Olga Ramos Espinoza

Olga Ramos Espinoza, 73 of Kenedy, Texas passed away, Friday, January 10, 2014. She was born January 20, 1940 in Kenedy, Texas the daughter of Eufracio Ramos and Belen Garza Ramos. She is survived by her 3 children.

Rosary will be recited, Monday, January 13, 2014, 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 9:00 A.M., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.

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Julius Slezinsky

Julius Slezinsky, entered eternal rest, Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:08 A.M., at the Frank M. Tejada Veteran’s Home in Floresville, Texas at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 29 days.

Julius was born January 12, 1925 in El Campo, Texas the son of Rudolf Slezinsky and Jennie Stepan Slezinsky. Julius proudly served his country in the United States Air Force having fought in World War II and Normandy Bay. After leaving the Air Force, Julius married the love of his life, Vivian Audilet; March 1956 in Kenedy, Texas. Julius began working for John Deere as a salesman and continued with them for 46 years until his retirement. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed hobbies such as fishing, gardening and woodworking. Julius was of the Lutheran faith.

Mr. Slezinsky is preceded in death by his parents, Rudolf and Jennie Slezinsky and his brothers, Rudolf Slezinsky, Jr., Henry Slezinsky, Robert Slezinsky and Otto Slezinsky. Julius is survived by his beloved wife of over 57 years, Vivian Slezinsky of Kenedy; his daughters, Yvonne Ruhmann and husband Russ of Cotulla, Texas and Elizabeth Soden and husband Scott of Stockdale; his grandchildren, Zachary Ruhmann and wife Lauren, Trenton Ruhmann, Jennifer Soden and Tyler Soden; his brother, Walter Slezinsky; his sister-in-law, Eilene Slezinsky and his nieces, Virginia Lee, Rebecca Lee Shirley Coleman.   

Visitation will be held, Sunday, January 12, 2014, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will begin, 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 13, 2014 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas.

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Pablo “Mino” Reyes, Jr.

Pablo “Mino” Reyes, Jr., a  lifelong resident of Poth, Texas, passed away peacefully at Regency Manor Nursing Home in Floresville, Texas at 4:17 P.M., Monday, January 6, 2014 at the age of 92 years, 9 months and 24 days. Pablo was born, March 13, 1921 in Saspamco, Texas the son of Pablo Reyes, Sr., and Magdalena Morales Reyes.

Mino is survived by his beloved wife, Lydia Ramirez Reyes; his daughter, Dina Martinez and husband Louis of La Porte; his son, Rene Reyes and wife Alice of La Porte and his grandchildren, Rachel Reyes, Belinda Reyes, Crystal Rapstine, Cynthia Martinez, Mario Hernandez, Norman Gomez and Adam Hernandez. He is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Reyes is preceded in death by his parents, Pablo, Sr., and Magdalena Reyes.

Visitation will be held at 5:00 P.M., Friday, January 10, 2014 in the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Poth, Texas with a prayer service following at 7:00 P.M., in the church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M., at Emmanuel Assembly of God Church with Rev. James Collins, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Emmanuel Assembly of God Cemetery, Poth, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, Mario Hernandez, Larry Gomez, Vince Stock, Jose Acosta, Felipe Lara and Felipe Sauceda.

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Claudia Guerra Davila

DAVILA OBIT PICTUREClaudia Guerra Davila, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, entered eternal rest, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:51 P.M., in the Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehab Center in Karnes City, Texas at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 1 day.
Claudia was born December 3, 1925 in Fashing, Texas the daughter of Fermin Guerra and Amada Gonzalez Guerra. In 1941, after a world wind romance, Claudia married Antonio Treviño Davila. Together the two of them owned and operated Davila Garage in Kenedy, Texas, where Claudia tended to the front office and kept the books.
Mrs. Davila is preceded in death by her parents, Fermin and Amada Guerra; her son, Antonio Davila, Jr.; her sisters, Celia Alejandro, Ninfa DeLaGarza and Belia Friesenhahn and her brothers, Benito Guerra, Manuel Guerra and Guadalupe Guerra. Claudia is survived by her beloved husband of 72 years, Antonio T. Davila and her sons, Manuel Davila and wife Madelon of Kenedy, Alfred G. Davila and wife Viola of San Antonio and Rudy Davila and wife Sylvia of Victoria. Claudia is also survived by her 5 grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 8:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. A rosary will be recited; Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Celebration of Mass to follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.
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Frank S. Clyne

Frank S. Clyne, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:38 A.M., in the Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehab Center in Karnes City, Texas at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 6 days.

Frank was born and raised in Kenedy, Texas, July 22, 1923 the son of Charles Ernest Clyne and Mittie Fikes Clyne. Frank proudly served his country in the United States Navy having fought in World War II. Frank was a member of the Kenedy Fire Department for over 30 years and was a mechanic for Kauffman Motor Company in Kenedy, Texas. Mr. Clyne was of the Baptist faith.

Frank’s beloved wife, Ruth Clyne preceded him in death on January 30, 2005. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mittie Clyne. Mr. Clyne is survived by his sons, Frank Clyne, Jr., of San Antonio, Carl Clyne and wife Paulette of Boerne, Billy Clyne and wife Gloria of Cuero, Everett Clyne and wife Susan of Helena, Charles L. Clyne of Kenedy, Charles Brown and wife Wanda of Kenedy and Lance Clyne and wife Raquel of San Antonio.

