Dennis Ray Fenner

Dennis Ray Fenner was born December 13, 1949 to Elroy & Ardanella Blaschke Fenner in Kenedy, TX.  He attended Kenedy High School and graduated in 1968.  He received his Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Central Texas College in Killeen, TX.  Dennis was a life long member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenedy, TX.  He and Linda Green Fenner were married in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on August 2, 1969 by Pastor Menke.  They were married nearly 53 years.  Dennis and Linda were blessed with one son, Kevin Fenner, one grandson, Chase Fenner and two granddaughters, Autumn and Chelsie.

Dennis chose the field of Law Enforcement for his career and was very dedicated.  His Law Enforcement career spanned 49-1/2 years, beginning in 1972 as a reserve officer for the Karnes County Sheriff Dept.  He then enlisted in the Army as Military Police, then promoted to Military Police Investigation, then a CID Agent in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Army.  When he chose to leave the Army for Civilian Law Enforcement, he went to work for the Karnes County Sheriff’s Dept. as Chief Deputy.  His career included serving as Kenedy’s Police Chief for 12 years, an Investigation for the State, and his favorite position was Constable Prct. #1 for the last 20 years, which he retired from on December 31, 2021.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents Elroy and Ardanella Blaschke Fenner and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Walter and Louise Green.  He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Analiese Blaschke and his paternal Grandparents, Carl and Ida Fenner and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Survivors include his wife of over 52 years, Linda Green Fenner, his son Kevin Fenner (Debbie), his two brothers Pat Glen Fenner (Mariann) and Roy Lee Fenner.  His grandchildren, Chase Fenner, Autumn and Chelsie Fenner, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family Visitation will be held Friday, May 20, 2022 in the Eckols Chapel from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Services will be Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Wally Schievelbein officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Tim Crow, Eddie Salas, Oscar Garcia, Bil Homeyer, David Theuret, Tom Hailey, Terry Schmidt and Jeff Hahn.

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Robelin Perez Benavides, Sr.

Robelin Benavides or as many of his students and coworkers knew him as “Coach Benny”, “Coach B” or “Benihana” went to be with the lord and his late wife on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Houston, TX.

Coach B was born on March 2, 1950 in Falfurrias, TX to the late Domingo and late Elida Perez Benavides.  The third of six children he often told stories of getting into trouble with his brothers and sisters and growing up picking cotton and acting like one of the three stooges.  After graduation from high school, he pursued a degree in education from the University of North Texas.  It was during his time at North Texas that he met his late wife, Amelia Aguirre who preceded him in death 2010, who was also pursuing a degree in education.  They were married on May 27, 1972, in Pawnee, TX.  To say the day went off without a hitch would be an understatement.  After more than a two-hour delay, they both managed to get to the church and say I do.  The two of them were married for 38 years and would build a wonderful life together filled with ups and downs as many marriages do.   They brought into this world a son, Robelin Benavides, Jr of West Columbia, TX and a daughter, Miranda (Mandy) Benavides who married husband Todd Harding of Richmond, Tx in 2006.

It was often said that his second vehicle was a UHAUL truck, and he would take his family with him from school district to school district all in the pursuit of the coveted state championship.  He loved his children and taught them to fish, play sports, drive, and have a love for travelling.  Every Sunday he would grab his bag of salt and vinegar chips and plate of summer sausage, cheese, and crackers and watch his beloved Dallas Cowboys, whom he had a love hate relationship with.

He loved John Wayne movies, old westerns, and Elvis Presley.  In fact, one of his favorite memories was visiting Graceland to see where the king himself lived.  If he wasn’t watching sports (University of Texas or New York Yankees), he was coaching sports.  Coach B taught and coached for over 35 years in several districts throughout Texas.  He loved all sports (well maybe not soccer).  Some of his favorite moments were coaching 7th grade football in West Columbia, TX or high school softball in Sweeny, TX.  He always had a bucket of sunflower seeds and a smile that was contagious.

