MODESETT, Mrs. Perle of Rt.1, Thrall. Age 73. Died 5/1974 (Wed.) in an Austin hospital. Services held (Friday) from Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Revs. Vernon Whittington and George Matthews officiated. She was BORN 10/10/1900 in Thrall, the daughter of the late J.C. and Frances Hamilton Abbott. She had lived in the community during her entire lifetime. Taught school in area schools for 55 years prior to retirement. Member of Thrall United Methodist Church, usually attending the Lawrence Chapel Methodist Church. Married Milton Worth Modesett on 7/11/1923, he preceded her in death 11/21/1958. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Mrs. Peggy Hopf of Houston; son, Worth Abbott Modesett of Thrall; 5 sisters, Mrs. Grace Cain of Thrall, Mrs. Inez Thames of Dallas, Mrs. Nellie Martin of Austin, Mrs. Margaret Moegle and Mrs. Winnette Priesmeyer of Taylor; brother, Forest C. Abbott of Thrall; 5 grandchildren, Wayne Modesett, Cathy (Modesett) Fuchs, Jamie Modesett, Michael Hopf and Pamela Hopf. Those attending services from Thorndale were M/M. D.M. Phillips and Mrs. Alec Conoley. SS Death Benefit on #457-70-1856.
MODESETTE, Mrs. Bannie of Rockdale. Age 76. Died 9/11/1984 (Tuesday). Services held (Thursday) 9/13 in Phillips & Luckey Chapel in Rockdale. Burial in Hugh Wilson Cemetery at Tanglewood. Rev. Donald Box officiating. She was BORN 1/9/1908. SURVIVORS: Husband, E.L. Modesette of Rockdale; step-son, Carroll Modesette; 2 step-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #451-32-9941.
MODESSETTE, Mrs. J. L. of Duncan Comm. in Milam Co. Age 88. Died ?/1968 (Sat.) in a Rockdale Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Services held (Sunday) at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in Sharp Cemetery. Rev. Stewart Bell and Rev. Nelson Herrod officiated. Phillips & Luckey, Rockdale, in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 11/30/1880 in Colorado County and made her home in Rockdale since her husband's death in 1953. Preceded in death by 8 brothers and sisters. SURVIVORS: Son, Lewis (Son) Modessette of Rockdale; 7 daughters, Mrs. Willie Schwartz, Mrs. Mable Charles, Mrs. Theda Albrecht, Mrs. Edith Dittmar and Mrs. Dorris Lawson, all of Rockdale, Mrs. Edath Loden of Athens, Mrs. Mary A. Malock of Lubbock; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.
MODOSETT, Mrs. Bessie Fay Beard of Williamson County. Age 89. Died 12/1974 (in paper 1/2/75). Services held (Tuesday) from Condra Funeral Home in Granger. Burial in Granger City Cemetery. Rev. Bob Little, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Taylor, officiated. Condra Funeral Home of Granger in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 7/22/1886 in Granger. Married Charles Henry Modosett on 9/26/1901. He preceded her in death several years ago. Member of Baptist Church in Granger. SURVIVORS: 5 daughters, Mrs. Zuma Jones and Mrs. Lorene Thomas, both of Granger, Mrs. Merle Sprenger of San Antonio, Mrs. Allen (Evelyn) Conn of San Gabriel and Mrs. Normandene Cooper of Hyattsville, MD.; son, James Modosett of San Antonio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mae Spiars of Granger, Mrs. Bernice Durant of Cleburne; two brothers, C.P. Beard, Rockdale and Earl Beard of Cleburne; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #456-90-7293 under Bessie Modesett.
MOEHNKE, Alvin J. of Taylor. Age 69. Died 9/1973 (Tuesday) in a Taylor hospital. Services held (Thursday) in Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. David Bulgerin officiated. He was BORN 9/5/1904 in Pflugerville and a member of St.Paul Lutheran Church and Woodmen of the World. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Alvin J. Moehnke of Taylor; daughter, Miss Frances Moehnke of Taylor; son, Marvin H. Moehnke of Ballinger; 2 sisters, Mrs. Herman Fuessel of Thorndale and Miss Gretrude Moehnke of Austin; brother, Fritz Moehnke of Taylor; 13 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #456-36-9592.
