue Harmon Vaughn. He grew up on the family farm/ranch and graduated high school in Saint Jo. While growing up, Lucian helped his father with farming and raising cattle. He had lived all his life in the Saint Jo/Illinois Bend area prior to entering Cottonwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Denton.
     Lucian married Nancy Ovie Howard on September 30, 1939 in Montague, Texas. They lived together in the Saint Jo area until her death in 1999.
     Lucian and Ovie were the parents of a daughter, Audette and a son, Lucian, Jr. The two children grew up and completed high school in Saint Jo.
     Lucian really enjoyed his family and friends. He would meet daily at the Saint Jo Dairy Queen just to have coffee with, share “lies” with and argue with the daily crew there. He was a long-longtime member of the Montague County School Board. The only reason he departed that board was because it disbanded. He was a lover of horses and was a member of the Saint Jo Riding Club from its onset until just recently, when he was moved to Denton.
     Lucian lived a good long life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
     Survivors are his: daughter and son-in-law Audette and William H. Kincaid of Sanger; son and daughter-in-law Lucian, Jr. and Valerie Vaughn of Gainesville; five grandchildren: Lauren and Travis Vaughn, Cheryl-Annette Parker, Christina Freeman and Sharlene Kincaid; and 2 great grandchildren: Rylan Parker and Lillie Audette Freeman.
     Lucian was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Ovie Vaughn and his parents, E.E. and Minnie Vaughn.
     Pallbearers were: Craig McCrary, Dalton Lyons, Dudley Sparkman, Ross Felderhoff, Loyd Hutson, Ancil Thurman, and Dave Webster. Honorary Pallbearers were: JC Dunbar, James Cooksey, Doyle Castle, Noble Coker, Bob Ayers, Gene Parker, and Roy Brawner.
     The family requests memorials be made to a charity of your choice.

 


 

LaVerne E. Homsley
     1914 - 2013
LaVerne Homsley     Funeral services for LaVerne E. Homsley, age 98 of Muenster were set for 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Saint Jo Church of Christ. A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM on the same date at Poolville Cemetery, Poolville, Texas. Visitation was at 6:00 PM Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Muenster. Services were officiated by Jason Bentley and directed by McCoy Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Homsley died at 5:55 PM Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her home.
     LaVerne was born on July 10, 1914 at Union Point in Jack County. She was one of the four daughters and one son of F.E. and Della Mae Hannah Weir. She married Herbert Howard Homsley on December 24, 1932 in Weatherford, Texas. They had been married some 53 years at the time of Howard’s death. They were the parents of 3 daughters, Queenie Walterscheid, Barbara Traweek and Margie Ann Fincher.
     LaVerne graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Home Economics. From there, she taught at numerous Texas schools, the last of which was at Muenster Public High School. Howard had been superintendent for several different schools in North Texas, the last 10 years of which were served in Muenster. LaVerne, in the meantime was teaching Home Economics at Muenster Public High. She taught there from 1954 until retirement in 1960. Still, until even now, LaVerne had received calls and letters from former students. They always expressed their gratitude for the many things she had taught them, including how to run a household and just life’s lessons. LaVerne was an amazing seamstress, fabulous cook and great homemaker. She lived her life walking with her Lord with a heart to serve him. She was truly an outstanding lady, a loving wife, mother, grand, great-grand and great-great grandmother and sister to her siblings. She was a friend to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
     Survivors include: 2 daughters: Barbara F. “Butch” Traweek of Muenster, Queenie Walterscheid and husband Willie of Muenster; 8 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 9 great great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her: husband, Herbert Howard Homsley; daughter: Margaret Ann Fincher; parents: F.E. and Della Mae Weir; sisters: Velta Crow, Marie Barnett, Alma Spiller; brother: Finis Ewing Weir; granddaughter: Christie Dawn Walterscheid; Great-granddaughter: Crystal Lynn Douglas.
     Pallbearers were: Kim Walterscheid, Terry Walterscheid, Aaron Fincher, Jake Little, Tobe McCann, and Josh Little.
     The family requests memorials be made to: Saint Jo Church of Christ or The Poolville Cemetery Association.

