Obituaries

Willie Joe Thomas

Date of Birth: November 8, 1948  |   Date of Death: July 25, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 

Willie Joe Thomas

Willie Joe Thomas, Sr., 65, of Seguin, Texas, passed away on July 25, 2014. Visitation at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M., Monday, July 28, 2014. Funeral Services 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Norman Edward Fuschak

Date of Birth: March 4, 1927  |   Date of Death: July 24, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 28, 2014. 

Norman Edward Fuschak

Norman Edward Fuschak of San Marcos, beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2014, at the age of 87. He left his earthly bonds after a five year struggle with congestive heart failure. During his prolonged illness Norman always remained cheerful. Norman was born on March 4, 1927 in Curtain, Texas to Antone and Gussie Fuschak. He served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1944 – 1948. In 1951 he married Bonnie Ruth Neeley and was married for 53 years. They were blessed with four children. In 1963 Norman moved his family to San Marcos. Employed by Frito Lay for 25 years, he lovingly became known as “the frito man”. In 1966 he and Bonnie purchased “The Pit”, where she was employed as a waitress. Norman was an avid lover of fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He was also an accomplished master gardener and had bountiful vegetable gardens every year. He leaves behind his loving family: daughter Shirley and husband Keith Scroggins of San Marcos; son Morgan and wife Phyllis of San Marcos; son Van and wife Suanne of San Antonio; and son Danny and wife Bridget of ...

Connie Mae Coon Chamberlin

Date of Birth: July 27, 1933  |   Date of Death: July 15, 2014   |   Service Date: Visitation: 10 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and Services: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. 

Connie Mae Coon Chamberlin

Connie Mae Coon Chamberlin of Pearland Texas, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on July 15th at the age of 80. She left her earthly bonds after an eight year struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born July 27, 1933 to Walter Silas and Nora Mae Coon in Uvalde, Texas but grew up in San Marcos alongside her four brothers: Jerry Coon of Houston, James Coon of Manchaca, Barney Coon of New Braunfels, and William Coon of Humble. She is preceded in death by her parents and all four brothers. She was married to Arthur Chamberlin of La Grange, Texas from 1953 to 1980 and was blessed with three children. She lived in Pearland until 2006 after which she resided with her daughter, Kelly, for a time before moving to Gracious Care Homes in Carrollton, Texas in 2009. Connie was active in the Pearland United Methodist Church, worked at Hard Castle real estate, then as an administrative professional for Jamison Middle School and Bay Houston Towing. She enjoyed painting, sewing, arts and crafts, and was an accomplished bridge player. She leaves behind her loving family: daughter, Kelly, and husband, Victor Pantusa of ...

Frank Jerry Flauto (LTC-Retired)

Date of Birth: July 14, 1943  |   Date of Death: July 16, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 19, 2014. 

Frank Jerry Flauto (LTC-Retired)

Frank Jerry Flauto (LTC-retired) of San Marcos, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on July 16, 2014, surrounding by his loving family. A beloved and cherished husband, father, brother, and grandfather, he was born to the late Angelo Jerry and Jennie Flauto, in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 14, 1943. Frank attended Maple Heights High School in Cleveland before joining the Army in 1968. While stationed at Fort Hood between 1968 and 1970, he met his future bride, Jenny Lee Edge. Frank served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, specializing in field artillery. His service earned him a Bronze Medal Star for Meritorious Service in which he was cited for his “dedication” and “ability to gain rapport.” He and Jenny married in Royse City, Texas on June 11, 1972. Receiving a BA in history and political science from Ohio University in 1972, Frank continued his military career, which was largely spent in Latin American countries like Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. While in Venezuela, he attended the School of the Americas. In 1980, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He returned briefly to Ohio University to complete a Masters degree in international ...

Jack Carlisle Bagley

Date of Birth: August 25, 1942  |   Date of Death: July 14, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 18, 2014. 

Jack Carlisle Bagley

Jack Carlisle Bagley of Kingsbury, Texas, loving father, grandfather and brother, passed away on July 14, 2014, at the age of 71. He was born August 25, 1942, to Charlie Carlisle and Louise (Noe) Bagley in Luling, Texas. A college graduate, Jack owned and operated Austin Fence Company, and worked in the industry for 20 years. He was a member of the Prairie Lea United Methodist Church, loved the outdoors; and was a keen salt and fresh water fisherman. His parents and his sister, Charlene Bagley preceded him in death. Jack is survived by two sons, Dustin Bagley of Phoenix, Arizona and Kristofer Bagley and wife, Misty of Georgetown, Texas; daughter, Sheryl Lynn Payne and husband, John of Phoenix, Arizona; brother, Donny Bagley and wife, Connie of San Marcos, Texas; and seven grandchildren. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., Thursday, July 17, 2014. A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Prairie Lea First United Methodist Church. Interment at the San Marcos City Cemetery and a Pot Luck Reception to follow at Jack’s. Gifts in Jack’s memory ...