MOEHNKE, Mrs. Annie B. of Taylor. Age 75. Died 5/28/1981 (Thursday) in Johns Communtity Hospital. Family services held (Sat.) in the Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Larry Swidzinski officiated. She was BORN 10/17/1905. SURVIVORS: 3 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Drozd of Granger, Mrs. Bernice Hollowell and Miss Elvira Moehnke, both of Taylor; 3 sons, Carl Moehnke of Thrall, Kenneth Moehnke of Port Lavaca and Benny Ray Moehnke of Wichita Falls; sister, Mrs. Adolph Heise of San Angelo; brother, Willie Remmert of Thorndale; 12 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren 3 step-great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #462-64-9753.
MOEHNKE, Bruce Wayne formerly of Taylor. Age 21. Died 1/10/1990 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred in Washington state, where he was stationed in the Navy. Services held 1/19 (Friday) at Buck Sullivan Funeral Home in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Memorial services held 1/27 (Sat.) at Immanuel Lutheran Church at West Taylor. BORN c.1969. He was preceded in death by father, Glen Roy Moehnke and grandparents, Henry and Annie Moehnke of Taylor. SURVIVORS: Wife, Candace Moehnke; mother, Pat Mosqueda of Dayton; sister & brother, Sheri and David Mosqueda of Dayton; grandparents, M/M. Arnold Biells of Thorndale; several aunts, uncles and cousins. picture
MOEHNKE, Miss Gertrude of 2203 Perry Lane, Austin. Age 67. Died 2/1974 (Monday) at her residence. (No funeral/burial info listed). She was BORN 10/13/1906 and was a practical nurse and had lived in Austin 27 years. She was the last surviving sister of the late Mrs. Augusta Fuessel, who was buried only last Sunday. Miss Moehnke was the aunt of Erwin Fuessel, Mrs. Pat McDaniel and W.R. Kirsch. SS Death Benefit on #461-22-7885.
MOEHNKE, Sr., Gus of Taylor. Age 70. Died 2/1970 (Sunday) (in paper 2/19/1970) at his home. Services held (Tuesday) from the Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Taylor. Burial in church cemetery. Rev. H.C. Ziehe officiated. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 6/23/1899 and was a member of the West Taylor Immanuel Lutheran Church. Preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Gus Moehnke, Sr., of Taylor; 3 daughters, Mrs. Herbert Kerlin of Manor, Mrs. Milton Schmidt of Taylor and Mrs. Edgar Mokry of Austin; son, Gus H.E. Moehnke, Jr.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Herman Fuessel of Thorndale and Miss Gertrude Moehnke of Austin; 2 brothers, Alvin and Fritz Moehnke, both of Taylor; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #467-16-4224.
MOEHNKE, Gus H. E. of Taylor. Age 60. Died 4/29/1986 (Tuesday) at his home. Family Prayer services held (Wed.) from Condra Memorial Chapel, Taylor. Services held 5/1 (Thursday) in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Taylor. Burial in church cemetery. Rev. Paul Geye officiated. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 5/22/1925 and was a member of above church, VFW and American Legion 39. SURVIVORS: Wife, Lorene Rodenbeck Moehnke of Taylor; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lonnie (Debra) Rinderknecht of Coupland and Mrs. Fred (Bonnie) Gordon of Taylor; 2 sons, Dale and Bill Moehnke of Taylor; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lucille Mokry of Austin, Mrs. Irene Schmidt of Taylor and Mrs. Lillian Kerlin of Manor; 8 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #459-20-1577.
MOERBE, Brian Lee of Corpus Christi. Age (?). Died 2/4/1973, Dr. Joseph Rupp, County Medical Examiner ruled his death accidental. Services held 2/6 (Tuesday) at Trinity Lutheran Church, Corpus Christi. Burial at Giddings. Rev. J.C. Henning, pastor, officiated. Clifford Jackson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was BORN in Augsburg, Germany and had lived in Corpus Christi the past 3-1/2 years. He attended Tom Browne Junior High School, where he was an honor student and participated in athletics. SURVIVORS: Parents, M/M. Martin L. Moerbe; sister, Melisa Moerbe; brother, Todd Moerbe, all of Corpus Christi; paternal grandparents, M/M. M.A. Moerbe of Giddings and maternal grandfather, A.T. McDaniel of Rockdale.
