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    John Thomas Porter November 3, 1955-July 17, 2019

    Tom was born to Newt and Janice Conder Porter in Beeville,TX. He is preceded in death by his parents and many beloved uncles and aunts. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Terri Anderson Porter, of Kenedy,TX. He is also survived by his children: Samantha Porter of Austin,TX, John Wesley Porter of Karnes City,TX, Rebecca (Fernand0) Villalobos of Alpine, TX and JW (Julia) Hunter of Georgetown, TX. Thoughout his life, Tom proved himself to be full of many talents. He owned and operated his own trucking company out of Kenedy, TX for many years. He kept his children and many other entertained with stories from life on…

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    Irene Diane McGovern

    Irene Diane McGovern, Age 67 of Kenedy,TX passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Kenedy,TX. Irene was born on January 18, 1952 in Karnes City, TX to the late Elias, Sr. and Eugenia Scepanik Kotzur. She retired as a secretary from The Summitt in San Antonio,TX, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend to many and a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City,TX. She is preceded in death by her husband Terrence Joseph McGovern; parents, Elias, Sr. and Eugenia Szcepanik Kotzur; sisters: Barbara Kotzur, Betty Jean Dragon; brothers: Elias Kotzur, Jr., and Frankie Kotzur. She is survived by her daughter: Michelle (Clifford) Wahl, Jr. of Leeville,…

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    Robert (Bob) Doak Menn

    Robert (Bob) Doak Menn passed away on the evening of July 3, 2019 due to illness while at Frank M. Tejeda State Veterans Home in Floresville,TX. He was born on April 19, 1933 in Gillett, TX, son of Richard Max and Irene Menn. His family later moved to Karnes City were he grew up alongside two brothers: Richard-Max and William and two sisters: Winnie-Ruth and Maureen. As a boy he enjoyed tennis, photography and the outdoors. He graduated from Karnes City High School in 1950. Bob served two years in the United State Army (1954 to 1956), where he distinguished himself during Basic Training as guide-on bearer, Outstanding Trainee and…

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    Juanita Duenes Carrijo

    Juanita Duenes Carrijo, of Mission, Texas born on January 27, 1943 in Kenedy, Texas to the late Doroteo Duenes and Margarita Lopez Duenes passed away on July 11, 2019 at the age of 76. Mrs. Carrijo is preceded in death by her daughter: Judy Froelich. She is survived by her husband of 59 years: Frederico Carrijo, Mission,TX; daughters: Margaret Segura, of Mission, TX and Betty (Paul) Reyna, Houston,TX; sons: Fred (Lee) Carrijo, Hondo, TX and Mark (Cynthia) Carrijo, Houston, TX; 13 grandchildren: Steven, Eric, Richie, Ashlee, Aiden, Mark Jr., Kayla, Justin, Benjamin, Joey, Tabetha, Michael, Giovanni; great grandchildren: Steven Jr., Deliah, Richie Jr., Christian, Isabella; sister: Abby Gonzalez; brother: Agapito…

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    Douglas Lynn Hair

    Douglas Lynn Hair of San Antonio, Texas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Doug was born in Kenedy, Texas on October 19, 1938 to Doyle and Delma Hair. He attended Pawnee High School as well as Texas State University. Douglas served in the U.S. Army and afterwords became a merchandise buyer for various department stores such as Joske’s, Frost Brothers and Dillards. He also  was a co-owner of The House of Oak. Doug traveled to New York and overseas during his career. At the end of his retail career, Douglas was the top salesman in the men’s department at Dillards. Doug was a kind and…

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    Dolly Kowalik Street

    Dolly Kowalik Street, 85, of Kenedy, passed away on July 7, 2019. She was born at the family home in Hobson, TX on July 11, 1934, to the late Lucy Bordovsky Kowalik and the late E.V. Kowalik. She was the eldest of their seven children. On July 13, 1934, she was baptized at St. Boniface Church in Hobson, and christened Agnes Lucy. A cousin called her “Dolly”, and that was her preferred name throughout her life.  A 1955 graduate of Incarnate Word College, she was an educator for 46 years. She began her career at Northeast High School in San Antonio in January 1955. She also taught in Kenedy and…

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    Manuella (Mamie) Beltran Garza

