Obits

Fri
18
Sep

Lana Sue Vaughn

Vaughn

Lana Sue Vaughn

Aug. 24, 1950~Sept. 11, 2015

 

Lana Sue Vaughn passed away on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at the age of 65 years.

Lana was born to S.C. Turner and Mary Hunter Houston on Aug. 24, 1950, in Burnet.

She is survived by: her husband, Bobby Vaughn of Fairland; children, Shannon Kuenzer and Eric of Marble Falls, Mary York and Jake of Marble Falls, and Loyd Vaughn and Angie or Fairland; stepsons Terry Vaughn, Topper and Katz Vaughn of Bertram; grandchildren, Brittany Wrye and James of Big Spring, Kelsey Vaughn of Florida, Ashton and Angelica York of Marble Falls, Leland, Robert and Chelsey Floyd of Marble Falls, Heaven Vaughn of Bertram and Orenda and Lindamae Kuenzer of Burnet, and, great-grandchildren, Leigha and Landon Wrye of Big Spring, Maddox, Mason, Ady and Ary Floyd of Marble Falls.

Fri
18
Sep

Dorothy Madeley Taylor

Taylor

Dorothy Madeley Taylor

 

Sixth generation Texan Dorothy Madeley Taylor, 89, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 in Marble Falls, Texas.

She is formerly a second generation resident of Harlingen, Texas. 

Dorothy is survived by: her loving husband of 64 years, Gene Taylor; sons, Larry Taylor and wife, Shirley, of Marble Falls, and Robert Taylor of Dallas; daughter, Janelle Taylor of Buda;  grandson, Joshua Taylor of Austin; brother and sister-in-law, Neil and Shirley Madeley of Georgetown; two nephews in Texas; a niece in Georgia; and a niece and nephews in Michigan.

Other survivors include four step-grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.

Dorothy graduated from Harlingen High School and obtained a degree and lifetime teaching certificate from Texas A&I College in Kingsville.

Fri
18
Sep

Mary Viola Reed

Reed

Mary Viola Reed

 

Mary Viola Reed, 84, of Llano, Texas, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

She was a Christian and was baptized at an early age.
She worked many years for Hill Country Manor Nursing Home and later as a caregiver for elderly people in their homes.

Her compassion and service for the elderly was well known in Llano.

Mary was a devoted daughter and sister, and had a boundless love for her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Fritz and Harriet Merkel; siblings, Carl, Bill, Jim, Della, Lorene, Lou and Pauline; her husbands, Richard Mau and E.C. Reed, and, a granddaughter, Melanie Dunn.

Tue
15
Sep

Bettye Ruth Willis

Willis

Bettye Ruth Willis

Dec. 17, 1928~Sept. 3, 2015

 

Bettye Ruth Willis, 86, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

She was born  on Dec. 17, 1928, in Iowa Park, Texas, to Louis Hurt and Eda Sara Flynt.

She graduated from Arlington High School while waiting for her sweetheart, Lynn Willis, to return home from duty with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

They were married in 1946 and moved to Marble Falls in 1952.

 While raising four children, she was a secretary for Burhamn Brothers Sporting Goods.

Later, she became partners in business with Lynn at Willis Environmental Engineering.

Bettye was an outdoor person who loved to hunt (both with gun and bow) and became the first woman in Burnet County to kill a deer with a bow.

She was an avid golfer, tennis player and gardener, raising enough vegetables to give away to many friends.

Tue
15
Sep

Sidney Ray Stapleton

Stapleton

Sidney Ray Stapleton

June 12, 1941~Sept. 12, 2015

 

Sidney Ray Stapleton was born June 12, 1941, in Marble Falls, Texas, to W. H. (Sammy)

Stapleton and Ruby Chaney Stapleton.

He moved to his eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2015, surrounded by his family members.  Sidney is survived by his soul mate of 42 years, Priscilla Stapleton, by two sons Kirk W. Stapleton and wife, Linda, of Spicewood, and Keith A. Stapleton and wife, Lesley, of Driftwood; one grandson, Jakob Stapleton; a brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Mona Stapleton of Marble Falls, and one sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Gary Gibson of Austin. 

