Matagorda County Obituaries
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Jane Kirby Savage
March 18, 1930 –June 13, 2014

Jane Kirby Savage, Mama Jane, died peacefully, surrounded by her family and God’s peaceful love, June 13, 2014.

She was born on March 18, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan, to Paul and Margaret Kirby, where she grew up with her brother. Jane moved to Texas and graduated from Bay City High School in 1948. There she met the love of her life and was married to Harley Stewart Savage, October 12, 1951. They began their life together in San Antonio. After Harley completed college and his time in the service, they returned to Bay City in 1954. where they raised their five children. As her family grew to 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren to date, she earned her name “Mama Jane.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Margaret Kirby; and brother, Roger.

Our Mama Jane, will be lovingly remembered by her family and many friends during her memorial service at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bay City, Texas, June 17, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) or St. Mark’s Outreach.

She is remembered by her family, husband, Harley Stewart Savage; children, daughter, Suzanne and husband Bruce Grover,

daughter, Debra Ann and husband David Shield, daughter, Diana Jane and husband Buzzy Romine; son, Stewart Savage and wife Tami, son, Kirby Savage and wife Reneé; grandchildren, Jim and Allison Grover, Paul and Christy Grover, Matthew and Katie Murray, Joshua and Debra Shield, Emily and Brian Lehrmann, Michael and Kim Romine, Jennie and Keith Meyer, John and Courtney Romine, Stew and Kimberlee Savage, Christopher Savage, Scott and Amberly Savage, Sarah Savage, Michael Griffith and Andrew Griffith; great-grandchildren, Ella and Grace Grover, Avary and Harley Grover, Karsyn, Kolbe, Kaleb, and Karoline Murray, Hudson Shield, Reid Lehrmann, Cole and Sloan Romine, Luke and Logan Meyer, Bentley Savage, and presently two on the way.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, June 18, 2014
 


Paul A. Scheel
February 20, 1932 – April 7, 2014

Paul A. Scheel departed this life on April 7, 2014, at his home. Paul was born to Margaret and Paul Scheel on February 20, 1932 in Ganado, Texas.

Paul was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Chairman of Supervisory Committee of Bay Cel Federal Credit Union. Paul retired from Celanese Chemical Company. After retirement, he volunteered for many organizations, including MeHop, Habitat for Humanity, and the church. He and his wife enjoyed many trips, traveling in their RV.

Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen; infant daughter, Lisa; his parents; and his sisters, Angelina and Lorraine.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Billie Marie; a son, James (Carla) of Bay City; step-sons, Rick Darby (Anna) of Rockport, Brent Darby of Bay City and Jeff Darby (Gina) of Blessing; grandchildren Max Darby of Rockport, Betty Marie Darby of California, Heath Darby of Blessing, Claire Wleczyk (Billy) of Katy, Angie Hartl (Russell) of Victoria, Ryan Pevay (Lacy) of Oklahoma, Allison Schneider (Chris), and Becca Pevay of Bay City; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Paul is also survived by his brothers, Ray (Rosalie) of Humble, George (Robbie) of Bay City and John (Gloria) of Fulshear; and sisters, Mary Leigh Scheel of Jourdanton and Shelly Scheel of Spicewood, Texas.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay City, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Knights of Columbus Hall, prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Holy Cross School, Habitat for Humanity or Houston Hospice-El Campo.

Bay City Tribune, April 9, 2014
 


Susan Rachael Seaman
(January 8, 1978 - March 15, 2014)

Susan Rachael Emmons-Seaman, 36, of Palacios passed away March 15, 2014. She was born January 8, 1978 in El Campo, TX to John Kevin Emmons and Deborah Jonell Southall Emmons.

She is survived by her former husband James N. Seaman of Palacios; children Noah James Seaman, Maren Hope Seaman and Meridyth Jo Seaman all of Palacios; grandparents Oliver Southall, George Harris and Shirley Clark; sister Elissa Lenore Emmons of Victoria and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 1PM until 3pm Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Palacios Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, March 21, 2014 at Palacios Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff English officiating. Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery in Midfield, TX. Pallbearers will be Michael Colb, Ryan Supak, Brandon Orr, Dylan Clark, Ransom Clark and Daniel Orr.

