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1984 - 2018
Services for Audrey Elizabeth Barnhill, age 33 are set for 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 also at the church.
Alfred J. "Fritz" Hermes
1939 - 2018
- Funeral Mass for Alfred John “Fritz” Hermes, age 79 of Lindsay, is set
for 10:00 AM, Friday, May 11, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay
with Father Phil Petta officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Peter’s Cemetery
in Lindsay. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the
church. Visitation will follow the rosary in Conrad Hall. Pallbearers are: Kody
Hermes, Darrell Hermes, Kenny Noggler, Jeff Parsons, Mel Walterscheid, and
Nathan Hermes. Arrangements are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in
Muenster. Mr. Hermes passed away Monday, May 7, 2018.
Fritz was born February 2, 1939 in Lindsay, TX to Joe and Catherine (Neu) Hermes. He married Charlotte Trubenbach on November 7, 1964 in Muenster. They had four children.
Fritz was a member of Saint Peter’s Parish, Knights of Columbus, and the VFW. He was an independent oil producer, farmer and rancher. He loved playing with his grandkids and playing gin at the VFW.
Survivors include his: wife, Charlotte (Trubenbach) Hermes of Lindsay; daughter, Connie (Scott) Filloon of Gainesville; sons: Douglas (Susan) Hermes of Muenster, Kurt (Amy) Hermes of Gainesville, and Brian (Jessamy) Hermes of Muenster; grandchildren: Darrell and Savannah Hermes, Kody and Makenna Hermes, and Brisan and Angie Hermes; sisters: Peggy Walterscheid of Muenster and Agnes Rohmer of Muenster; brothers: Don Hermes of Brenham, Jim Hermes of Lindsay, Anthony (Butch) Hermes of Carolina, John (Diane) Hermes of Lindsay. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Louise Walterscheid and infant, Lucille Hermes; and brother Paul Hermes.
The family requests memorials be made to one of the following: Muenster VFW, Muenster Volunteer Fire Department, Lindsay Volunteer Fire Department, or Myra Volunteer Fire Department.
1951 - 2018
Janet Sue (Klement) Fisher, age 66, of Muenster, Texas, passed away on Tuesday,
May 1, 2018, surrounded by family and is now with the Lord. Liturgy of the Word
was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Sacred Heart Church with Father
Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Vigil and
Rosary were held at 5:30 PM on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church.
Pallbearers were Jason Sprabary, Larry Garrett, Colton Steelman, Rick Call,
Nathan Sicking, Daniel Fuhrmann, and Chris Cash. Honorary pallbearers were
Kenneth Walterscheid, Erik Walterscheid, Deano Bayer, and Bryan Kleiss.
Arrangements were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster.
Janet was born on August 8, 1951, in Muenster, Texas, to Tony and Sis Klement. She was one of 15 children. She attended Sacred Heart School through 10th grade and graduated from Muenster Public School in 1969. Janet was a member of Sacred Heart parish as well as Catholic Daughters of America. She married William Fisher on November 22, 1969, and they had three children, Lanette, Melissa, and Coy. Lanette and Reuben Frost have three children, Ben, Lydia, and Sophia. Melissa and Cecil Cheshier have 4 children, Ava, Aaron, Andrew, and Audrey. Coy and Ashley Fisher have two children, Lynzie and Reese. She dearly loved each of her 9 grandkids.
Janet is survived by her husband Willie Fisher of Muenster, her daughters: Lanette (Reuben) Frost of Flower Mound and Melissa (Cecil) Cheshier of Muenster; son Coy (Ashley) Fisher of Muenster; grandchildren: Ben, Lydia, and Sophia Frost of Flower Mound, Ava, Aaron, Andrew, and Audrey Cheshier of Muenster, and Lynzie and Reese Fisher of Muenster; sisters: Patsy (Paul) Dangelmayr of Muenster, Joyce Bayer of Muenster, Alice Walterscheid of Muenster, Diane (Dave) Muller of Muenster, Darlene (Don) Abney of Saint Jo, Marlene (Giles) Walterscheid of Moss Lake, and Peachie (Neil) Huchton of Muenster; brothers: Robert Klement of Muenster, Steve (Diana) Klement of Muenster, Kevin Klement of Muenster, and Gary Don Klement (Charles Cummings) of Gainesville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Isabel (Schmitz) Klement, her in-laws, Paul and Dorothy (Kathman) Fisher; brothers: Jimmy Klement, Pat Klement, and Roy Klement; brothers-in-law: Tom Bayer, Kenny Walterscheid, and Steve Lev; niece Stephanie Huchton, and nephew Leslie Hess.
Janet lived a full life and loved to keep her hands busy. She devoted all of her heart to every job she set her mind to, including working cold, early mornings milking cows, babysitting her many nieces and nephews, and co-owning Bouquets and Gifts flower shop for over 10 years with her sisters Patsy and Darlene. She also helped Patsy in her wallpapering business. Janet was an avid seamstress who spent years sewing her daughters’ dresses and also worked at Frybrant alongside her sister Alice as an inspector. She was employed at Superior Machining for over 10 years until 2013 when she had a stroke. Even after, Janet would still come out to Superior frequently to visit her co-workers and hug and remind them how special they were to her. She had a giant heart to serve others in her spare time, and loved being a volunteer and cooking for all the benefits for CASA and Meals on Wheels.
