Jesus G. Salinas

JGSalinas Candle PicJesus G. Salinas, Age 95 of Rio Grande City, formerly of Kenedy, TX passed away on August 22, 2015 in Rio Grande City,TX. He was born on Dec. 18, 1919 in Cerralvo Nuevo Leon Mexico to the late Narciso and Regina Gonzalez Salinas. Jesus was an entrepreneur and of the Catholic Faith.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Anita Espiricueta Salinas; parents, Narciso and Regina Gonzalez Salinas; sisters, Ofelia Salinas Campos, Manuela Salinas Gonzalez, Eva Gonzalez Salinas; brothers, Carlos Salinas, Narciso Salinas, Socorro Salinas, Domingo Salinas, Jose Salinas, Adan Salinas, Ramon Salinas, 1 grandchild, 1 great-grandchild and 1 great-great grandchild.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Salinas and husband Reynaldo Perez, Jr of Rio Grande City, TX; son, Johnny Salinas and wife Felicita of Victoria, TX; 7 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Mon. Aug. 24, 2015 at 7PM in The Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Tues. August 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.

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Lori Kay Buegeler

lori picOur precious Lori Kay Buegeler Quillon gained her Heavenly Angel wings on August 13, 2015 in Kenedy at the age of 49 years old. Lori was born in Kenedy, Texas on August 16, 1965. She graduated from Kenedy High School in May 1983. In March 1988, Lori decided to fulfill her dream of becoming a Nurse. She attended San Antonio College’s Nursing Program and graduated with honors. She worked at Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital as a night surgical floor nurse and the nurse and social worker for the Titanium Rib Project for over 25 years. She received the Santa Rosa’s Daisy Award and many other awards with her work on the project. Many children are alive today because of the work of the doctors and Lori’s assistance. Lori married the love of her life, Gil DeLuna Quillon, March 22, 2009, on center court before a Spurs Game. Lori was a diehard Spurs fan. She held Spurs season tickets for several years and even has a Spurs tattoo on her ankle. She moved from Marion, Texas to Kenedy to start a new job in April 2015 working as a Nurse Supervisor at the John Connelly Unit. Lori was preceded in death by her father, Leslie E. Buegeler; mother, Dolores Buegeler Syring; step-father, Marcus (Mike) Syring; brother-in-law, Thomas (Tom) Roberts; and her grandparents, aunts, and uncles. She is survived by her sister and best friend, Karen Buegeler Roberts Walston and husband, Dennis; brother, Michael Buegeler and wife Debra; nephew, Jason Roberts; step-daughter, Andree Macias, husband, Mike; step-granddaughter, Nadia and step-grandson, Miguel; step-brothers, Marcus (Butch) Syring, wife, Bernice; James (Jim) Syring, wife, Jeane; Dr. Joseph (Jody) Syring, wife, Elizabeth; Harold Syring, wife, Paula; step-sisters, Maxine George, husband, Z.T. (Butch); Patricia (Trish) Hingst, husband, Harry; Deborah (Debbie) Reyes, husband, William (Bill) and cousin, Randy Boysen, wife, Cyndi, and their daughter, Candice. She had many loving nieces, nephews, and “adopted” patients, affectionately named her Riblet children. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating. Interment will follow in the Elim Lutheran Church Cemetery with Zack George, Randy Boysen, William Reyes II, Billy Groff, Hector Caballero, Buster Pawelek, Vicente Arenas, Stephen Habib, and Randy Llanis serving as pallbearers. Lori’s Kenedy High classmates of 1983 serving as honorary pallbearers.

 

 

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Bailey Ray Atkinson

Bailey Ray AtkinsonBailey Ray Atkinson age 69 of Kenedy passed away July 23, 2015.  Bailey was born in Kenedy Oct. 9, 1945 to Bailey F. & Sybil Radicke Atkinson.  Bailey worked as a Lab tech for Ashland for 45 years, and was a rancher.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.Bailey is survived by his Mother Sybil Atkinson, wife Norma Remmers Atkinson of Kenedy, daughters Vicki (Sean) Noble of San Marcos, CA, Lisa (Tom) Devine of Stafford, VA, son Scott (Lisa) Atkinson of Kenedy, Sisters Beverly Castle of San Antonio, Becky Spahn of Karnes City, Brenda Wymer of San Antonio, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his father, sister Candace Novak, brother Jimmy Atkinson, and great-grandson J.D. Ferron.  A visitation will be held Sunday, July 26th. From 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Eckols Chapel.  Funeral services will be held Monday July 27th. At 10:30 AM at the Eckols Chapel with T.J. Burris officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Nurses in Touch, South Texas Children Home, or to the First Baptist Church in Kenedy.

