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Funeral  services for Eva Stasney, 99, of Bellville were held on Sunday
August 29, 2004, from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville at 4 p.m.
with the Rev. Scott Medlin officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Paul
Stasney, David Stasney, Dale Pressler, and William Todd Chapman. Honorary
pallbearer was Alex Aguillon. Interment was at Oak Knoll Cemetery in
Eva Augusta Fisher Stasney passed away August 26, 2004 with family and
friends at her side. She was born June 21, 1905 in Bellville and was a
beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.
Eva was the youngest of the ten children born to Ben and Lucy Fisher, an
early 1890's Bellville Family. Ben Fisher's mother and father came from
He departed Hamburg, Germany with six children, his wife and sisters. They
landed in Galveston in 1848. The family became part of the original families
who settled in Pine Grove, north of Bellville in Austin County.
Gratis Fisher, one of the children, married Martha Spence and they became
Ben Fisher's parents leaving a legacy for all to share in building the
community of Bellville.
Eva attended Bellville schools and San Marcos Teachers College. She then
taught school in the Peters school. Eva met and married John Stasney in 1929
in Bellville. John preceded her in death in 1938. In 1939, Eva opened the
Hollywood Shop and continued to operate it as a long and memorable business
venture until 1996.
Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Louise Fisher, her
daughter and son in law Jean and William Fariss, and son and daughter in
law, John and Dottie Stasney.
She is survived by her grandchildren Evyann Fariss, David Stasney; Paul
Stasney and wife Lea Ann, and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels,
842 E. Main, Bellville, Texas 77418. (979) 865-3121.

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