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 Giddings. 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.
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