David Allan Bailey

Mr. David Allan Bailey of Pettus, Texas was born on November 7, 1952 to Barbara Lesi Bailey and Harley Bailey  in Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on April 10, 2021 in Corpus Christi, TX at the age of 68. Mr. Bailey is most known for his Master Carpentry Skills and was the owner/proprietor of  Floorcraft by Bailey/Bailey Construction. He graduated Odem High School in 1971; graduated with an Associates in Arts from the Bee County (Coastal Bend) College and also attended Texas A&M; was Board of Directors Bee Co. Coliseum in 1997; Reserve Deputy with Sheriff’s Dept. (11 years); member of the Optimist Club 13 years-all offices; member of the Association of Retarded Citizens- Self Advocacy Advisor for 12 years; Relief House Parent of South Texas Children’s Home for 9 years since 2001; and was hired by Bee County (Coastal Bend) College to teach carpentry skills  to the inmates of Three Rivers, TX. He is survived by his wife of 30 years who he married on July 28, 1990: Ginger Bailey of Pettus. Texas; sister: Diane (Randy) Harris; brother: Daniel (Gaye) Bailey and other relatives. Funeral Services will be held on  Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Larry Perkins of the First Baptist Church of Pettus, Texas officiating. (Services to conclude in Chapel).  Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:00p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ozona, TX with Rev. Mark Fricke of the First Baptist Church of Ozona, Texas  officiating. Memorials may be made to the STCH Ministries (Checks payable to South Texas Children’s Home) , P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104-1210 or to the Youth Fund@ First Baptist Church of Pettus, TX, 501 Hoadges St. Pettus, TX 78146.

Arturo G. Olvera

Arturo G. Olvera of Karnes City, Texas, born on October 12, 1951 in Kenedy, Texas to Sara Gamboa Olvera and Silverio Olvera Sr. passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Floresville, TX at the age of 69. Mr. Olvera was a U.S. Army veteran (SP4) and is survived by his daughter, Melissa (Nathaniel Ponce) Olvera of Lubbock, TX, son, Oscar (Monica) Morin of Karnes City, TX, daughter, Victoria (James) DeDear of Karnes City, TX, son, Arturo ( Alicia ) Olvera Jr. of Bastrop, TX, 10 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; sisters: Mary (Sonny) Mendieta, Rosa Rodriguez, Sylvia Barrajas, all of Houston, TX;brother, Joventino Olver of California; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Mr. Olvera’s wishes were to be cremated. Graveside Services with U.S. Army Military Honors to be held at a Late Date and Time. Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ruben Torres, Sr.

Ruben Torres, Sr., Age 79 of Kenedy, TX passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Beeville, TX.  Ruben was born on April 18, 1941 in Elsa, TX to the late Eusebio and Petra Alvarado Torres.  He was a retired landscaper, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend to many and a Christian.

Ruben is preceded in death by his parents, Eusebio and Petra Alvarado Torres; 2 sisters; and 5 brothers.

Ruben is survived by his loving wife Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez Salais Torres of Kenedy; daughters, Amalia Torres Segura and husband Oscar, Doreen Torres Salinas and husband Aquilino, Elizabeth Ann Torres Lira and husband Leo, Shirley Torres and husband Victor Gonzales; son, Ruben Torres, Jr all of Kenedy, TX; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; and a host of family and friends.

Family Visitation will be Friday, March 26, 2021 from 5PM to 9PM in the Eckols Chapel.  Services will be celebrated Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10AM in the Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Ruben Torres, Jr., Noah Torres, Ruben Torres, Angelo Torres,

Louis C. Gustafson, Jr.

Louis C. Gustafson, Jr., Age 83, of Kenedy, TX, peacefully passed onto his eternal reward March 21, 2021.  He was born May 23, 1937 to Louis Carl Gustafson, Sr. and Linea Nelson in Cadillac, TX.  In March of 1961 Louis married the love of his life, Betty, who preceded him in death 2013.  He retired fromm the United States Postal Service and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenedy.  Louis enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and visiting with friends and family. He was much loved and will be keenly missed.

Louis is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Andrews Gustafson; and his parents, Louis Carl, Sr. and Linea Nelson Gustafson.

Louis is survived by his children, Johnny Gustafson of New Braunfels, Tommy Gustafson and wife Georgia Ruth of Louise, Kathy Stewart and husband David of Kenedy; sister, Gloria Gustafson of Karnes City; grandchildren, Jason Ethridge and wife Lori of Choate, Jena Frnka and husband Kyle of Victoria, Valerie Harvey and husband Tom of Andrews, Jeffrey Stewart of Houston, great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Lilly, Adrianna, Ellaina and Mikhail.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 from 9AM to 11AM in the Eckols Chapel with Services beginning at 11AM in the Eckols Chapel with the Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating.  Interment will follow in the Karnes City Cemetery in Karnes City, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be David Miller, Neal Ethridge, William Chesser, David Andrews, James Wood, and Rodney Chesser.