Visitation will be held, Wednesday, January 1, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the Eckols Chapel with T.J. Burris officiating. Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

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Robert L. Underbrink

 

Robert L. Underbrink, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 12:20 A.M., in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 20 days.

Robert was born September 6, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas the son of Urban L. Underbrink and Beatrice Johnson Underbrink. On July 3, 1964, Robert Married Mary Louise Ford in Choate, Texas. Robert was a school teacher and taught for 35 years in both the Pettus and Runge School Districts.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of over 49 years, Mary Louise Underbrink of Kenedy; his daughters, Joy Tam and husband Pat of Kenedy and Brenda Underbrink of Kenedy; his son, Robert L. Underbrink of Kenedy; his brother, Urban L. Underbrink and wife Nancy of Victoria; his sisters, Mary Ruth El-Hakam and husband Bakri of Sugarland and Nellie Mae Barnes of Charco. Robert is also survived by his 4 beloved grandchildren, Patrick, Chrystal, Paige and Kevin Tam. Mr. Underbrink is preceded in death by his parents, Urban and Beatrice Underbrink.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 27, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas.  Funeral services will be held, 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 28, 2013, from the Eckols Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Choate Cemetery, Choate, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Texas Children Home or to the Choate Cemetery.

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RV Allen

R.V. “Pete” Allen, a resident of San Antonio, Texas and formally of Kenedy, Texas, entered eternal rest, Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 5:04 P.M. in San Antonio, TX at the age of 69 years, 2 months and 21 days.
R.V. was born on October 4, 1944 in Kenedy, TX to James Allen and Marian Douglas. He was a proud Veteran of the US Air Force and of the Baptist Faith.
R.V. is survived by his mother Marian Douglas of Kenedy, TX, daughters; Charmetria Spencer Akala of Slidell,LA , Tanisha Spencer, Kathy Bailey, Diana Spencer, son Robert Spencer of San Antonio, TX, sisters; Vivian Richardson of Fort Worth TX, Katie Mikes of Mississippi, Geraldine Richardson of San Antonio,TX, Diana Tapscott of California, and brother Oscar Mikes of Kenedy, TX.
He is preceded in death by his father, and brothers Edward Douglas and Jamie Mikes.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM to 12 NOON in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be held Monday, December 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at the Kenedy Cemetery with Military Honors.
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Cosme Carrion

Cosme Carrion, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, entered eternal rest, Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 4:21 P.M., in the Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 13 days.

Cosme was born January 25, 1952 in Kenedy, Texas the son of Delfino A. Carrion, Sr., and Petra DeLaPaz Carrion. Cosme married Joyce DeDear, June 11, 1993 in Kenedy, Texas.

Cosme is survived by his beloved wife of over 20 years, Joyce Carrion of Kenedy; his daughters, Sabrina Peña and husband Danny of Kenedy, Stacy Luna and husband Joe of Kenedy, Stephanie Tammy Sanchez and husband Jerry of Rosenberg and Ciara Costello of San Antonio; his step-children, Christopher Leal and wife Gloria of San Antonio, Jason Leal and wife Bianca of San Antonio and Jessica Salas and husband Ruben of San Antonio; his 18 grandchildren; his sisters, Linda Beaver and husband Jerard of Karnes City, Elva Carrion of Karnes City, Lisa Baxter and husband Tim of Midland and Betty Wishert and husband Steve of Karnes City and his brother, George Carrion and wife Mary of Kenedy. Mr. Carrion is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Cosme Carrion, Jr., and his brother, Delfino A. Carrion, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:00 P.M., in the funeral home chapel officiated by Rev. Bennie Herrera, Jr. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery, Kenedy, Texas.

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Adam John Torres

Adam John Torres, a resident of Runge, Texas, passed away, Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 41. Adam was born, March 12, 1972 in Karnes City, Texas the son of Adam Torres and Eliza “Midge” Franco Torres.

Adam is survived by his father; his sister, Dana Torres and his brother, Randy Sanders. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Torres is preceded in death by his mother, Eliza “Midge” Franco Torres.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M., Friday, December 6, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will also be held Friday in the Chapel beginning at 1:30 P.M. Interment will follow in the Helena Cemetery, Helena, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, Randy Sanders, Roland Casarez, Refugio Vargas, Ray Ochoa, Enrique Franco and Marcus Garcia. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, Dylan Reyes and Jesse Laijas.

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Werner Fritz Buehring

Werner Fritz Buehring, a former resident of Kenedy, Texas, entered eternal rest, surrounded by his family, Monday, December 2, 2013 in Giddings, Texas at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 20 days.

Werner was born, July 12, 1944 in Lenz, Texas, the son of Louis Buehring and Elsie Rosenbrock Buehring. He proudly served his country while in the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. After leaving the Army, Werner married, Doris Ann Walterdorf in Karnes City, Texas on September 18, 1970. Werner worked for Weston Gas Company as a pipeline foreman; he was a devoted husband and a beloved father and grandfather.

Mr. Buehring is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Elsie Buehring; his 3 brothers and 1 infant grandchild. Werner is survived by his loving wife of over 43 years, Doris Ann Buehring; his daughters, Debbie Kubla and husband Johnny and Sandra Meadows and husband James; his 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his 2 sisters and his 17 brothers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Thursday, December 5, 2013 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy. Funeral services will be, Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating. Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

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