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Sister Maeula (Mary) Menifee Brooks
Sister Maeula (Mary) Menifee Brooks, 84, of Baytown, passed away, Tuesday, December 4, 2001 in a Baytown hospital.
Maeula was born on July 24, 1917 in Richards, Tx. She lived in Baytown 60 plus years. She was a member of the Washington Chapel M.B.C., founding member of the Gospel Singing Group, The Traveling Echos, and a former member of The Logan Chapel U.M.C.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister and three brothers.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Holmes and Leroy Johnson of Baytown; sisters, Stella Baldwin and Essie Allen both of Baytown; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, two Godchildren, Evelyn Allen and Eugene Allen and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A special thanks to Bridgehaven Hospice, The Hodge family and Mrs. Norton may God bless and keep you.
Visitation and wake will be from 7 - 9 p.m. today, December 7, 2001 at Washington Chapel M.B.C.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2001 at Washington M.B.C., 2207 Jones Rd., McNair, Rev. Earl Alexander Pastor with Rev. John L. Bates officiating.
Interment will follow at Pineywood Cemetery, Richards.
Pallbearers will be Deharard Allen, Leon Dennis, Earl Johnson, Edgar Johnson, Frank Smith and Troy Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Garlan Holmes, Deshawn Allen, Ethan Allen, John Allen, Rodirick Menifee and Garlan Menifee.
Arrangements are under the direction of Frazier Funeral Home, 7623 Harrison, Baytown, 281-426-5579. Serving every family as our own since 1940. www.legacy.com

Beatrice Martin
Beatrice Martin, 84, a homemaker, passed away, Thursday, December 6, 2001 in Dallas.
Beatrice Martin was born October 4, 1917 in Nolan County to William and Dora Knox.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Glendol Martin and Patsy of Pasadena; daughter and her husband, Becky McHenry and Lawrence of Arlington; grandchildren, Kevin Martin and his wife Janetha, Steve McHenry and his wife Cindy, Susan and her husband James Holman, five great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Myrtle Knox of Texas City; Annette Knox of Baytown; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today, December 7, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2001 at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Baytown.
Arrangements are under the direction of Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel, Arlington, 817-468-8111.

Christopher Leo Vollman
Christopher Leo Vollman was born on October 21, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio and passed away, Tuesday, December 4, 2001 in Baytown.
He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering and held a MBA from Murray State University in Kentucky. Chris was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic minister and Sacrastant, and he enjoyed teaching youth in C.C.E. Chris served 5 Councils as a District Deputy and Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and was actively involved in many organizations including the Squires and Cursillo. When he wasn’t working for his church, the Knights, playing golf or bowling, Chris enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving family members include his loving wife of 30 years, Karen Sue Gordon Vollman of Houston; sons, Nicholas Joseph Vollman II and William Christopher Vollman of Houston; daughter, Angela Christine Muras of Houston; granddaughters, Laura Christine Muras and Ivy Rose Vollman, daughter-in-law, Jessie Clark Vollman, father, Nicholas Joseph Vollman and his wife, Helen, mother, Marilyn R. Bailey Vollman Jenkins, brother, Nicholas Leo Vollman and his wife, Leslie of Columbus, Ohio, nephew, Michael Vollman and niece, Lindsey Vollman.
Visitation and Rosary were held Thursday, December 6, 2001 at St. Andrew Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. today, December 7, 2001 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 827 Sheldon Rd., Channelview, with Rev. Stephen Zigrang, celebrant.
Interment to follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park.
Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements are under the direction of L.A. Crespo Funeral Directors, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, 281-839-0700.