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Ervin E Selcer

September 20, 1930 – April 27, 2014

Ervin Eddie Selcer, 83, of Wharton, Texas, died Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, at a Wharton nursing facility, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on September 20, 1930 in Wharton, Texas, to the late Fritz William (Dick) and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Chudalla Selcer.

Ervin was raised in Wharton and graduated from Wharton High School and Wharton County Junior College. He later attended and graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, with a degree in Agronomy. Ervin served his country proudly during the Korean War in the United States Army as a Radar Specialist. He married the love of his life, Judith Renee Uhr, in 1956, in San Antonio, Texas. He worked for Celanese Chemical Company for many years in Bishop and Bay City, Texas. He also worked on various projects on the East Coast, the Mid East, Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Ervin retired from Occidental Chemical Company in Lake Charles, LA and returned to live in Wharton, Texas. He was active in the Wharton area, serving as Lions Club president and on the board of the Wharton County Historical Society, along with his church activities at First United Methodist Church in Wharton.

In addition to his parents; Ervin was preceded in death by his brother, Harvey Selcer; and son, Tod Christopher Selcer.

Following cremation, memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Wharton, with the Rev. Meredith Wende officiating.

Survivors include his wife of over 57 years, Judy Selcer of Wharton; sons, Toby Selcer and wife Amanda of Texas City, Tom Selcer and wife Traci of New Braunfels, and daughter Tina Jones and husband Bill of Bedford; grandchildren, Kate Selcer Gomez and husband Chris, Amy Selcer, Jacob Selcer, Mykala Selcer, and Christopher Jones; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Ava, Christopher and Silas Gomez.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 22246 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030.

The family would like to thank all the angels who helped with loving care, the staff at Elmcroft Assisted Living, the Generations Unit at Wharton Nursing and Rehab, Amed Hospice, and especially Ray Fore with Amed Hospice.

Funeral services under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, April 29, 2014
 


Mark J. Senkyrik

(August 5, 1951 - May 15, 2014)

Mark J. Senkyrik, 62, went to His final reward on May 15, 2014, at his residence in Cedar Lane. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he touched in some way throughout his life. He was born in Bay City on August 05, 1951. He is preceded in death by his father Jerome Harry Senkyrik known to many as “Buck” and mother Anita Marie Senkyrik. Mark served with the Army Reserves. After his service he was employed by BP Chocolate Bayou, where he worked 23 years, retiring in 2004. He was an Ordained Minister serving Brazoria and Matagorda Counties as President of Eagle Heart Ministries of Bay City since 2005. He was Co-Pastor of Healing House Outreach Church in Brazoria Texas, while presenting a godly example of integrity and strong work ethic to all who knew him. Up until his final moments he was praying blessings over many lives and feeding love and words of wisdom into anyone who visited him. He loved working cattle on his small ranch in Cedar Lane, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, spending time with family and friends, fishing, water skiing and golfing. He had a zest for life and continued to make people smile with his practical jokes and humor up until the Lord took him home. Mark is survived by his wife Dianna Martin Senkyrik of Cedar Lane; his son Chad Senkyrik of Cedar Lane and daughter Stacey Senkyrik of Angleton, stepdaughter Sonja LeVasseur and husband Lon of League City, stepson Scott Lausch and wife Amber of LaPorte, and stepdaughter Lyora “Lynn” Rion of Lake Jackson; sister-in-law Cheryl Johnson and husband Robert; Grandchildren; Misty, Autumn, Amanda, Riley, Bailey, Edward Jr., Devlin, Nova, Peyton, Alyssa, Brianna and Shelby; Stepgrandchildren; Chelsea, Amber, and Brittany. And many other beloved family members. Mark leaves a legacy of love, faith, honor, wisdom, devotion and compassion. A guiding example of what a husband, father, grandfather and friend should be. He touched so many people during his life time and has put a forever mark on many hearts. We will always carry him close and take with us the life lessons and love he poured into us until the day we are reunited with him in Heaven. Family will receive friends and relatives Monday, May 19, 2014 from 6pm – 8pm at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. Funeral will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday May 20, 2014 at Mount Zion Church (West Campus) in Brazoria with Rev. Jamie Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Tom Kovar, Ronnie Woolsey, Gordon Phillips, Craig Kelley, Curtis Fondon, and Jay Tatum. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Tatum, John Batts, Gary Oltz, Robert Johnson, Len Larsen. Memorials may be made to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at www.cholangiocarcinoma.org or Eagle Heart Ministries of Bay City.