He had an extremely loving heart and would give the shirt off his back to anyone.  He never wanted to see someone sad and would always aim at putting a smile on anyone’s face.  In fact, the only thing bigger than his heart and louder than his personality, was his sneezes.  Boy, could he scare a baby and quiet a room when he sneezed.  He loved calling Bingo at family reunions and often was the jokester appearing in the family photo twice, anything to make the group laugh.

Coach B traveled to Australia and Thailand and enjoyed seeing other parts of the world.   He married his wife, Jan Ellen Benavides of West Columbia, TX in 2015.  When he wasn’t working at H&R Block, devoting his time to his wonderful clients, he was travelling with Ellen.

He took extreme pride in his grandchild Josephine Harding (1) of Richmond, TX for whom was the only person he let hang up on him constantly.  He loved his Miniature Schnauzer, Priciness and his Miniature Schnauzer granddogs, Raven, Ember, and Rudder.  He was a beloved father, brother, husband, son and friend.  He will be missed deeply.

He is also preceded in death by brothers, Abel Benavides and Nano Benavides; and granddogs Tyson and Sadye.

He is also survived by sisters, Alma Silvas of Haskell, TX, Irene Tobar of Seguin, TX; brother, Reyes Perez Benavides of Smithville, TX; and a host of extended family members.

Family Visitation will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 9A.M. to 11A.M. with Funeral Services beginning promptly at 11A.M. at Primera Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel in Pawnee, Tx with the Pastor Ricky Roman from El Buen Pastor Baptist Church, Beeville, TX officiating.  Interment will follow in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston,   Rob loved his schnauzer, Princess and all his Schnauzer granddogs. The family would also like to thank all his wonderful friends and families for truly touching out fathers’ life throughout the years.

Serving as Pallbearers:  Michael Benavides, Todd Harding, Chris Johnson, Nick Johnson, Kevin Ransom, Matthew Rodriquez

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David Arnold Dollase

David Arnold Dollase, 75, of Beeville, Texas passed away at his home on April 28, 2022.  His wife Cheryl was at his side.

David was born in Galveston, Texas on December 28, 1946, to Arnold C. and Sue R. Dollase.  He graduated from Pettus High School and soon thereafter joined the U.S. Air Force.  After basic training and focused training to be an Air Traffic Control Operator, he was assigned to Randolph AFB and then to Da Nang, Republic of South Vietnam, as his last duty station.  Soon after his return to Texas, he married Cheryl Ann Rayburn of Kenedy.  They were blessed with a son David Jason.

During their fifty-two years of marriage, they lived in several towns in Texas and Colorado.  David and Cheryl owned and operated Central Claim Service in Beeville for thirty-eight years.

David is survived by his wife Cheryl of Beeville, son David Jason and two grandsons, Cade Walker and Reid Parker of Kansas City, MO, brother Edward (Vera) of Georgetown, their children Mark, Indianapolis, IN and Tina, Colorado Spgs., CO, and brother Arnold of Castroville. In addition, in-laws Brad and Dorothy Jean Yeater of Kenedy and their daughters Dori and Kelsey of Austin, and Chip and Trina Rayburn of Corpus Christi and sons Chase (Shelby) and family of Cypress, and Matthew of Houston.

Cremation has occurred and Graveside Services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 2P.M. in the Kenedy Cemetery, adjacent to his parents in Kenedy, TX.  In lieu of flowers, any memorials are requested to be given to a charity of your choice.

The family thanks Exclusive Home Health & Hospice, Inc. of Beeville for its care.

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James Howard Daniel Sr.

James Howard Daniel Sr. ,87, of Martindale, Texas formerly of San Antonio, Texas passed away on April 25, 2022.

Jim was born in Roby, Texas to James H. Daniel and Hannah Gruben Daniel and was the fourth born out of five. He had three older sisters and one younger. He moved to San Antonio when he was 7.  He graduated from Burbank High School and served in the United States Army from 1957-1959. He attended San Antonio College.

