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HILL
Betty King Hill, age 76 died on January 1, 2001 in Alto, Texas. Mrs. Hill
is survived by her husband, Butch Hill; daughter Hazel Smith and husband 
Billy; sisters Laura Williams and husband Gene, Mary Duncan and Dorothy 
Carlton; brothers Henry and Alton Pope; grandchildren Tammy Buckner Abel, 
Mark Raiborn and wife Angela, Julie Raiborn Cochran and husband Carl, 
Diana Raiborn and husband Oliver and 9 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 
at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller, TX. Funeral services will be held 
at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2001 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with 
Brother Forrest Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Mathis Cemetery. 

GOSLER
Our beloved Lela Gosler went home to her Heavenly Father on the afternoon 
of New Years Day at the age of 87.
Lela was born on September 5, 1913, the second of 15 children of Sallie and 
George Washington Johnson on a rural farm near Hooks, Texas. At the age of 
20, she arrived in Cleveland, Texas, and began working for the family of 
John and Lucy Guinn. She stayed with the family for the next 21 years, 
through the death of "Father Guinn", and then, "Mother Guinn". In 1955 she 
married Herbert Gosler, and they began farming and raising cattle on their 
homestead in Hockley, Texas.
Both Lela and her husband were devoted members of Macedonia United Methodist 
Church, which was a big part of their lives. Lela was renowned for her 
beautiful quilts, many of which she made for family and friends and 
generously contributed for raffles and fund-raising events in the church 
and community. She was a talented and skilled homemaker.
Lela was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Herbert, in 1991,
six sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her sisters, Jessie 
Badgett of Haworth, Oklahoma, Mary Lee Pannell of Duncan, Oklahoma, Laura 
Jean Huff of Texarkana, Texas, and a brother, Thomas Johnson of Haworth, 
Oklahoma. She will be remembered lovingly and missed by her family, 
neighbors and friends.
The funeral service at Macedonia United Methodist Church will be on Friday, 
January 5, at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow at the Macedonia Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church of Hockley, Texas.

NEWELL
Lester Newell, age 82, died January 2, 2001 in Waller, Tx. Lester is 
preceded in death by his wife, Isabel Newell. He is survived by his stepson, 
Howard Cubstead and wife Geraldine, sons, Allen Newell and wife Cynthia and 
George Newell and wife Leanna; sister, Nellie Toleman 8 grandchildren 9 
great grand children and 1 great great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 5, 2001 at 
Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller. Services will be held on Saturday, 
January 6, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller with 
Brother Forret Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Mathis Cemetery.

FREY
Ronald Dale Frey, age 35, Died January 4, 2001 In Bryan, Tx. Ronnie is 
preceded in death by his Father, Richard C. Frey; survived by mother, 
Josephine Frey; sons, David Frey and Mikul Klehm; sister, Deborah Martin 
and husband Larry; nieces, Charlie Ann Ethridge, Camilla K Martin, and 
Brittany N Martin; Special friend, Winnie Frey. Visitation will be held 
from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. Saturday January 6, 2001 at Canon Funeral Home 
Chapel in Waller, Texas with Pastor Jeffrey Marsh Officiating. Services 
will be held Sunday January 7, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at Canon Funeral Home 
Chapel.
Interment will follow at Frey Cemetery. 

FISHER
Joyce Evelyn Fisher, born on May 23, 1921 in Blue Rapids, Kansas, died in 
her home in Hockley, Texas on January 12, 2001. She is survived by her 
loving family, which includes her husband, Robert A. Fisher; daughters 
Sharron J. Hoppens and Patricia E. Hall; son David Martin and wife Marilyn; 
step-son Steve Fisher; step-daughter Judi Ratliff and husband Roger; 
grandchildren Charles Reid, Jeff Reid, Holly Mynk, Natalie Ocken, Spencer 
Williams, Alethia Theisen, Benjamin Martin, Elizabeth Martin and Zachary 
Martin; and great-grandchildren Dominique and Preston Ocken, Taylor and 
Brandon Mynk, Timothy and Christopher Reid, Caris and Melanie Williams 
and Brad and Brett Ratliff. Ms. Fisher will be greatly missed by all those 
who knew and loved her. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on 
Sunday, January 14, 2001 in the Canon Funeral Home in Waller, Texas. 
Services will be held Monday, January 15, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Canon 
Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Evelyn E. Cox officiating. Interment 
will follow at Macedonia Cemetery.