Honorary Pallbearers: Russell Chesser, Hanly Miller, Robert Andrews, and Jim Miller.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: P.O. Box 32, Kenedy, TX 78119.

Joyce Faye Sutton

Joyce Faye Sutton of Portland, TX was born on December 21, 1931 in Pct. 4,  Karnes County, Texas to Ruth McMurray Yeater and Tom S. Yeater and passed away on March 22, 2021 at the Bluebonnet Nursing Home at the age of 89. Joyce worked for Southwestern Bell(AT&T) as a Switch Board Operator for over 33 years. She is survived by her son: James C. (Barbara)  Sutton of Kenedy, TX; her daughter: Shirley L. Sutton of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren: James D. (Melissa) Sutton of Kenedy,TX, Jennifer Sutton of Kenedy,TX Kimberly (Chris) Ellis of TN; six grandchildren: Korie, Sean, Saren, Cass, Kalista, and Claire. She was the last of her siblings and is also survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mrs. Sutton’s wishes were to be cremated and there will be a Graveside Service will be held  on April 12, 2021 at 11:00.m. at Kenedy Cemetery with Chris Ellis officiating. Inurnment to follow. Reception at the Kenedy City Hall.

Kathryn Louise McShan

Kathryn Louise McShan, age 76 of Kenedy, TX passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Seguin, TX.  Kathryn was born on April 8, 1944 in Kenedy to the late William Louis and Carrie Butler Brown.  She retired as a Security Guard for Valero Refinery in Three Rivers, TX; was a loving Wife, Mother, Friend to many and of the Lutheran Faith.

Kathryn is preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. “Mac” McShan; parents, William Louis and Carrie Butler Brown; Companion, Alvin A. Tenberg; and a sister, Evelyn La Verne.

Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Bridget McShan Cheatham and husband Justin of Seguin, TX; sister-in-law, Lillie Tenberg of Shiner, TX, Toni Tenberg Andersen and family of Katy, TX and family friends Jeremy and Kathy Bollig of Colorado.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 5PM to 7PM in the Eckols Chapel.  Graveside Services will be celebrated by Rev. Heinold on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10AM in the Shiner City Cemetery in Shiner TX.

The family wishes to thank Irene Cheatham & Louis Lobner for their love and support. They would also like to thank Nesbit LRC and Hope Hospice for the loving care they gave Kathy in her final months.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st Street, Ste 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Hope Hospice 611 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130

James Guy Rollings

James Guy Rollings of Pettus, Texas was born on October 17, 1945 to Henry Elmore Rollings and Lyndal Birdie Fundenburk in Kannapolis, North Carolina passed away on March 3, 2021 at the age of 75. James is survived by his former spouse: Pamela Richardson Rollings ;his daughter: Mary E. Rollings of Pettus, TX; granddaughter: Katelyn Raine Rollings-Stewart; son: James Bert (Marla) Rollings, Hammond, LA ; granddaughter: Loralie Rollings of Hammond, LA and son: Joshua Eric Smith of Pettus, TX; grandson: Michael Smith; sister: Sarah Swartz of  Durham, North Carolina; brother: Charlie T. Rollings, Beeville, TX; and other relatives. The Rollings Family to hold a private memorial service this weekend.