Janet was a generous person. Her love language was gifts. She always remembered everyone’s birthdays and had a special ability to find just the perfect gift for each person. She spoiled her grandkids with clothes, candy, games, and kites every Easter. She especially loved Christmas. When her kids were little, Janet would hide all the gifts at the flower shop because she loved to see the surprise on all their faces when they unwrapped them. Janet also found anonymous ways to help others, including her co-workers, when they were experiencing hard times, and she never wanted credit for all the many times she reached out to help others.
Janet absolutely loved people. She had a big heart, a beautiful, bright smile, and was always quick to laugh and have a good time. Janet especially enjoyed all her friends and family at the lake camping as well as shooting the breeze at “The W.” She never left a campsite or a party without making new friends. Many of the cross stitches that she sewed for years, like the Last Supper, the Footprints poem, the Klement Family tree, as well as pictures for weddings and birthdays, still hang on the walls of many family members Janet loved.
Janet was an amazing cook who rarely used a recipe, just “a little of this, and a little of that,” she would say. We will all miss her wonderful cooking, especially her Thanksgiving dressing. She never minded making extra for anyone who requested it. She was known all over town for her potato salad, her popcorn balls, pumpkin rolls, cinnamon rolls, along with many other treats. Her kids’ personal favorites that she made were okra gumbo, backbone sauerkraut, chicken noodle soup, cooked cabbage, “stuff”, liver and onions, and her hobos. Janet also enjoyed canning picante sauce and tomato juice.
Janet was a smart cookie. She had the best practical tips for just about any situation, like “flipping babies” so they would get their days and nights straight. She would often tell people “Sit Down” when they visited and everyone needed to “Be Nice!” Janet had a positive attitude on life and always wanted people to be “happy, happy, happy.” Even in the hardest of times, she was never a complainer. Being a Klement, she was a doer and a fixer. Janet managed to be prepared for everything and seemed to always have an extra of anything for anyone in need, just in case.
Janet was the biggest Randy Rogers Band fan, and she and her sisters and nieces attended just as many of their concerts as they could to support them. She also loved spending time at the casinos with her siblings and sisters and brothers-in-law. They made a lot of memories on their numerous trips to Colorado, Alabama, Shreveport, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, where they shared countless stories and tons of laughs along the way. Their last siblings’ trip to Shreveport just 3 weeks ago will be a lasting memory that Janet’s sisters and brother will treasure forever. Janet, Grandma, “Noodles”, “Sister”, “Nutz” Fisher was loved dearly by all who were blessed to know her. We know she’s “Good, Good, Good,” but we will deeply miss her more than words can say.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Muenster Volunteer Fire Department, the Muenster Jaycees, or the Catholic Daughters of America #249 in Muenster.
1919 - 2018
Erma Earlene (Eaker) Huddleston, age 98 of Saint Jo, Texas, is rejoicing with
Earlene was born on August 27, 1919, in O’Donnel, TX to Mike and Lilly Eaker and entered her heavenly home on April 29, 2018, with her daughter and loving friends by her side.
Earlene was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert “Ebb” Marion Huddleston, three daughters; Patsy Gayle Brewer, Joann Huddleston, and Peggy Gentry, son-in-law, Bob Gentry, beloved granddaughter, Marion Hancock, five loving sisters and her mother and father.
She is survived by her daughter, Penny Yarbro, of Nocona, who faithfully stood by her side providing love and care; grandsons: Larry Gentry of Wichita Falls, Jeff Terry of Kirbyville, John Hancock of Nocona; granddaughter, Tammy and husband, Kyle Robertson of Lucas; eight great-grandchildren: Amy and husband, Cody Likins, Brandy and husband, Alo Contreras, Jill and husband, Royce Cartwright, Courtney and husband, Jimmy Copeland, Beth and husband, Jessie Brashear, Kyli Robertson, Kelsi Terry, Braden Terry; and ten great-great grandchildren: Brady, Marley, Vanson, Katie, Cason, Cody, Jolie, Jagger, Kynlee, and Truitt. She is also survived by many others who are considered family: Sonia Wallace, Cheryl Jean Reed, Amy Hancock, Nancy Reed, Lee Ann Cervantas, and Trista Martin – we love you and thank you for your love and support, you are our family.
Earlene was a devoted member of Saint Jo Church of Christ. She retired from Russell Newman Garment Factory in Saint Jo as a seamstress and supervisor. Her hobbies included gardening, collecting dolls and spending time with her family and friends. She always welcomed visitors and opened her home to everyone.
Earlene was the heart and soul of her family, not to just those who were related to her by blood. She considered everyone she met to be family, and treated them as if they were.
Earlene, also known as “Mother” and “Nanny” is now walking on streets of gold rejoicing with the Lord and the family members who have gone before her. She will be remembered on this earth for her unconditional love, her fun uplifting spirit, her love for the Lord, and most of all her deep love and genuine care for people.
The family will be accepting visitors from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. Services will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Scott Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo. Burial will follow in Mountain Park Cemetery. Pallbearers are: grandsons and great grandsons: Larry Gentry, John Hancock, Jeff Terry, Cody Likins, Alo Contreras, Royce Cartwright, Jimmy Copeland, Jessie Brashear, and Kyle Robertson. Services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
A special thanks to Grace Care Center in Nocona for all of your love and care during Earlene’s residence. Thank you for treating our Mother, Nanny and friend like family.
