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Sana Sue Simmons, age 68, of El Campo passed away June 11, 2019 in Victoria. She was born Feb. 10, 1951 in Canton, Ill. to Lawrence and Victoria Shaw Kennedy.

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Jeanette Richter Matzke was born Oct. 17, 1937 in Taiton, Wharton County, Texas to Hattie (Naiser) and Alden John Richter Sr. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Lake Jackson with family and friends by her side.

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Andrew George Rod, 91, passed away July 7, 2019. He was born Feb. 23, 1928, to Joseph John and Anna Rod. The third of six children, he was raised on his family farm in Pierce. Andrew attended Pierce School and graduated from El Campo High School. He attended the University of Texas and durin…

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Rosie Bilicek Merta, 97, of El Campo, passed away July 5, 2019. She was born Sept. 24, 1921 in Hungerford to Joseph and Louise Zahradnik Bilicek.

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Jerome (Jerry) Paul Zamazal, 58, of Austin passed away July 3, 2019. He was born Aug. 17, 1960 in Wharton to Joe and Angie Zamazal.

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Johnnie Dorotik passed away on June 9, 2019, at Providence Hospital, Everett, Wash. His loving wife of 55 years was at his bedside. His three children had spent the day before thanking him for the many memories and the deep inspiring love he had always shown them.

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Loraine Falcon Quintero, 88, of El Campo, passed away June 30, 2019 surrounded by her family. She had a long struggle with Parkinson’s but lived a love-filled life. Loraine was born on May 24, 1931 in El Campo to Tibet and Jessie Hernandez Falcon. She was a faithful member of St. Robert’s Ca…

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Loraine M. Pasak Livanec, 95, of El Campo, passed away June 30, 2019. She was born Aug. 28, 1923 in Snook to Adolph and Francis Skopik Pasak. She, along with her husband Anton, owned and operated Wagon Wheel Inn Country Store and Taiton Garage and Grocery Store in Taiton. She was a member of…

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Paul Jerry Kopecky, 89, of Richmond, passed away June 26, 2019. He was born Dec. 31, 1929 in El Campo to Joe and Annie Halamicek Kopecky. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. Paul graduated from the University of Texas and went to work at Wyatt’s Cafeteria in 1957 and retired a…

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Robert Lee Robinson passed away June 27, 2019. He was born to Evelyn and Lee Robinson of Louise on March 21, 1938. He was 81 years old. Robert graduated from Louise High School with the class of 1958 and then joined the U.S. Navy in June of 1958 and served 10 years doing two tours of duty in…

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James “Randy” Irby, 67, of Richmond, passed away June 25, 2019. He was born Nov. 14, 1951 in Seminole, Okla.. Randy served in the U.S. National Guard. He enjoyed restoring old cars, going to deer camp with family, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren, who called him Popo.

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Barbara Helen Isaacson Andrews passed away June 22, 2019 in El Campo at the age of 100. She was born Jan. 6, 1919 in El Campo to Alvin John and Barbara Helen Eales Isaacson. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

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Leroy Clive Shelton, 87, of El Campo passed away on June 15, 2019. He was born on Dec. 12, 1931 in Houston to Louis and Lola Mae Knous Shelton.

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Benito Acuna, 90, of Danevang, passed away June 16, 2019. He was born on March 21, 1929 in Yorktown to Manuel and Juana Delgado Acuna. He was a retired farmer

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Virginia Marie Jacobs, 84, of El Campo passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019. She was born on Sept. 21, 1934 to Ollie and Alice Perkins.

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Norma Cecile Newton, 88, of El Campo, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. She was born in El Campo on Aug. 28, 1930 to John Elmer and Selma Ellwood Bard. Norma married Forrest Fred Newton on March 9, 1949 and they celebrated their 70th anniversary this year.

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Adrian Guillot, 44, of Wharton, born to Kirby and Norice Small Guillot in Alexandria, La. on Feb. 12, 1975 passed away June 9, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 15 at New Faith Church of Wharton. Arrangements are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Wharton.

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Reginald Anthony Kemp II, 36, born Nov. 11, 1982 to Reginald Kemp I and Terry Sparks Robinson, passed away June 6, 2019 in Annapolis, MD. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in El Campo with burial following at Simpson Family Cemetery in Whar…

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Rachel Garcia, 50, of El Campo, passed away June 7, 2019. She was born Oct. 10, 1968 in El Campo.

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Eloisa Martinez Cantu, age 78, went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 7, 2019. She was born Oct. 30, 1940 in Karnes City to Gregorio and Maria Campos Martinez. She was a member of St. Robert’s Catholic Church and a former employee of I-C Manufacturing.

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Lillie Westfahl, of El Campo, passed away June 6, 2019. She was born Oc. 30, 1917 in Hallettsville to Julius and Ida Zbitowsky Schulze. Lillie was a nurse’s aide. She enjoyed playing bingo, dominoes and going to Coushatta. She loved her family.

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Wayne Allan Korenek, age 60, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2019 in El Campo. Wayne was born Sept. 2, 1958 in El Campo, to Richard and Adela (Pavlu) Korenek. He was the youngest of 11 children. Wayne was employed by Gerbermann Jewelers and a retired self-employed auto mechanic. Wayne liked …

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Bobby “Bob” Doyle Rodgers, 79, of Weatherford, passed away early on Friday, May 31, 2019 in Fort Worth.

