Funeral services for Elvira Meischen Klaus, 90, of Shelby Community were held Wednesday, July 13th, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shelby, with the Rev. Pam Werrell officiating. Burial followed at the Shelby Cemetery. Mrs. Klaus died Sunday, July 10, at Trinity Care Center, Brenham. She was born November 6, 1914 near Shelby, the daughter of Louis and Theresa (Eckhoff) Meischen. She married Roy W. Klaus on March 3, 1936 in Warrenton. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shelby, a member of Sons of Hermann Lodge #28, Shelby Volunteer Fire Dpt., and Shelby cemetery Association. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Weldon & Perlie Klaus of Shelby; Lloyd and Nila Klaus of Cat Spring; one daughter, Joylene and Kenneth Mathis of Shelby; eight grandchildren: Donna Brubaker, Kamala Kitzman and husband Robert of Brenham; Jill Kitzman and husband Ken of Ellicott City, Md.; roy Alan Klaus of Houston; Beverly Miles and husband Chris of Houston; ryan Klaus of San Antonio; Michelle Gest and husband Tim of Burleson; Brian Melton of Burleson; step-grandchildren: Juan & Meg Formoso of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl; Mike and Bridgette Mathis of Cartersville, GA; 20 great grandchildren; sisters: Regina Albert of Thrall, Texas; Lydia Weinert of Shelby; Hertha Goebel & husband Bennie of Shelby, Texas; Gladys Baack & husband Albert of Shelby. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy; parents; three brothers and sisters-in-law; Edgar & Wilma Meischen, Norbert & Hertha Meischen, and Arthur and Alice Mae Meischen; three sisters: Laura & Bruno Ehrigson; Selma and Alfred Bruening; and Hilda & Anton Aschenbeck; two brothers-in-law: Wilfred Weinert and Oscar Albert. Visitation was held Tuesday at Sergeant Memorial funeral Home, La Grange. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, Shelby or Shelby Cemetery Association. Arrangements by Sergeant Memorial Funeral Home, La Grange.
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