Imelda Mary (Felderhoff)
1926 - 2018
Imelda Mary (Felderhoff) Rohmer, age 92, passed on to eternal life on Friday,
April 28, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:00 AM, Friday, May 4,
2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster, Texas, with Father Ken
Robinson, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A
Rosary service will be held at 4:00 PM, on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Scott
Funeral Home in Muenster. A Vigil service is scheduled for 7:00 PM that evening
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Visitation following at the Community
Center. All services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster.
A lifelong resident of Muenster, Imelda was born on the family farm northwest of Muenster on March 22, 1926, the third of five children born to Joseph “Joe” and Mary Elizabeth (Wieler) Felderhoff. In 1932 the family moved into the Wieler house at the corner of Third and Pecan Streets, which included a two-block property. After their father’s tragic death in 1937, the children assured their mother that hired help would not be necessary; they would be able to take on all tasks that needed to be done.
In 1944 Imelda graduated as class valedictorian from Sacred Heart High School, after which she was employed by Muenster State Bank. At the Thanksgiving dance that fall, through friends and cousins she met Arnold Rohmer, who had just recently returned from the service. They married on April 24, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
With the approaching birth of their first child, Imelda became a full-time homemaker. Always busy, she did everything, from cooking, baking, canning, freezing, sewing, and gardening to yardwork. In the early years she enjoyed being a member of the Muenster Civic League and Garden Club. With her six children born over a span of 22 ½ years, Imelda was always very involved in supporting school and church activities and fundraisers. She was also a steady presence in the care of her mother, who had built a home next door.
In 1966 Imelda began working as a clerk at the Muenster Post Office, at first part-time, then fulltime until her retirement in 1992. In 1975 she saw her husband, Arnie, suffer a debilitating stroke. In love and faith, life carried on.
While the responsibilities of this devoted wife, mother, and daughter were substantial, throughout the years her ministry of love and service extended well outside the home. Be it taking a meal to shut-ins or a family in need, providing the elderly with a ride to Mass, taking the time to listen to someone’s concerns, or helping a new family to feel welcome in Muenster, she never failed to reach out to others with a bright smile and warm heart. An embodiment of sacrificial love, always putting others before herself, she would readily go the extra mile to help anyone in need.
During her many years as treasurer of the community’s Social Concerns Committee, Imelda was the channel for financial assistance for those in dire straits; just as importantly, she brought them the comfort and strength of her great love, deep faith, and strong prayer life. Passionate about the beauty and cleanliness of the community, she was also a member of the Keep Muenster Beautiful Golden Oldies.
Imelda had a long history of service to Sacred Heart Parish, including serving on the Stewardship and Liturgical Committees and serving as a lector, lector trainer, Eucharistic minister, and greeter. Elected in absentia, for 15 years she graciously served as president of the St. Anne’s Society. As a Catholic Daughter Imelda was known for the well-liked coleslaw she made for funeral dinners. A leader for Monday evening Marian devotions, she was often also called upon by families to lead rosary services. And until the technology became outdated, for decades she broadcast a taped rosary over Channel 2. A member of the Sacred Heart Home & School Association for the 35 years her children were in school, in her later years Imelda lovingly devoted countless hours to beautifying the flowerbeds of Sacred Heart Catholic School.
This humble doer of “little things” was recognized by the Muenster Jaycees as 2007 Citizen of the Year. Also selected as Sacred Heart’s 2010 Catholic School Honoree, she was the recipient of the Diocese of Fort Worth’s Outstanding Service Award.
Since her stroke on September 3, 2017, Imelda lovingly continued doing good for others, joining her suffering to that of Christ and offering it up for the salvation of the world.
Imelda is survived by her six children, Donald (Barbara) Rohmer and Linda (Robert) Sepanski of Muenster, Donna (Olon) McClendon of Dallas, and Mary Uhlig, Christi (Frank) Onion, and Julie (Martin) Collins of San Antonio; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Walterscheid of Muenster; in-laws Viola Rohmer and Ella Mae Rohmer of Muenster and Patrick McCallion of Tuscon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her beloved husband, Arnie, in 1999; her parents; granddaughter Kathryn “Kate” Sepanski Voth; sisters infant Eleanor Felderhoff and Sr. Georgia Felderhoff, O.S,B.; brother, Arthur Felderhoff, and his wife, Evelyn; and sister Mary Ann’s husband, Norbert Walterscheid, and son, Ricky Walterscheid; and son-in-law Donald “Donnie” Uhlig.
In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully appreciate donations to support Sacred Heart Catholic School, through either the Sacred Heart Teachers Sustentation Fund (Trust Fund) or The Alumni Corp. & Supporters. Donations can be made at shmuenster.com or mailed to P.O. Box 97, Muenster, TX 76252.
David "Dave" John Haverkamp
1941 - 2018
Mass of Christian Burial for David “Dave” John Haverkamp, age 77 of Muenster, is
set for 10:00 AM, Monday, April 23, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with
Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at 5:00 PM, Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the funeral home
in Muenster. Pallbearers are: Terry Bartel, Leon Walterscheid, Leonard Vogel,
Lucas Thompson, Kevin Haverkamp, and Floyd Haverkamp. Arrangements are under the
direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Haverkamp passed away
Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Dave was born February 15, 1941 in Muenster to William and Rosalie (Noggler) Haverkamp. Dave served his country in Vietnam. Upon his return to Muenster, he bought Muenster Machine Shop and ran the business for thirty years.
Dave loved living on the farm, gardening and raising cattle. He also bartended for many weddings. He fried chicken for the Sacred Heart Parish Father’s Day picnics for many years.