Della I. “Gene” McDonald
Della I. “Gene” McDonald, 87 of Buffalo, died Tuesday in a Fairfield, TX hospital. Visitation was held on Thursday at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Funeral Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Pals Memorial Park in Dayton.
Gene was born in 1914 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She had been a resident of Baytown for 30 years before moving to Buffalo, Texas in recent months. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and a Life member of The Order of the Eastern Star in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, Arthurs and Mary Helen Bostock, her husband, Morris Dale McDonald, her daughter Paddy Peloquin, her sister Betty Thompson and her brother Arthur Wilbur Bostock. She is survived by her son Morris James McDonald of Wimberly, Texas and her sister Mae Burden of New Salisbury, Indiana. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Vicky Lynn Davis-Oelfke
Vicky Lynn Davis-Oelfke, 35, of Baytown, passed away, Saturday, December 1, 2001.
She attended Lee College in Baytown and was a member of the American Studies Honors Program and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She won first place in the Walter Prescott Webb Society’s Caldwell Contest for the best undergraduate research and paper on an aspect of Texas History. Her paper “Slavery and Cattle Ranching in Liberty and Chambers Counties” was later published in Touchstone, the Journal of the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society, sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association. She served an internship at the Smithsonian Institute. She later transferred to the University of St. Thomas in Houston with the intention of pursuing her love of history and historical research and writing.
She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Douglas E. Oelfke, Jr., her four beautiful children, Shanna Shantel Lewis, 17, Samuel Faulkner Oelfke, 7, Margaret Judith Oelfke, 5 and Harper Kate Oelfke, 3, parents, Frankie Lynn and Doris Davis, brothers, Randy and Charley Davis and sister Kelly McIntyre.
A memorial service was held in her honor at Trinity Tabernacle @ 1008 E. Lobit, Baytown, at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2001.
Instead of flowers donations in her name can be made to The Friends of Lee College at Box 1313 Baytown, TX 77521 or the Joseph McFadden Scholarship Fund at the University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006.

Brenda J. Benavides
Brenda J. Benavides, 62, born in September of 1939 to Gertrude and Timothy Kelly left our world for a better place on December 6, 2001.
She and her husband moved to Baytown in 1965 where she became a nurse at Gulf Coast Hospital. She quit nursing to become a devoted mother. She was a wonderful wife and loving mother to four adopted children and a proud grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of one and one on the way. She touched so many lives, she was mother and grandmother to so many others. Brenda was also a member of Word of Life Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, sisters, Juanita and Dorothy Kelley and brother, James.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Edwardo Benavides of Baytown; six daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Pedro Chavez, Esther and Benjamin Ramirez, Michelle Garcia and Eduardo Ramirez all of Baytown; Sandy and Billy Coleman of Corpus Christi; Diana Benavides also of Corpus Christi; Janie and Fernando Jaramillo of Sandford, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jose and Leticia Benavidez of Harlingen; Edwardo and Barbra Benavides of Denver, Colo.; Ray Benavidez of Corpus Christi; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Roy Sargent of Fife Lake, Mich.; Betty and John Degenkolb of Cocomo, Ind.; Shirley and Frank Silee of Florida; ten grandchildren, one great-grandson, numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, December 8, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown with Rev. Jerry Galvan and Rev. James Mills officiating.
Interment will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands.
Pallbearers will be Valentine De Lo Reyes, Roy Sargent, Jr., Jerry Ramirez, Matthew Woods, JR Barragan and Joe Benavides.
Honorary pallbearers will be Benjamin Ramirez, Jr. and Edwardo Benavides.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Mae Ellen Chaney
Mae Ellen Chaney, 82, passed away, December 7, 2001, at Baytown Nursing Home.
She was born June 6, 1919 to Lon McKinney and Lois Large McKinney in Alba, Tx.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Coy Chaney, a brother and a sister.
She is survived by her sons, Edward and Dene Chaney of Mesquite; John and Linda Chaney of Baytown; grandchildren, Ronnie and Teresa Chaney of Whitney; Elli and Nick Barchuk of Baytown; Ron and Jennifer McCarty and Shawn McCarty of Dallas; six great-grandchildren, sister, Lois Derrick of Mesquite and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today, December 8, 2001 from noon - 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services will be held at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton at 2 p.m. today, December 8, 2001 with Rev. Larry Lakey and Rev. Harry Rose officiating.
Interment will follow at Star Cemetery in Canton.
A very special thank you to the entire staff at Baytown Nursing Home and Odessy Hospice Care for their tender care.

Calvin Loren Miller
Calvin Loren Miller, 73 of Baytown passed away Thursday, December 6. Services are pending at Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Road, Highlands, (281) 426-3555.

