Funeral services for Libuse Cerny, 92, of Bellville were held Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 1 p.m. from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapels in Bellville with the Rev. Robert Stutes officiating. Interment was at the Hartsville Cemetery in Wallis. Pallbearers serving were Tony Hancock, Fred Deutrich, B.J. Gutowsky and Lee Sandoval. Libuse Cerny was born Dec. 12, 1914 in Waller County and died May 6, 2007 in Bellville at the age of 92 years 4 months and 24 days. She was the daughter of Alois and Marie Frances Cerny. She graduated from Reagan High School in Houston, and earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas. Libuse could speak seven languages English, French, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Slovak and German. She was an interpreter for the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., and she retired after 39 years of service. She was a member of American Sokol, Washington D.C. chapter, an ethnic, educational, and physical culture organization promoting health, general welfare, and good citizenship of Americans of Czech and Slovak origin. She served for 34 years as the organization's recording secretary, and until the time of her death, was one of only five remaining active charter members. She was an avid reader, and loved ballroom dancing. She enjoyed providing for others, especially in her efforts to assist others with educational opportunities. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Jacquelyn and J.D. Sabrsula of Bellville, Judy and Michael Cyphers of Mt. Shasta, Calif., great nieces and nephews, Kelly Deutrich Hancock and husband Tony, Michael Anton Cyphers, Caley Cyphers, Jo Dean Quintero and husband Lee Sandoval, Sharon Smith and husband Tommy, Tammy Luce and husband Michael, II, great-great nieces and nephews, Lillie Alexandria Hancock, Ainsley Jewell Hancock, Spc. Michael Quintero and fiance Sara Kalinowski, Pvt. E2 David Quintero and wife Christina, Jeffrey Harper, Trevor Harper, Parker Ray Smith, Hunter Luce, Jonathon Luce and Alton Luce. She was preceded in death by her parents Alois and Marie Cerny, by her brother and sister-in-law, Jarda and Itasca Cerny and by her great nephew, Kyle Sterling Deutrich. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels in Bellville.
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