Dave always had a soft spot for soldiers and always struck up a conversation when he saw someone with a cap showing their branch of service. They always had a story to tell Dave. He put the flag poles up at the Veteran’s area in Sacred Heart Cemetery as a labor of love.
Dave loved to coon hunt and was known to have the best coon hounds in Cooke County. Many people called him from around the county wanting to run their dogs with his. They were all amazed at Dave’s coon hounds.
Dave was a loving husband, friend and dad who loved Muenster, Texas and Sacred Heart Parish.
Survivors include his: wife, Sue (Watson) Haverkamp of Muenster, daughter, Cindy and husband, Ray Bennett of Gainesville; grandchildren: Lucas and wife, Gigi Thompson of Saint Jo and Amanda Thompson of Plano; great-grandchildren: Avery and Landry Jo Thompson of Saint Jo; brother-in-law, Bill Watson of Kaufman; nephews: Billy and wife, D’Ann Haverkamp of Muenster, Floyd and wife, Letha Haverkamp of Muenster, and Kevin Haverkamp of Muenster and niece, Denise and husband, Tim Smith of Muenster. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Carolyn Sneiderjan, and brother, Dan Haverkamp.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Muenster Volunteer Fire Department.
William "Bill" Edward Flusche
1946 - 2018
Mass of Christian Burial for William Edward “Bill” Flusche, age 71 of Muenster,
is set for 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart
Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at
the funeral home in Muenster. Pallbearers are: Travis Trachta, Jared Flusche,
Michael Flusche, Jeff Flusche, Stephen Hermes, Neal Flusche, and Connie Greene.
Arrangements are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr.
Flusche passed away Monday, April 16, 2018.
Born October 6, 1946 in Muenster, Bill was the sixth of ten children of Joseph P. and Hazel Marie (Otto) Flusche. He attended Sacred Heart School and was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church and a lifetime resident of Muenster.
Bill is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Don and wife, Betty Flusche, Dave and wife, Wanda Flusche, Harold and wife, Jeannine Flusche, Tom and wife, Judy Flusche, and Jack and wife, Linda Flusche, all of Muenster; sisters and brother-in-law: Clara Hermes and Marge Clement of Lindsay, and Sue and husband, Herbie Fisher of Muenster. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Herbie Ray Flusche, brothers-in-law: Julius Hermes, Jr., Earl Clement, and Tom Trachta; and nieces Missy Flusche Dangelmayr and Carmen Flusche Thacker.
Rose (Fette) Herr Metzler
1920 - 2018
Funeral service for Marie Rose (Arendt) Fette Herr Metzler, age 98 of Muenster,
is set for 10:00 AM, Friday, April 20, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with
Father Ken Robinson officiating. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM,
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers are Glenn
Hess, Ryan Hess, Richard Fette, David Fette, Stephen Klement, Darrin Russell,
Daniel Russell, and Brian Fette. Arrangements are under the direction of Scott
Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Metzler passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Marie was born January 1, 1920 in Lindsay to Paul and Susie (Neu) Arendt. She was a lifelong resident of Cooke County with a brief time living in Arizona. Marie was a member of various clubs and charities. She enjoyed sewing and made several award winning quilts. She also enjoyed gardening, especially flowers. She loved cooking for her family and friends and the various clubs. After retirement, Marie enjoyed traveling with her siblings and friends. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Saint Mary’s Church and Saint Peter’s Church.
Marie is survived by her husband, Clarence Metzler of Lindsay, daughters: Monica and husband Gerald Hess of Muenster, Debbie and husband, Mike Marino of Denton, Rita and husband, Robert Russell of Muenster; son, Milton and wife, Rebecca Fette of Corinth; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and sisters: Lou Voth of Muenster and Joanie Bauer of LaFeria. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmet Fette in 1962, husband Herbie Herr in 1998; sisters: Elizabeth Hoberer, Ann Herr, Ella Zimmer, Flo Walterscheid; brothers: Ernest, Ulrich, Andy, Aloys, Paul, Arthur, Johnny, and Patrick Arendt and two infant grandchildren: Nicholas and Yolanda Hess.
John Charles Fisher
1933 - 2018
Mass for John “Johnny” Charles Fisher, age 85 of Muenster is set for 10:00 AM,
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken
Robinson and Brother Ralph Gourley officiating. Rosary and vigil will be held at
7:30 PM, Friday, April 20, 2018 also at the church.
Johnny was born March 11, 1933 to John A. and Margaret (Schmitt) Fisher. He attended Sacred Heart School from first through tenth grade and graduated in 1951 from Muenster ISD. He attended St. Edwards University in Austin and joined the Army in 1953. After his military service he attended the University of Houston. He remained in Houston and was involved in several different businesses.
Johnny and Louise Barr were married December 26, 1960. Louise had 2 boys, Randy and Don. In 1964 they moved to the Meyerland area of Houston.
Soon after, Johnny took over an Exxon service station and then added another location. In 1967, he took over the first Exxon Car Care Center in Houston and received national recognition for his success in building that business.
In 1971, he purchased his grandfather, Joe Fisher’s 300 acre farm outside of Muenster and began making regular trips from Houston to Muenster in a small airplane on weekends.
In 1975, he and his brother Butch purchased the meat market and grocery business from his father and uncle and he moved back to the Muenster area after being gone 24 years. He retired in 2005 after 30 years and became a full time farmer.
After injuries received in a car wreck, he lost his wife of 51 years, Louise (Barr) Fisher in 2011.
