VERENA ANNA HENSCHEID METZLER
A funeral mass for Verena Anna Henscheid Metzler, 80, of Gainesville, is set for 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at the St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Ken Robinson officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Peter's Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
A rosary with visitation to follow were held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Verena Anna Henscheid Metzler was born Oct. 8, 1932, in Myra, the second child of Henry and Anna Flusche Henscheid.
After graduating as Salutatorian from Sacred Heart High School in 1950, she worked for two years at Cooke County Electric Coop. During that time, she met Gerald Metzler and they were married on Oct. 28, 1952, a union that would last 55 years until Gerald's death in 2008. Verena and Gerald were members of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lindsay.
In 1963, Verena and Gerald moved with their three sons from a small house in Gainesville to a new home in the country a few miles north of Lindsay on FM 1200. For 40-plus years, Verena reared children, ran a household and farm, and cooked hearty meals for family, friends and numerous hay haulers — not to mention helped Gerald and his brothers and wives operate Metzler Bros. Drive In. In addition to serving barbecue till 1996, Verena and Gerald raised cattle and chickens; harvested crops; grew gardens; and gathered and shelled pecans. In her spare time, Verena enjoyed traveling, reading, music and dancing. One of her favorite destinations was Hot Springs, Ark., which she and Gerald visited every summer and fall for years, often hosting friends and family. After retiring in 1996, Verena continued to treat her children and grandchildren to delicious food, generous gifts and unending hospitality. The family was always encouraged to visit anytime, eat and drink all they wanted, and stay for days — because her house was still their home. Verena would go out of her way to make a meal or a favorite dessert when she had visitors. Besides her unbeatable cooking, Verena will be remembered for her hard work, self-education, independent spirit, and example of faith and fortitude. She taught her family to pray for help with every problem in life, and inspired many by managing chronic health problems with little complaint.
Verena leaves behind four children, their spouses and eight grandchildren: Mark and Susan Metzler of Gainesville and son Scott; Jerry and Glenna Metzler of Gainesville and daughters Christina, Stephanie and Allison; Roy and Sandy Metzler of Denton and children Samantha, Jill, Kevin and Jason; and Debbie and Tim Voth of Keller. She is also survived by brother Rufus Henscheid and wife Betty of Muenster; sisters Florence Day and husband Bill of Fort Worth and LuRose Schumacher and husband Albert of Rhineland; and sister-in-law, Carol Henscheid of Muenster.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years; her parents; her sister, Janie Grewing; and brother Ted Henscheid of Muenster; and in-laws J.C. Darilek, John Kelley and Anthony Grewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church Renovation Fund, the Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Association.
CLEMENT (Clem) BERNARD SANDMANN
LINDSAY — Funeral services for Clement (Clem) Bernard Sandmann, 87, of Lindsay, are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay, with the Rev. Raymond McDaniel officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Rosary services will be held Monday, July 1, 2013, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Sandmann died June 26, 2013, in Denton, at Autumn Leaves of Denton.
He was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Lindsay, the seventh of 13 children, to Ben and Catherine Hermes Sandmann.
Clem attended Lindsay school and farmed with his father and brothers. At the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, he was inducted into the Army and spent nine months in Japan and nine months in Korea. After being discharged in 1952, Clem returned to farming in the Lindsay area.
Clem married Rita Block, the love of his life, on June 22, 1957, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lindsay. For the next 45 years, Clem and Rita made their home south of Lindsay on the farm where Clem was born and raised. Here they raised their children, spent time together, farmed the land and took pride in raising their herd of registered Charolais cattle.
Clem was a member of St. Peter’s Parish all of his life, the Knights of Columbus, the Lindsay school board and St. Peter’s Parish Council during which time he served as chairman of the homecoming picnic for two years. Clem worked for Valenite, retiring from there in 1991. Clem was also a plumber by trade.
Clem is survived by his seven children and their spouses, Dolores Sandmann of Pflugerville, Kathleen and Nick Schroeder of Lindsay, Mary Ann and Michael Parker of Garland, Linda Sandmann of Carrollton, John and Lisa Sandmann of Lindsay, Nick and Christine Sandmann of Lindsay and Leo and Kendra Sandmann of Artesia, N.M.; grandchildren and spouses, Brandon and Amber Schroeder, Jared Schroeder, Jenny Schroeder, Thomas and Kelli Parker, Phillip Parker, Nathan Parker, Kyleigh Sandmann, Hunter Sandmann, Peighton Sandmann, Colton Sandmann and Caige Sandmann; great-grandchildren, Heston Schroeder and Brooklyn Parker; step-granddaughter, Paisley Baker; and step-great-granddaughter, Leighton Thompson. Clem is also survived by his sister Ethel and her husband Gene Schmidlkofer of Gainesville; brothers, Henry and his wife Lorene of Valley View, Max of North Richland Hills, Bernard and his wife Joan of Sherman, James of Lindsay and sister-in-law Marie Sandmann of Lindsay; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rita who passed away on Jan. 20, 2003; his parents, and siblings, Mary, Anna, Rose, Julius, Herman, Joe and Agnes.
Pallbearers will be Clem’s sons, John, Nick, and Leo, as well as grandsons, Brandon, Jared, Thomas, Phillip and Nathan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clem’s son-in-laws, Nick and Michael.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 148, Lindsay, TX 76250.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
JAMES M. YOAKUM
Age 77, died at his home in Duncanville on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
He was born June 29, 1935, in Gainesville.
James is survived by his wife, Barbara; three daughters, Joy Wood and husband Mark, Ann Ray and husband David and Jamie Settlemire and husband David; stepsons, Byron Everitt and wife Darlene and Lee Everitt and wife Rosalyn; six grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Krueger Yoakum, his mother Alma Montgomery and father J.C. Yoakum.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasantview Dr. in Arlington.
Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Lane C at the Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery Dallas.
Visitation with the family will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasantview Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund.
J.R. “RUSTY” BEAVER
Funeral services for J.R. “Rusty” Beaver, 64, of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ with Arthur Green officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Mr. Beaver died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Corinth.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the funeral home.
RONALD MONTGOMERY DAVIDSON
COLLINSVILLE — Funeral services for Ronald Montgomery Davidson, 73, are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with the Rev. Rick Carney officiating.
Burial will follow in Ethel Cemetery.
Mr. Davidson died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Collinsville.
He was born on Oct. 26, 1939, in Sherman.
Survivors include wife, Glenda Davidson of Collinsville; children, Tonya Burden of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Robin Smith of Collinsville; brother, Jon Davidson of Collinsville; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, 2501 N. Weaver, Gainesville, TX 76240.
You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
EMMETT H. TATUM, JR.
Emmett H. Tatum, Jr., 71, of Gainesville, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Lewisville.
He was born Dec. 15, 1941, in Gainesville.
Survivors include daughter, Melissa Brooks of Cranston, RI; siblings, Frances Russell of Collinsville and Jerry Tatum and Ron Tatum of Gainesville; and one grandchild.
Cremation is under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home. No services are planned.
You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.