Ida Marie Madsen Bingham

Our beloved mom (Mamaw) Ida Marie Madsen Bingham (age 93) passed away peacefully from this world on March 11, 2021 surrounded by her children. She is now rejoicing with her Savior, Jesus. She was born January 4, 1928 in Pawnee, Texas to parents Martin Madsen and Signe Carlson Madsen. She married the love of her life, Robert Bingham on February 25, 1947 in Kenedy, Texas. They were married 64 years and spent most of their life in Kenedy, Texas before moving to Boerne, Texas in 2004 to be close to their children. She worked for over 30 years in the healthcare industry for hospitals and doctors in Victoria, Texas and Kenedy, Texas. This career fit her perfectly because she cared for people and always had a listening ear to their needs. Ida is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert in 2012 and her daughter, Janet Bingham Switalski in 2020. She is survived by her children: Lana Green (Craig) of Fair Oaks, Texas; Elaine Ahrens (Roger) of Georgetown, Texas; Robert Bingham (Nola) of Houston, Texas; 8 grandchildren: Dana Green Heffernan (Paul) of Fair Oaks, Texas; David Green (Cheri) of Fair Oaks, Texas, Heather Smith (Landon) of Liberty Hill, Texas; Brannan Ahrens(Erica) of Georgetown, Texas; Daniel Bingham of Jarrell, Texas; Alison Jacobson (Scott) of Aledo, Texas; Mark Petree of Red Bay, Alabama; Nathan Petree (Anna) of Burnsville, Mississippi. She is also survived by her amazing great grandchildren: Zach and Clare Heffernan; Tyler and Logan Green; Chloe and Finley Smith; Braxden Ahrens; Luke and Julia Jacobson and a new precious one to be born in August. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren always were such a joy that made her heart happy. Ida was a beautiful soul. Family was everything to her and she always put everyone else’s needs above her own. Her kindness never went unnoticed to all who were around her and so many people loved her so very much. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother anyone could ask for. After her husband passed away she went to live with her daughter in Georgetown, Texas. While there she was able to attend Community Bible Study for 4 years which was such a blessing to her. She loved the Lord with all her heart and enjoyed meeting new friends that she could praise and worship God and study the scriptures. She wanted to live her life pleasing to the Lord and be a light for him to her family. She will be greatly missed by so many but our memories with her will resonate in our hearts daily. We love you Mom, Mamaw!

Phillippians 4: 6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God , which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021 from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will begin promptly at 2:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Trey Hill officiating. Interment to follow at Choate Cemetery, Choate, Texas. Memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church, Georgetown,TX or the Choate Cemetery Association.

Pallbearers: David Green, Paul Heffernan, Brannan Ahrens, Daniel Bingham, Mark Petree, Nathan Petree.

Larry Charles Kiesling, Sr.

Larry Charles Kiesling, Sr. was born to Paul and Esther Kiesling in Thorndale Texas, May 25, 1933. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. Paul Missouri Synod Church in Thorndale and became Methodist in 1954. On January 23, 1954 he married his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary Louise Birkner of Bay City, Texas. They had threechildren, Kathleen, Larry, Jr., and Lisa.  Larry died peacefully at hishome in Kenedy, Texas on March 6, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Henry Kiesling and Esther Clara Miertschin Kiesling, his brother Howard Kiesling, Sr. and sisters Ruby Achtruth and Irene Theiss. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughters, Kathleen (Neil) Nichols of Kenedy, Lisa Dannelle Selph (Travis) of Cut and Shoot, Texas, and son Larry Charles Kiesling, Jr (Sharla) of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.  He is also survived, by 9 grandchildren: Justin (Brook) Mayes, Lauren (Michael) Robson, Keely (Devin) Engel, Trapper (Danielle) Selph, Karly Nichols, Paige Selph, Joseph (Emily) Kiesling, Carson Kiesling, and Jesse Kiesling and eight great-grandchildren. Larry is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He had many passions in life including but not limited to gardening, cooking, hunting, fishing, biology, coaching all sports, and of course  his family. He was also a valued community and church member.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:30 pm, March 10 at Eckols Funeral Home, 420 W. Live Oak, Kenedy, Texas. The funeral service will be March 11 at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Karnes City, 201 N. Esplanade St. with graveside services to follow at the Kenedy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Larry Kiesling Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 412, Kenedy, Texas, 78119.

 

 

Imogene Harden

Imogene Harden of Kenedy, Texas was born to Clara Menn Dudley and Carl Dudley on November 20, 1932 in Stockdale, Texas passed away on February 27, 2021 at the age of 88. Mrs. Harden graduated Karnes City High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenedy. She is survived by her husband of 70 years: Amos Harden; daughter: Karen (Billy) Brown of South Houston; son: Craig (Dixie) Harden of Houston, TX; son: Larry (Mary) Harden of Hondo, TX; grandchildren: Thomas “Tab” (Stephanie) Brown, Amanda (Josh) Hill of Lytle, TX, Brittany (Matt) Calame of Devine, TX and Dustin (Chelsea) Harden; great grandchildren: Aaron and Kyle Brown, Mason Hill, Matthew and Tate Calame; her brother: Elton (Louise) Dudley of San Antonio;and other relatives.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Matt Singleton officiating. Interment to follow in Gillette Cemetery, Gillette, TX. Memorials may be made to the Gillette Association, P.O. Box 26, Gillette, Texas 78116. Pallbearers: Thomas Allen Brown, Dustin Harden, Josh Hill, Matthew Calame, Mason Hill, Kirby Haertner and Honorary Pallbearer: Matthew Calame Jr.  The Harden family would like to give a special thanks to her caregiver: Brittany Simmons  and the Staff of Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital.