Gainesville Daily Register
MARY KATHRYN “KITTY” HESS
LINDSAY — A funeral Mass for Mary Kathryn “Kitty” Hess, 66, of Lindsay, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay with Fr. Raymond McDaniel officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.
A rosary followed by a visitation will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hess passed away in Muenster on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Kitty was born on Sept. 3, 1946, in Sherman to William Robert and Elvira Mary Eberhart Flusche.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. Kitty enjoyed cooking, sewing, volunteerism, camping, and playing with her grandchildren. She had tremendous faith and lived her life as an example for others. She fought her illness with a silent bravery, facing more challenges then anyone should have to endure. Through it all she maintained a grace to be admired. She was always thoughtful, loving and giving of her time and talents. In recent years, she spent many days with her mother and mother-in-law, being devoted to their well being and providing companionship. Kitty was outspoken and spunky, and you could hear her voice and laughter over a crowd despite her small stature. She could often be found baking and spent numerous hours teaching her grandchildren her secrets. She was known as “Kitty” to all, but her favorite name was “Nana.” Being a grandma was her most treasured role. Making holidays extra special down to every detail was her forte. Her kind heart and smile will be missed by all who knew her, but her love will live on in our hearts.
Kitty is survived by her husband, Dennis John Hess of Lindsay; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Matt Veech of Houston; daughter, Lara Hess Gordon of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Lindsay Veech, Tucker Gordon, Maggie Veech and Grant Veech; mother, Elvira Mary Flusche of Lindsay; mother-in-law, Leona “Bonnie” Hess of Muenster; sister and brother-in-law, Imogene and Albert Zimmer of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, William “Bill” and Vivian Flusche of Granbury; and brother, Jim Flusche of Lindsay. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mrs. Hess was preceded in death by her father.
Memorial contributions may be made to ABBA (All Babies Born Alive), P.O. Box 256, Gainesville, TX 76240.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
VIRGINIA “GINNY” CLARK-HAZELTON
MARIETTA, OKLA. — Funeral services for Virginia “Ginny” Clark-Hazelton, 69, of Marietta, Okla., are set or 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church in Gainesville with the Rev. Eddie Chennault officiating.
Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, Okla., under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home in Marietta, Okla.
Mrs. Hazelton died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Marietta, Okla.
She was born March 26, 1943, in Coleman, Okla.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel, 100 E. Main St. in Marietta, Okla.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, Temple Baptist Church, Enville Community Church or Shady Dale Baptist Church.
CLOVER, S.C. — Graveside services for “Dee” Berdelia Rose Robinson Kotulan, 83, of Clover, S.C., are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Evan English officiating.
Mrs. Kotulan died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C.
She was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Gainesville.
Survivors include children, Victoria Johnson of Oilville, Va., Shiree Kotulan of Clover, S.C., and William Kotulan of Alexandria, Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to ASPCA/Humane Society of York Co., 2036 Carolina Place, Fort Mill, S.C. 29715 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
You may sign the online registry at www.mlfordsons.com/.
JAMES MICHAEL SCHMITZ
MUENSTER — Funeral services for James Michael Schmitz, 58, of Muenster, are set for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster with the Rev. Ken Robinson officiating.
Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Muenster.
Mr. Schmitz died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Seasons Hospice in Denton.
He was born Sept. 26, 1953, in Muenster.
Survivors include son, Andrew Schmitz; and siblings, Robert Allen Schmitz, Kenneth Schmitz and Jerome Schmitz.