Other survivors include: step-sons Marshall Wier of Ericson, Nebraska, and Blane Wier of

Johnson City; grandchildren, Lariat Wier of Johnson City, Roy Wier and

Tue
15
Sep

Jackie Donald Brim

Brim

Jackie Donald Brim

Dec. 7, 1935 – Sept. 10, 2015

 

Jack went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. 

He leaves a powerful legacy as a fine Christian man, devoted husband and loving family man. He was a retired veteran having served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force. He served in Korea and Vietnam. 

After retirement from the military, Jack served the Central Texas area as a master electrician.

Jack was preceded in death by: his wife of 45 years, Patsy Lewis Brim, and a son, Allen.

He is survived by: his wife of 10 years, Johnie Gary Brim;  daughters, Tammie Perry and Lori Jackson; grandchildren,  Michael and Regina Perry, Gary Reimers, Melissa Perry, David Perry, Dylan Jackson, Dalton Jackson and Devon Jackson; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Ashlyn, Brooke, Emeree, Michael, Kenzleigh and Mia; brothers, Jerry, Sammy and Larry and a sister, Sherry, and their families.

Fri
04
Sep

Bette B. Berry

Berry

Bette B. Berry

Dec. 7, 1932~Aug. 29, 2015

 

Bette B. Berry was born in Houston, Texas on Dec. 7, 1932, to parents Harold and Opal Bauer.  She passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. 

Bette graduated from Spring Branch High School in 1950 and married her high school sweetheart, Jim Berry, on Dec. 12, 1953. 

She was a career woman with a great business mind. In her early years, she did book keeping and office management, but her true passion was real estate. 

She and Jim owned their own real estate business in Houston, which they sold when they moved to Burnet in 1979 and opened another real estate business. 

Bette and Jim moved to Horseshoe Bay and Bette joined Horseshoe Bay Corp. 

She considered her clients and co-workers as her second family. 

Bette was a very hard-working, dedicated and successful real estate broker. Most of her time was spent doing real estate. 

Fri
04
Sep

James Robert Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick

James Robert Kirkpatrick

Dec. 12, 1931~Aug. 31, 2015

 

James “Jim” Robert Kirkpatrick, 83, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.
Jim was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Joliet, Texas, to Robert Louis and Willo Kirkpatrick.
He was loved by all as an industrial arts teacher at Refugio High School for 15 years. He retired from the school system and went into business for himself building custom homes and remodeling.

He later moved to Fredericksburg and continued building and remodeling.

Upon retirement, he resided in Granite Shoals on the lake.

Mon
31
Aug

Minnie Laverne Warner Rasco

Minnie Laverne Warner Rasco

Nov. 23, 1932~Aug. 24, 2015

 

Minnie Laverne Warner Rasco, a resident of Marble Falls, Texas, was born in Mission, Texas, on Nov. 23, 1932, and passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the age of 82.

Laverne is survived by: her husband of 65 years, Billy James Rasco; her daughter, Jean Rasco of Denham Springs, Louisiana; her two sons, James Warren Rasco of North Bend, Washington, and Bobby Joe Rasco and wife, Pam, of Cedar Park, Texas; her sister, Merle Johnston of Zachary, Louisiana; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, John and Beulah Warner Warner; her sister, Dorothy Duty; her brother, Jack Warner, and her granddaughter, Sommer Rasco.

Laverne was an active member of the Marble Falls Church of Christ. She loved her God above all else, loved her family and was loved by them.

Mon
31
Aug

Wanda Evelyn Smith

Smith

Wanda Evelyn Smith

April 22, 1935~Aug. 25, 2015

 

Wanda Evelyn Smith, born April 22, 1935, in Hargill, Texas, to Chester Nelson and Susie Lorena McDowell Smith, died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, in Marble Falls, Texas.

She was a direct descendant of Gordon C. Jennings, who died at the Alamo.

She attended schools in Falfurrias, Texas, and upon graduation, was named Outstanding Senior.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wharton, the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Defenders Descendants Association, Senior Friends, Wharton Book Review Club, Friends of the Library, Wharton County Museum, Patron of the Arts at Wharton County Junior College, associate member of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, a life member of the Wharton County 100 Club, and a life member of the Wharton Community Theater.

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