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David Stepan Siptak
August 28, 1949 – April 1, 2014

David Stepan Siptak passed away April 1, 2014.

He was born August 28, 1949, in Bay City, Texas, to the late Edmund Siptak and Lydia Stepan Siptak. He was a pharmacist for 41 years. He enjoyed his family, friends and golf.

Survivors include daughters, Kristy Ann Siptak Saha and husband Scott, Cindy Siptak, and Renee Savage and husband Kirby; brothers, Dwaine Siptak and wife Linda, and Wayne Siptak; grandchildren, Marshal Saha, Abbey Saha, Josie Saha, Michael Griffith and Andrew Griffith; nieces, Stacy Fogle and husband Jimmy, April Jones and husband Lonnie, and Amber Kahlic; and nephew, Michael Siptak and significant other Laura.

The family received friends and relatives from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas, with the Rev. Dr. Mark Stoub officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Siptak, Jerry Wright, Gayle Holton, Bob Eckerman, Bill Ottis, James Pawlosky, Bill Phillips, Barney Griffith, Mike Ottis, Fred Van Wie, Clay Burgesson, Frank Carr and Mike Pierce.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, April 6, 2014
 


Gloria Camille Smith
(September 28, 1917 - March 21, 2014)

Gloria Camille Smith, 96, of Bay City passed away March 21, 2014. She was born September 28, 1917 in Brazoria County, TX to the late Calvin E. Martin and Rosie Miller Martin. She was a devoted member of The First Presbyterian Church, where she dedicated 52 years to caring for children in the nursery there.

She was preceded in death by son Herschel Scott Smith and daughter Rose Earlene Faldyn; brother Calvin Martin; sisters Sarah Gollott and Annie Richardson; step-sister Lillie Rose Keith and grandson Ricky Faldyn.

Survivors include her brother Ewing Martin (Odale) of Willis, TX; daughter Joyce Hargis of Austin, TX; sons James E. Smith (Shriley) and Larry Smith of Bay City and Curtis Smith of Brazoria; 9 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 13 step great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and 1 step great-great granddaughter.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6pm until 8pm Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Friday, March 28, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Gloria’s Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers.

We wish to thank the Houston Hospice staff at Senior Care Matagorda General and the staff of Bay Villa Nursing Home for providing our Mother with the loving care she needed in her finale days.

Bay City Tribune, March 26 2014
 


John L. Snyder & Hilda M. Snyder - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Isaac Sosa
(February 7, 1926 - May 13, 2006)

Isaac Sosa, 80, of Bay City, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006. He was born February 7, 1926 in Edna, TX to Juan Sosa and Adela Medrano Sosa. He was a member of the Pentecostal church and a resident of Matagorda County for the past 20 years.

He is survived by his daughters: Amelia Sosa, Blanca Sosa, and Sandra Garcia, all of Bay City, Leticia Sosa, Eva Nieto, and Maria Elena Sosa, of Matamoros, Mexico; his sons: Paul Sosa and Javier Sosa of Bay City and Arturo Sosa of Matamoros, Mexico; by one brother: Moses Sosa of Houston; and by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Amelia Sosa; by his parents: Juan & Adela M. Sosa; and by numerous brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hill Winfrey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net                               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Carrie Davis Southall

Funeral services for Carrie Davis Southall, 93, of Van Vleck, Texas, who passed away, Thursday, April 3, 2014, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. John Baptist Church in Van Vleck, Texas.

Burial will follow at Burial Association Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, at the funeral home chapel.