In July of 2012 he married his high school sweetheart, LaQueta Cain. She had 2 daughters, Kelley Prewett and Tracey Nichols.
Johnny had to go on kidney dialysis in September 2016. He fought a good fight, but he went to meet Jesus on April 11, 2018.
Johnny is survived by his wife, LaQueta Cain Fisher of Muenster; daughters: Kelley (Carty) Prewett of Quinlan, TX and Tracey Nichols of McKinney, TX; sons: Don Barr of Austin and Randy (Melissa) Barr of Round Rock, TX; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters: Ruthie (Max) Rumelhart, Jeanette Galloway of New Braunsfels and Rosemary (Mike) Larder of Nicholson, PA; brother, Butch (Eileen) Fisher of Muenster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Barr Fisher, brother-in-law, Joe Galloway, brother, Clyde Fisher and sister-in-law, Polly Fisher.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to one of the following charities: Sacred Heart Church in Muenster, Candlelight Ranch in Marble Falls, TX (www.candlelightranch.org; PO Box 26367, Austin, TX 78755) or EWTN Global Catholic Network (www.ewtn.com)
Jimmy Jack Biffle
1938 - 2018
A memorial service for Jimmy Jack Biffle, age 79 of Muenster, was held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Sacred Heart Community Center with Father Ken Robinson and Father Kyle Walterscheid officiating. Mr. Biffle passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018.
Jimmy Jack was born on August 30, 1938 in Gainesville, Texas to “Jack” and Mildred (Selby) Biffle. He was baptized at the Muenster Baptist Church around the age of 13. He attended school in Muenster and Gainesville, graduating from Muenster Public School in 1956. He continued his education at East Texas State University, majoring in agriculture and architecture. He served in the armed forces for two years and was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Over the years, he served on multiple boards as a director at Cooke County Electric Co-op, Muenster Hospital and GNB.
Jimmy Jack married Colette Hellman on May 14, 1960. They had three children, Jimmy Jack II, Brad, and Judy. After Colette’s death in 1995, he married Mary Trubenbach, mother to two children, Anne and Richard, on December 29, 1995.
Jimmy Jack is survived by his wife, Mary Biffle of Muenster; daughter, Judy Trubenbach and husband, Ron of Muenster; step-daughter, Anne Little of Marble Falls, TX, sons: Jimmy Jack Biffle, II and wife, Donna of Muenster, Brad Biffle and wife, Krysti of Denison; step-son, Richard Blythe of The Villages, FL; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Sam Biffle and wife, Sara of Greensboro, NC and sister-in-law, Mil Biffle of Gainesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, “Jack” and Mildred (Selby) Biffle, wife, Colette (Hellman) Biffle, and his brother David “Herkey” Biffle.
Ronald Wayne Slimp
1966 - 2018
Memorial service for Ronald Wayne Slimp, age 51 of Saint Jo, is set for 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Scott Funeral Chapel in Saint Jo. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Mr. Slimp passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
Ron was born June 1, 1966 in Smithville, Texas to Ronald and Vivian (Kelley) Slimp. He married Kathy Kenas on February 22, 1992.
Ron is survived by sons: Brandon and wife, Pam Rogers of North Richland Hills and Billy Slimp of Gainesville; son-in-law, Chris Tomblin of Lewisville; sister, Tina and husband, Jon Clark of Saint Jo; brother, Ed Colvin of Saint Jo; and grandchildren: Vincent Tomblin, Kaelyn Rogers and Keith Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Vivian (Kelley) Slimp, wife, Kathy (Kenas) Slimp, daughter, Tiffany Tomblin and brother, Jay Colvin.
Gary Don Barnhill
1956 - 2018
Gary Don Barnhill was born on May 14, 1956 in Muenster, Texas. He passed away on
March 30, 2018.
He is survived by wife, Barbie Walterscheid Barnhill of Muenster, children: Noah Barnhill of Muenster and Noel Barnhill of Muenster; grandson, Brayson Sublet of Muenster; sisters: Brenda (Gary) Walterscheid, Karen Barnhill (Larry Jo Stephens), and Sandi (Billy) Harris; and brothers: Monte (Janet) Barnhill of Muenster, Randy Barnhill of Marietta, OK and Karl Barnhill of Muenster.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Angie (Grewing) Barnhill, and brother, Jimmy Barnhill.
Gary joined the United States Navy after graduating from Muenster High School. He served in the US Navy from 1974-1983. He was a missile technician on the USS Nathan Hale submarine. After being honorably discharged, he worked for Felderhoff Brothers in the oilfield, at AMPI, and recently received his 20 year pin at Peterbilt.
Gary was described as having an infectious laugh and contagious smile. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching his favorite movies on TV. He loved sharing stories of his past military experiences. His most recently found joy was teaching his grandson, Brayson, to cast a fishing pole and watching him play soccer.
A memorial service was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster.
Mary Irene Wallace
1921 - 2018
Mary Irene Callahan Wallace was received into her Lord’s arms on March 29, 2018
at 12:28 pm. She was two months shy of her 97th birthday. Irene was born on June
2, 1921 in McKinney, Texas. Her parents were Frank Callahan, Sr., and Flora
Geneva Lindsay Callahan.
