Obituaries

Mon
23
Jan

Josie Zapata

Josie T. Zapata, 89, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. She was born March 19, 1927 in Cuero to the late Miguel and Mary Guillen Trevino. Josie married Ben V. Zapata, Sr. on July 10, 1965 in Gonzales. She was a machine operator for Mount Vernon Mills for 20 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Alice Herrera (Roger) of Yoakum, Rachel Zapata of Cuero; sons, Steve Mejias (Connie)of Cleburne and Ben Zapata, Jr. (Yolanda) of La Grange; sisters, Jeannie Munoz of Yorktown, Martha Garza of Cuero and Maria Trevino of Yorktown; brother, Eloy Trevino of Cuero; 27 grandchildren and 76 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Juan M. Mejias; daughter, Mary Dillingham; sisters, Mamie Anzaldua and Margarita Renteria; brothers, Miguel Trevino, Jr., Pedro Trevino and Richard Trevino.

Mon
23
Jan

Hilda Edgar

Hilda R. Edgar, 93, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. She was born Sept. 16, 1923 in Nordon, Nebraska to Charles J. and Nellie Bahr Simons. Hilda married James “Darden” Edgar on Aug. 5, 1944 in Crawford, Nebraska. She graduated from Southwest Texas State in 1962 and taught in Nursery from 1962 to 1970 and in Yoakum from 1970 to 1984.

She is survived by her daughter, Eva-Marie Kohn of Houston; son, James C. (Buddy) Edgar of Cuero; grandchildren, Lisa Weickum and T.J. Weickum both of South Dakota and Milisa Roitscht of Woodsboro; four great-grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband and brother Ralph Simons.

Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home with a Rosary to begin at 6:30 p.m. Services will be held Monday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Oscar Amo officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Fri
20
Jan

Suzanne Audilet

Suzanne Audilet, 72 of Yorktown, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. She was born June 4, 1944 in Nixon, Texas to the late Alvin Warnasch and Norah Ledwig. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Yorktown, Sunday School teacher, and a hairdresser for over 50 years. She was also girl scout leader, cub scout leader and a life member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, traveling abroad and her three cats Meme, Shadow and Fluffy.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Alton Audilet, of Yorktown, her children Scarlett (Allen Joe) Moeller of Cuero, Brett (Terri) Audilet of Hardin, Crystal (Michael) Alvarez of Yorktown, grandchildren Jake Moeller, Candace Moeller, Alexis Alvarez and Kobe Alvarez, and brother James Warnasch.

Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at First United Methodist Church in Yorktown.

You are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.masseyfh.com.

Tue
17
Jan

Bill Reilly III

William “Bill” James Reilly III, 71, of Cuero passed away Jan. 13, 2017. He was born Aug. 8, 1945 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late William James Reilly, Jr. and Madlyn Gubus Reilly. Bill retired after 20 years as a Custom Home Builder in Houston and the Woodlands. He enjoyed hunting and ranching.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine L. Reilly of Cuero; son, Michael James Reilly and wife Shae of Austin; daughter, Tracey Ellen Reilly of Houston; sisters, Carolyn Carmody of Lawrence, Kansas, Marian Bounds of San Antonio and Lillian Butcher of Pipe Creek; grandchildren, Hondo James Reilly, Houston James Reilly, Hutchins James Reilly and Holt Emerson Baird.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at Faith Family Church in Victoria with Pastor Larry Helms officiating and Dr. Chris Royale assisting. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero.

Mon
16
Jan

Marlis Felber

Marlis June Felber, 88, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. She was born Sept. 24, 1928 in Saskatchewan, Canada to Carl and Anna M. Smith. She married Garnet Ross Snow in 1946. Marlis immigrated to the United States in June, 1965 and settled with her children in Wichita, Kansas, where her parents resided. She worked alongside her parents in their nursing home while attending classes at Wichita State University to obtain her L.P.N. Degree in Nursing. Marlis then became a Licensed Administrator and opened Ninnescah Manor Nursing Home in Clearwater, Kansas in 1969 where she continued her passion to care for the elderly for 27 years.