 


 

Thomas Preston Hare
     1920 - 2013
Tommy Hare     Graveside services for Thomas Preston Hare, age 92 of Saint Jo were set for 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Coker Cemetery near Bulcher, Texas. Services were officiated by Eddie Ramsey and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo. The graveside service included Masonic Rites and a Military Honor Guard. A visitation was held at the funeral home in Saint Jo at 7:00 PM Monday. Thomas died at 7:10 AM Friday, May 24 at the Muenster Health and Rehab.
     Tommy was one of the 6 children of Thomas Leslie and Pauline Mitchell Hare. He grew up near Saint Jo (Montague and Cooke Counties) and attended school in Saint Jo. He later attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He also attended North Texas Agriculture College in 1942, just prior to entering the Army.
     Tommy spent 3 years in the US Army. There, he was a truck driver, a radar mechanic and a top turret gunner on the B-17. He had attended the Signal Corps School which qualified him as a radar repairman. Tommy married Virginia Sue Lamkin on September 2, 1960 in Gainesville. They were the parents of a son, Leslie. The family worked together for many years, living on a cattle ranch near the Red River close to Bulcher in Cooke County.
     Most of Tommy’s life, after the service, was spent in soil conservation. He had worked several years for a road building contractor, then, with his own heavy equipment, began working for the public in soil conservation. While doing this work, he also was busy in bailing hay and raising cattle. Tommy’s work may always be there for everyone to see and enjoy the results.
     Tommy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. One of his greatest joys was wrapped around his granddaughter, Rachel. He always bragged about her, showed everyone her pictures and showed her pictures from the past and telling her stories. Most of the stories and pictures were about his “growing up” days and just how life was at that time. Tommy’s eyes seemed to sparkle when anyone mentioned his granddaughter.
     Tommy never met a stranger. He always had time to visit with and help others. He really enjoyed the visiting experienced at the Saint Jo Dairy Queen. He was a friend to everyone that knew him and will be greatly missed!
     Tommy was a longtime member of the Fish Creek Masonic Lodge #344 in Marysville, Texas. He had received his 60 year pin from the lodge, in 2007.
     Tommy is survived by his wife, Virginia Sue, a son, Leslie Carl Hare of Montague, a granddaughter, Rachel Hare and a daughter-in-law, J’Lynn Hare of Muenster.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Leslie and Pauline Hare; his sisters: Eunice Rummel, Edith Bragg, Helen Lefforge, and Velma Rufner; and his brother, Paul Hare.
     The family requests memorials be made to the Montague County Home Hospice.

 


 

Geraldine “Gerrie” Walterscheid
     1943 - 2013
Gerrie Walterscheid     Mass of Christian Burial for Geraldine “Gerrie” Walterscheid was set for 10:00 AM Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil service was held at 4:00 PM Friday, May 24 at McCoy Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Mrs. Walterscheid died at 5:50 AM Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Denton Regional Hospital in Denton.
     “Gerrie” was born in Muenster on December 24, 1943. She was one of the 3 children of Martin Phillip and Pauline Marie “Lena Mae” (Schmitz) Trubenbach. She grew up in the Muenster community and attended Sacred Heart School through the 8th grade and then graduated high school at Muenster Public School. She later completed nursing school in Terrell, Texas from there she obtained her LVN license.
     “Gerrie” married Delbert Walterscheid on February 19, 1961 in Dallas, TX by Monsignor Weinzapfel. Her married life and nursing career had resulted in her living in places other than Muenster for brief periods of time; but, basically, she was a lifelong resident of Muenster.
     Gerrie is survived by two daughters: Delanne Walterscheid and spouse, Bert of Muenster and Michele Green and spouse, Rodney of Waxahachie. Also surviving is a son, Brad Walterscheid of Desoto, Texas. There are 8 grandchildren: Gayle and Chris Bevers, Justin Walterscheid, Emily and Daniel Fuhrman, Kendra Walterscheid, Ryan Green, Reece Green, Chris and Britney Walterscheid, and Josh Walterscheid, and 3 great-grandchildren: Ethan Bevers, Kylie Walterscheid, and Colt Walterscheid. She is also survived by one brother, Mike Trubenbach of Hernando, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Walterscheid, her parents, Martin and Pauline Marie “Lena Mae” Trubenbach, and her brother Donnie Trubenbach.
     Pallbearers were: Daniel Fuhrman, Chris Bevers, Justin Walterscheid, Ross Felderhoff, Jody Felderhoff, and Kenneth Walterscheid.
     The family requests memorials be made to Muenster Volunteer Fire Department.

