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Bellville Times
Funeral services for Miriam York, 88 of Giddings, were scheduled for 10
a.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in
Giddings with the Rev. Tony Vinson and the Rev. David Davidson officiating.
Burial followed in Giddings Memorial Park in Giddings. Visitation was held
Wednesday from 8a.m. until 9 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in
Mrs. York passed away Monday morning in Giddings.
Miriam Cloteel Korff York was born on June 29, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio to
Walter and Alva Vida (Black) Korff.
She was united in marriage to Meredith Garrett York on April 3, 1947 in
Humble, Texas.
She taught school in Bellville, Humble, Caldwell and Giddings.
Mrs. York enjoyed and took an active role in genealogy, history, restoration
and preservation projects. She and her husbandšs philanthropy is exhibited
through their numerous gifts to educational institutions including the
Meredith and Miriam York Field Event Center at Sam Houston State University
in Huntsville.
Mrs. York was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the
Capt. Jabez Deming Chapter in Brenham, the Daughters of the Republic of
Texas in the Dr. R.F. Brenham Chapter in Brenham, United Daughters of the
Confederacy in the Minnie B. Williams Chapter 531 in Brenham, the Austin
Colony of the Magna Charta Dames, the John Person Chapter of the Colonial
Dames, the German-Texan Heritage Society, the Lee County Historical
Commission, the Lee County Historical Society, the Lexington Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years as well as many other historical
and genealogical societies in Texas, South Carolina and Ireland.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Giddings
where she enjoyed singing in the choir.
Mrs. York was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Meredith; two
brothers, Walter and Emmett;  and a sister, Dorothy Rohde.
She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends as well as the
numerous students who have benefited from her teaching and generosity.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist
Church in Giddings, the Lee County Heritage Society, Hospice Brazos Valley
or the charity of onešs choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Giddings.
Posted by Joy Neely


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