Mon
16
Jan

Joe Trevino

Joe Trevino, 46, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. He was born July 16, 1970 in Cuero to the late Sanford and Mary Medrano Trevino. Joe was an operator at Fordyce and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his daughters, Makayla Trevino, Madison Trevino and Avery Trevino all of Cuero; sons, Devon Trevino of Cuero and Jason Trevino of Kenedy; sisters, Melissa Martinez (Ernest) of Victoria; Diane T. Wade (Edward) of Cuero and Anita Trevino (Derrick) of Cuero; brothers, Sanford Trevino, Jr. (Gerrie) and Daniel Trevino (Norma) all of Cuero; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. at Freund Funeral Home with Funeral Services to follow at 10 a.m. with Father David Berger officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Mon
16
Jan

Melba Hahn

Melba Faye Hahn, 76, of Cuero passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Melba was born on Oct. 2, 1940 in Cuero, Texas. She was the daughter of Minnie and Alphonse Scheffler. Melba was a longtime member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved caring for her family and openly welcomed all who entered her home. Her favorite past time was going to the casinos in Louisiana.

She is survived by her husband Robert P. Hahn; daughter, Nancy Lancaster (John) of Cuero; sons, Bobby Hahn (Rhonda) of Victoria and Leo Sharron (Anne) of Cuero; brother Kenneth Scheffler of Baytown; grandchildren, Anthony Hance (Ceara), Amanda Means (Gordon), Brittany Hutchinson, Brandon Michalek, Aleacia Dippel, Cayla Hahn, and Jacob Hahn and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Thu
12
Jan

Wilma Billings

Wilma J. Billings, 84, of Yorktown passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was born June 22, 1932 in Nordheim, to the late Alfred and Elsie Schriefer Butschek. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She loved bingo and always had snacks for the grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Michael) Franke; son, Wayne (Virginia) Sparck, and step-sons, Doug (JoAnn) Billings and Jim (Judy) Billings; grandchildren, Ashleigh (Travis) Peyton, Meghan (Adam) Davis, Erin (Dustin) Sparck, Courtney (Shane) Kulik, Candace (Jeff) Franke; numerous  grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter Butschek; and sisters, Elvera DeMuth and Edna Cleland.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Nordheim Cemetery.

Thu
12
Jan

Lorenzo Garcia, Sr.

Lorenzo Garcia, Sr., 79, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. He was born Aug. 11, 1937 in Victoria to Antanascio and Amande Garcia. Lorenzo worked as a ranch hand and truck driver and was a musician.

He is survived by his son, Lorenzo Garcia, Jr.; wife, Eulalia DeLaRosa ;niece, Melissa Wood; grandchildren, Manuel Esteban Garcia, Ricki Lynn Wood and Allen Wood.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Delores Garcia; sisters, Amelia Guevara, Delfina Garcia and Linda Garcia; and brother, Frank Garcia.

Visitation and Rosary will be held Friday, Jan. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home with the rosary to begin at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father David Berger officiating.

Pallbearers will be Roel Chacon, Mario Briones, Joe Hernandez, Jimmy Salazar, Levi Cherry and Richard Brotze. Honorary pallbearer is Thomas Briones.

Wed
11
Jan

SANTIAGO "JIMMY" RIOS, SR.

Santiago “Jimmy” Rios, Sr., 65, of Yorktown, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017.  He was born August 30, 1951 in Yorktown, to Elisa Cantu Rios and the late Obiligio Rios.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea; sons, Andrew and Jeffrey Rios; daughter, Ariana Rios; grandchildren, Braleigh Gallegos, Elijah Fagan, Desmon Rios, Drew Rios, Avirey Rios, and Azelynn Rios; sisters, Rosie (Roy) Weise, Retha Rios, Eva (Ralph) Barefield, Debra Flores; brothers, Elix Rios, Tony Rios, Eugene Rios, Adam Torres and David Rodriguez.
He was preceded in death by his father; brothers, Genaro Rios Sr. and Obiligio Rios Jr.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Massey Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Luis Catholic Cemetery.   

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