Matagorda County Obituaries
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Ottmar Schimek
(September 22, 1923 - May 8, 2014)

Ottmar Schimek of Bay City, passed away on May 8, 2014, at the age of 90. He was born on Sept. 22, 1923 in Schulenburg, TX to Henry Schimek and Christina Wentrcha Schimek. Ottmar moved to Matagorda Co. in 1928. He married Martha Jane Schimek on Sept. 8, 1943, and moved to Bay City. For the next twenty years he worked for Matagorda Wholesalers. Then he worked at Celanese until 1988. After that, he helped his son-in-law with farming rice for many years. Ottmar enjoyed volunteering his time as a Little League baseball umpire for 10 years. He was an avid Blackcat football fan, attending games for over 60 years, as well as Hilliard Panther games. Another past-time was supporting his grandchildren in sporting events. Ottmar was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and the Celanese Retirees. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Martha Jane Schimek; daughters Janice Corporon (Russell) of Collegeport, TX and Sylvia Huey (Jimmy) of Bay City; son Ottmar Schimek, Jr. (Joanna) of Anahuac, TX.; sister Henrietta Schlueter (Jim) of Pineville, LA; Grandchildren: Kim Stewart (Curtis), Todd Corporon (Kellie), Taylor Schimek (Erika), John Wheeler, Daniel Wheeler (Corrie), Meredith Schimek (Raymond Rivon), Stephen Huey, and John Huey (Laura). Also, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Ottmar was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Cecilia Harvey and Genevia Hoffman. Visitation will be 5pm until 8pm Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Mark Stoub officiating. Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todd Corporon, Taylor Schimek, John Wheeler, Daniel Wheeler, Stephen Huey, John Huey, Curtis Stewart, and Raymond Rivon. Hononary pallbearers will be Jud Austin, Clyde Workman, Kimberly Stewart, Meredith Schimek, nieces and nephews.

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Louis J. Senkyrik, Jr. - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Oma M. Settle - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Manley Sexton & Theresa Sexton - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Kimberley Ware Shafer - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Robert E. Shafer - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Mary Ann Shamblin - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Thomas L. Shannon & Netta Lee Shannon - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Doris Pate Shillingburg - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Jocelyn Jeannene Shine - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


William "Bill" Shine
(October 12, 1926 - June 13, 2010)

Bill Shine, 83, of Katy passed away Sunday June 13, 2010. He was born October 12, 1926 in New York City to the late William Martin & Irene Debra Shine. Bill was a life long educator, and served his country as a Signalman Third Class during World War II as a member of the United States Navy.

He is survived by his 2 sons: Giles Shine & Jeff Shine both of Katy; and 2 granddaughters: Brittany & Bethany Shine. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Jocelyn Jeannene McIver Shine in 1980, and 2 sisters: Irene Judge & Virginia Appleyard.

A graveside service with Veteran Honors, performed by VFW Post 2438, will be held 10:00 AM Friday, June 25, 2010 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.

www.taylorbros.net             Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Hassie Shiver - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Millard C. Shivers & Mary A. Shivers - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Isaac W. Showers & Ima Showers - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Tony M. Showers & Hattie Showers - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Felton Shumate - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Philip M. "Felipe" Silva - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Primitivo Silva & Maria Silva - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Alton Glen Simmons - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Glen Louis Simmons - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Rosalie E. Simmons - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Andrew Frank Simons - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Mary A. Sipula - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Thelma Sirmon
(October 12, 1911 - November 24, 2006)

Thelma Sirmon, 95, of Bay City passed away November 24, 2006. She was born October 12, 1911 in Rockwall, Texas to William Clyde Sansing and Naomi Thompson Sansing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Bay City.

Survivors include her daughter Thelma Jean Parma of Lake Jackson, granddaughter Patti Phillips & her husband Cliff and great grandson Clay Phillips all of Lake Jackson.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Zimmerman and Rev. William Hodge officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. Pallbearers include Clay Phillips, Cliff Phillips, John Ashcraft, Jimmy Sansing, Donald Northcutt and Matt Ashcraft.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Children's Playground in Bay City.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

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

www.taylorbros.net                                   Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Catherine Skinner - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Henry Skuca - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

John A. Skuca & Anna Skuca - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Johnie Silvester Skuca - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Dorothy Louise Smith - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


E. C. "Gene" Smith
(March 19, 1913 - November 19, 2009)

E. C. “Gene” Smith, 96, of Bay City passed away Nov. 19, 2009. He was born March 19, 1913 in Hopkins County, Arkansas to the late George Robert and Minnie Vola Carter Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County; past Noble Grand of IOOF Lodge #81; held numerous state offices with IOOF; member of Eagles Lodge; was an original member of the Medicare Band playing rhythm guitar and bowled twice a week with the Sterling Silver Seniors team.

His wife Annie Jo “Jody” Smith, son Robert Spencer Smith and great grandson Logan Shane Smith preceded him in death. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law David Eugene & Betty Smith of Houston and Larry Wayne & Polly Smith of Baytown; sisters Georgie Knight of Bay City and Shirley Barfield of Sweeny; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck. His grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Bay City Tribune, Published November 24, 2009                               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Neva Faye Teat Smith
Dec. 16, 1922 - Sept. 29, 2009

Neva Faye Teat Smith, born December 16, 1922 in Irene, Texas passed away on September 29, 2009.

Her parents Katie Lee Teat and Rex Teat Sr. moved to Clemville, Texas in the 1920's. She met and married Fred Maynard Smith of Bay City on September 6, 1940. They moved to Newgulf, Texas where he worked for Texas Gulf Sulpher Co. until his death in 1981.

She is survived by: her sons, James Clayton and wife Mary, Robert Wayne, and Gary Lynn and wife Dale; brother, Clayton Teat. and numerous grandchildren and great grand children. Her love for family will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City at 10:00 a.m. on Friday on Oct.2, 2009.

Bay City Tribune, Published October 2, 2009                               Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


J. L. Smith & Elizabeth Smith - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Maxwell L. Smith & Leslie A. Smith - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Maurice H. Smith - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Paul J. Smith & Ruth A. Smith - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Rufus L. Smith & Nettie B. Smith - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

Weldon Bailey Smith - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

 

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Created
Mar. 27, 2013
Updated
Mar. 27, 2013
 

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