BRADFORD
Mary (Strawn) Bradford, age 64, formerly of Navasota, known as "MeMe" entered 
Heaven on January 17, 2001 after fighting a long courageous battle of leukemia. 
She was born on August 8, 1936 and graduated from Pasadena High School in 
Pasadena, Texas in 1955. She married Tommy Bradford April 14, 1956. She is 
currently a member of Christ Community Baptist Church of Prairie View.
Her son, William Keith Bradford precedes Mary in death along with her parents, 
Mr. & Mrs. William Forrest Strawn, brother Edward (Eddie) Strawn and great 
niece Tonia Marie Brunette.
She leaves to remember and carry on for her, her husband Tommy Bradford of 
Waller; son Kevin Bradford and wife Tammy of Hempstead; daughter Cheryl 
Bradford of Tomball; sister Marie Rosenfelder and husband Art of Hempstead; 
adopted sister Willie Mae Calfee; adopted daughter, Kelli Schlosser; 
grandchildren Tyler and Devin Bradford of Hempstead; great great niece 
Camille Manley of Brenham; great great nephew Joseph William Lara of Navasota; 
godchild Elizabeth Gool of Waller, along with numerous nieces, nephews, 
cousins, great nieces, great nephews, friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2001 from 6 – 8 P.M. at Canon 
Funeral Home Chapel in Waller, TX. Services will be held on Saturday, 
January 20, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller with 
Brother Bill Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow at Courtney Cemetery.
Mary will be remembered as a very caring, loving person who always wanted to 
take care of everyone else even when she was not feeling well herself. She 
often thought of others before herself and will be missed by her family, 
neighbors and friends and will be welcomed in Heaven by those who went before.
God gave her a good life, which she never forgot.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Charles Koller and 
the staff of M D Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX and to the Waller County 
Volunteer EMS for their extraordinary care given to Mary during her battle.
COURAGE "Be strong and let your heart take Courage. Wait for the Lord." 
Psalm 27:14

MAYWALD
Ida May Maywald age, 93 passed away January 25, 2001. Mrs. Maywald is survived 
by her sons, Ray Stede Maywald and Autry Maywald ; 6 grandchildren and 6 great 
grandchildren. Graveside services will be held January 27, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. 
at Willow Creek Cemetery in Tomball with Pastor Jeffrey Marsh officiating. 
Visitation will be Friday, January 26, 2001 from 5-8 P.M. at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel in Waller.

LONGA
William Frank Longa age 71 of Hempstead passed away Thursday Jan. 25, 2001 in 
Houston, Texas.
Mr. Longa is survived by his wife, Catherine Longa; sons, Bill Longa and wife 
Cheryl, Steven Longa and wife Karen and Joey Longa: daughter, Lisa Boettcher 
and husband Mike; brothers, Bob Vallee and wife Marie, Mitch Valle-Longa and 
wife Leona; grandchildren, Tyler and Lindsey Longa.
Funeral services will be held Saturday Jan. 27, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at Canon 
Funeral Home in Waller, interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic cemetery 
in Hempstead, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 P.M. with Deacon Bill 
Sheffield officiating.

WINTER
Chris Edward Winter, age 67, of Waller, passed away on January 29, 2001 at 
his home in Waller. Mr. Winter is survived by his wife, Karen Winter; sons, 
Jeffrey Winter and wife Honeye, and Chris Franklyn Winter; daughter, Gail 
Sander; brother Donald Winter; grandchildren, Cole, Francis, Holly, Alicia, 
Jodie, Michael; and great grandchild, Johnathan.
Visitation will be from 5-8pm Wednesday, January 31st, 2001 at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 1st, 2001 at 
11:00am at Canon Funeral Home in Waller, Texas with Pastor W.H. Wetzstein 
officiating.

KEENER
Don Milton Keener, age 53, born October 17, 1947, passed away from brain 
cancer on January 31, 2001. He was a member of Plumbers Local #68. Services 
will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2209 Mayer-
Waller Road, Waller, TX on Thursday, February 1, 2001 at 10:00am. Burial will 
be on Friday, February 2, 2001 at 10:00am by McGuire Funeral Home, Vivian, LA.

SMITH
Blanche L. Smith, age 95, of Waller passed away on February 4, 2001. Mrs. Smith 
was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff H. Smith, Sr. and is survived by 
sons Ernest Lee Smith and wife Mary, James B. Smith and wife Joyce, Jeff H. 
Smith and wife Joyce; daughter, Vernelle S. Yarbrough; 9 grandchildren; 14 
great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30pm on Monday, February 5, 2001 at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel in Waller. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at 
2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Ministers Tommy Smith and Gene Dueveall 
officiating.