 


 

Della Mae (Hartman) Schmitt
     1943 - 2013

Della Schmitt     Mass of Christian Burial for Della Mae (Hartman) Schmitt, age 69 of Muenster, was held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil was held at 7:00 PM Friday, May 3 also at the church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and Rev. Kyle Walterscheid and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster.
     Mrs. Schmitt died at 4:00 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Muenster Memorial Hospital.
     Della was born on June 7, 1943 on a farm south of Muenster. She was the seventh of eight children of Victor and Margaret (Bayer) Hartman. The family moved to Muenster when Della was three years of age. She grew up in Muenster where she attended and graduated Sacred Heart Catholic School.
     Della married Harvey Schmitt on August 24, 1963. They were married in Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a life-time member. She had been an officer in the Sacred Heart Home School Society and had served on the Sacred Heart Parish Council.
     Della loved working in her yard and especially loved growing and looking at the flowers. One of her favorite past times was camping with her family. She enjoyed her family and many friends and will really be missed by all who knew her.
     Della is survived by her: husband, Harvey B. Schmitt of Muenster; daughters and spouses: Vickie and Doug Fleitman of Muenster and Debbie and Don Neu of Muenster; son and spouse: Stephen and Michelle Schmitt of Tyler, TX; 9 grandchildren: Mikayla Fleitman, Mikenzie Fleitman, Michael Fleitman, Karli Anderle, Koby Hogan, Ryan Neu, Courtney Neu, Tim Schmitt, and Daniel Schmitt; sisters and spouses: Edna Tompkins of Arlington, TX, Georgia and Walter Wolf of Gainesville, TX, and Pat and John Yosten of Muenster; brothers and spouses: Alvin and Joan Hartman of Muenster, Gene and Judy Hartman of Denton, TX.
     Della was preceded in death by her: parents, Victor and Margaret Hartman, sister, Kathryn Gremminger, and brother, Willard Hartman.
     Pallbearers were: Kenny Hartman, Brian Tompkins, Robert Gremminger, Michael Hartman, Doug Hartman, Kevin Wolf, and Christy Bezner.
     The family requests memorials be made to the Sacred Heart Alumni and Supporters.

 


 

Eleanor C. (Schad) Felderhoff
     1929 - 2013

Eleanor Felderhoff     Mass of Christian Burial for Eleanor C. (Schad) Felderhoff, age 84 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM Friday, April 19, 2013. A Rosary/Vigil was held at 7:00 PM Thursday. All services were at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster. Mrs. Felderhoff died at 2:55 AM Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at her home in Muenster.
     Eleanor was born on March 13, 1929 in Gainesville. She was one of the 7 children of Joseph W. and Cora Lee Schad. She grew up in Gainesville where she graduated high school at St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1946. After graduation, she lived at home (until she married) and worked in the office at the Gainesville Ford dealership. After one year there, she worked in the Bookkeeping department in Gainesville National Bank for four years. After that a mutual friend introduced her to Frank Felderhoff. They dated and soon thereafter married on June 19, 1951 in St. Mary’s Church.
     Frank was a native of Muenster. He and Eleanor have lived in Muenster since their marriage. He was a veteran of WWII where he had served some 37 months in the war. After being discharged, he returned to Muenster where he worked for 41 years for Cooke County Electric. He and Eleanor were the proud parents of 2 daughters and 4 sons. After the children were older, Eleanor worked as a bookkeeper for Tuggle Motor Company for 6 years, and later at Muenster Memorial Hospital for 15 years.
     Eleanor was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Catholic Daughters, St. Anne’s Society and the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed life with her family and friends immensely. She really loved partying with her family and playing cards (Hearts and/or Tripoli) with them and her friends. She was a great family lady and a friend to many. She will be greatly missed!
     Survivors include her: daughters and spouses: Patricia and Ronald Fuhrmann of Muenster, Marilyn and Dale Trevathan of Richland Hills; sons and spouses: John and Cheryl Felderhoff of Garland, Tim and Ramona Felderhoff of Muenster, Mark and Terrye Felderhoff of Ponder, TX, Terry Lee and Kristi Felderhoff of Gruver, TX; a sister and spouse, Mary Jo and Charles Naughton of Fort Worth. There are 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
     Eleanor was preceded in death by her: husband, Frank Joseph Felderhoff; parents Joseph W. and Cora Lee Schad; sisters: Beatrice Catherine Schad and Dorothy Mae Whitaker; brothers: Joe W. Schad, Jr., Paul Joseph Schad and Richard Phillip Schad.
     Pallbearers were: Ray Felderhoff, Josh Trevathan, Eric Felderhoff, Sean Fuhrmann, Ryan Fuhrmann, Derek Felderhoff, Travis Felderhoff, Aaron Felderhoff, and Honorary Pallbearer Matthew Felderhoff.
     The family requests memorial be made to the Cooke County Home Hospice.