Dana Andrew Mohnke

Date of Birth: February 20, 1953  |   Date of Death: July 14, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 18, 2014. 

Dana Andrew Mohnke

Dana Andrew Mohnke, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Hays Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  Dana was born on February 20, 1953 to Aubrey and Clara Mohnke. Dana is survived by his father,  Aubrey Mohnke,  sisters Margo Womac and husband Terry, Lora Ann Chafin and husband Jeff. Dana is also survived by his daughter,  Shelby Baughman and husband Eddie, son Garrett Mohnke and wife Blake and two grandchildren, Alexander Satterfield and Charlotte Mohnke. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday,  July 17, 2014. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 am at San Marcos City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to CTMC Hospice of San Marcos or Hays Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in San Marcos. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com    

Larry Alvin Wehrman

Date of Birth: June 24, 1928  |   Date of Death: July 10, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday July 19, 2014. 

Larry Alvin Wehrman

Larry Alvin Wehrman, age 86, died in Buda, TX on July 10, 2014. Born in White Cloud, Kansas to William Ernst and Mary Elizabeth Wehrman, he graduated as valedictorian from high school at the age of 16. Larry served in the Air Force during the Korean War attaining the rank of Staff Sargent. On September 6, 1959 he married Jean Clinard. He lived in San Marcos, TX and worked as a movie theater manager and then with Ted Breihan Electric for 20 years until he retired. He grew up on a farm and had always been a farmer and the only time he was not farming was during his years in the military. Larry will be especially remembered for being a dedicated family man, who was loyal, honest, funny and a farmer always. Survivors include Jean Wehrman of San Marcos, TX, Laurel Wehrman of Hewitt, TX, Charlotte and Laurence Allan Wehrman of San Marcos, TX, Nicole and Nathan Wehrman of San Marcos, TX, brother Ray and Marilyn Wehrman of White Cloud, Kansas, grandchildren Rebecca and Jonathan Wehrman and various nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in ...

Jerrie Harper

Date of Birth: August 12, 1927  |   Date of Death: July 7, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 11, 2014. 

Jerrie Harper

Jerrie Harper of San Marcos, Texas, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the age of 86. She was born August 12, 1927, in Magnet, Texas, to Albert and Fay (Bittick) Plant. She is survived by two sons, Ray Harper and wife, Mary Beth and Dudley Harper of San Marcos; three grandchildren, Donald Wayne Harper, Douglas Shane Harper and Jaime Lynn Harper; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 11, 2014, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Mary Belle (Thorp) Williamson

Date of Birth: July 7, 1918  |   Date of Death: July 7, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Thursday, July 10, 2014. 

Mary Belle (Thorp) Williamson

Mary Belle (Thorp) Williamson, our beloved mother of San Marcos, died peacefully on her 96th birthday, at 11:09AM, Monday, July 7th, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.   She left her earthly bonds after a valiant struggle with complications from strokes and seizures. She was born July 7th, 1918 in Waco, Texas where her parents were temporarily located for a job requirement, but lived most of life as a resident in and near San Marcos, particularly in the city at 222 East Hutchison Street and later in the southern part of Hays County at 1305 Quail Run. She was and will be remembered as a loving, kind, caring and gentle daughter, niece, cousin, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She has been reunited in Heaven with her loving husband, Clyde Oren Williamson (1910-1999,) her father, Wade Briggs Thorp (1881-1939) and mother, Jamima (Harvey) Thorp (1888-1987) of San Marcos, baby Daughter (born and died June 18, 1949) of San Marcos, brothers Willard Eugene Thorp (1921-1979) of San Marcos, Wayman Wade Thorp (1925-2007) ...

Gaye Ann Cruz

Date of Birth: November 1956  |   Date of Death: June 29, 2014   |   Service Date: Memorial Svc. 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 1 and Graveside 9:30 A.M., Wednesday, July 2, 2014. 

Gaye Ann Cruz

Gaye Ann Cruz of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away at 12:10 P.M., June 29, 2014 after a lengthy illness. She was born November 1956 in Borger, Texas to Alan and Lena “Lynn” Gardner. Raised in Odessa, she attended and graduated from Permian High School. After making a profession of faith and baptism, she remained faithful to the Lord and her church. At the age of 32, Gaye met the love of her life, Mando Cruz of San Marcos, Texas. They were married September 6, 1992 and they spent 25 wonderful years loving each other whole heartedly. Gaye enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader, loved fishing and spending time with her family. She spent the majority of her time teaching her grandkids to love the Lord and respect each other. We will all carry your voice, scriptures, love and laughter in our hearts. You will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered as a daughter, wife, mother, Nana, aunt, and friend. Gaye is survived by her husband, Mando Cruz of New Braunfels; mother, Lena “Lynn” Earnest of Duncan, Oklahoma; her children, Steven R. Harvey, and Stephanie L. Ritchie and husband, Troy; six grandchildren, Janelle and Paul Harvey, Annlyn, Caia and Emory Ritchie, and Ronnie Harvey; ...

