Our Obituaries

JoNell Hale

January 24, 1938 - January 27, 2018

JoNell Hale, 80, of Belton, formerly of Waco, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Belton. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with the Reverend David Cozart officiating. Interment will follow in Turnersville Cemetery. The Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Monday, January 29th at the funeral home.Mrs. Hale...
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Dollie Dea Brown

September 6, 1924 - January 22, 2018

Dollie Dea Brown, 93, went to her heavenly home January 22, 2018.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 25, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors with Dr. Cary Killough officiating. Burial will follow in Waco Memorial Park.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, at the funeral home.Dollie was born in Waco, Texas on September 6, 1924 to...
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Scott Travis Massingill

September 4, 1986 - January 21, 2018

Scott Travis Massingill of Robinson went to be with his Lord on January 21st, 2018. He was born September 4, 1986 to Charlie and Sharon (Stookey) Massingill. He attended Robinson schools and graduated from Robinson High School in 2005On November 20th, 2010 he married the love of his life, Jamie Stanley Butler & together they have one child, Kaidence LeeAnn Massingill. On April 23rd 2010, Kaidence...
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Don Wayne Rodriguez

February 17, 1965 - January 18, 2018

Don Wayne Rodriguez, age 52, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.Don was born February 17, 1965 to Nicho and Beatrice (Gonzales) Rodriguez in Waco, Texas. He was raised in Waco, but later moved to Austin where he lived for the past ten years. Don attended Austin Community College...
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Fabian Uvalle Ortiz

February 15, 1981 - January 17, 2018


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Leonard M. Leddy

November 11, 1931 - January 16, 2018

Reverend Leonard Leddy, a Catholic priest for 58 years, died on January 16, 2018, in Waco, Texas at the age of 86. He was born on November 11, 1931 in the parish of Annaduff, County Leitrim, Ireland to Michael Leddy and Catherine (Leyden) Leddy.After finishing his studies at St. Kieran's Seminary in Kilkenny, Ireland, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Austin on May 31, 1959 in St. Mary...
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Guadalupe Duron

August 7, 1932 - January 14, 2018

Guadalupe "Lupe" Duron, 85, died unexpectedly January 14th, 2018, at Providence Hospital. He was born August 7, 1932, in Waco, Texas, the son of Santiago and Romana Duron.Guadalupe attended St. Francis Elementary, St. Mary's Academy, West Junior High and Waco High School. After high school, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Lupe was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base...
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Irene Bernal Ramos

March 22, 1940 - January 13, 2018

Irene Bernal Ramos, 77, passed away January 13, 2018 in Waco, Texas.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00p.m., Wednesday, January 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 5 to 8:00p.m., Tuesday, January 16, with a Rosary at 6:00p.m., at Connally Compton Funeral Directors.Irene was born in Donie, Texas to Bernardo and...
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Herbert Hoover Behringer

July 27, 1920 - January 11, 2018

Herbert H. Behringer, 97, went home to be with his Lord January 11, 2018.Graveside services will be held at 2:00p.m., Saturday, January 13, at Riesel Cemetery.Herbert was born in Riesel, Texas, July 27, 1920 to William C. and Mary Behringer. He was one of six brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Behringer; sons, Billy Behringer and wife Marjorie and Randy Behringer and wife...
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Margie Faye Ray

November 24, 1934 - January 10, 2018

Margie Faye Ray, of Waco, passed away at 11:05PM on January 10, 2018. Services will be at 1:00p.m., Monday, January 15, at Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, with Pastor David Cozart officiating. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be starting at 12:00p.m., at the Funeral Chapel the day of the service.Margie was born to Alvin and Lorraine Smith...
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Francisco Cruz

June 4, 1942 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Walter Ray King

March 29, 1953 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Steve Juan Sanchez

September 27, 1973 - January 5, 2018

Steve Juan Sanchez, 44, passed away January 5, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00p.m., Friday, January 12, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors with his uncle, Ernesto Fraga, officiating. The family ask that in honor of Steve's life, everyone wear Star Wars attire if possible. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00p.m.,...
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Suzanne P. Carter

March 18, 1949 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Gloria June Tambling

July 1, 1933 - December 30, 2017

Gloria June Tambling, age 84, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Robinson, Texas. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Connally Compton. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, at the funeral home. Gloria was born July 1, 1933 to Tom and Winnie Bledsoe in Gunter, Texas. She was a longtime resident of the Waco area. She was full of life...
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Theresa Dorothy Kostek

February 12, 1941 - December 29, 2017

Today is the day that she went to sit beside God and Jesus. She has joined by her mother, father, husband (William Kostek), brother's Chip Sweeney, John Sweeney, Bill Sweeny and sister Patricia Sweeney/Sussinni. She grew up in New Jersey and lost her brother John at an early age to the Korean War who is still MIA to this day. She married the love of her life, William Kostek and had 3...
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Sandra L. Clemons

January 31, 1953 - December 29, 2017

Sandra L. Clemons, age 64, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in Waco. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 2PM at Connally Compton Funeral Directors.Sandra was born January 31, 1953 to Bill and Marie (Brown) Robinson in Waco, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Waco. Survivors include her daughter, Melissa McCormick of Waco; grandchildren: Jacob Vaughn, Patricia...
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Francine Lumbard

April 8, 1950 - December 27, 2017

Francine Lumbard died of natural causes on December 27, 2017. A native of Seattle, WA, Fran lived a full life surrounded by her children, theatre, music and laughter. She was a true educator and humanitarian-who believed in the power of education and action to influence positive change in the world.Fran founded the Legal Assistance Project, which sought to improve the lives of our community's...
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John Robert Alonzo

