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Helen Engle Humphrey, 89, passed away Nov. 20, 2019 in El Campo. Helen was born on a ranch outside of Coahoma, Texas on Aug. 18, 1930. She was the youngest child of Charles and Marjorie Engle.

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Gloria Ann (Valka) Whiteley was born into a Czech-American community in El Campo on June 25, 1952. She was the second child of Annie Jennie Dornak Valka and William George Valka. Gloria spent her early years experiencing life within the large Czech community and by helping out on family farm…

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A celebration of life service in honor of Delbert Dean Karasek, 80, of El Campo will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at First Baptist Church in El Campo.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Clinton “Eddie” Edwin Poncik, 93, of El Campo, passed away Nov. 15, 2019. He was born Dec. 13, 1925 in El Campo to John and Albina Michalek Poncik. Clinton was a U.S. Navy Veteran and operator at Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line. He was a member of the American Legion Post 251, VFW, Elks Lodge…

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Edith Shimek Kocurek of Palacios died Nov. 15, 2019 at the age of 90. She was born May 2, 1929 in Hillje to Sigmund and Eunice Dornak Shimek.

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Maria Francisca Castro De Reyna, 81, of El Campo, passed away Nov. 12, 2019. She was born Sept. 17, 1938 in Mexico to Estanilado and Virginia Castro Tovar.

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Dorothy Gene Shimek Kocurek, 90, of Palacios, passed away Nov. 12, 2019. She was born in Hillje to Ignac and Angeline Tannich Shimek.

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Edwin “Eddie” Blaine Graeter passed away Nov. 10, 2019 at the age of 57. He was born May 29, 1962 in Houston. He was an electrical tech for DCP Midstream. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving, compassionate, hard working man and will be dearly missed by everyone who ha…

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Bobby Pruett Sr. of El Campo passed away Nov. 5, 2019 in El Campo at the age of 85. He was born Dec. 21, 1933 in Rosebud to Dewey Grant and Jessie Ann Wells Pruett.

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Bobby R. Pruett, 85, of El Campo passed away Nov. 4, 2019. Services are pending at Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo.

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James R. Davis Sr., 77, of Houston was born Aug. 3, 1942 and passed away Nov. 1, 2019. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at St. John MBC in Houston. Burial will immediately follow at the El Campo Community Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Hom…

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Alice Sharp Appling, 89 of El Campo, passed away Nov. 1, 2019. She was born Oct. 25, 1930 in Rhome to William Bernice and Grace Hutchison Sharp. She graduated from North Texas State with a teaching degree in 1949.

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Peyton Ellis Lundy of Edna concluded his life’s journey Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the age of 66. He was born May 24, 1953 in Wharton, Texas, to DB and Catherine Lundy.

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Verline M. Hubenak, 72, of El Campo, passed away Nov. 2, 2019 following a sudden illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1946 in La Grange to Elo and Laura Supak Baca. She was an LVN employed by Mid Coast Medical Clinic for several years.

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Delbert Dean Karasek, 80, of El Campo, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. Born June 22, 1939 in East Bernard, he was the son of Clarence Karasek and Annie (Baca) Karasek. 

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Avalon Hicks, 82, of Pearland and formerly of El Campo passed away Oct. 29, 2019 in Houston. She was born July 3, 1937 in Decatur, Miss. to Thomas and Marion Depriest Slaughter.

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J.J. Hill Jr., 93, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 30, 2019 in El Campo. He was born Sept. 20, 1926 in El Campo to Jasper James and Louise Head Hill. J.J. married Ada Alleene Ladewig on Dec. 1, 1951. He was a rice farmer and laser levee surveyor before retiring at the age of 85. He is known fo…

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Carl Nettles Reynolds Jr., 85, of Wharton passed away Oct. 31, 2019. Carl was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Houston, to Carl Nettles Reynolds Sr. and Ruth Dayvault Reynolds.

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Gene Jessie Robinson of Houston, 79, died Oct. 24, 2019. He was born March 7, 1940 in Louise to Leon Victor (Lee) Robinson and Evelyn Louise Lilly Robinson.

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Hazel Ellis Roy, 97, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 28, 2019. She was born in Nekoma, N.D. Nov. 29, 1921 to William and Cora Dahle Ellis. She was a photographer assistant for Heller Gadeke Studios for many years.

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LaVerne Marie Mozisek Charbula, 89, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 25, 2019. She was born Dec. 8, 1929 in Hillje to Joseph and Claudia Ripple Mozisek. She retired from El Campo Aluminum in 1981. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, KJZT, American Legion, DAV and VFW Ladies A…

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Mary Ann Schoellmann, 86, passed away Oct. 24, 2019 in Houston. She was born to Paul and Albina (Prihoda) Zbranek on March 25, 1933 in Nada. She married Lester A. Schoellmann on Nov. 21, 1950.

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Dakota William Taylor, age 27 of Taft, passed away Oct. 23, 2019.