He started working during high school for TriWay Printing and Mailing and went back there once he left the Army.  In 1975, he left TriWay and started his own company called Advanced Printing and Mailing Service. Later he acquired General Business Machine Service and combined the companies to become General Printing and Mailing Equipment. He retired around 2000. Jim was an ordained Deacon and member of Gideon’s International. He held several positions in the church and loved working with youth.

Jim loved the Texas Water Safari! He was a team captain for his son, Jay for a few years and continued to follow the race annually until he was no longer able and was known for his “Red Book” containing river maps and time estimates. He worked endless hours building canoe prototypes and built the mold for the record holding boat.

He loved taking his grandchildren out in the motorhome and enjoying the outdoors.

He is preceded in death by his parents: James H. Daniel and Hannah Gruben Daniel; three older sisters and their spouses: Iva Mae Wilkins (Edmund), Lucille Pearce (Philo), Nathalia Russell (Ferrell); and his younger sister: Carlita Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Betty Bruton Daniel; son and daughter-in-law: J H Daniel, Jr. “Jay” and Kristin; daughter: Kathleen Daniel and fiance, Mike Thomas; grandchildren: Kyle Wayne Hartmann (Tessa), Brandon James Hartmann, and Kassy Renee’ Daniel; great grandson: Jack Aaron Brooks Banegas; and brother-in-law: Edward Johnson.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 2, 22 at 12:00Noon at Eckols Chapel with Funeral Services beginning promptly at 1:30p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Jim Graham officiating. Interment in Kenedy Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or the First Baptist Church Televison Ministry, San Antonio, Texas.

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Jeanne J. Best

Jeanne Claire Jimerson Best of Victoria, Texas was born on April 26,1934 in Choate, Texas to Richard Wiley Jimerson and Delsie Baker Jimerson. Our beloved mother, grandmother (Gigi), and friend to all went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22,2022 at the age of 87.

Jeanne was full of life, love and laughter. Her family always came first and her friends weren’t too far behind. She loved her time in Port Aransas. She was known as the life of the party and brought a smile to everyone with her infectious laughter. Jeanne loved decorating, hunting with Bob, watching hummingbirds, and traveling. One of her favorite things was spending the holidays with family, especially Christmas.

She is preceded in death by her son: Don O. Harvey III and husband John (Bob) Boyd Best.

She is survived by her children: Linda Woods and John (Janice) Harvey; stepdaughters: Carol (Jim) Calvert, and Maggie (Rick) Malek; grandchildren: Julie (Doug) Mumfrey, George (Sara) Grimes, Heather (Mario) Guerra, Brian (Ashley) Harvey, Zachary, Jacob, and Sydney Harvey, Kelly (Daniel) Hoelscher and Amy (Lucas) Thomas; and all her beloved great grandchildren; her siblings: JoEllen Schuenemann, Jerald (Julie) Jimerson, Thomas (Linda) Jimerson and Jan Lake.

Jeanne was blessed to have an outstanding group of caregivers. Special thanks to her long-time friend and caregiver, Linda Barnes.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Jay Fleming of First Baptist Church of Goliad officiating. Interment to follow in Choate Cemetery, Choate, TX. Pallbearers: George Grimes Brian Harvey, Zachary Harvey, Jacob Harvey, Mario Guerra and Doug Mumfrey. Honorary Pallbearers: Logan Harvey, Nathaniel Guerra, Samuel Guerra, Miles Mumfrey, Luke Mumfrey, Jack Grimes and Van Grimes. Memorials may be made to: S.T.C.H. Ministries or  St. Jude’s Hospital and Choate Baptist Church Cemetery Trust.

