Leona Hoffmann Mixon

Leona Hoffmann Mixon  born on May 1, 1916 died on September 14, 2010.  Leona was born on May 1, 1916 in  Yorktown, Dewitt County Texas to the Late Julius and Beulah Hoffmann.  She attended grade school in Garfield Community. She moved to Mathis for 3 years in high school.  She then moved to  Kenedy where she lived the rest of her life.  On November 28, 1936 she married John C. Mixon and they were married for 61 years.  Her priority was being a good housewife.  Later on she accepted a job with food commodities for 5 years, the she served as Karnes County Museum Curator for 10 years before retiring on January 1, 1985.  she was a great believer in her church and what it stood for.  She taught Sunday school for 15 years, served as Bible School Assistant for 20 years,  and served on the Baptism and Lord’s Supper Committee for 30 years. 

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Parents, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and 1 grandson.  She is survived by two sons, Cecil and his wife Maona Mixon of Karnes

City, TX, Travis and his wife Maymie of Hallettsville, TX, 5 grandchildren,

13 great-grandchildren, 7 great great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchilden, 8  great step-grandchilden, and 3 great great step-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be Friday, September 17, 2010 from 5PM to 7PM at the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 4PM at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy, TX with the Rev. Tim Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at the Kenedy Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the The Kenedy Cemetery Association or the First Baptist Church, or charity of your choice.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Homeyer, Richard Robinson, Joe Ed Ponish, Wade Slane, Larry Mixon, and Earl Stimson.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons.

                                                                       Eckols Funeral Home