Arrangements by Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, 2500 Avenue C, Bay City, Texas, 979-245-5197.

Bay City Tribune, April 9, 2014
 


Limuel H. Sowell & Cora M. Sowell - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Frank Charlie Spalek - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Lillian Elizabeth Spalek
(July 22, 1925 - June 19, 2014)

Lillian Spalek, 88, of Bay City passed away June 19, 2014. She was born July 22, 1925 in Bay City to the late Tom Ready and Ella Hoffman Ready. She was a lifelong resident of Bay City and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank C. Spalek in 1992. Survivors include daughter Patty Spalek; son Larry Spalek & wife Marilyn; grandchildren Stacy Spalek, Cody Spalek, Tina Betcher, Lisa Earhart and Saybert Earhart; numerous great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. The family will receive visitors from 5PM until 7PM Sunday at the funeral home. A rosary will be recited at 1:30 PM Monday, June 23, 2014 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with funeral services beginning at 2:00 PM with Deacon Wally Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Cody Spalek, Saybert Earhart, James Byrd, John Ready, Donald Ready and Steven Spalek. Honorary pallbearers will be John Anthis, David Rosales, Collin Garcia and Abby Herreth. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Houston Hospice.

Bay City Tribune, June 22, 2014
 


Donald K. Spellman, Jr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Keila Marie Spencer - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Bobby Ray Springer - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Alva "Al" Springer
(June 8, 1926 - April 24, 2010)

Alva “Al” Springer, 83, of Bay City passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010. He was born June 8, 1926 in Velasco, Texas to the late Valley Guest Springer & Bobby Lee Springer. Al was a Lineman for Southwestern Bell, served his country as a member of the United States Navy, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

He is survived by 3 daughters: Lynda Springer, Judy Miller, and Gwen Springer; 3 grandchildren: Kirk Niemann, Lindsay Niemann, and Evan Jones; great grandchild: Gage Niemann; and brother: Cecil Springer.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, April 26, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 4:00 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Church of God of Prophecy of Bay City, 2721 16th St., with Rev. Tommy Griffin officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net                                     Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


 Hazel M. Springer - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Joe Frank Sprta & Frances Sprta - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


John Patrick Stafford
(January 30, 1950 - July 3, 2005)

John Patrick Stafford, 55, of Van Vleck, TX died July 3, 2005 as a result of an automobile accident in Brazoria Co. He was born January 30, 1950 in Manila, Philippines to Dorothy O’Connell and Harry Arthur Stafford II. John was a resident of Van Vleck for the past 4 1/2 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1975 with a Masters of Business Administration. He was currently a faculty member of Bay City ISD teaching Spanish. Survivors include: wife: Carol Stafford; daughter: Catherine Elizabeth Stafford both of Orlando, FL; son: Timothy Edward Stafford of Chicago, IL; mother: Dorothy Stafford of Van Vleck; brother & sister-in-law: Edward & Karen Stafford of Van Vleck; brother: Richard Stafford of Houston; sister-in-law: Cheri Stafford of Kathleen, GA; nephew: Harry A. Stafford IV of Spring Hill, TN; nieces: Jennifer Burkhalter of Painted Post, NY, and Melissa Stafford of Van Vleck, TX; 1 great niece: Lane Elizabeth Stafford and 1 great nephew: Harry A. Stafford V both of Spring Hill, TN He was preceded in death by his father: Harry A Stafford II; brother: Harry A. Stafford III; and niece: Becky Stafford. Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM Friday, July 8, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck with Rev. Linda Maxey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Pat O’Connell, Mike O’Connell, Tommy Bridgwater, Billy Bickham, Paul Bickham, Dan O’Connell, Bob Baird, and Ken Ballinger. The family will receive friends at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Van Vleck or the Rebecca Stafford Memorial Scholarship % Van Vleck ISD, 302 4th St. Van Vleck, TX 77482. Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

www.taylorbros.net                                       Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Rebecca Lee Stafford - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Donald Edward Staggs - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

L. B. Stark & Martha G. Stark - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Ruth M. Starling - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Joseph F. Stavinoha & Nonie S. Stavinoha - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Dawes B. Stephenson & Cecilia V. Stephenson - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Benjamin F. Stevens & Maud Lee Stevens - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Bennie Jerrel Stevens
(October 31, 1930 - January 16, 2008)

Bennie Jerrel Stevens was born October 31, 1930, to Benjamin Franklin and Maud Lee Hall Stevens, in Bay City, TX. He went to his reward on January 16, 2008.