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Ruben Paul Oehlke

Ruben Oehlke Obit PicRuben Paul Oehlke, 84 of Kenedy, TX passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 at his home in Kenedy.  He was born on May 14, 1931 in Goliad County, TX to the late Gus and Ella Goehring Oehlke.  He married Vernell Joyce Volkmer on December 30, 1955 in Schroeder, TX.  He held various positions while working for United Gas Pipeline Co. before retiring after 39 years of service. After retiring he enjoyed his days working on his ranch and tending to his cattle.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Darwin Oehlke, sister-in-law, Laverda Oehlke and brother-in-law, William Volkmer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Vernell Oehlke; daughters, Glenda Arnold (Jeffrey) of Sugar Land, Shirley Bleidt (Barry) of Tamarac, Florida and son, Vernon Oehlke (Tammy) of La Grange; grandchildren, Brooke Oehlke (Chris Pochron), Ryan Ermis (Sarah), Cody Arnold, Justin Oehlke (Amber), Courtney Arnold, Jackie Gilley (Tommy) and Brittany Bleidt; great-granddaughters Emma Bleidt and Carlie Pochron; brothers, Alton Oehlke (Sarah), Gaylon Oehlke (Kathy) and a sister-in-law Barbara Volkmer.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Ermis, Cody Arnold, Justin Oehlke, Chris Pochron, Tommy Gilley, Harlan Oehlke, Stanley Oehlke, Brandon Oehlke and Brad Volkmer.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Oscar Briones, Comfort Keepers, Accolade Hospice and special friend and honorary pallbearer, Dr. Larry Riedel.

Family Visitation will be held Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy, TX.  Services will be Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Bruno officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Runge, the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

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William Edward “Bill” Allen

William Edward “Bill” Allen, 72 of Pawnee, TX and Aransas Pass, TX passed away Saturday, July 10, 2015 in Corpus Christi, TX.  Bill was born on March 27, 1943 in Corpus Christi to the late Ned M. and Faye McCarn Allen.  On October 15, 1965 he married the love of his life Nancy Pogue in the Church of Christ of Aransas Pass, TX.  Upon receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Electronics Technology from Del Mar Tech in 1966 he was offered a position as a geophysicist for the Humble Oil & Ref. Co.  The pay rate of $550.00 a month was more enticing to the young couple than the title.  Bill traveled worldwide working for Exxon for 25 years, and later worked for Vanco Exploration and TGS Geophysical from  which he retired and became an independent contractor once again working for Exxon. In 2005 Bill retired to the Allen Family Ranch in Pawnee.  He was a lifetime member of the NRA, a member of the Texas State Rifle Association, a USO South Texas Ambassador, an Honorary Admiral of the US Navy under Governor  George W. Bush, member of the Society of Exploration of Geophysicist and most recently Secretary for the Bee County Appraisal Review Committee and the Secretary and Historian for the Pawnee Cemetery Association.   He has left a circle of friends around the world in the oil and gas industry and the U. S. Military. He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ned. M and Faye McCarn Allen and his in-laws Herbert “Red” and Luna May Duckworth Pogue.

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Pogue Allen;  daughter, Renee Allen Powell;  son,  Jeffrey Edward Allen and wife Nancy;  sister, Patricia Allen; grandchildren, Ariane Powell, Taylor Allen, Shelby Allen, Mackenzie Allen, and Riley Allen.

Family Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy and a later Service will be held Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 4PM at the Church of Christ in Aransas Pass, TX.  Interment will follow in the Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass, TX.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the USO of South Texas P.O. Box 7, CC, TX 78403, the Pawnee Cemetery Association or the Pawnee Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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Marvin D. Kinnamon

Marvin KinnamonMarvin D. “Pop” Kinnamon, Age 57 of Pettus, TX passed away on June 25, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.  He was born on September 17, 1957 in Irving, TX to Murlin and Ruth Daniels Kinnamon.  He was a farm and ranch manager for the South Texas Children’s Home and a member of First Baptist Church in Kenedy.

He is preceded in death by his mother Ruth Daniels Kinnamon.

He is survived by his Loving wife Patricia Ann Kinnamon of Pettus; sons, Justin D. Kinnamon and wife Amanda Elaine of New Braunfels, Jake Kinnamon of Corpus Christi; father, Murlin E. Kinnamon of Jacksonville; sister, Barbara K. Hardy of La Porte; brother, Randy M. Kinnamon of Mansfield; grandchildren, Tyler, Elaine  and Landry of New Braunfels  and was “Pop” to many more sons through his years of being a house parent for the South Texas Children’s Home.

