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Lenora (Nora) Carter Lischka Kubeska of Houston went to be with Our Lord Aug. 2, 2009. 

Born January 13, 1929 in Eola Texas Nora was a joyous addition to the family of Arthur Lonnie and Hazel Lenora (Sanders) Carter and brothers Leroy and A.L., Jr. and soon to follow sister Nita.

Nora accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at age 12. After graduating High School in Hempstead she attended Sam Houston State and Blinn Jr. College.

She married Herbert Lischka, Jr. of Bellville Texas Feb. 14, 1948 (later divorced). Together they had 4 children. 

Nora worked at Citizens State Bank in Hempstead and after moving to Houston worked at Bank of The Southwest.  To be closer to home and her children, she courageously stepped out to start “Nora’s Business Service” in 1970, which she sold in 1981. That same year she started a Bookkeeping & Tax Service, later adding “Executives at the Top” managing suites for the Houston Rodeo and other events at the Astrodome and Reliant Center.  She continued these businesses until the time of her death. 

Even though she was a successful business woman she defined her success by the joy and love she gave and received from her family which included her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She looked forward to annual traditions such as Christmas in her home for her children and their families (40+), the weeks she spent preparing the meal; the continuation of the Carter family reunion of 54 years; her many trips that spanned over 20+ years going to Las Vegas, the last just 2 months ago; and her many loyal friendships.

These joys along with her faith in Christ enabled her to face her illness with integrity and courage.

Nora is survived by her 4 children Larry Lischka and wife Martha of Bellville, Lonnie Lischka and wife Jay of Bellville, Betsy (Lischka) Hester and husband Randy of Austin, and Cathy (Lischka) Present and husband Randy of Austin; 15 grandchildren Troy Lischka and wife Kerry, Jason Lischka and wife Erin, Mark Lischka and wife Katie, Grant Lischka and wife Lanthia, Justin Lischka and wife Amy, Jared Lischka and wife Candy, Jody (Lischka) Minarcik and husband Nathan, Jacoby and Julie Lischka, Keith Hester and fiancé April Rankin, Kevin and Kassi Hester, Zach, Brittany and Summer Present;13 great-grandchildren Mason, Alex, Emma, Sarah, Ross, Madeline, Ella, Grace,  Jake, Lane, Leah, Landon and Caydence Lischka.

Nora was preceded in death by her parents AL and Hazel Carter, two brothers Leroy and A.L.,Jr. and sister Nita Miller.

Services for Nora were held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 with visitation the night before at Knesek Bros. Funeral Home and buried in the Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Bellville.

Pallbearers were her grandsons Troy, Jason, Mark, Grant, Justin, Jared and Jacoby Lischka, Keith and Kevin Hester and Zach Present. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell Rd, Brenham TX, 77833 or St. John Lutheran Church, 520 N. Holland, Bellville, TX 77418 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 501, Bellville TX, 77418.

Posted by Joy Neely


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