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Rumalda G. Cruz

Rumalda G. Cruz, Age 92 of Kenedy, TX passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022 in Karnes City, TX.  Rumalda was born on February 7, 1930 in Kenedy to the late Gregorio and Julia Garza Guzman.  She married Isabel M. Cruz, Sr. on January 22, 1951 in Kenedy, TX; was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, homemaker and a devout member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Isabel M. Cruz, Sr.; sisters, Lucia Janssen, Amelia Paredes, Josefina Gonzalez, Maria Escobedo; brothers, Emilio Guzman, Felix Guzman, and Juan Guzman.  She is survived by her daughters, Delia Villanueva and husband Ruben of Pittsburg, TX, Norma Cruz and Greg Rivas of Kenedy, Julie Torres and husband Rudy of Kenedy; sons, Trini Cruz and wife Rita of San Antonio, TX, Isabel Cruz, Jr. of Kenedy, TX, Gregorio Cruz of Victoria, TX, Henry Cruz and wife Diana of Karnes City, TX, Chris Cruz and wife Sandra of San Antonio, TX; brothers, Heriberto Guzman of Kenedy, TX, Jose Guzman of Des Moines, IA; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.  Family Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers will be: Paul Villanueva, Shane Cruz, Ryan Garcia, Chase Torres, Scott Saenz, Jessie Joe Benavides, C.J. Cruz and Daniel Rey Diaz.

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Rosita Puentes

Rosita Puentes of Beeville, Texas was born on February 20, 1973 in Goliad, Texas to the late Valentine Puente and to  Juanita Cantu Puentes passed away on  Wednesday, April 13,2022  surrounded by family at the age of 49 years old at Hacienda Oaks Nursing Home in Beeville.

Rosita had worked for GEO for over 32 years.

She is preceded in death by her father: Valentine Puentes.

She is survived by her mother: Juanita Puentes; her common-law spouse: Ruben Rodriguez of Beeville, TX; sisters: Juanita Puentes, Leandra Puentes, and Mary Ann Puentes; brother Valentine (Josephine) Puentes of Kenedy, TX; sister-in-law: Jennifer Rodriguez and other relatives.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel.

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel with Priscilla De Los Santos officiating. Services to conclude in chapel.

It was Rosita wishes to be cremated and her cremated remains to be placed at the foot of her fathers grave. Private inurnment at a later date.

Flowers welcome.

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John B. Greve

John B. Greve of Kenedy, Texas was born on August 22, 1946 in Salem, Illinois to Charlton Greve and Audine Bachman Greve passed away on April 10, 2022 at the age of 75. Mr. Greve was a member of the Kenedy Rotary Club, Kenedy Lions Club, Boy Scout Leader, Kenedy Library Board and member of M.E.N.S.A. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Robert Greve. Survivors include his wife of 51 years: Diane N. Greve of Kenedy, Texas; his son: Scott (Jessica) Greve and their children: Aiden Saar and Riley Greve of San Antonio, TX and daughter: Jodi Greve of Fayetteville, AR; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 11:00a.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 309 S. Fifth St., Kenedy, Texas 78119.

Memorials may be made to his church: St. Matthews Episcopal Church Building Fund or the Karnes County Humane Society.