He was a graduate of Bay City High School and of Sam Houston State University. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corps, stationed at One Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA. He was a retired engineer from the Texas Department of Transportation, and a retired volunteer Fireman with the Bay City Fire Department. He served for more than two decades on the Drainage District of Precinct 1 in Bay City. Since his retirement from the Highway Dept., he has been an active member of the Bay City Kiwanis, serving as secretary three times. He was also an active member of the Gideons, serving as vice-president.

After retiring, we purchased a small ranch, and he loved being out with the cows and loved the country atmosphere. He was a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the Matagorda Cattleman’s Association. He was also a faithful member of the Shipley’s 2 P.M. coffee Group.

A dedicated member of The Church of God of Prophecy in Bay City, Bennie served as Sunday School Teacher, Song Leader, worked summer camp, or did whatever he found that needed to be done. He loved mowing the Church lawn, as that was where he said he was closest to God.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Maud Lee Stevens, and one brother, Robert Lee Stevens.

He is survived by his wife, Laverne, of 54 years, plus 3 years of dating before marrying in April, 1953. He is also survived by son, James Lee Stevens and wife Susan; daughters, Leslie Diane Stevens, and Sharon Franklin and her husband Richard; brothers, John Stevens and sister-in-law, Ruth, and Benjamin Franklin “B.F.” Stevens and wife Jeanie; sisters-in-law, Annie Titt and Della Shafer; 6 grandchildren, Jeff Stevens and wife Tammy, Benji Stevens and wife Leia, Brian and Bradley Franklin, and Vanessa and David Stevens; great grandchildren, Tiffany Howell and husband Casey, J.R. Danforth, and Nicole Stevens; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2008 at The Church of God of Prophecy with Reverends Tommy Griffin, James Logan, and Neil Hartsfield officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX with Honors provided by the Bay City Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard and VFW Post 2438.

Pallbearers will be Richard Franklin, Brian Franklin, Jeff Stevens, Benji Stevens, Doug Jarrett, Mark Grisham, Mike Grisham, and Ron Drachenberg. Honorary pallbearers include Johnny Ryman, Bradley Franklin, David Stevens, Doug Goodman, Jim Goodman, the Bay City Kiwanis Club, and the Shipley’s Retiree bunch.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kiwanis, the Gideons, The Stevens Family Scholarship at Texas State University C/O Anna Farr, 1012 Stagecoach Trail, San Marcus, TX 78666 (awarded to deserving young graduates from the Bay City community), or your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979) 245-4613.

www.taylorbros.net                            Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Omar Ned Stevens - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Robert Lee Stevens - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Nancy Dale Stewart - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Charles C. Stone & Edna B. Stone - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

H. T. Stone - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Ragan C. Stone - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Artie Street - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


PHILLIP JOE STRIMPLE

BAY CITY - Phillip Joe Strimple, 69, of Bay City, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 22, 2008, surrounded by family, after a valiant, yet long battle with cancer. He was born March 9, 1939, in Lawrence, Kan., to Joseph Everett Strimple and Dorothy "Anne" Margaret Gibson Strimple.

He graduated from Ball High School in Galveston in 1957 and had been a resident of Bay City since 1974.

Phil was a kind and most generous man who never met a stranger, loved life completely, and took great joy in helping others, no matter what personal sacrifice he had to make to do so. He was employed for 19 years at Celanese (Oxea) with CDI Stubbs and Mustang Engineering, where he was an electrical designer. He was a lifetime member of the NRA.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sylvia Rosemary Strimple; three daughters, Debbie Jones (John) and Sharon Kangeter (David) of Galveston and Kimberly Ward (Lane) of Bay City; one son, Kenneth Feigle of Sweeny; three grandsons, David Kangeter II of Westminster, Colo., Lane Ward Jr. and Joseph Ward of Bay City; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an uncle, Wayne Gibson; mother-in-law, Sylvia Cornitius; and beloved nephew, Timothy Castille.