Sheran Price

Date of Birth: December 24, 1943  |   Date of Death: June 24, 2014   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Sunday, June 29, 2014. 

Sheran Price

Sheran Price, loving mother, pet lover and owner of The Butterfly Ladies Retail Shop in San Marcos from 1981 to 1991, passed away on June 24, 2014, at the age of 70. She was born December 24, 1943, to the late Isaac Newton and Riso (Lane) Millhollon, in Austin, Texas. Affectionately known to her family as “Mommaw”, Sheran is survived by two sons, Kevan Price and wife, Kelly of New Braunfels, Texas and Steven Price and wife, Cindy of San Marcos, Texas; daughter, Dana Price-Fore of Boerne, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Dylan Price, Steven Price, Jr., Sean Price, Tyler Fore, Logan Fore, Dalton Fore and Mallory Fore. Graveside Services will be held at the Kyle Cemetery at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, June 29, 2014, with the Rev. Karl Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, family requests gifts in Sheran’s memory be made to PAWS Shelter and Humane Society, 500 E. FM 150, Kyle, Texas 78640, 512-268-1611. www.pawsshelter.org Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche St., San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Warren William Wipperman

Date of Birth: April 4, 1922  |   Date of Death: June 18, 2014   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 28, 2014. 

Warren William Wipperman

Warren William Wipperman, age 92, of Wimberley, TX passed away peacefully on June 18th, 2014.  He was born to Leslie and Edna Wipperman in St. Louis, MO on April 4, 1922. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. On October 23, 1946 he married Jane Claire Dewinter, and they were in love for over 60 years. Warren served as the captain of a “sub chaser” in the Pacific front during WW II and continued as a Navy reservist for years afterwards. Warren’s career was devoted to the printing industry, serving Wagner Printing in St. Louis, MO and Curtis 1000 in Houston, TX.  Warren and Jane lived in Houston from 1964 to 1975, subsequently moving to Simonton, TX, retiring to Wimberley, TX in 2002. Warren has always been active in the Presbyterian Church, ordained as an Elder, most recently attending Wimberley Presbyterian Church. He had a lifelong love of traveling in the west and riding horses. Warren is survived by his two children, Susan John and her husband Darrell in Galveston, and Scott  Wipperman and his wife Merilee in Utah, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grand children.  A celebration ...

Georgia Rene’ Johnson

Date of Birth: February 16, 1921  |   Date of Death: June 15, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 21, 2014. 

Georgia Rene’ Johnson

Georgia Rene’ Johnson, age 93, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on June 15, 2014. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., on Friday, June 20, 2014. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Wilburn Lee Duff “Duffy” Williams

Date of Birth: June 24, 1913  |   Date of Death: June 9, 2014   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 12, 2014. 

Wilburn Lee Duff “Duffy” Williams

Wilburn Lee Duff “Duffy” Williams, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and special friend went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2014. She was born June 24, 1913 in San Marcos, Texas to Mary Elizabeth Gary and Lee Roy Duff. Duffy received her B.S. from Incarnate Word College and her nursing degree from Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas in 1938. She had many stories to tell about her time working at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Wilburn Lee (as Raymond called her) and Raymond Lee Williams were married in December, 1939 in San Marcos, Texas.  They lived in San Antonio, Texas until Raymond was transferred to Austin, Texas in 1960. Duffy was a stay at home mom raising her two children and working at school until they moved to Austin. She was a charter member of the Barton Hills Garden Club. She never met a stranger, she never forgot anyone and she lived life to the fullest. She was preceded in death by Raymond after 44 years of marriage in March, 1984. Duffy is survived by her son, Raymond M. “Butch” Williams and wife, ...

Dick Boling

Date of Birth: March 16, 1947  |   Date of Death: June 1, 2014   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. 

Dick Boling

Dick Boling, age 67, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on June 1, 2014.  He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 16, 1947, to Luther Oliver and Grace Ellen (Taylor) Boling. He is survived by his wife, Gena Boling; son, Richard "Rick" E. Boling, Jr. and wife, Lori Ann of Round Rock; daughter, Brenda Leeann Wilson and husband, Chris of Georgetown; two stepsons, Caril Roberts and David Eugene Roberts of Wimberley; stepdaughter, Carolyn Ann Roberts of Wimberley; and 12 grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311.