She had 5 children, 21 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Children include: Bobby Wallace, and spouse, Annetta, Johnny Wallace and spouse Beverly, Carolyn Martin and spouse Duane, Eddy Wallace and spouse, Debbie, Stanley Wallace and spouse, JacQue. Grandchildren are: Bobby Wallace, Mary Wooley, Lisa Stephan, Scott Wallace and Clint Wallace, Tammy Wallace, Karen Wallace, John Wallace, Tina McPherson, Angela Harris, Tommy McPherson, Melissa McPherson, Kevin Wallace, Shawn Wallace, Mandy Schkade, Aimee Wallace, Carrie Wallace, Brent Wallace, Amber Adair and Chase Wallace. She had 20 great-grandchildren and a host of friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, sister, 2 sons and a daughter-in-law.
Irene, as she was known, lived in Grand Prairie many of her years until she moved to Saint Jo in 1999, and then to Denton in 2012. While in Saint Jo, she attended Landmark Baptist Church and First Baptist Church. She never met a stranger but was an outgoing, funny red head who enjoyed life to its fullest. She held many positions during her years here but her most favorite one was that of a mother. Her children were her first love and she wouldn’t hesitate to let you know that. Her personality fit the color of her hair perfectly. She was a feisty woman and always looked her best. She was loved by many and will be missed.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Landmark Baptist Church in Saint Jo, and a Celebration of Life is scheduled on her 97th birthday at a location to be announced.
1954 - 2018
Liturgy of the Word for Roy Lee Klement, age 63, of Muenster was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil were held at 6:00 PM, Friday, March 30, 2018 at the church. Pallbearers were: Vince Felderhoff, Greg Fisher, Bubba Klement, Darren Klement, Kyle Klement, LeAnn Helton, and Whitley Klement. Arrangements were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Klement passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Roy Lee Klement was born on October 11, 1954 in Muenster, TX to Tony and Sis Klement. He was one of 15 children. Roy graduated in 1973 from Muenster High School. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Parish and the Knights of Columbus. He married Carol Felderhoff on June 12, 1976. They had three children Ryan, Brandon, and Kimberly. Kimberly married Cory Charles. They have two children, Brody and Caroline who made him a Grandpa. He knew he wanted to be called "Grandpa" like his dad Grandpa Tony.
Roy worked many years for Felderhoff Brothers as a driller. Then he spent 20 years working for Peterbilt.
Brody and Caroline always loved to spend the night with Grandpa and Nit Nit. They remember grandpa by how he would bring them a big glass of chocolate milk in bed before they even got up! Then they could enjoy one of the best breakfasts with bacon and scrambled eggs.
Roy was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado. Processing was done at the grainery with lots of advice especially from Grandpa Tony. The Felderhoffs enjoyed when Roy brought his sausage to their family gatherings.
Ryan and Brandon were always along side helping to feed the cattle and pick the garden. They were his right hand men. His kids all had their nicknames ... He'd say to Ryan and his friends, "are y'all going Cattin' around?" This is how Ryan became known as Cat, and with Cat came Dog aka Brandon. He made his only daughter feel special with the nickname Special K. Kimberly still has a box of Special K cereal he bought her when she was newly married.
Roy is survived by his wife, Carol (Felderhoff) Klement of Muenster, daughter, Kimberly (Cory) Charles of Muenster; sons: Ryan Klement of Muenster and Brandon Klement of Muenster; grandchildren: Brody and Caroline Charles of Muenster; sisters: Patsy (Paul) Dangelmayr of Muenster, Joyce Bayer of Muenster, Janet (Willie) Fischer of Muenster, Alice Walterscheid of Muenster, Diane (Dave Muller) of Muenster, Darlene (Don) Abney of Saint Jo, Marlene (Giles) Walterscheid of Moss Lake, and Peachy (Neil) Huchton of Muenster; brothers: Robert Klement of Muenster, Steve (Diana) Klement of Muenster, Kevin Klement of Muenster, and Gary Don Klement (Charles Cummings) of Gainesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Joseph and Margaret (Hartman) Klement, brothers: Jim Klement and Pat Klement, brothers-in-law: Tom Bayer, Kenny Walterscheid, and Mike Felderhoff.
The family requests memorials be made to the Muenster Volunteer Fire Department.
Mary "Jackie" Jacquelin
1961 - 2018
Visitation for Mary “Jackie” Jacquelin (Estep) Hoenig, age 56 of Lindsay, is set
for 6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs.
Hoenig passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018.
Jackie was born October 28, 1961 in Enid, Oklahoma to Floyd and Virginia (Mobbs) Estep.
To say that Jackie was a very special woman would not do her justice. She was loved by all who knew her. Always with a smile on her face, Jackie naturally made friends with and was loved by everyone who was blessed to meet her. Jackie held these friendships close and each friend had a special place in her heart. Of course, Jackie also enjoyed her family, and dedicated her life to being Matthew's mom. After Matthew was grown, all who knew her could attest that she found her forever true love when she met Bryan. Bryan and Jackie loved spending time together doing anything, whether planting their spring flowers or spending time at the family farm together. But some of their best times together were spent in their many travels, exploring new places. Some were relaxing, others didn't go exactly as planned, but in typical Jackie-style, she made them just as memorable and treasured.
Matthew and Melanie blessed Jackie with her first precious grandson, Caleb, and that blessing multiplied when grandson Tony followed a few years later. Jackie spent many nights having Caleb over for sleepovers, and Caleb would tell you she was the BEST Mimi! Caleb knew that even though Pop was lots of fun and a pushover, he could usually get whatever he wanted from Mimi with just one special look from him. When Tony arrived, Jackie's fun doubled. Jackie had so much love for her grandsons and they quickly became her pride and joy. Jackie was a special woman to so many and brought a dose of sunshine and happiness to all of us around her. We are in some way each a better person for having known Jackie. She will be so greatly missed.