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Ruby Nell Remmers

Ruby Nell Remmers of El Campo, Texas was born on June 17, 1933 in Arneckville, Texas to Fe Allen Schultz and Edna Landgrebe Schultz went into eternal rest on April 9, 2022 at the age of 88. Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter-in-law, Tara Remmers and her husband, Milton “Slim” Remmers who passed on Feb. 7, 2016. She was a member of the St. Paul’s  Lutheran Church in Runge, Texas. She is survived by her daughter: Janice (Jerry) Winter of El Campo, TX; her sons Milton (Vicky) Remmers Jr. of Port Lavaca, TX, Kerry (Pam) Remmers of Nordheim, TX and Allen Remmers of Pleasanton, TX; three half sisters: Dorothy Haufler of Corpus Christi, TX, Annie (Edwin) Obst of Alamo, TX and Bernice Sampson of Portland, TX; two half brothers: Robert (Jan) Schultz of Woodsboro, TX and Allen (Joyce) Schultz of Woodsboro, TX; 8 grandchildren; 13 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great Great Grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews  and other relatives. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 10:00a.m. at St.  Paul’s Lutheran Church, 409 N. Wilbern St., Runge, Texas 78151 with Rev. Randy Bruno officiating. Interment to follow in Runge Cemetery, Runge, Texas. Pallbearers: Kenneth Foster, Otto Monecke, Jim Paul Natho, Wesley Wells, Cody Remmers and Victor Remmers.  Memorials  may be made in her honor to her church: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 409. N. Wilbern St. Runge, Texas, 78151. The family would like to thank Houston Hospice and SPJST #3 Rest Home for the excellent care they gave to their mother.

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Romney Alexandria Sample

Romney Alexandria Sample (Sczepanik) entered into eternal rest on April 4,2022 at the age of 54 (just one week shy of her birthday) in Hondo, Texas. She was born on April 11, 1967, in Floresville, Texas, to Lailey and Ignatz “Pete” Sczepanik of Panna Maria, Texas.

She married Christopher Sobieski in 1988 and they lived in Europe. He joined the Sherriff’s Department when he got out of the service. Sadly, he was killed by a drunk driver. When this happened, she became very active in the M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving Organization). God had a plan for her: however, as she met and married the love of her life, Derek Sample on May 25, 2009. He made her immensely happy.

Romney had many interests, one she enjoyed from a young age, was caring for and loving all animals, especially horses. She fostered neglected and abused horses. She also enjoyed gardening and had a fantastic green thumb. She could put anything in the ground and it would grow and thrive.

She was a born caregiver, and through the years, shared her home with numerous foreign exchange students from all over the world. Many of these girls stayed in touch with her throughout the years. Romney was a devoted wife and rancher.

She was preceded in death by her father: Ignatz “Pete” Scezpanik; her first husband: Christopher Sobieski and dear life-long friend: Cecil Dean.

She is survived by her devoted husband: Derek Sample; son: Rustyn (Kristina) Sample, daughter: Stephanie Mcelhatten; mother: Lailey Sczepanik; siblings: Eric Szczepanik, Duncan (Clare) Sczepanik, Kirk (Tina) Sczepanik, Seth Sczepanik, Tobin Sczepanik, Darcy (Jeff) Seaton, Katya Sczepanik, Emily (Joseph) Brysch, and Alexis (Cameron) Irvine: grandchildren: Tristyn Sample and Audry Sample; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. for Everyone at Eckols Chapel. (No Services will be held on Palm Sunday, April 10,2022).

Services as follows: Visitation will also be held Monday, April 11, 2022 at the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 300 FM 3191, Cestohowa,TX.

A Rosary will be recited at 10:00a.m. on Monday, April 11th at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 300 FM 3191, Cestohowa, TX.

A Eulogy will be read at 10:30a.m. by Aunt Merilyn on Monday, April 11th, at Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 300 FM 3191, Cestohowa,TX.

Song: Amazing Grace at 10:45a.m. Monday, April 11th, by family member, Merilyn, prior to Mass.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022 at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 300 FM 3191, Cestohowa, TX with Rev. Wieslaw Iwaniec officiating.

Recesssional Song: How Great Thou Art

Committal/Burial services beginning at 12:00p.m. at Cestohowa Cemetery with Rev. Sibley officiating.

Reception to follow in the Church Hall of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church.

Pallbearers: Kirk Sczepanik, Tobin Sczepanik, Seth Sczepanik, Eric Sczepanik, Robert Sczepanik and Rustyn Sample. Honorary Pallbearers: Wade Sczepanik and Ronald Sample.

Flowers welcome or Memorials may be made in Romneys’s name to the Remedy Ranch Rescue, 98 County Road 307, Floresville, TX 78114.

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