ENGELBERGER
Michael E. Engelberger, born August 12, 1959 passed away February 6, 2001 and 
followed his wife April Bass Engelberger who had preceded him to a better world 
on November 7, 1992. Michael is survived by his daughters Krystal and Brittany, 
his twin brother Steven, his brother Ralph and wife Angie, their children Ryan 
and Amalia, his parents Karl and Nora and April’s parents Jack and Charlotte 
Bass and family. His family and his friends will miss Michael forever.
Funeral services will be at Canon Funeral Home in Waller, Texas on Saturday, 
February 17, 2001 at 2:00 pm followed by interment at the Fieldstore Cemetery, 
Waller, TX.

MARTIN
Kathy Lynn Martin, age 50, died February 14, 2001. She is survived by her 
husband, Ron; son, Chris; daughter, Katy; father, William Paskey; father-in-law, 
Clifford Martin and wife Maxine; mother-in-law, Wanda Brengel; brothers, Lee 
Paskey, Ronnie Paskey, Joe Paskey, and Jon Paskey; sister-in-law, Paula 
Stringer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at Canon Funeral Home in Waller, Texas on Saturday, 
February 17, 2001 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Waller Cemetery, Waller, 
TX. Pastor Forrest Wood officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm Friday, 
February 16, 2001.

WALKER
Andrew Everett Walker, age 92, of Waller, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday, 
February 18, 2001 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Canon Funeral Home in Waller.
Services for Andrew Everett Walker will be held at 11:00am on Monday, 
February 19, 2001 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Waller 
Cemetery in Waller, Texas. Reverend Evelyn Cox and Reverend Ronald Walker will 
officiate. Canon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Walker passed away February 15, 2001 at the Tomball Nursing Center. He was 
born February 2, 1909, in the farm community of Authon, Texas in Parker County 
and is the son of Marion Andrew and Willie Maude Smart. He married Gertrude D. 
Davis April 12, 1928 in Palo Pinto County, Texas.
As a young man, Andrew worked in grocery business, bakery business, and then 
worked as a lineman for an independent telephone company. Andrew and Gertrude 
owned several small independent telephone companies, he being the lineman and 
she the telephone operator. Andrew then went to work for Gulf Oil Corporation. 
He started as a lineman and worked up to construction foreman. He left Gulf 
after 23 years and started his own business, Walker & Son Lawnmower and 
Bicycle Service, in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Walker loved people and enjoyed visiting. He also enjoyed working, 
fishing, and playing forty-two.
He was a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church and also the Waller 
Masonic Lodge #808.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; son and wife, Howard and Helen Walker 
of Irving, Texas and Angel Fire, New Mexico; son and wife, Davis and Marietta 
Walker of Waller, Texas; grandchildren, Andrew Walker of Dallas, Charles Walker 
and wife Olivia of Denton, Texas, Nancy and Mike Gonzales of Irving, Brittan 
Walker and wife Patricia of Houston, Denise Tubb of Houston, Andrew E. 
Walker II of Houston, John Walker (deceased), Toni Sloane and husband Ben of 
Houston; 16 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren; brother, 
Morris Walker and wife Francis of McKinney, and sister Dorcas Raines of 
Colleyville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Walker, Charles Walker, Brittan Walker, Andrew E. 
Walker II, Christopher Tubb, and Ben Sloane.

OLIVER
Henry Hervy Oliver was born June 26, 1919 in Carlisle, Arkansas. He went to 
be with the Lord on February 18, 2001. He was preceded in death by his 
parents, Henry Murchison Oliver and Lou Hester Groom Oliver; his wife of 57 
years, Edith Baxter Oliver; one great grandson; four sisters; and one 
brother. He is survived by one sister, Rachel Hunt; four daughters, Gladys 
Murray and husband Ed, Mary Reimer and husband Tedd, Etha Overton and 
husband Samuel, Lucy Scruggs and husband Kit; one son, Jerry Dean Oliver; 
one step-son, James Wawak; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-five great 
grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 20, 2001 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Canon 
Funeral Home in Waller, Texas.
Funeral services will be at Canon Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 
at 2:00pm followed by interment in Pattison Cemetery in Pattison, Texas with 
pastors Kenneth Flora and Jerome Crowhurst officiating.