Jackie is survived by her husband, Bryan Hoenig of Lindsay, son, Mathew (Melanie) Dougherty of Gainesville, grandchildren, Caleb and Tony Dougherty of Gainesville, mother, Virginia (Al) Haney of McKinney, and sister, Michelle (Mark) Hoenig of Gainesville. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Estep and brother, Greg Estep.
Clara Mae Endres
1925 - 2018
Mass of Christian Burial for Clara Mae (Henscheid) Endres, age 92 of Muenster,
was held at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Muenster with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart
Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil was held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at
Sacred Heart Community Center.
Clara’s six sons: Clinton Endres, Stan Endres, Gary Endres, Phil Endres, Monte Endres, and Roger Endres served as Pallbearers at the Funeral Mass and Burial.
Arrangements were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mrs. Endres passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
Clara Mae (Henscheid) Endres was born in Muenster on September 4, 1925 to Albert and Dora S. (Hesse) Henscheid. The family lived on the Henscheid farm, just north of Muenster, with Clara’s Grandfather, Henry Henscheid.
As Clara learned to talk, it was the German language that she spoke, as it was the only language spoken in the Henscheid household at the time. That was the case until she started school at Sacred Heart Catholic School, where the Nuns taught her to speak English.
Clara married Edward W. Endres on May 2, 1944 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. They moved into a small house at 906 N. Main in Muenster. The house would be their home for more than fifty years. Through the years, it was enlarged several times to make room for their growing family. Over a twenty-year period, Clara gave birth to thirteen children.
During the Wake Service, Carla Schilling Zwinggi, Clara’s Godchild, read the Eulogy, which highlighted a life-long devotion to God and Family.
Survivors include her daughters: Dianne (Charles) Etheridge of Bullard, TX, Paulette Swirczynski of Muenster, Connie (James) French of Shady Shores, Nancy Bezner of Temple, Rhonda (Kenneth) Hartman of Muenster, Laurie (David) Flusche of Muenster; sons: Clinton (Debbie) Endres, Stan (Janet) Endres, Gary (Mary) Endres, Phil (Marlene) Endres, Monte (Jacque) Endres, and Roger (Donna) Endres all of Muenster; thirty-nine grandchildren; sixty-seven great grandchildren; sisters: Regina Pels of Muenster, Leoba (George) Mollenkopf of Muenster and Alma (Ronnie) Herr of Gainesville; sisters-in-law, Carol Henscheid of Muenster, Marjorie Endres of Austin, Eileen Endres of Garland, and Elitha Endres of Muenster. Brothers-in-law: Herbie Miller of Muenster, Hugh “Cotton (Mary) Endres of Albuquerque, NM and Gene LaGesse of Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Dora (Hesse) Henscheid, husband, Edward W. Endres, son, Leon Endres, sisters: Rosalie Schilling and Delores Miller; brothers: Virgil Henscheid and Ervin Henscheid; sons-in-law: Tom Swirczynski and Brian Bezner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sacred Heart Trust Fund.
1936 - 2018
Graveside service for Patsy Sue (Thompson) Schutes, age 81 of Saint Jo is set
for 11:00 AM, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Union Cemetery. A visitation will be held
from 6:00—8:00 PM, Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the funeral home. Pallbearers are
Joedi Walser, Buck Cervantes, Eric Dennis, Ronnie O’Neal, Jason Stewart, Jacob
Cook, Garrit Skiles, and Rodney Starnes. Arrangements are under the direction of
Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. Mrs. Schutes passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
Patsy was born June 11, 1936 in Hillsboro, TX to Jimmy Joe and Vida Pearl (Sheffield) Thompson. She married Bobby Joe Schutes on May 31, 1952 in Wichita Falls, TX. They became the proud parents of two children.
Pasty, or “Mawmaw” as the grandchildren called her, loved to paint and spend time with her family. She loved to be outside hunting arrowheads, fishing and coon hunting. She was always happy to welcome anyone and everyone in her home for a home cooked meal and love.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Joe Schutes of Saint Jo; children: Rose Anna (Frank) Lambert of Saint Jo; Robert Wayne (Sandra) Schutes of Saint Jo; eight grandchildren: Angie (Eric) Dennis; Nakisha (Jason) Stewart, Christie Schutes, Amy Schutes, J’Cee (Ronnie) O’Neal, Joedi (Kristin) Walser, Wesley “Buddy” Schutes, Buck (Kristin) Cervantes; twenty-one great grandchildren; sisters: Ann Andrews of Iowa Park, and Mary Smith of Nocona; and brother Kenneth Thompson of Wichita Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Robert Lewis Clanton
1937 - 2018
Graveside service for Robert Lewis Clanton, age 80 of Little Elm, TX was held at 4:30 PM, Friday, February 16, 2018 at McGrady Cemetery outside Saint Jo and was under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. Pallbearers were: Daniel Burton, Brannon Pedraza, Frank Pedraza, C.J. Reeves, Aidan Clanton, Jared Pyfer, Boyd Burton, and Jim Reeves. Mr. Clanton died Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Born September 24, 1937 to Robert Leonard and Maedean (Pool) Clanton, Robert, affectionately known as “Bob,” was a man who loved his family. He married the love of his life, Frances McGrady in 1955. They had five children whom they loved and worked for each child’s personal successes. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a proud Marine. He loved to fish and read. He had a beautiful voice which lent to his love of all genres of music. Bob was also adored by all those that called him “Papa” – each one was loved by him and those old enough to remember him will remember him as their person cheerleader. He made each of them feel as though they could do anything.