MOERBE, Dean Paul of 708 Jetta Court St., Austin. Age 11 months. Died ?/1969 (Wed.) in an Austin hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred 3 miles west of Pflugerville on FM Road 825. The accident also claimed the life of a Pflugerville woman, and gravely injured the child's mother and 2 of his 3 brothers. Services held (Friday) at Condra Funeral Chapel in Taylor. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Young Moerbe was BORN 4/17/1968. SURVIVORS: Parents, M/M. Calvin Moerbe of above Austin address; brothers, Wesley Wade, Clint Allen and Lee Warren Moerbe; grandparents, Mrs. Paul Moerbe, Sr. of Thorndale and M/M. Arthur Kerlin of Taylor
MOERBE, Rev. E. F. of Hamilton. Age (?). Died ?/1951 (Tuesday) at Hamilton. Services held (Thursday) in Hamilton. Retiring 12 years ago, after being a pastor for 50 years, he spent most of his time in Aleman, later moving to Hamilton. He was a leading member of the Lutheran Church of Texas and served many years on the Mission Board. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Mrs. William Nielson of Thorndale; son, Martin Moerbe of Taylor; nephew, Emil Moerbe of Thorndale.
MOERBE, Mrs. Ella D. of McAllen. Age 64. Died 10/14/1982 in M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston after a lengthy illness. Services held 10/16 (Sat.) in St.Paul Lutheran Church in McAllen. Burial in Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Rev. Gordon Albers officiated. Kreidler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 11/2/1918, a native of Bishop and lived in McAllen for 30 yrs. She was secretary at St.Paul Lutheran Church, McAllen. SURVIVORS: Husband, Al Moerbe of McAllen; son, Larry E. Moerbe of Orange; daughter, Mrs. Steven (Millicent) Valek of Austin; grandson; 3 brothers, Alfred Dube of McAllen, Oscar Dube of Kingsville, Johnny Dube of San Antonio; 3 sisters, Mrs. Betty Michalk of McAllen, Mrs. Clara Theis of Bishop, Mrs. Esther Felder of New Braunfels. SS Death Benefit on #461-14-2779.
MOERBE, Mrs. Grace Ruby Handrick (Robert) of Thorndale. Age 59. Died ?/1983 (Friday) in Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Services held (Sunday) in St.Paul Lutheran School Auditorium. Burial in Church Cemetery. Rev. Vernon M. Appel officiated. Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, in charge of arrangements. She was BORN in 1923, the daughter of the late Gerhard & Wilhelmine Handrick. SURVIVORS: Husband, Robert Moerbe of Thorndale; son, Randall Ray Moerbe of Baytown; sister, Miss Eleanor Handrick of Thorndale; brother, Marvin Handrick of Thorndale; 2 grandchildren, Marie and Jonathan Moerbe of Baytown.
MOERBE, Kenneth of Lubbock. Age 49. Died 10/18/1981 (Sunday) at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock after a lengthy illness. Services held (Tuesday) in the Lutheran Church at Wilson. Burial in Green Memorial Cemetery in Wilson. Rev. Otto Kretzman, officiated. He was BORN 11/16/1931 in Thorndale. Moved to Wilson in 9/1961 where he was a farmer until he retired in 1977. Moved to Lubbock in 1/1979. Member of St.Paul Lutheran Church in Wilson. SURVIVORS: Wife, Gladys Hengst Moerbe of Lubbock; parents, M/M. Oswald Moerbe, Rt. 2, Thorndale; 3 daughters, Mrs. Corlis Schafer and Angela Moerbe of Lubbock and Mrs. Donna Shepherd of Richardson; 2 sons, Warren of Wilson and Thomas of Amarillo; 2 sisters, Mrs. Frances Nolte of Wilson and Mrs. Ruby Lee Koslan of Post; 2 brothers, Johnny of Ropesville and Floyd of Thorndale and 2 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #460-48-9657.