BREMER
Hazel Del Bremer age 90 of Waller, passed away Saturday March 3, 2001 in Waller.
Mrs. Bremer is survived by her son; James L. Bremer and wife Dorothy; daughter, 
Nancy Mellman and husband William, sister, Billie Moore; 6 grandchildren, 9 
great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday March 4, 2001 at Canon Funeral Home 
Chapel in Waller. Funeral services will be held Monday March 5, 2001 at 2:00pm 
at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Mathis Cemetery.

WAIT
Robert Douglas Wait Jr. age 66 of Cypress TX. Passed away Saturday 
March 9, 2001 in Cypress.
Mr. Wait is survived by his Sister Marie Featherston and husband Harry; 
Marjorie Elders; nephews, Hiram Douglas Elders and Byron Thomas Elders; Many 
other family members and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 – 9 P.M. Monday March 12, 2001 at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel in Waller, Texas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 
March 13, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller, interment 
will follow in Katy Magnolia Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. with pastor Forrest Wood 
officiating.
Pallbearers: Ralph Kellogg, Ronnie Schmidt, Marvin Weiman, Charles Johnson, 
Gerald Lowery and Derrol Lowery. Honorary Pallbearers; Jim McAnelly, Donald 
Williams, Gene Zaboroski, Frankie Litt, Gordon Grimes and all the Cypress 
Rice Farmers.
Everyone is invited to Jergens Hall in Cypress following the graveside 
service for food and fellowship.

SALES
Charlie Sales age 85, passed away March 15, 2001. He is survived by his wife 
of 62 years Dorothy Sales; daughter, Betty Adams and husband Burl; grandson, 
Dr. Jody Adams and wife Trinda; great grandsons, Nathan, Bryant, Spencer, 
Tanner, Dallin, Hunter and Parker Adams; brother-in-law, Bobby Brown and wife 
Laverne; sister-in-law, Jewel Brown and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services March 19, 2001 at 9:00 A.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-Day Saints in Waller with Bishop Steven Cook officiating. Interment 
will follow at Waller
Cemetery. Pallbearers: Dr. Jody, Nathan, Bryant, Spencer, Tanner and Dallin 
Adams; Honorary Pallbearers, Hunter and Parker Adams. 

OTKA
Judy Lynn Otka age 50 of Waller, passed away Wednesday March 14, 2001. Ms. Otka 
is survived by her father, Horace W. Broyles; son, Aaron James Otka; daughters, 
Shannon and husband Adrian Perez, and Kim Otka; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at the Canon 
Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be Thursday, March 22nd at 2:00pm 
at Waller Cemetery.

THOMAS
Raymond Jack Thomas age 85 of Hockley, previously of 1958 Restridge in Houston, 
passed away Tuesday March 20, 2001 in Tomball Hospital
Mr. Thomas is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Thomas Allbritton and husband 
Lon E. Sr., Karen Thomas Craft and husband Don; brothers, Sammy D. Thomas and 
Harold Thomas. Grandchildren Elaine Allbritton and Lon E. Allbritton Jr.; three 
great-grandchildren and many friends and relatives.
Graveside services were held Wednesday March 21, 2001 at Fieldstore Cemetery. 

McENTIRE
Glen Thomas McEntire, age 27 of Magnolia, passed away on March 28, 2001. 
Mr. McEntire is survived by his wife, Michelle Renee McEntire; daughters, 
Gabrielle Marlene and Madison Rae McEntire; father and mother, Mack and Della 
McEntire; brothers, Robert Kimball, Randy McEntire, Anthony McEntire, and Mack Jr. 
McEntire; and sisters, Janet Wrench, Cindy Solomon, Annette McEntire, and Mary 
Anne Weaver.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 29th from 5:00 – 9:00pm at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 30, 2001 at 2:00pm at Canon 
Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Forrest Wood officiating.
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CLEPPER
Velma Violet Clepper, age 88 of Livingston, passed away on April 1, 2001. She 
was preceded in death by her husband, Morris G. Clepper, and is survived by 
daughters, Bonnie Mustin and husband John, and Bobbie Bodiford and husband Paul; 
sons, Gene and Ray Clepper; grandchildren, Gay Mustin, Eric Mustin, Merrilee 
Payne, Greg Mustin, Stacey Clepper, Eddie Clepper, Kevin Campbell, Kim Ewing, 
Pam Clepper, Laurie Clepper, Wayne Clepper, and Nancy Boots; and a number of 
great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Canon Funeral Home 
Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 11:00am at Canon 
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

