Maxine Kathryn Linder Hazlett

Maxine Linder Obit PicMaxine Kathryn Linder Hazlett, age 96, former resident of Kenedy, Texas passed away in New Braunfels, Texas on April 24, 2016, following a continuing struggle with congestive heart failure. Born in Kenedy, Texas to William Henry Yeater and Martha Levora Shaw Yeater, on October 7, 1919 and raised in Kenedy, Texas, she married her high school sweetheart, Royce Holden Linder on January 11, 1936.  They shared 58 years together.  They raised four sons and spent many exciting times involving fishing, hunting and sports activities. Maxine was proficient with a .22 rifle and won numerous shooting contests. Maxine attended Beauty College in San Antonio, Texas shortly after becoming married.  She eventually owned her own beauty shop for over 50 years.  She was instrumental in developing a number of fashion shows through the years.  At age 60 she obtained her insurance license and generated a career in that field.  Maxine was also an accomplished seamstress.  With the assistance of her four sons, Maxine wrote and published her life story in four volumes and named the series, “Wofford Crossing Road.”  Maxine treasured her faith and her family.  She was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and daily lived her faith.  Maxine often stated her family was her greatest achievement and credited her beloved family for her longevity.  In 1994, Maxine’s sweetheart Royce passed away.  A few years later she met and married Dwight Hazlett, a retired college professor from A&M Kingsville.  Dwight passed away in 2012.  Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and her eldest son Bill R. Linder.  She is survived by her remaining three sons, James Linder, Jack Linder and his wife Linda, Bob Linder and his wife Melanie.  She is also survived by many loving grandchildren (15), great grandchildren (47) and great, great grandchildren (2).  Visitation will be Tuesday, May 3 2016 10AM to 11AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Immediately following the service interment will be at the Kenedy Cemetery.

Manuel C. De Leon, Jr.

Manuel C. De Leon, Age 55, of Runge, TX passed away Wed. April 20, 2016 in Runge, TX.   He was born on May 19, 1960 in Berclair, TX to Manuel, Sr. and Ernestina Cardenas De Leon.  He was a retired cowboy and a Christian.

He is preceded in death by his father Manuel C. De Leon, Sr.

He is survived by his daughters, Karran Castro and husband Fidel of Runge, Robin Nicole De Leon of Cuero; sisters, Juanita Amaya of Kenedy, Mary Ann Janssen of Kenedy; brothers, Jesse Pardo of Rosenberg, Isidro Pardo of Sinton and 6 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Fri. April 22, 2016 from 6PM to 8PM in the Eckols Chapel. Services will be Sat. April 23, 2016 at 11AM in the Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Basilio Martinez officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.

Shirley Loretta Rogers Berthold

NEW Shirley Berthold Obit PicShirley Loretta Rogers Berthold, Age 81, of Pettus, TX passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Pettus, TX. Shirley was born on August 17, 1934 in White Castle, LA to the late Theodore Rogers and Pauline I. Weeks Meyers.   On June 7, 1955 she married Jesse Louis Berthold.   She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great- grandmother, a dedicated Nurse and a devout member of New Life Baptist Church in Beeville, TX.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Rogers and Pauline I. Weeks Meyers; sister, Opal Hurling; brothers, Teddy Rogers, Paul Rogers, and L.G. Rogers.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jesse L. Berthold of Pettus; daughters, Rebecca Marie Cameron of Pettus, Patricia Gail Killam and husband Glenn of Pettus; son, Jesse F. Berthold and wife Deanie of Beeville; brothers, Danny Meyer and wife Eileen of Harper, Tommy Meyer and wife Caroline of San Antonio; grandchildren, David Wayne (Christina) O’Brien, Melissa Marie (Mark) Olguin, Ashlie Nicole (Randy) Whittemore, Lindsie Paige (Brennan) Sharon, Brandy Dawn (Shane) Whittley, Shalaine Denise Lankston, Michael Shane Killam; and great-grandchildren, Cadence O’Brien, Ayumi O’Brien, Jayce Constante, Gavin Herrera, Jayden Herrera, Farrah Whittemore, Aden Whittemore, Xavier Whittemore, Ender Whittemore, Madison Perez, Brayden Sharon, Emersyn Sharon, Brynlee Whittley, Conner Whittley and Kaybree Whittley.