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Margie Lee Sowell, 97, of El Campo/Houston passed away Oct. 15, 2019. Her celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 26 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in El Campo. Burial will follow at the El Campo Community Cemetery.

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Leura Hebel Ramsey, 96, of Garwood and El Campo peacefully passed on Oct. 22, 2019. Leura was born on April 20, 1923 in Ballinger to Sam and Willie Dee Hebel. She was raised in Mabank. Leura married Eugene Ramsey of Palacios on Nov. 8, 1947.

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Vernon Monroe Brau, 91, of Round Top, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

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Melissa Miller, 54, of El Campo, peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Melissa was born Jan. 13, 1965 to Georgia Mae Brown Miller and Isaac Miller Sr. Melissa attended El Campo Independent School District and graduated in 1983. She went on to attend Wharton C…

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Kermit William Harton Jr., 65, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 20, 2019. He was born in El Campo on Jan. 4, 1954. As a young man, Kermit started his own farming operation and helped manage the family farm. Later, he began a career as a farm equipment salesman with Jackson County Equipment Comp…

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William (Bill) James Treybig was born May 14, 1932, in Bernardo, Colorado County, Texas, to William Paul Treybig and Marie Pauline Hennecke and died in Kerrville on Oct. 19, 2019. In 1937, the family moved to El Campo where he graduated from El Campo High School in 1950. He played multiple s…

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Lily Cecilia Labay Pinchback, 102, of Garwood, peacefully passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Oct. 20, 2019. Lily was born July 5, 1917 in Nada to Paul and Mary Fried Labay. She was raised in El Campo and graduated from El Campo High School in 1936. Lily married Tony Adair Pinchba…

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Dana John (D.J.) Heffner, 72, of Wharton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Hospital in Houston following a lengthy illness. Dana was born Nov. 4, 1946 in Houma, La. to Walter F Heffner Sr. and Margaret Bertha Toups Heffner.

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Ramona Marie Hajovsky Schmidt, 57, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 14, 2019. She was born May 19, 1962 in El Campo.

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Libertha Mae Einkauf, 97, of Hallettsville, was peacefully called to her heavenly home Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Hallettsville, to Charles L. and Ellen Meyer Steffek. She married Alvin F. Einkauf on Oct. 6, 1940.

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Ramona Schmidt, 57, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 14, 2019. Services are pending at Triska Funeral Home in El Campo.

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Brenda Gayleen Peoples, and most affectionately known as “Mimi” by her grandchildren, passed on to her heavenly home on Oct. 11, 2019 at the age of 68. She was born July 7, 1951 in El Campo to Gail and Lena Hassett Morton. She was a longtime manager of Second Time Around Resale Shop. She lov…

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Mary L. Marquez Hernandez, 84, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 13, 2019. She was born Oct. 30, 1934 in Pierce to Eugene and Josephine Cavazos Marquez.

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Steven Paul Henderson, 60, of Louise, passed away Oct. 12, 2019. He was born Dec. 24, 1958 in El Campo. Steven was the drainage foreman for the Wharton County Drainage District and a member of the Louise Volunteer Fire Department.

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Joseph Victor “J.V.” Korenek, 79, of El Campo, passed away October 13, 2019. He was born on March 18, 1940 in El Campo to the late Joe and Alma Urbanovsky Korenek. J.V. was a barber in El Campo for 59 years.

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Maria Elena Salazar, 65, of El Campo, passed away Oct. 10, 2019. She was born Aug. 18, 1954 in Zacatecas, Mexico to Andres and Jovita Valles Salazar. Maria was a member of the Fitts and Lundy family for 41 years.

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Florence Elizabeth Kortz Warzecha of Louise passed away Oct. 10, 2019. She was born June 20, 1928 in Helena to Leo and Julia Moy Kortz. Florence worked at Louise ISD, babysat on Sunday’s at Louise Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

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Louise Hiebert, 92, of Goessel, Kan. passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

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Edward “Buck” Mrnustik, 75, long-time resident of El Campo passed away in Round Rock on Oct. 3, 2019.

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Sherry Gail Luchak Hoffmann, 65, of Wharton, passed away Oct. 6, 2019. She was born March 19, 1954 in Wharton to Joe and Viola Kopecky Luchak. Sherry worked at Junior’s Smokehouse.

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The Rev. Don Louis Delaplain, born Dec. 27, 1930, in Seminole, Okla., received his final call on Oct. 3, 2019, and “crossed the river” to the Promised Land where he was welcomed by his Lord and Savior and reunited with his beloved wife and daughter, parents and siblings, and a host of family…

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“In order for God to gain an Angel in Heaven, a heart must be broken on Earth.”

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Edward “Buck” Mrnustik, 75, long-time resident of El Campo passed away in Round Rock on Oct. 3, 2019.

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James Stiles Byrom Jr. passed away on Sept. 30, 2019 at the age of 93. Stiles was born in Georgetown on July 31, 1926 to parents James Stiles Byrom Sr. and Katherine Farley Byrom.

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