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Bellville Times
Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Funeral services for Betty Janet Schovajsa, 67, of the Welcome Community were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2003 in the Salem EvangelicalLutheran Church of Welcome. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Rev. Mike Groseclose was the officiant.

Pallbearers were Central Texas Sound Polka Band, Larry Sodek, Dennie Marek, Louis Krause, Spencer Schneider, Bennie Trlicek and Joey Krenek.

Honorary pallbearers were Glen Ortz and Neil Stegent.

Betty was born in the Bleiblerville community on August 26, 1935 to Edmund W. and Alice Stark Thieleman.

She was baptized in Welcome Lutheran Church and confirmed in St. Peters Evangelical Reformed Lutheran Church. She was a graduate of Spring Branch High School in Houston and Durham Business College. On April 7, 1956, Betty was married to Raymond W. Schovajsa in the Nelsonville Brethren Church by Rev. Joseph Burton. She had worked as a seamstress at Sealy Mattress and was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome. Betty Janet Schovajsa passed away Saturday, June 23, 2003 in Argent Court Assisted Living Facility.

She is survived by her sons Donald Schovajsa and his wife Alice, Michael Schovajsa and his wife Kerri, grandchildren Brandon, Chad and Cory Schovajsa, step grandson Calvin Makowsky Jr. and his wife Gina and their daughter Madison Makowsky and her very dear friend Henry "Smokey" Schroeder.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Raymond W. Schovajsa.

Memorials may be given to the church or Hospice Brazos Valley.

Funeral arrangements were in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, Brenham, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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