MOERBE, Mrs. Martha of Thorndale. Age 83. Died 2/1976 (Sunday) when she was found dead in her bed at home by her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Becker, who had been caring for her at night since she returned from the hospital. Services held (Tuesday) at St.Paul Lutheran Church. Burial in church cemetery nearby. Rev. Vernon M. Appel, pastor of church, officiated. Condra Funeral Home, Taylor in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 4/1/1892 in Williamson Co., and had lived in the area all her life. Married Emil J. Moerbe on 1/19/1909 and lived to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary 2 months before he passed away. She and her late husband, Emil J. Moerbe, a longtime mayor of Thorndale were associated with every aspect of community progress and growth. She was the last surviving member of the family of M/M. Peter Simank, pioneers of this area. Life member of above Lutheran church and member of the LWML of above church. Member of TVFD Auxiliary. Their youngest son, Edward, was a WW-2 casualty, listed as missing in action. SURVIVORS: 2 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Becker and Mrs. Gilbert (Irmgard) Becker, both of Thorndale; son, Alwin Moerbe of McAllen; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #457-17-1826.
MOERBE, Martin of Taylor. Age 73. Died 4/25/1983 in Johns Community Hospital in Taylor. Services held 4/27 (Wed.) in Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylor. Burial in Taylor City Cemetry. Rev. John T. Coburn officiated. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 6/11/1909 and owned a drug store in Thorndale 8 yrs., moved to Taylor and was associated with J.J. Thames Drug Store before he bought Melasky Drug Store, which he operated for 11 yrs. and then became a partner in Luhn and Johns Drug Store. Active church member in above church. SURVIVORS: Wife, Alice Ruth Heintze Moerbe of Taylor; 3 daughters, Mrs. Wyndell (Caroline) Rivers of Louisville, Mrs. Glenn (Mary Ann) Horn of Topeka, KS. and Mrs. Darrell (Doris) Bledsoe of Hewitt; 2 sisters, Mrs. William Nielsen of Stephenville and Mrs. Arthur Melde of Hamilton; brother, Herbert Moerbe of Ft.Worth; 7 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on 467-16-5097.
MOERBE, Mary B. of Corpus Christi. Age 57. Died 9/6/1989 (Wed.) in a Corpus Christi hospital. Services held 9/8 (Friday) in Trinity Lutheran Church, Corpus Christi. Graveside services in Giddings City Cemetery. Cage-Mills-Jackson-Langham Funeral Home in Corpus Christi in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 3/29/1932, in Rockdale to M/M. Arthur T. (Ruby Offield) McDaniel. Preceded in death by son, Brian Lee Moerbe. SURVIVORS: Husband, Martin Moerbe of Corpus Christi; son, Todd Moerbe of Corpus Christi; daughter, Melisa Dlabaja of Corpus Christi; 2 brothers, Bill McDaniel of Rockdale and James McDaniel of Springfield, VA.; other relatives Miss Mervyn Offield, formerly of Rockdale and now of Giddings; 1 grandchild. SS Death Benefit on #467-48-1098.
MOERBE, Robert Lee of Thorndale. Age 64. Died 8/29/1987 (Friday) in St.Joseph Hospital in Bryan. Services held (Sunday) at St.Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale. Burial in church cemetery. Rev. Vernon M. Appel officiated. He was BORN in 1922. SURVIVORS: Son, Randal Ray Moerbe of Bryan; sister, Mrs. Ruby Krieg of Thrall; brother, Roy Moerbe of Nashville, TN.; 3 grandchildren.
MOERBE, Mrs. Sophie (Herman) of Thorndale. Age 85. Died 7/9/1982 (Friday) in Sweetbriar Rest Home in Taylor. Services held (Sunday) in St.Paul Lutheran Church. Burial in church cemetery. Rev. Vernon M. Appel officiated. She was BORN 8/13/1888. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Mrs. Will Krieg of Thrall; 2 sons, Robert Moerbe of Thorndale and Roy Moerbe of Nashville, TN.; 2 brothers, Bill Melde and Oscar Melde, both of Thorndale; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #456-86-2475.