Special thanks to Dr. Falcon and the staff of the Brazosport Regional Cancer Center in Lake Jackson; to the A-Med Hospice staff; and to all of his family and friends, for all of their care and support.

The family will receive visitors from 4-6 p.m., Monday, May 26, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at
Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, officiated by Phil's longtime friend, Kevin Lowrance.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Ward, Lane Ward Jr., David Kangeter II, John Jones, Lane Ward Sr., and Lupe Nevarez.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.

Published in the Victoria Advocate on 5/25/2008.
 


Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Sylvia Rosemary Strimple
May 7, 1940 - Aug. 30, 2009

Sylvia Rosemary Strimple, 69, of Bay City passed away August 30, 2009.

She was born May 7, 1940 in Houston, Texas to Charles Edward and Sylvia Gertrude Tidwell Cornitius.

She had been a resident of
Bay City since 1974 and was very active in Girl Scouts both as a leader and involved with regional management for many years.

Her husband of 43 years Phillip Strimple, daughter Sharon Kangeter, mother Sylvia Cornitius and nephews Danny, Jr. and Timothy Castille all preceded her in death.

Survivors include: daughters, Debbie Jones and husband John of Galveston and Kimberly Ward and husband Lane of Bay City; son, Kenneth Feigle of Bay City; sisters, Ann Castille and Jane Callahan and husband Dan; brothers, Russell Cornitius and wife Betty and Mike Cornitius and wife Susan; grandchildren Lane, Jr. and Joseph Ward, David Kangeter II, Nina Chandler and Lisa Westbrook; great grandchildren Hayden and Faithlyn Chandler and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2009 at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 2, 2009
 


Floyd E. Strubar & Lera E. Strubar - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Dale Stuckey

Dale Stuckey, 47, passed away March 18, 2014 after a long battle with a malignant brain tumor.

He is originally from Columbus, GA, but was living in Jefferson, GA. After graduating college, he was offered a position with Electromagnetic Sciences, which manufactured components that are used in the space and satellite communications industry. He worked in a supervisory position for 21 years, until he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

His survivors include his parents, Mavis Harvey Stuckey and Don Stuckey, originally from Palacios, TX; his wife, Dayna Stuckey; daughter, Madison Stuckey; brother, Guy Stuckey; sisters, Janine Johnston, Sherry Thompson, and Tonia Carroll. His grandparents, Littleton and Bertha Harvey, of Palacios, TX preceded him in death; along with a brother, Brixion Stuckey.

Palacios Beacon, April 2, 2014
 


Richard Suffling - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Wesley Arthur Sullivan - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Joe C. Sumners - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

William D. Sutton & Geraldine Sutton - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Peyton J. Swansey - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Frank C. "Buddy" Sweeny - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Lillie Jo Sweeny
(September 4, 1915 - August 7, 2010)

Mrs. Lillie Jo Sweeny Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 7, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born to Della Lee and Robert Campbell Burt on Sept. 4, 1915. She was 94 years old.

Mrs. Sweeny grew up in Sweeny, Texas and had a long career as a Southwestern Bell telephone operator in the Bay City and Wharton offices. After retirement and the death of her husband, Odie Sweeeny, she lived for several years in the Dallas area with her daughter, Gerogia Ann Sonnier. She spent the last years of her life back in Bay City as a resident at the Matagorda House Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter and her brothers and sisters Mary Meador, Arthur Lee Burt, Johnie Burt Robert C. Burt, Jr. and Laurine Farned. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, friends and other family members.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5pm to 7pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Don Storey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Her family extends a special thank you to the staff of Matagorda House Nursing Home and Houston Hospice for their loving care and assistance during Mrs. Sweeny’s long illness.

www.taylorbros.net                              Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Will Nash Sweeny - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

 

 

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