Eunice Levora Rogers Schroller

Eunice SchrollerEunice Levora Rogers Schroller went home to be with her Lord at 9:00PM
on Sunday, February 22, 2015. She was greeted in heaven by Leo,
1913-2005 and Leo Jr, 1945-1969, granddaughter Cheryl, 1962-2011 and
daughter Charlotte Ann, 10-24-1939–12-09-2014.
She was born in Choate, TX on January 7, 1917 to Hubert William Rogers
and Ida Lee Vickery Rogers. Eunice attended Green School and married
Leo Joe Schroller September 4, 1937. They spent 68 years together.
They had four children and were active in the Pawnee Baptist Church and
Windsor Park Baptist Church in Corpus Christi. Eunice was a Teachers’
Aide in Pawnee and Corpus Christi for 17 years.
She is survived by daughter Irene and Ellis Brasher, Rusk TX and
daughter Elaine and Reginald Gregory, Dallas TX and son-in-law Charles
Dekle, Corpus Christi, TX and son, Kyle Alderink. She was known as Big
MaMa to surviving grandchildren, Carol and Stephen Smith, Branson MO,
Candice and Paul Mills, Corpus Christi, TX and Rocky and Shari Bassham,
Corpus Christi, TX. She was loved by 8 great grandchildren and 15 great
great grandchildren. To know Eunice was to love her. Eunice and Leo
taught us love and were perfect examples in their daily life. “Love is
all we have, the only way each can help the other”.  Funeral Services will be on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:00PM at Eckols Funeral Home
Chapel in Kenedy, TX with burial to follow at Pawnee Cemetery

Robert Allen Rodgers

Robert Allen Rodgers, Age 61 of Pettus passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Beeville, Texas.  He was born on October 26, 1953 to the late Eli and Thelma Rodgers.  He married Jewel Annette(Devall) on June 8, 1974 in Pettus, Texas.

Robert was a Volunteer Fireman for Pettus-Tuleta Fire Department for 43 years and served on the Board of Directors for the Pettus Community Center.  He had an Associates Degree in Auto Mechanics form Coastal Bend College.  He also served on the committee for Coastal Bend College to set up the Auto Mechanics Program.

He is survived by his wife Jewel (Devall) Rodgers of Pettus; daughter, Shannon (John) Hodge; sons, Robert “Robbie” (Oma) Rodgers, Michael (Misty) Rodgers all of Pettus; nephew, Ryan (Kristi) Rodgers of Beeville; Niece, Rashay (Cole) Nesloney of Bulverde, TX; Brothers, Edward Allen Pullin of Virginia, Royce Mitchell Pullin of Pettus; Grandchildren, Victoria (Chris) Lyssy of George West, John Robert Hodge, Marcella Lynn Hodge, Maddisyn Rodgers, Robert Alex Rodgers, Daryn Ray Rodgers, Richard Gomez, Dara Gomez, Stephen Perez and Brandy Perez of Pettus.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Thelma Rodgers; sisters, Audrey Ann Rodgers, Minnie Wardin; brother, Kenny Rodgers; sister-in-law Retha Rodgers and grandson Gavin Ray Rodgers.

Family Visitation will be Friday, February 20, 2015 from 7PM to 9PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel in Kenedy, TX.  Funeral Services will be held at New Life Church Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2PM located at 4622 181 Business N. Beeville, TX with the Rev. Jesse Berthold officiating.  Interment will follow in the San Domingo Cemetery, in Normana, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Mike Smith, Jack Steele, Lester Kissee, Daryl Freeze, Clifford Bagwell, Quinton Tawater and Joe Cox.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Pettus-Tuleta Fire Department, Normanna Fire Department and Beeville Fire Department, Beeville Police Department and State Troopers.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pettus-Tuleta Fire Department.

Lillian Hilma Monson

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Lillian Hilma Monson age 94 of Kenedy died Feb. 17, 2015 .  Lillian was born in Kenedy Mar. 27, 1920 to F.O. & Anna Swensk Monson.  She is survived by her foster brother Charlesw (Alice) Johnson, Nephew Edward (Janet) Monson, Niece Dianna Monson, Great nieces Patricia (Randy) Morgan, Kathrytn (Michael) DuClos, Marie (Liz) Hahler, Donna & Philip Monson.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Brother Hilmer & his wife Elsie Monson, Sister & her husband Johnnie & Luella Peterson, Nephews Lawrence Monson, Mauritz Monson, Niece Dorothy & her husband Tom Hahler, Great nephew Ted Hahler.

A visitation will be held Thur. February 19th. At the Eckols Chapel from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 20th. At 11:00 AM at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Interment w ill follow  at the Elim Cemetery.

James A. Stewart

James A. StewartJames A. Stewart died peacefully in his sleep on February 5, 2015, one day short of his 95th birthday.  The fifth child of Ollie Bull and Maude Stewart, James was born on February 6, 1920, in Kenedy, Texas.  Shortly after, they make their home in Karnes City, where he proudly called home for the rest of his life.  He is preceded in death by his sister Irene Sawyer, and brothers Brainard, Virgil and Edward.  After graduating from Karnes City High School, he received a music scholarship to attend college in Denton, TX. However, college was cut short with the outbreak of WWII when he joined the armed forces. He was assigned to the 36th Texas Division of the U.S. Army and deployed to North Africa and Italy.  James was a decorated veteran as well as a member of the Army band.

After 5 years of service and the end of WWII, James returned to Karnes City and soon met the love of his life of 69 years, June Killingsworth.   He had a hardware store for a short while, before he and June opened Stewart Avenue Cleaners.  He and June worked side-by-side for many years offering this service to the community.

A patient, kind and loving husband and dad, he is survived by his wife June; his three sons and their wives, Ronnie and Nancy, Buddy and Marnie, and Gerald and Karen.  He was also devoted to his four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

With a strong Christian faith being central in his life, James was an active leader in his church and the community.  He was a member of the Karnes City United Methodist Church for 89 years and was involved in several civic organizations including Jaycees, Masons, Chamber of Commerce, volunteer fire department, 4H club and Boy Scouts.  In retirement he enjoyed fishing, golf, gardening and having coffee with his many local friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 on Saturday at United Methodist Church in Karnes City.  The family welcomes all to attend and celebrate the life of their beloved husband, father and grandfather.

John Anthony Estrada

John Anthony Estrada, age 17of Kenedy, TX passed away on Feb. 3, 2015.  He was born on July 26, 1997 in Beeville, TX to Santos Salinas and Rachel Estrada.  He as a cook at the Back Yard Bar and Grill in Kenedy.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Ramon Salinas and an aunt Alvina Arenal.

He is survived by his mother Rachel Estrada Salinas of Kenedy; father Santos Salinas of Karnes City; sisters, Alyssa Nicole Sauceda of Kenedy, Janie Raquel Salinas of Kenedy, Rosa Nelda DeLaPaz of Kingsville; brothers, Moreno Louise Salinas of Kenedy, Santiago Santos Salinas of Karnes City, TX, maternal grandmother Alvina Estrada of Kenedy, Maternal grandfather Bernave Estrada, Jr. of Garden, AK Paternal grandmother Beatrice  Salinas of Karnes City and uncles Bernave Estrada, III and Juan Estrada of Kenedy.

A Prayer Service will be held Fri. Feb. 6, 2015 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services will be Sat. Feb. 7, 2015 in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Choate Cemetery in Choate, TX.