    Manuella (Mamie) Beltran Garza, age 70, of Kenedy,TX passed away on July 4, 2019, in San Antonio,Texas. Mamie is preceded in death by her husband: Raul C. Garza, her Mother and Father: Guadalupe Pena Beltran and Manuel Beltran, brothers: Mike Pena and Richard Rodriguez, brother-in-law :Cruz Perales and sister-in-law: Dominga Pena. She is survived by her siblings: Trine Perales, Emma Cruz, Rudolfo Beltran (Julia), Esperanza Garcia, Gloria Ortiz, Mary Ann Cruz-Solis (Danny), Cynthia Rodriguez and Jessie Beltran(Angie). Mamie is also survived by Sara Mueller Figg,  who is a very dear and special young lady that was like a daughter to Mamie.  Viewing will begin at 3:00p.m. on Sunday, July 7,…

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    Fritz Foster

    Joseph Cleveland Foster II (Fritz) was born on October 5, 1925 in Pawnee, Texas to Joseph Cleveland Foster, Sr. and Rutilla Franklin Foster. His mother died in 1929 and the family soon moved to Kenedy.  Fritz graduated from Kenedy High School in 1947 after serving in the Merchant Marines during WWII.  In addition to farming and ranching, he was a well known merchant operating Foster Feed & Seed Co.  Fritz was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kenedy and also a member of the Masonic Lodge.  Fritz is preceded in death by his first wife, Jackie Timm Foster and his second wife Jamie Falvella Foster Smith; sisters Viola…

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    Gregorio P. Cortez

    Gregorio P. Cortez, of Kenedy, TX born on July 30, 1949 in Kenedy, TX to the late Victor Cortez and Juaguina Penilla Cortez passed away on June 25, 2019 at the age of 69. Gregorio is preceded in death by his siblings: Juan Cortez, Benny Cortez, Linda Rosales. He is survived by his former spouse, Rosie Venecia, of Kenedy, TX; daughter, Carolyn “Nina” Escandon, of Kenedy, TX; son, Aaron Cortez; grandchildren: Joe Escandon III, of Kenedy, TX; Amanda Lobner, of Kenedy, TX, Madison Cortez, Brandon Cortez, Vincent Cortez; great granddaughters: Isla Escandon and Scout Lobner; sisters: Irma Chessar, of Kenedy, TX and Sandra Loya, of Karnes City,TX; brother: Florentino Cortez,…

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    Joyce Thigpen Smolik

    Joyce Thigpen Smolik, of Kenedy, Texas passed away on June 21, 2019 at the age of 90 years and 7 months. Joyce was born on November 1, 1928 in Kenedy,Texas to the late parents, Leo K. Thigpen and Ivy Boultinghouse Thigpen. Joyce graduated from Kenedy High School in 1946 and subsequently attended the The University of Texas at Austin. She married Erwin John Smolik Sr. on September 30, 1948 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City,Texas.  Joyce and John resided in Karnes City for the next 46 years, where they raised their 6 children, moving to Kenedy, Texas in 1994 and remained active members of St. Cornelius Catholic Church.…

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    Richard Allen Lucas

    Richard Allen Lucas, of Runge, TX born on December 6, 1954 in Ardmore, Ok to Raymond Martin Lucas and Anna Faye Griffith Lucas passed away on June 24, 2019 at the age of 64. Mr. Lucas was retired after 30 years of service with Conoco Phillips as a Production Supervisor. Mr. Lucas is preceded in death by his father: Raymond Martin Lucas and brothers: David and Eddie Lucas. He is survived by his wife of 43 years: Deborah “Elaine” Barnes Lucas; his mother, Faye Lucas, of Ardmore, OK; his daughter, Lori (Gabriel) Mendoza of Sutherland Springs,TX; sons, Randy (Stacey) Lucas, of Austin, TX; grandchildren: Kique Mendoza, Victoria Mendoza, Molly Matthew, Callie,…

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    Larry Ray Barnes

    Larry Ray Barnes, of Kenedy,TX born on July 22, 1945 in Rio Grande City, TX to the late Thomas Alfred Barnes and Ruby Lee Vaughn Barnes passed away on June 23, 2019 at the age of 73. Mr. Barnes is preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Henry J. Schultz; his brothers: James Thomas Barnes Sr., Eddie Barnes Sr., Lloyd Barnes, Rodney Gill and baby sister, Katherine Schultz. Survivors include: daughters, Deborah (Clayton) Kay Broadway, of Seguin,TX, Christine Fay Sponable, of New Braunfels,TX; sons, Larry Ray Barnes Jr., of Seguin,TX;11 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sisters: Cheryl Lynn Schultz, of Kenedy,TX and Lisa Marie (John) Fisher, of San Antonio,TX; brothers: Charles…

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    Gregorio “Goyo” Rodriguez

    Gregorio “Goyo” Rodriguez, of Kenedy, Texas born February 9, 1937 in Karnes City, TX passed away on June 17, 2019 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife: Carmelita Guevara of Kenedy,TX; daughters: Miranda (Jose) Rodriguez Solano, of Conroe, TX and Maria Rodriguez Burrow, of Katy,TX; sons, Nick Casarez, of Three Rivers, TX, Gregory Rodriguez, Junction City, KIS, Billy Joe (Hope) Guevara, of Beeville,TX; 17 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters: Sara Zuniga, of Houston,TX and Angie Gonzalez, of Frostproof, FL; brothers: Paul (Rosa) Rodriguez and Ray Rodriguez of Kenedy,TX; Manuel Rodriguez, of Austin,TX and Melicio (Connie) Rodriguez, of Seguin,TX; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation Friday, June…

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    Beryl Ann Chace Keister

    Beryl Ann Chace Keister was born on January 7, 1946 and died on June 3, 2019 at the age of 73. She was adopted as an infant by Wesley and Jessie Chace of Kenedy. She was a 1964 graduate of Kenedy High School and later worked as an LVN at the Kenedy Hospital operated by Dr. Quillan and Dr. Mills. in 1969, she met and married Dale Keister a chemical engineer, who was transferred by General Mills from Kankakee, Illinois to the Kenedy Plant. They had a son, Ross. Beryl retired from nursing to be a helpmate to her husband and to raise her son. She was a long-time member…

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    Vicente Rico

    Vicente Rico, of Kenedy, TX passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 9, 2019 surrounded by family. Vicente was born on April 5, 1953 in Runge, TX to the late Epimenio and Catarina Serrata Rico. He married Lupe Garza on September 11, 1977 who precedes him in death. Vicente was retired from Kenedy Independent School District, a devout member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend to many. Vicente is preceded in death by his wife Lupe Garza Rico; parents, Epimenio and Catarina Serrata Rico and a brother Juan Rico. Vicente is survived by his sisters: Frances (Jesus) Rico of Charco, Maria…

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    Ardanella JoAnna Fenner

    Ardanella JoAnna Fenner, born April 22, 1929 to Ernst Blaschke and Annaliese Meinen Blaschke passed away June 4, 2019 at the age of 90. Ardanella was retired from the U. S. Postal Service. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elroy Arthur Fenner; her daughter-in-law, Terry Lynn Fenner and Sister, Willoween Clark and brother, Arland Blaschke. Survivors include her sons: Dennis (Linda) Fenner, Kenedy, TX, Roy Lee Fenner, Kenedy,TX, and Pat Glenn (Mariann) Fenner, Sunnyville,TX; sister: LaAnna Johnson, Kenedy,TX; 6 grandchildren: Kevin Ray Fenner, Roy Lee Fenner, Jr., Julie Ann Justice, Melissa Ann Fenner, Annaliese Fenner, Brittany Nicole Fenner Waldron; 11 Great Grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and other…

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    Jason Eric Leal

    Jason Eric Leal, Age 39 passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019.  Visitation will be Sunday, June 10, 2019 5PM to7PM with a Prayer Service at 7:30PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Services are Monday, June 11, 2019 at 11AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel.  Full and complete obit to follow.

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    Josephine Garcia Nunez

    Josephine “Josie” Garcia Nunez, of Kenedy, Texas born to Joe Ortiz Sr. and Maria Garcia Ortiz on January 24, 1951 in Yorktown, Texas passed away on June 3, 2019 at the age of 68. Josie is survived by daughters: Ashley Nunez and companion Roberto Garcia and Amy Lane and companion Luis Gonzalez; son: Adam Joseph Nunez; 9 grandchildren: Nina Garcia, Daryan Moreno, Joseph Lane Joslyn Lane, Daniel Gonzalez, Hope Nunez, Adam Joseph Nunez, Jr., Faith Nunez and Miranda Nunez; sisters: Alicia (Rudy) Perez, Esther (Tony) Corpus, Irma Oritz, Yolanda (Shaun)Ortiz Wollerman, stepsister: Amber Ortiz; brothers: Pete (Sylvia) Ortiz, Johnny Ortiz, Joe (Esmeralda) Ortiz Jr., Ricky (Cheryl) Oritz, Michael Ortiz; numerous…