MOERBE, Mrs. Theresia Stolte of Thorndale. Age 82. Died 12/11/1981 (Friday) in the hospital in Taylor. Services held (Sunday) 12/13/1981 in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial in Bushdale Cemetery near Rockdale (in the Stolte Family Plot as Theresia Stolte). Rev. Vernon M. Appel officiated. Member of St.Paul Lutheran Church of Thorndale. A lifetime resident of Milam Co. She was BORN in 1899, the daughter of M/M. Joe Pelzel. SURVIVORS: 3 sons, all of Thorndale, Walter Stolte, Preston Stolte and Albert Stolte; 3 daughters, Hattie Hillin of Thorndale, Alberta Offield of Rockdale and Rose Lee Rosebaum of Austin; 2 brothers, Joe Pelzel and Henry Pelzel, both of Rockdale; 4 sisters, all of Rockdale, Mrs. Henry Stelsky, Mrs. Guinn Eiland, Mrs. Bailey Doss and Mrs. Henry Stolte; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren.
MOEBUS, Arthur E. "Moe" of Thrall. Age 70. Died 5/22/1985 (Wed.) Services held (Friday) at St.Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings in charge of arrangements. Burial information not listed. He was BORN 5/5/1915. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mildred Moebus of Thrall; son, Paul Moebus of Austin; 2 daughters, Rachel Haberer of Houston, Becky Knox of Austin; 3 sisters, Lydia Diers of LaGrange, Pearl Moebus of Houston, Clara Naumann of York, PA.; 2 grandsons. SS Death Benefit on #454-12-4318.
MONKRES, James Newton of Rockdale. Age 82. Died 8/1976 (Thursday) (in paper 9/2/76) at Richards Memorial Hospital. Services held (Friday) at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Rockdale. Rev. N.A. Mills, pastor of Meadowbrook Baptist Church, officiated. He was BORN 9/30/1893 at Love County, OK., son of M/M. Ector Monkres. Married Ethel Knight on 6/8/1914 in Oklahoma. He was a retired pipefitter and lived 41 years at Arp. Member of Methodist Church. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Ethel Monkres of Rockdale; son, L.L. Monkres of Houston; daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Gwien) Hodges of Rockdale; 2 sisters, 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #452-03-9273.
MONROE, Laura Mae of Rockdale. Age 66. Died 11/16/1982 (Tuesday) in her Rockdale home after a sudden illness. Services held (Sat.) in Springfield Baptist Church. Burial in Old Oak Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Dennis Brooks officiated. She was BORN 5/28/1916 in Texas, daughter of M/M. William & Arabella Floyd Davis and was a lifelong Rockdale resident. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Annie Marie Ellison of Rockdale; 2 brothers, Jasper Davis of Rockdale and Eural Davis of Wichita Falls; 3 sisters, Mosell Burton of Rockdale, Lula B. Davis of Rockdale and Rosa Jean Davis of San Angelo; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #449-05-8431, benefits birthdate 5/28/1915.
MONTABARO, Mariam D. of Thorndale. Age 88. Died 8/7/1988 (Sunday) in Sunnyside Retirement Center. Graveside services held (Monday) in the Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. R.H. Wuensche, Sr. officiated. BORN 10/6/1899. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Fred Montabaro of Thorndale, Arthur Montabaro of Giddings; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #460-09-8703 under Mariam Monteabaro.
MONTAGUE, Mrs. Sadie Wootton of Bay City. Age 88. Died 10/15/1982 in a Bay City hospital. Services held 10/18 at First Christian Church in Bay City. Burial in Cedar Vale Cemetery at the side of her late husband. She was BORN on 2/25/1894 in Rockdale, the youngest child of Daniel Taylor & Mary Jane Wootton. Preceded in death by husband, Frank Orum Montague, Sr., of Bay City; son, Frank Orum Montague, Jr. of Bay City and a grandson, Carter Wootton Montague of Bay City. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Rev. William S. Montague of Shreveport and John Wootton Montague of San Antonio; daughter, Dr. Mary Ella Montague of Huntsville; 3 sons, a granddaughter, 6 great-grandsons and a great granddaughter. SS Death Benefit on #452-46-6840.
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