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Albina Taylor was born on Sept. 10, 1929 in Hillje to August and Pauline Pauler Popp. She was the oldest of six children.

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Grace Marie Larson, 100, of Taiton peacefully passed away surrounded by those who loved her on May 8, 2019. She was born Nov. 8, 1918 in the Gobbler Creek Community 10 miles northwest of El Campo, to Frank and Carolina Cook Armatta.

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Joe Ines Villela, 62, of Rosenberg, passed away May 29, 2019. He was born Nov. 27, 1956 in Harlingen to Fidencio Villela Sr. and Soledad Garcia Villela. Joe was director of accounting for Upstream Energy Services. He enjoyed playing golf, poker and spending time with his granddaughters and f…

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Raymond Stevie Molina, 58, of El Campo, passed away May 30, 2019. He was born in El Campo on Aug. 22, 1960 to George Molina Sr. and Ursula Gonzales Molina.

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Anna Mae Ogdee, 91, of El Campo, fell asleep in the Lord on May 27, 2019.

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Victor Garza Jr., 55, of El Campo, passed away May 24, 2019. He was born on Jan. 13, 1964 in Brownwood to Victor Garza Sr. and Regina Mindieta Garza.

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Ileene Rosenfield Robinson, age 74, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2019 following a long illness.

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Gladys Musil Rod peacefully departed this world on May 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

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God’s choir has gained another voice. Charlotte Ruth Kinsey Raybon, our sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and dear friend passed away surrounded by her children on Saturday, May 4, 2019 after a valiant battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Charlotte was born on Jan. 23, 1941, the third child of Ga…

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Katherine Marie Perry was born on June 23, 1942 in Rosenberg to Lillian and Leo “Buck” Henneke. As a child she moved with her family to Hallettsville. This is where she called home. She has been a resident of El Campo for 58 years.

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Blanche Lucille Lee Lyons, 83, of El Campo, passed away May 14, 2019. She was born March 19, 1936 in Louise to Jesse Phillip Lee and Minerva Jane Tucker Lee. Blanche was a retired paraprofessional and school bus driver for El Campo ISD.

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Odilia Barrera passed away May 11, 2019 in El Campo at the age of 88. She was born June 9, 1930 in Charco, and is the oldest child born to the late Onesimo and Sofia Caberra Ramirez.

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Rosalie Helen Baklik Orsak, 90, of Louise, passed away May 12, 2019. She was born Feb. 13, 1929 in Crescent to Joseph and Christina Sumer Baklik. Rosalie was a seamstress for JC Manufacturing before retiring in 2005.

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Vatana (Willie) Tangitvet, a graduate of El Campo High School, passed away May 5, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. He was born in Bangkok on Oct. 6, 1946. Willie arrived in El Campo as an exchange student with the American Field Service in 1964. He stayed with the Milton Shult family that year and…

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Cody Wayne Thompson, 36, of Garwood, passed away May 11, 2019. He was born July 26, 1982 in Eagle Lake. Cody was a crop duster for ANF Air Service. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 3371, Garwood Lions Club, Crop Dusters United and Texas Agricultu…

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William Pat Fee, 71, of El Campo, passed away on May 8, 2019. He was born Aug. 22, 1947 in Corpus Christi to Edward Francis Fee Sr. and Minerva Albert Fee. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and received the Vietnam Service Medal. He was employed by HEB for 35 years before retiring due to il…

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Grace Marie Larson, 100, of El Campo passed away on May 8, 2019.

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Helen Theresa Hubenak, 74, of Friendswood passed away at home and into God’s hands on Friday, May 3, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with a devastating spinal cord injury due to an accidental fall. She died peacefully and surrounded by family. Helen was born on March 12, 1945 in Nad…

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Mary Jane Gonzales Alejo, 60, of El Campo, passed away May 5, 2019. She was born May 2, 1959 in El Campo to Jose B. and Rita Valle Gonzales. Mary was a seamstress at IC for 25 years.

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Edna Earle Alexander Smith, of El Campo, (formerly of Sweeny), died May 2, 2019. She was born to Bessie Mae French Alexander and Earl Gray Alexander July 10, 1922 on the family farm near Wellington in Collingsworth County. Edna graduated from Wellington High School (1939), Clarendon Junior C…

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Edwin John Zapalac, 76, of New Taiton, passed away April 27, 2019. He was born Dec. 9, 1942 in Schulenburg to Selven and Clare Okhrulik Zapalac. Edwin was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a farmer, rancher and groundskeeper for St. John Catholic Church.

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Robert John Opella, 78, passed away peacefully April 25, 2019 in Bay City, and will be missed by his family and friends.

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Roque D. Macal, 91, of El Campo, passed away April 25, 2019. He was born Sept. 11,1927 in San Isidro to Ireino and Felicitas Diaz Macal. He was a retired rice farmer.

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On April 25, 2019, God opened his arms and welcomed Ann (Nana) Hallinger into eternal rest. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by family after a full life of 92 years. She was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Hillje to William and Albina Shimek Tymel.

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Linda Justine Gregurek Roddy, 71, of Louise passed away April 20, 2019. She was born Dec. 16, 1947 in El Campo to Frank and Gladys Gregurek. She was a hairdresser for 50 years and employed by Meridian Assisted Living.

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