Warren Norman Chapman, III of Brookshire, died December 31, 2015 at the age of 63 due to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He loved his wife, traveling, Las Vegas, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Warren was born January 31, 1952, to Ann and Warren Norman Chapman, Jr. in Houston. A Catholic by faith, Warren received his first communion at Holy Ghost Catholic Church on May 10, 1959. Warren attended Strake Jesuit High School and Graduated from Sharpstown High School in 1970. In 1992, Warren married John Phillips. A jack-of-all-trades, Warren retired from Dow Chemical in February 2013. He is survived by his wife, Joan, mother, Ann, sibling, John Chapman, Betty Cooke and husband Alan, Barry Chapman and wife Jenny. Suzie Robinson and husband Steve, and Maggie Daily; sister-in-law, Betty Hill and husband Clyde; brother-in-law, John Phillips and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Norman Chapman, Jr. and brother-in-law, Mike Daily. The family wants to express sincere thanks and gratitude to Warren’s full-time caregiver, Amanda Chupik, Faithcare and Vitus Hospice. In lieu of flowers, Warren requested donations to the ALS Society.

GLADYS GREGORY KOCUREK, 94, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015, in Benbrook, Texas. Gladys was born August 6, 1921, in Brookshire, Texas, south of the I-10 area, about where Rooms to Go is now located. The daughter of Edgar and Mary (Haak) Gregory, one of eight siblings. She grew up and attended schools in the Brookshire area, graduating from Pattison High School. Gladys was united in marriage to Johnnie Kocurek. They made their home in the Brookshire area. She was employed, and retired with the United States Postal Service in Brookshire, Texas. Gladys was a member of the Pattison United Methodist Church, serving with the hospitality committee and a member of Woodmen of the World. She enjoyed gardening, tending to her chickens, turkeys and her rose bushes. Gladys is survived by her SONS: Johnny Kocurek and his wife, Barbara, of Canyon Lake, Venton Kocurek and his wife, Nancy, of Aledo, and Vernon Kocurek and his wife, Gina, of Katy; DAUGHTER: Miranda Hammerling and her husband, Roy, of Beaumont; GRANDCHILDREN: James, Anthony, Andrew, Zachary, Sandra, David, Brent, Jacob, Cheyenne; GREAT CHILDREN: Shelby, Abby, and Danielle; GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: McKenna, Mason, Briggs, Raleigh, Logan and Hudson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Kocurek, parents, Edgar and Mary Gregory, seven siblings and granddaughter, Cynthia Bond. Visitation was held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 13, 2015, at the Schmidt Funeral Home, in Brookshire. Graveside service was held at 10:30 am, Monday, December 14, 2015, at the Pattison Methodist Cemetery in Pattison, with Pastor Ben Lohmer, Sr. Officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Texas, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087 or to the Pattison United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 67, Pattison, Texas 77466 Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, PO box 248, 819 Waller Ave., Brookshire, Tx 77423. (281)934-2425 www.schmidtfunerals.com

Nancy Jean (Turner) Ivy received her angel wings on December 19, 2015 at the wonderful age of 78 after an extended battle with cancer. She was born on January 16, 1937, the daughter of William Richard and Carrie Turner. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mentor and friend to many. She grew up and attended school in Sanderson, Texas. Shortly before her high school graduation, her dad passed away at the age of 57. After graduation, she continued to further her education at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She met what she called “love at first sight” Delmer “Bud” Lee Ivy in July of 1955. They married on December 27, 1956 and made their home in Sheffield, Texas. They later moved to Sealy, Katy and Brookshire before making their final home in Sealy, Texas again. She spent much of her life as a bookkeeper. Bud and Nancy owned Ivy’s Garage and Service Station and 3 Way Trucking Company. After closing the garage and service station, she worked for Brookshire Insurance Agency and then went to work for Willy at Ivy’s Garage for 20 years. Once she finally “retired”, she became the Secretary of Treasure for their subdivision at Green Meadows Water Supply where they are currently trying to find someone to replace her. She is survived by: her husband of 58 years, 11 months and 22 days, Delmer “Bud” Lee Ivy; her brothers, Richard Lee Turner of Fort Stockton, Jim Turner of Uvalde, Lynn Dale Turner of Georgetown; sister, Janie Blackwelder of San Angelo; children, William “Willy” Lee Ivy and wife Lisa of Pattison, Shelly Ann Goodnight and husband Charles of Abilene, Brenda Joy Girsh and husband Stephen of Hillsboro, Lori Lyn Rider and husband Todd of New Braunfels, and Johnny Ray Ivy and wife Karen of Trinity. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many other friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents William Richard and Carrie Turner, a sister Carie Marie Northcut and a brother Tommy Joe Turner. Knesek Funeral Chapels, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.knesekfuneralhome.com

Ethel Mae (Gooch) Saeger, 89, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015, in Brookshire. Ethel was born July 15, 1926, in Chattanooga, Tennessee to parents Lenord and Annie (France) Gooch. She grew up and attended school in Lenoir City and Chattanooga. On September 30, 1941, Ethel married Jeff Clifford Saeger in Georgia. During her working years, Ethel owned and operated a beauty shop. She has made her home in Brookshire, Texas. She enjoyed sewing and cooking. Ethel is survived by her daughter: Ruth Ann Saeger of Brookshire; son: Jeff Clifford Saeger, Jr. and his wife, Juanita, also of Brookshire; grandchildren: George Willhite, Michelle Saenger, Anna Ruth Watts and Jeff Saenger, III; great grandchildren: Rachael Nicole Willhite, Kathryn Mae Simpson, Briana Lynn Simpson, Aston Watts, Cheyenne Saeger and Cassandra Saeger; brother: Don Gooch and his wife, June, of Harrimon, Tennessee; sisters: Rita and Joyce, and many other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Anna Ruth Saeger, her grandson, Jeffery Willhite and her husband, Jeff Clifford Saeger. Funeral Service was held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Graveside Service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2015, at the Lenoir City Cemetery in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of SCHMIDT FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, TX 77423, (281) 934-2424, http://www.schmidtfunerals.com/

Kazner (Kathy) Wisniski, age 81 of Pattison, Texas passed away on November 24, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bruno and Pearlie Malinowski; husband, Bruno Wisniski; sister, Julie Kwiatkowski. Kathy is survived by sons, Johnny Wisniski and wife Gail; Jimmy Wisniski and wife Kim; Julian Wisniski and wife Mary; Joe Wisniski and wife Sherry; daughters, Jo Ann Wisniski; Marie Jalufka and husband Terry; brother, Edwin Malinowski; sister, Pauline Dempsey; sistersin- law, Rosalie Hartman, and Lorraine Wisnoskie; grandchildren, John and Brandon Wisniski, Douglas Ryan Mincy, Kurt and wife Megan Hawes and Collin Hawes. Sarah and Blake Jalufka and Cheyenne Thomas; great granddaughter, Faith Hawes. Pallbearers were her grandsons John and Brandon Wisniski, Douglas Ryan Mincy, Kurt and Collin Hawes and Blake Jalufka.Visitation was Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 4-6pm. Funeral Services were Monday, November 30, 2015 at 10am at St. Katherine Drexel with Fr. David Harris officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.