Don C. Kelly
Funeral services for Don C. Kelly, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2001 at Highlands United Methodist Church, 107 West Houston in Highlands.
Mr. Kelly went to be with the Lord, Friday, December 7, 2001.
He was born, October 19, 1912 in Fort Scott, Kan. and had been a Baytown area resident since the 1930’s.
Mr. Kelly worked as an electrician for Gulf Oil Company for 38 years. Mr. Kelly with his wife, Ruth Kelly, owned and operated Lynchburg Feed and Hardware for 23 years. Mr. Kelly was a longtime member of Highlands United Methodist Church. In past years, he served on The Administrative Board and was a Lay Leader and served on various other committees. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 231 in Highlands. Mr. Kelly was awarded an endowed membership certificate, commemorating fifty years of membership.
He was preceded in death by Evan Hunter Harris, a great-grandson and his devoted wife, Ruth Kelly.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Don Miller of Deer Park; Nell and Bill Slawson of LaPlace, La.; grandchildren and spouses, Laurie Harris and husband, John, Kelly Miller and wife, Linda, Christine Casadaban and husband, Gene, great-grandchildren, Kelly Gambino, Tony Gambino, Rebecca Miller, Weston Harris, Scott Miller and Connor Casadaban, sister, Elva Dommert of Lake Charles, La.; brother-in-law, James Selkirk of Baytown and a host of friends and relatives.
The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. today, December 8, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home.
Mr. Kelly will lie in state one hour before the funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2001 at Highlands United Methodist Church, 107 W. Houston, Highlands.
Interment will be held at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery following services.
For those desiring, the family requests that contributions be made to the Highlands United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Albert L. Anderson
Albert L. Anderson, 60, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 at a local hospital.
Albert L. Anderson went home to Jesus after a lengthy illness of cancer. He was an inspiration to people. He loved so many, first of all God, his family and his country. He was an avid sportsman. He coached for 14 years for the Optimist Short Horns and gave so much inspiration to many men. His family loved him with all their hearts forever and ever.
Albert is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Berniece Anderson.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Molly Anderson of Baytown; sons, Clinton S. Anderson and Lance W. Anderson, both of Baytown; sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Joe Bevel of Baytown; brother Charles Anderson of Kentucky; sister-in-law and husband Anna and Raymond Hobbs, of Baytown and Terry and Mike Gaines of Mont Belvieu; his brother-in-law Don H. Stockman, mother-in-law, Esther Stockman of Mont Belvieu; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sterling Library.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, with Deacon Bob Hennessy Officiating.
Pallbearers will be Manton Flowers, Robert Hood, Dale Harp, Don Stockman, Warnen Blair and B.T. Dunlap.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas, 77521.

Maycel Evalda Ford
Maycel Evalda Ford, 97, passed away Dec. 8, 2001, in Jacksonville, Texas. She was a resident of Baytown for 57 years and a member of First Christian Church. In 1983, she moved to Brownwood and in 1993 to Jacksonville.
Mrs. Ford is survived by two of her six children: Mrs. Joyce Tice of Jacksonville and Jesse J. Ford Jr. of Alexandria, Virginia. Her daughter, Ellen Monk, preceded her mother in death in May 2001. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Amanda Oliver of Houston, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Earthman Funeral Home in Baytown between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Cedar Crest Cemetery.

Henry A. Ward Jr.
Henry A. Ward Jr., 84, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001. He was born Oct. 8, 1917 in Columbus, Texas, to Henry and Lucille Phillips Ward.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Billye Ward; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Carolyn Ward, of Baytown, Gerald and Dorothy Ward, of Industry, Texas, and Dale and Jan Ward, of Friendswood, Texas; grandchildren Tana Davis, Derik Ward, John Ward Jr., Alan Ward, Brian Ward, Jason Ward, Travis Ward, Wendy Valicek, Trevor Ward and Katy Ward; and eight great-grandchildren.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Billy Ward, and sister, Lucille Mouser.
He served in the Navy a short time, then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 1948 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved his family to Baytown and went to work for Humble Oil and Refinery Co.
His entire career was spent in Baytown and he retired from Exxon Chemicals in 1978 after working 30 years. Upon retirement, he and Billye moved to Lake Buchanan, Texas, where they joined Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church.
Henry served as a deacon of the Central Baptist Church in Baytown and the Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church, also serving on numerous committees, singing in the choirs and teaching Sunday School with Billye.
Henry led a full and useful life. His favorite activities included hunting, fishing and taking his grandkids water-skiing. He was also a pretty good carpenter and while in Baytown and at Lake Buchanan, participated in several groups that helped build churches in states from Utah to Virginia and Minnesota to Oklahoma.
The Wards moved back to Baytown in August of this year, where they reestablished their membership in Central Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at the Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church, Lake Buchanan, with the Rev. Wayne Oglesby officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Edgar Funeral Home in Burnet, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Floyd, Barry Haffelder, Bob Margell, Jim Major, John Damond and Dan Mitchel.
The family requests that Memorial Donations be made to the World Hunger Organization, Inc.
Arrangements are under the direction of Edgar Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas, (512) 756-4444.