BLUME
Sherry Spitzer Blume passed away April 1, 2001. She was born on March 15, 1947. 
She was the daughter of the late Garrett and Bertha Spitzer. She is survived by 
her loving husband of 35 years, Butch Blume, son Matt and his fiance Suzanne 
Jordan, son Judd and his wife Renae and her grandchildren Leah and Erin Blume. 
Also mourning her passing are her brother Doyle Spitzer and his wife Pat, 
sister Jan Wegand and her husband Dan, sister Lu Henske and her husband 
Russell, her mother-in-law Mary Blume, her brother-in-law Rick Blume and wife 
JoAnn, her sister-in-law Theresa Ingram, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was an employee of Cy-Fair Independent School District for 21 years, 
during which time she touched the lives of parents, teachers and especially 
the children. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. 
Friends and family will always remember her kind heart, loving nature, and 
generosity.
Her life will be celebrated with a memorial service at St. John’s Lutheran 
Church in Waller, TX on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 4:30pm. In lieu of 
flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to St. John’s Lutheran 
Church in Waller, TX. Donations will go toward youth programs at the church.

HAKEMACK
Willard O. Hakemack age 78 of Waller, formerly of Houston, passed away 
Wednesday April 4, 2001 at home.
Mr. Hakemack was a member of the Air Corp for 4 years and was an avid 
hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hakemack; son, 
Mark Hakemack and Karen Stroud; daughter, Susan Davis; brother, Doug Hakemack 
and wife Nadyne; granddaughter, Jennifer Wenfrow.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm Thursday April 5, 2001 at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel, Funeral Services will be at 2:00pm Friday April 6, 2001 at 
Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller with Pastor Jeffrey Marsh of St. John’s 
Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow in St. John’s Lutheran 
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran 
Church.

MITCHAM
Earlene Mitcham, age 55 of Hockley, passed away on April 5, 2001. Mrs. 
Mitcham was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Mitcham, and is survived 
by sons, Scott Mitcham and fiancé Janet Bond, and Robert Mitcham and fiancé 
Kelley Grant; brothers, James Castilow, Junior Castilow, and David Castilow 
and his wife, Barbara; sisters, Faye Prater and husband, Ronnie, Louise 
Clemens and husband, John, Peggy Bell and husband, Bobby, Mozelle Eldridge 
and husband, Robert, Melba Kolar and husband, Dennis, Debbie Brown and 
husband, Jimmy, Kay Bell and husband, Jimmy, and Sissy Wedding and husband, 
Bruce; and grandchildren, Victoria E., Scott Kirk Jr., Moriah Lee, and 
Makayla Lynn Mitcham.
Visitation will be Friday, April 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel in Waller. Funeral Services will be Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 
2:00 pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fieldstore 
Cemetery.

SCHIEL
Benhiman Louis "Bennie" Schiel, age 81 of Hockley, passed away on 
April 5, 2001. Mr. Schiel was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and 
Meta Schiel; his brothers, Chester, Pete, and Walter Schiel, Sr.; and 
sister, Alma Schiel. Mr. Schiel is survived by his sister, Irene Spencer 
and sister-in-law, Madeline Schiel; nephews, Walter Schiel, Jr. and wife 
Gladys, and Louis Schiel; nieces, Barbara White and husband Curtis, 
Florence Peterson and husband Marshall, Gloria Treichel and husband Leonard, 
and Donna Hill and husband Jody; 7 great-nephews; 5 great-nieces; 1 great-
great-nephew; and 3 great-great-nieces.
Visitation will be Monday, April 9th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 10:00am 
at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Roberts Cemetery.
Uncle Bennie
That’s what he was to the people that loved him most, his nieces and nephews. 
Uncle Bennie never married, and never had a family of his own. He was too 
busy helping take care of Grandma, Meta Schiel, who had the overwhelming 
task of trying to raise 5 young children after Grandpa, Louis Schiel, died. 
He continued his role of caregiver for his mom, living with her until she 
died at the age of 93.
He worked at Katy Water Well Drilling Company for 15 years, then for Harris 
County, where he retired with 26 years of service. Uncle Bennie attended 
Christ United Church in Cypress, Texas, where he was baptized as an infant 
and confirmed on August 18, 1940.
Uncle Bennie loved his nieces and nephews, and took great pleasure in 
inviting them over to eat lunch that he had cooked for them. He also loved 
visiting the Hardware store, almost on a daily basis, where he would visit 
with the family and customers. He took great pleasure in talking to folks, 
and had a mind sharp as a tack. He had such an incredible memory, and would 
often times surprise people with the details he could remember about things 
they had told him, or significant dates such as birthdays.
We will miss Uncle Bennie, but are extremely grateful that we were blessed 
to have him as part of our family, and part of our lives, for so many years.
Walter Schiel, Jr., Barbara White, Florence Peterson, Gloria Treichel, 
Louis Schiel and Donna Hill.

