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Bellville Times
April 9,
1998, page 4

Funeral services for Clara Suhr, 95, of Bellville, Texas were held on
Monday, April 6, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Knesek Bros./Etlinger Funeral
Chapel in Bellville with Rev. Thomas Wallace and Rev. Roy Biser
officiating.   Interment was at the Cat Spring Cemetery.  Serving as
pallbearers were Ernie Koy Jr., William Johnson, Allan Hillboldt, Allen
Ladig, Robert Uhlig, and Fritz Engelking.  Clara Suhr was born Dec. 2,
1902 in Cat Spring, Texas to parents August Suhr and Otillie Dittert
Suhr.  She was raised in Cat Spring and attended the Cat Spring public
schools.  Clara attended the Massey Business College and was a teacher
of shorthand and business machines there also. Afterwards, she worked
for the United States District Courts of Paroles and Probations for 25
years until her retirement.  She then moved to Bellville where she lived
for the past 20 years.  Clara was a member of the Bellville First United
Methodist Church, loved children and babysitting.  After moving to
Bellville she worked in the nursery at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Most
dear to her heart was the family of Ernie and Barbara Koy, with whom she
spent many happy hours.  Clara Suhr died Friday, April 3, 1998 in
Bellville, Texas.  She is survived by her niece, Janice Engelking and
her husband, Fritz of Cat Spring, great-niece, Lynn Johnson and husband,
Danny of North Plains, Ore., three great-great nieces, Sally, Emily, and
Christy Johnson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two
brothers, a sister and a great nephew.  Memorial contributions may be
made to Bellville General Hospital or the charity of your choice. 
Funeral services held under the direction of Knesek Bros./Etlinger
Funeral Chapel in Bellville.  

Submitted by Cheryl Gross


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