A Memorial Service will be Held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2PM at The First Baptist Church in Kenedy, TX.

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Dorothy Atkinson Kolinek

 

Dot. A. Kol.Dorothy Atkinson Kolinek went to be with her Lord and Savior June 28,2015.
She was born April 2, 1927, to W. H. And Leta Youngblood Atkinson in Kenedy, Texas. She
graduated from her beloved Baylor University in 1947, and married the love of her life, H. J.
Kolinek, Jr. September 6, 1947.

Dorothy was a loyal and faithful member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday
school for over 30 years and sang in the choir. Her passions included spending time with family
and friends and attending church. In addition she was an excellent seamstress and a member of the progressive study club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her loving family including her
husband, H. J., daughter Marsha Duniven and son-in-law Dennis, granddaughter Crista Kuhn andher husband Ben and granddaughter Cara Duniven.

At the family’s request in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dorothy Atkinson and
Marsha Kolinek Duniven Endowed Scholarship Fund of Baylor University, One Bear Place
#97026 Waco, Texas 76798-7026 or to the “Renovation Fund” of First Baptist Church, 209 E.
School St, Kenedy, Texas 78119 or Donor’s Choice.

Family Visitation will be held June 30, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held July 1, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Matt Singleton and Rev. Tim Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Kerwin Kolinek, Ron Hyde, Jim Fox, Tobe Ricks, Billy Morris, and Richard Robinson.

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Ann Ladean Willoughby Sowell

Ann Ladean Willoughby Sowell, 54, of Kenedy, formerly of Refugio, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 peacefully in her home with family beside her.  Ann was born on September 19, 1960 in Robstown, TX to the late Seal Eugene Willoughby and Frances Ann Cabe.  She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother.  On March 21, 1981 she married Vint K. “Sonny” Sowell in Refugio, TX.

She is preceded in death by her father, Seal Eugene Willoughby; mother, Frances Ann Cabe.

She is survived by her husband Vint K. “Sonny” Sowell of Kenedy, daughter Haylee Ann Sowell of Karnes City, sons, Vincent Kenneth Sowell and wife Heather of New Braunfels, Derrick Seal Sowell, wife Laura and grandson, Truett Sowell of Spring Branch.

The family would like to express their appreciation to everyone who called, visited, and helped throughout the last few months.   She will always be loved and her legacy will live on through all of us.

An extended thank you to:  Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rayford Mitchell, Accolade Hospice, and Kenedy HEB Pharmacy.

A Graveside Service to celebrate her life will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 10AM in the Choate Cemetery with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Choate Baptist Church Cemetery Trust.

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Kathy Lynn Piskor

Kathy Lynn Elliott, Age 45 of Karnes City, TX, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.  She was born on Jan. 11, 1970 in Kenedy, TX to Glenn D. and Irene Opiela Elliott.  She was homemaker and a Christian.

She is preceded in death by her father Glenn D. Elliott.

She is survived by her mother Irene Opiela Elliott of Karnes City; son Tylor Piskor of Victoria; brother, Duane Elliott and wife Wendy of Beeville and niece Skyler Elliott of Victoria.

Family Visitation will begin Fri. June 12, 2015 at 7PM to 9PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services will be held Sat., June 13, 2015 at 2PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery

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Manuel De La Garza, Jr.

Manuel De La Garza Obit PicManuel De La Garza, Jr., Age 78 of Kenedy, TX passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Karnes City, TX.  He was born on June 29, 1936 in Falls City, TX to the late Manuel, Sr. and Eloisa Trevino De Le Garza.  He retired as a Truck Driver for Coastal States and was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his parents Manuel, Sr. and Eloisa Trevino De La Garza and Step-Parents Pedro and Margarita De La Garza; brothers, Manuel De La Garza (Weslaco), Manuel De La Garza (Sinton), Aurelio De La Garza, Gilbert De La Garza, and Pete De La Garza.He is survived by his loving wife Elena Garcia De La Garza of Kenedy; daughters, Sally Villanueva and husband Pastor Roy of Seguin, Gloria De La Garza and Joe Torres, Jr. of Kenedy, Rose Mary De La Garza and Marcelino Farias, Jr. of Kenedy, Grace Chapa and husband Israel of Victoria, Irene Villanueva and husband Lupe of Corpus Christi, Yvonne Llanes and husband Daryl of San Antonio; son Manuel De La Garza of Kenedy; 7 sisters, 6 brothers, 20 Grandchildren and 15 Great-grandchildren.A Holy Rosary will be recited Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery with Military Honors.

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