 


 

Jerry Lynn Kindiger
     1947 - 2013
Jerry Kindiger     Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry Lynn Kindiger, age 66 of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. A Rosary/Vigil was held at 6:00 PM Monday, April 15 at the Funeral Home. Services were officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and directed by McCoy Funeral Home. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
     Mr. Kindiger died at 3:05 PM Saturday, April 13, 2013 at his home.
     Mr. Kindiger (Jerry) was one of the 8 children of Aaron Victor and Mary Ruth Moseley Kindiger. He was born on February 7, 1947 in Gainesville and was raised in Era where he attended school. While growing up, he was active in school, especially in all sports. After graduating, Jerry enlisted in the US Navy in the late 1960’s, where he served for 4 years, a portion of which was in Vietnam. After being discharged, Jerry returned to Era, then became an Engineer for the Sante Fe Railroad. He retired from Sante Fe after 37 years service.
     Jerry had always been an “outdoorsman.” He really enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and anything else connected with the outdoors.
     Jerry was the father of two sons and grandfather of four. He and Joyce Swirczynski were married on July 14, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had lived the past 23 years in Muenster. He will be missed by family and all who knew him.
     Jerry is survived by his wife, Joyce of Muenster; mother, Mary Ruth Kindiger of Leo; sons, Jaret and wife Alethea Kindiger of Leo and Jordan Kindiger of Austin; sisters and spouses, Bobbie Handford of Boliver, Gail and Joe Knight of Era, Karen and Eloy Gonzales of Bee Cave; brothers and spouses, Jim and Gail Kindiger of Whitesboro and Eddie and Treaon Kindiger of Callisburg. There are four grandchildren, Macie Kindger, Jacob Kindiger, Rae Ann Morris and Colton Morris, all of Leo.
     Jerry was preceded in death by his father, A.V. Kindiger, his sister, Ruth Ann McKinney and a brother Joe Kindiger.
     Pallbearers were: Stan Endres, Joe Knight, Craig Kindiger, Josh Kindiger, Ian Hanford, Carvin Moseley.
The family requests memorials be made to Cooke County Home Hospice.

 


 

Mattie Inez (Hale) Dennis
     1920 - 2013
Mattie Dennis     Funeral services for Mattie Inez (Hale) Dennis, age 92, was scheduled for 3:00 PM Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Saint Jo. Services were officiated by Dr. Larry Cornell and Rev. Ricky Kerr and directed by McCoy Funeral Home. A visitation was set for 1:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home. She was laid to rest in Mountain Park Cemetery following the church service.
     Mrs. Dennis died at 10:50 PM Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Fort Worth.
Mattie was born May 23, 1920 in Electra, Texas. She was one of the six children of Charles Richard and Bessie Lee (Day) Hale.
     The family had moved from Electra to Saint Jo in 1934. They lived near Capps Corner where she was raised and attended the Spencer School. There she met and married Elvin Eli Dennis on October 10, 1936. They were blessed with 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.
     Mattie was a homemaker who loved to cook for her family and friends, all of which enjoyed the labor of love from her vegetable gardens. She was an avid reader and enjoyed tending to her flower gardens.
     Mattie is survived by: daughters: Frances Poynor of Saint Jo, TX, Pat Jones of Fort Worth, TX, sons: Richard Dennis and wife Jeannine of Pilot Point, TX, Arnold Dennis and wife Judy, of Saint Jo, TX. She is also survived by two brothers, Lee and Archie Hale of Gainesville, TX. She leaves loving memories to be cherished by 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin E. Dennis, son Elvin Dennis Jr., granddaughter Kay Tompkins, great granddaughter Jessica Tompkins, brother Bert Hale, and sisters Betty Haggard and Bessie Harrell.
     Pallbearers were her grandsons: Billy Poynor, Mark Dennis, Paul Dennis, Scott Dennis, Brian Jones, Richard Dennis, Charles Robert Dennis, and James Fuller.
     The family requests memorials be made to: Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch (PO Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001) or the charity of your choice.

 


 

 

 

 

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