Archive for January, 2019

Billie Joe “Kathleen” Potts Rech

_Rech, Billie

Billie Joe “Kathleen” Potts Rech passed away on January 18, 2019 at age 93. Billie was born on January 5, 1926 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  At the age of 16, this city girl moved to the country, Tahlequah (Eldon) Oklahoma.  There she met the love of her life, Tom Rech.  They were separated by World War II for two years, but later married and settled down to raise three kids.  Farming was too unpredictable, so the family moved to Tulsa, where a fourth child was born.  In 1967 the family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where Billie lived the remainder of her life.

She is predeceased by her parents, brother and husband.

She is survived by her children, Eddie (Diann) Rech, Pauletta (Bob) Snyder, Katy (James) Wharton and Tommy (Cindy) Rech: grandchildren, Billy (Wendy) Snyder, Steve (Vanessa) Snyder, Karen (Rene) Curiel, David (Misty) Wharton, Tanya (Nick) Nichols, Vicky (Addison) Weaver, Cordell Rech, Shelly, Mike and Cole; numerous great grandchildren; her best four legged friend of the past 14 years, Daisy May.

Visitation will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cordell Rech, David Wharton, Billy Snyder, Ryan Wharton, Matthew Wharton and Nathan Snyder.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Snyder, Brandon Curiel and Mykall Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to Arlington Heights Church of Christ.

The family wishes to thank Angel Care, in particular Roxanne Mathis and Brinda Myers for their loving care of Mom, and New Century Hospice.

Katherine Bertha Hoelscher

Katherine Bertha Hoelscher, 85, of Robstown, Texas passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. She was born November 22, 1933 in Violet, Texas to Joe and Theresa Bockholt Schonhoeft.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theresa and Joe Schonhoeft, her brothers, Henry and Frank Schonhoeft and her sister, Agnes Marion.

She is survived by her husband, Sylvester Hoelscher; her children, Michael (Wanda), Warren (Doris), Ernest, Robert and Diane (Jeff) Sanders; grandchildren, Dawn Blackwell, Kevin Hoelscher, Megan Hoelscher, Brian Hoelscher, Alan Sanders, Christopher Sanders and Matthew Sanders; sister, Annie Schonhoeft; brother, Anton Schonhoeft; great grandchildren, Cailtyn Blackwell, Lucas Blackwell, Colton Hoelscher, Hunter Hoelscher, James Staples, Makayla Hoelscher and Talan Sanders.

The Rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. Sunday, January 20, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet, Texas.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Monday, January 21, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet, Texas with Rev. Zenon Konowalek as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Violet, Texas.

George Edward Houmes

Houmes, George

George Edward Houmes passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019. George was born August 12, 1922 to Dale A. and Mary Tilton Houmes at the family farm in Hoopeston, Illinois.  He attended elementary school at Victor school located in Prairie Green Township, and graduated from John Greer High School in 1940.  He married Edith Jaynes, a class mate, August 6, 1940.  They lived on and were involved in the operation of the family farm until retirement in 1984.  In 1945 and until 1982 he was active in various positions in the plant food industry.  In 1945 he owned and operated Hoopeston Fertilizer Company, later selling to the Stipp family.  From that time until retirement he held management positions with major plant food companies.  George was very civic minded and felt it important to be involved in local affairs.  He served on the Wellington School Board, the Iroquois County Board and the Hoopeston Community Hospital Board.  During his retirement years in Texas, he served as Treasurer of the Lagarto Volunteer Fire Department and as president of the Carmel Hills Property Owners Association.  He was a member of Star Lodge #709, A.F.&A.M. in Hooperston, Illnois for over 50 years, a member of Danville Consistory, Danville, Illinois for over fifty years, a proud member of Alamin Shrine Temple and Arlington Heights Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, Texas until his death.  George owned and enjoyed several Harley Davidson motorcycles.  His pride and joy was a 1998 heavily chromed parade bike that he rode in Shrine parades.  On October 4, 2008 he joined in marriage to Barbara Y. Young.  They enjoyed traveling and spending time together at their home on Lake Corpus Christi.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, of over 67 years, a son, Dan V. Houmes, his parents, three sisters, one brother, one step granddaughter and two step daughters.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; one daughter, Gayle Karen Rush; one son, Dale A. (Cindy) Houmes; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Houmes; thirteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great great granddaughters; one step grandson; two step great grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M. with a Masonic service at 7 P.M. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston, Illinois.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 A.M. Friday, January 18, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home with burial to follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, Illinois.


Willie “Will” D. Pringle

Pringle, Willie

Willie “Will” D. Pringle, 47, passed away on January 11, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born on April 5, 1971. He was an  LVN. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Pringle, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Maria D. Pringle; children, Ewan Travis Pringle and Adison Jae Pringle; his fiancee, Crystal Soliz; his siblings, Robert Pringle, Jr., Johnny Pringle and Rosemary Pringle Vasquez; nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11A.M. at the Journey Church on January 17, 2019 with Pastor Dean Bearden officiating.

Danny Imhoff

Danny Imhoff born February 5, 1950 passed away Thursday morning January 10, 2019 after a long illness.

He is preceded in death by a daughter Heather Imhoff, his mother Nancy Tabor and his father Sonny Imhoff.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Sherry (Durheim) Imhoff; four sons, Jacob (Janet)

Imhoff, Seth, Joshua (Leslie) Imhoff, and Eli (Stephanie) Imhoff; five grandchildren,

Bekah, Justice, Aber, Ashley and McKenna; three sisters, Sheryl Haire (Robert)

and Nora Campbell (Ed)-deceased of Corpus Christi, Texas, Sonya Strickland (Jake) of

Wallace, Texas and one brother, Jimmy Imhoff (Laurie) of Ghent, New York and many

nieces and nephews.

He was a loving and caring husband and father to his wife and sons as well as

grandfather and father-in-law.

He was a policeman and Fire Marshall for the City of Portland for 22 years and will be sorely missed by all.

Memorial Services will be conducted on Monday. January 14. 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.