Bob is survived by his daughters: Cynthia (Jim) Reeves of Little Elm, Cheryl (Boyd) Burton of Amarillo, TX, and Becky (Frank) Pedraza of San Antonio; son, James Clanton of Plano; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; brothers: Albert (Marie) Clanton of Canyon City, CO and Grover Allen Clanton of Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Mary Frances (McGrady) Clanton, parents, Robert Leonard and Maedean (Pool) Clanton, daughter, Elizabeth Marie Pyfer and brother, William Clanton.
Paul Joseph Becker
1958 - 2018
Paul Becker died Jan. 24, 2018 in an accident in Montague County.
Paul Joseph was born to Martin and Gloria Voth Becker on Nov. 11, 1958. He grew up on a dairy farm north of Muenster and attended Sacred Heart School. He married Brenda Sandmann in Lindsay on Sept. 22, 1979.
After high school, he partnered with his dad in the dairy farm and continued in the dairy business until after his dad’s death. He raised his two children, Joe and Diane, working alongside him in the dairy. He was proud of the strong work ethic he instilled in them. He closed and sold the dairy in 1999, but continued to own and operate the farming and beef cattle business. Paul started an excavating business in 1996. He was so happy when his son joined him in Becker Dozer Service in 2007. He also opened a nightclub in 2010 and sold it in 2014.
Paul served on the Muenster Memorial Hospital board for 15 years and was proud of all the achievements the district was able to accomplish during those years.
Paul and Brenda partnered together on all their business ventures. Paul was very proud of his family. He enjoyed spending time with them; one of the few things that slowed him down was stopping to play with his grandchildren. Throughout his life, he met and made many close friends who he enjoyed spending time with.
Paul always stood up for what he believed in. He was known for his unquestionably strong work ethic and was well-known for his mechanical abilities. Everybody knew that he not only worked hard, he played hard too; he enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed hobbies such as snow-skiing, ATV riding, and bird and hog hunting.
Paul is survived by his wife Brenda of Muenster; son Joseph Paul Becker and wife Kristie of Muenster; daughter Diane Marie Becker of Lewisville; canine companion Gunnar; mother Gloria Becker of Muenster; grandchildren Katie Lynn, Jacob Paul, Cody Joseph, Bryan William Becker, and one more due in May; sister Shirley Hess and husband Gilbert of Muenster; father-in-law Edward Sandmann of Lindsay; sisters-in-law Susan Fetsch and husband Garry of Muenster, Carol Conaway and husband Curtis, Jacque Ebarb and husband Tracy, both of Lindsay; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Paul was preceded in death by his father Martin Becker; mother-in-law Aileen Sandmann; and granddaughter Julie Marie Becker.
He was truly one-of-a-kind and will be missed.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 29, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster with Fr. Ken Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil were held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the church. Visitation followed in the Community Center. Arrangements were under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Pallbearers were Gene Rohmer, Billy Felderhoff, Glenn Hess, Gary Knabe, Nick Hess, Warren Sicking, Wesley Sicking, Darrell Walterscheid, and Doug Fleitman.
Betty Jean (Miller)
1933 - 2018
Services for Betty Jean (Miller) Lofland, age 84, formerly of Saint Jo are set
for 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 25, 2018 the Church of Christ in Saint Jo with
Chester Cullum officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Park Cemetery in
Saint Jo. Pallbearers are David Wiist, Jerry Raymond, Charles Dennis, Billy
Morris, David Gaston, and Arnold Dennis. Arrangements are under the direction of
Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. Mrs. Lofland died Sunday, January, 21, 2018.
Betty was born June 3, 1933 to Veets and Minnie (Barker) Miller. She married William Joice Lofland on January 27, 1954. They were the parents of two children.
For many years, Betty worked at the Gainesville State School as a secretary. She was a member of the Saint Jo Church of Christ. She loved her little dog, Holly, and enjoyed going for walks.
Betty is survived by her daughter Sharon Gaston, and husband David of Saint Jo. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joice Lofland and her son, Roice Terrell Lofland.
1944 - 2018
Memorial service for Onita Roy, age 73 of Saint Jo, is set for 11:00 AM,
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Real Life Church. Onita passed away Friday, January
Onita Jeanette (Fenton) Roy was born September 19, 1944 in Raton, New Mexico to Everett Bruce and Opal June (Coats) Fenton. She married Steve Roy in Fort Worth, TX in 1969 and they became the proud parents of one son, Tyler Derek Roy.
Onita grew up in Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Idaho. She graduated from Southwestern Assembly of God College in Waxahachie, TX in May of 1964. She worked as a book keeper and as a retail sales associate for a lighting fixture company. She loved to spend time with her son and grandchildren and saved everything the grandchildren made for her.
Onita was very active in her church and practiced the Word of God. She touched many lives in so many ways and will be missed by many.
Onita is survived by her son, Tyler and wife Denise Roy of Myra, TX; seven grandchildren: Katelyn Peaton, Brittani Roy, Autumn Roy, Alexis Roy, Seth Roy, Bailey Jones, and Miranda Jones; two great grandchildren: Brylee Solis and Brynlee Richards; and her sister Beverly and husband Henry Teich of Cresson, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Bruce and Opal June (Coats) Fenton.
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