Lydia L. Eixmann
Lydia L. Eixmann, 92, of La Porte, passed away, Sunday, December 9, 2001 in a local hospital.
She was born on November 4, 1909 in Welcome, Tx. She lived in the La Porte area for four years. She was a homemaker and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Mrs. Eixmann came to Baytown in 1942 and was a resident here before moving to La Porte.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, La Fay Glover, her husband, parents and her siblings.
She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Rose Thomas of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Sharon Novosad of La Porte; Wayne Novosad of Dayton; James Thomas of San Diego and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today, December 11, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Navarre Chapel with Rev. Richard Turner officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Ross Goben
Ross Goben, 65, of Baytown, passed away, Monday, December 10, 2001 at his home.
Ross was born November 1, 1936 in Iowa City, Iowa.
He retired from Brown & Root with 37 years of service.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Verbena Goben and brother, Richard Goben.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Rodiguez Goben of Baytown; son and daughter-in-law, Griff A. and Kellie Goben of Baytown; brothers, Robert Goben of Chariton, Iowa; Charles Goben of Carbonale, Ill.; sister, Bonnie Petty of Chariton, Iowa; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today, December 11, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Navarre Funeral Home.
His body will be cremated.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Nelda Boodell Brahm
Nelda Boodell Brahm, 50, passed away, Sunday, December 9, 2001 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital.
She was born on February 15, 1951 in Freeport. She was a loving free spirit. She loved and cherished her sisters and brothers. Her devotion to her mother was apparent in all she did. She loved and adored her husband, daughter and her two granchildren. Loosing her will be felt by the many people whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Brahm of Baytown; mother, Zella Smith and step-father Emile of Baytown; daughter and son-in-law, Kaci Moncada and Adam of Baytown; brothers, Albert Boodell and wife Glenda of Mont Belvieu; Ronnie Boodell and wife Cathy of Dayton; Troy Boodell and wife Mary Ellen of Baytown; sisters, Zena Hale and husband Delbert of Mont Belvieu; Diana Frankeny and husband Richard of Cedar Park; Helen Naismith and husband David of Baytown; Sandra Garcia and husband Robert of Baytown; grandchildren, Travis Moncada and Lanna Moncada both of Baytown; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. today, December 11, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home Chapel, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown with Dr. David Bowman officiating.
Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Hale, Richard Frankeny, Brian Naismith, Spence Naismith, Kenny Boodell, Jason Boodell, Chad Trousdale, Bradley Trousdale, and Brady Boodell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Eathman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Mannon Hicks Jr.
Mannon Hicks Jr., 69, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2001.
Mannon was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He was born on June 16, 1932 in Natchitoches, La., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Mannon Hicks, Sr. He spent most of his life in Killeen before making Baytown his home.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mannon, Sr., and Ella Mae Hicks; son, Charles Ray Hicks, and sister, Betty Burke.
He will be loved and missed by his wife of 50 years, Catherine Hicks; daughters, Dorothy Locke and Kimberly Evans both of Colorado Springs, Co., Betty Ann Meryl and husband Nicholas of St. Croix, V.I., Patricia Pace, Annie Hicks, Brenda Fontenot and Virginia Vaughn and husband Wilbert, all of Baytown; sister, Annie Mims of Richmond, Calif., three sister-in-laws, three brother-in-laws, 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and a very special friend and caretaker, Alice Stockton of Killeen.
The family will receive friends today, December 14, 2001 from 7pm - 9pm at Robey Funeral Home in the Chapel.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11am also at Robey Funeral Home, 403 W. Sterling Ave., Baytown, with Rev. John L. Bates officiating.
Interment will follow at Memory Gardens on Garth Rd.
Arrangements Entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, 281-428-9911

Antonio Costello, Sr.
Antonio Costello, Sr., 50, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 9, 2001.
Born in Galveston, to Antonio and Amelia Costello on September 29, 1951. Antonio along with his family moved to Chicago, Ill. where he attended the local public schools and church. In 1975, Antonio and his family returned to Texas and settled in Baytown where he met his wife to be Crucita Urbina. They were married on November 26, 1977 and to this union 3 children were born, Antonio, Jr., Jesus and Amelia. Antonio was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. His hobbies included fishing, bowling, reading, collecting coins and coaching little league baseball at the local YMCA.
He is survived by and will be deeply missed by a loving and devoted wife of 24 years, Crucita Costello, children, Antonio Costello, Jr. and wife Monica, Jesus Costello and wife Elizabeth, Amelia Ochoa and husband Manuel, mother, Amelia Costello of Chicago; brother, Steven Costello, sisters, Sarah D. Calderon both of Chicago; Annmarie Costello of Atascocita; grandchildren, Daizy, Johnathon, Karena, Toni, Audrey and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 3 - 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. today, December 12, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001. Both services will be held at Robey Funeral Home, 403 W. Sterling Ave., Baytown in the Chapel with Father Luis E. Hernandez officiating.
Interment will follow at White Cemetery in Highlands.
Arrangements entrusted to Robey Funeral Home, 403 Sterling Ave., Baytown, 281-428-9911. “A Family of Helping Hands”