WARREN
John Warren, age 62 of Waller passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001 in Tomball, 
Texas.
Mr. Warren is survived by his wife, Nancy S. Warren and son, John W. Warren V; 
brother, James Warren, two grandchildren – Megan Warren, and Michael Warren. 
Visitation will be Monday, April 16th from 5:30 – 8:30 P.M. at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 17, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. 
at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Britton Kelley officiating.

GOODEAUX
Betty Ann Goodeaux Schlett, age 58 of Hempstead, passed away on April 13, 2001. 
She is survived by her husband, Norman Schlett; daughter, Gayla Cooper and 
husband, Jerry Jr.; son, Gary Schlett; brothers, Billy Johnson, Carl Ray 
Delacerda, William Ronald Delacerda, Roger Dale Delacerda, David E. Delacerda, 
Ricky Len Delacerda; sister, Patsy Joyce Spillman; and grandchildren, Megan 
Cooper, Norman Wayne Schlett, and Mike Morrison.
Visitation will be Monday, April 16th from 5:00 – 8:00pm at Canon Funeral Home 
Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 11:00 am at Canon 
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Monaville Cemetery with pastor 
Bill Montgomery officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 
Alzheimers Association.

ALLISON
Lynnis Wayne Allison, age 74 of Hempstead, passed away on April 21, 2001.
Graveside Services will be 11:00am Thursday, April 26, 2001 at Houston 
National Cemetery with Pastor Britton Kelley officiating.

WALLACE
Mrs. Ruby Elgie Wallace, age 88, of Hempstead passed away Monday, April 23, 2001 
in College Station, Texas. Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her husband, 
Oram Wallace and is survived by her sons, John O'Neal, and Ralph O'Neal and wife, 
Beverly; sister, Reba Pierce; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and 
two great, great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00pm Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel in Waller, Texas. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, 
April 25, 2001 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller. Interment will follow in 
Waller Cemetery with Pastor Forrest Wood officiating.

RADCLIFF
Marlene S. Radcliff age 55 of Waller passed away Thursday April 5, 2001 at her 
home in Waller, Texas.
Mrs. Radcliff is survived by her husband, Jim Radcliff daughters, Kelly Ladd 
and husband Harold; Kim Lopez and husband Rick; brothers and sisters, Diane 
Binder of New Jersey, Audrey Welsh of West Virginia, Peggy Edelmann of 
Pennsylvania. and Ronald Cahoone of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2001 at Marshall Recreation 
Center in Hempstead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marlene 
Radcliff Memorial Account at Wells Fargo Waller Branch Acc.# 2019914142.

FREEMAN
Julia Freeman " Kitty " age 88 of Hempstead, passed away on April 27, 2001. She 
is preceded in death by her husband, U.N. Edward Freeman and son-in-law, John 
Marino. Mrs. Freeman is survived by her daughter, Unice Marino; brother, Jim 
Pohorelsky and wife Irene; sisters, Tracy Steahr and husband Alfred, Mary Ann 
Dodd and husband Marshall, and Pat Nelson and husband Fred; grandchildren, John 
Edward Marino and wife Brenda, Jeffery Wayne Marino, Julia Lavon Marino and 
friend Marty; and great grandchildren, Tiffany Ann Marino, Joseph Marino, and 
Samuele Marino.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 29th from 5:00 – 8:00pm at Canon Funeral Home 
Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, April 30, 2001 at 2:00pm at Canon 
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Mathis Cemetery with Reverend 
Scott Nelson officiating.

TALLEY
Ora Mae Brown Talley age 94, of Hempstead, died April 28, 2001. Mrs. Talley is 
survived by her son, John Chandler and wife Imogene; daughter, Beverly Kaufman 
and husband Al; brothers, T.C. Hardcastle and D.C. Hardcastle; sisters, Pearl 
Wamsley, and Ruth McDaniel; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 4 great 
great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 1, 2001 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral 
Home Chapel in Waller with Reverend Melissa Martin officiating. Visitation will 
be Monday April 30, 2001 from 5:30 until 7:30pm. Interment will follow at Waller 
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Red Cross 
Foundation.

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