Family Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 6PM to 8PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11AM at New Life Baptist Church in Beeville, TX with Pastor Jesse Berthold, Pastor Glenn Killam and Pastor John Sisk officiating.  Interment will follow in the Beeville Memorial Park, Beeville, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Bobo Bowman, Larry Wren, Randy Whittemore, Brennan Sharon, Shane Whitley and Michael Killam.

Honorary Pallbearers are Tony Ojeda II, Ed Cook, Manual Gonzales, Justin Meyer, David O’Brien and Jayce Constante.

Memorials may be made to the Tony Ojeda, III Youth Foundation C/O New Life Baptist Church, Beeville, TX.


Steven Mark Harborth

Steven Harborth Obit PicSteven Mark Harborth, Age 60 of Kenedy, TX passed away on April 3, 2016 in Kenedy, TX. He was born on July 9, 1955 in Lyford, TX to Adolph Charles and Opal Allie Dilbeck Harborth. He owned and operated Harborth Construction and served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps.  He is preceded in death by his father Adolph Charles Harborth.  He is survived by his mother, Opal Allie Dilbeck Harborth; sons, Daniel Mark Harborth and wife Stacye, Christopher Allen Harborth; granddaughter, Allye Harborth;  sisters, Janice Dalgeish, Sharon Leonerdo and brothers, Larry Harborth and Bruce Harborth.  A Visitation will be held Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.

Shirley Ann Malaer

Shirley A. MalaerShirley Ann Malaer, age 73 of Tuleta, Texas passed away April 1, 2016 in Corpus Christi, TX.  She was born on December 10, 1943 in Kenedy, Texas to the late Albert Gerald and Mattie Elizabeth Frederick Baker.  She married Louis Malaer on December 22, 1985 in Tuleta, TX.  Shirley retired after 29 years of service at the South Texas Children’s Home as a house mother and Director of Cottage Life; was a member of First Baptist Church of Tuleta; a volunteer for Helping Hands and a dedicated and loyal wife, mother, and friend. She believed in God, and shared her faith openly with everyone with whom she came in contact. Shirley loved her job working with the kids at STCH until she retired. After retiring, she was actively involved in her church and community. Shirley loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was committed to the love of her life, Louis Malaer, in marriage, friendship, and an absolute love of life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert Gerald and Mattie Elizabeth Baker; son, Marvin Ronald Sullivan; sister, Mary Homeyer; brothers, Albert Baker and Cecil Baker.

She is survived by her loving husband Louis Malaer; daughters, Letricia Gayle Hinze and husband Bill of Floresville, TX, Dana Beth Correll and husband Matthew of Elizabeth, CO, Terri Lynn Miller and husband Larry of McAllen, TX, Tami Kaye Warren and husband Wade of George West, TX; sons, Robert Allen Malaer and wife Jerusha of Bend, OR, Clifton Louis Malaer and wife Laenette of Tuleta, TX, 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Visitation will be Monday, April 4, 2016 from 6PM to 8PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Homer Hanna and Rev. Jack Allen officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pilgrim Cemetery near Nixon, TX

Pallbearers will be Steven Vasquez, Eric Vasquez, Peyton Correll, Grant Correll, Dylan Malaer, Clifton Louis Malaer, Greg Husky, and Roy Cox.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ty Homeyer, Tilman Homeyer, Jackie Shulze, and James (Corky) Warren.

Memorial donations may be made to the South Texas Children’s Home, First Baptist Church Tuleta, TX or the Kieschnick House Corpus Christi, TX.