Wiley Joe Mikulastik
Funeral services for Wiley Joe Mikulastik, 73, of Highlands, will be Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church of Highlands with Pastor Jerry Cumbie officiating and under the direction of Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home. Interment will follow in White Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. today, December 12, 2001, at the funeral home.
Wiley Joe was born January 3, 1928, in Bell County, Texas, and passed away Monday, December 10, 2001, in Baytown. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Highlands, S.P.J.S.T., and Woodmen of the World. He was a hard worker who enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking for the church, and collecting miniature antique cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Annie Mikulastik, and brother, Robert Mikulastik.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn Mikulastik, of Highlands; son, Frank Joe Mikulastik, of Crosby; daughter, Tammy Mikulastik, of Highlands; sisters and brother-in-law, Theresa Palousek, of Belton, Texas, Dorothy Coufal, of Temple, Texas, and Agnes and Rudolph Kohut, of Irving, Texas; sister-in-law, Sally Mikulastik, of Angleton, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, church family, and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Richard Wooley, Wesley Wooley, J.R. Hobbs, Kenny Jones, Donnie Palousek, and Ronnie Palousek. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Hobbs, Howard Brockinton, John Hencke, Floyd Squier, Robert Patrick, J.B. Netherlin, Warren Earls, Jim Shanks, the Harris County Pct. #2 co-workers, employees of Highlands Water Control and Improvement District #1, and co-workers of Food Town.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling White Chapel, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, 281-426-3555.www.sterlingwhitechapel.com

Roberta Virgil West
Roberta Virgil West, 84, passed away, Friday, December 7, 2001 at her residence.
She was a member of Cedar Bayou Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and past president of The Quilting Circle at her church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Blonnie Drew West.
She is survived by her sister, Bettie Enderli of Baytown; great-nephews, Lanny Enderli and Alan Enderli both of Baytown.
The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 p.m. today, December 12, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001 at Cedar Crest Cemetery, 3010 Ferry Road, Baytown with Rev. Roddy Bland officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.
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Maria Paez Venegas
Maria Paez Venegas, 87, passed away, Monday, December 10, 2001 at Allenbrook Nursing Home.
She was born on January 24, 1914 in Elmendorf, TX. and was raised in Galveston. She was a resident of Baytown for 73 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was a member of The Guadalupana Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Venegas, brothers, Eluterio Juarez, Sylvester Juarez, Gregory Juarez, Sr. and Julio Juarez.
She is survived by daughter, Andrea Kelly of Houston; sons, Charles Ray Venegas of Tampa, Fla.; Henry Venegas of Baytown; Rudy Venegas and wife Susan of Baytown; brothers, Rev. Joe Juarez of Houston; Margarito Juarez of Baytown; sister, Gumecinda Martinez of Baytown; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today, December 12, 2001 at Earthman Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 5 p.m. today.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1124 Beech St., Baytown with Father Luis Hernandez officiating.
Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, 13401 Eastex Freeway Lauder Rd., Houston.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, 281-422-8181.

Steve Hartrick
Steve Hartrick, 51, of Baytown, passed away, Monday, December 10, 2001 at his home. Services are pending at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, 281-422-8111.

Sandra Gayle Robbins
Sandra Gayle Robbins, 53, of Dayton, passed away, Sunday, December 9, 2001 at her Dayton residence.
Sandra was born on October 30, 1948 in Decatur, Ill. to parents, Nathaniel Montgomery and Mary Amelia Marcheschi. She graduated from East St. Louis High School in 1966 in East St. Louis Illinois. She had been a resident of Dayton for 4 years moving from Baytown. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Mark Furlong.
She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Robbins of Dayton; son, Jeffrey Furlong of La Porte; daughter, Debra Robbins of Dayton; brother, Jerry Montgomery of Laguna Beach, Calif.; sisters, Connie Timpe of Cahokia, Ill.; Paula Lechnir of Cahokia, Ill.; Linda Bagget of Galveston; five grandchildren, several brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 5 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, December 12, 2001 at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton with Rev. Thomas Phelan officiating. Burial will be at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, 935-258-2678.


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