July 27, 1981 - December 26, 2017

John Robert Alonzo, 36, went home to be with the Lord December 26, 2017.Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00a.m., Saturday, December 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Magnaye as celebrant. Burial will follow in Waco Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 8:00p.m., Friday, December 29, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. The rosary will be...
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Martha Ann Massingill

July 27, 1932 - December 26, 2017

Martha Ann Cathey was born in Hamilton, Texas July 27, 1932. She was the fifth child of 10 children born to Corabuna Butler Cathey and Thomas Washington Cathey. Martha was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Walter, son Olan Walter, grandson Dickie Don, son-in-law William Jeffery Pearcy, both her parents, brothers John Charles, and T.W., sisters Buna Nell, Doris Thomasine, Robbie Lois and...
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John M. Clark

February 12, 1955 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Rosa Olivia Mejia De Carranza

June 17, 1955 - December 23, 2017

Rosa Olivia Mejia De Carranza, 62, passed away peacefully in her home Friday Evening surrounded by family on December 23, 2017. Rosa was born June 17, 1955 in Jucuapa, San Miguel, El Salvador. Rosa was daughter of Rene Aguilar and Rosa Mejia. Rosa lived in San Salvador, El Salvador for a couple of years prior to moving to the United States to be with the rest of her family in Texas. Her earlier...
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Frances Griffin

November 7, 1919 - December 20, 2017

When I come to the end of my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mileJust forget if you can, that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smileForget unkind words I have spokenRemember some good I have doneForget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've had loads of funForget that I've stumbled and blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the wayRemember I have fought some hard battlesAnd won, ere the close of...
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R.C Spoonts

December 31, 1920 - December 18, 2017

R.C. Spoonts passed away peacefully in the early morning of December 18, 2017, just 13 days short of his 97th birthday in Waco, TX.Funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m., Thursday, December 21, at Johnson Drive Church of Christ in McGregor. Burial will follow in Rosemound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6:30p.m., Wednesday, December 20, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors...
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Nancy Gertrude Stone

September 24, 1937 - December 14, 2017

Nancy Gertrude Stone, 80, passed away December 14, 2017 in New Braunfels, Tx.Funeral service will be held on December 19, at Connally/Compton Funeral home, Waco Tx.. Ceremonies will be presided over by Pastor Terry Graham. The family will receive friends from 10:00am to 12:00pm, before the service at 1:00pm. Graveside service will be at Waco Memorial cemetery following service. Nancy Gertrude...
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Elizabeth Ann McConnell

November 23, 1935 - December 11, 2017

Elizabeth Ann McConnell, 82, passed away December 11, 2017 in Spring Hill, Florida.Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 15, at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., before the graveside at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Jose Plutarco Lopez

April 13, 1925 - December 9, 2017

Mr. Jose P. Lopez, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Waco, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 12 at Connelly Compton Funeral Directors, with Rosary at 7:00 PM. Jose was born to...
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Eva C. Wallace

March 9, 1913 - December 9, 2017

Mrs. Eva C. Wallace, age 104, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Connally-Compton Funeral Directors with Reverend Glenn Wallace officiating. Interment to follow in Waco Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the funeral home. Eva was born March 9, 1913 to Albert J. Lucy ...
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Andrew Edmund Schmedthorst

October 1, 1932 - December 6, 2017

Mr. Andrew (Andy) Schmedthorst, age 85, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at St. Mark Lutheran Church with Reverend Robert Kobler officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Connally-Compton Funeral Directors.Andy was born October 1,...
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Gene Weldon McMaster

January 7, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Mr. Gene Weldon McMaster, age 89, went to be with the Lord December 4, 2017. Funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Connally-Compton Funeral Directors with Reverend Ken James officiating. Interment to follow in Robinson Cemetery. Gene was born January 7, 1928 to Jessie Foy and Lona (O'Neal) Mc Master in Abernathy, Texas. He graduated from Abernathy High School. Gene...
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Nancy Belcher Pickens

September 13, 1930 - December 4, 2017

Nancy Belcher Pickens, 87, passed away December 4, 2017 Wesley Woods Rehabilitation Center.Graveside services will be held at 1:00p.m., Friday, December 8, at Billington Cemetery in Axtell, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 7, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors.Nancy was born September 13, 1930 in Morgan, Texas to O.D. and Wilma (Wintz) Belcher. She...
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Larry D. Motacek

September 2, 1939 - December 3, 2017

Larry Motacek, 78, of Waco, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, December 3, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 8, 2017 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with Dr. Craig Klempnauer officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the United States Air Force.Mr. Motacek was born on September 2, 1939 in Belvidere, Illinois to James...
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Billie I. Harris

March 10, 1925 - December 2, 2017

Billie I. Harris, age 92, who resided in Waco, TX made her journey to heaven December 2, 2017.Billie was born in Dallas, TX to William Daniel Wilborn and Mary Gustavia Harp Wilborn. She married Malcolm William Harris, Sr in 1944 in Waco, TX. Together they lived in several places while Malcom served in the Navy, then built a home in Hutchins, TX. Billie has lived in Waco, TX for the last 13 Years...
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Noah Angel Grinie

December 2, 2017 - December 2, 2017

Noah Angel Grinie was born into the arms of Jesus Dec. 2, 2017. A Memorial service for Noah will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors.Born AsleepI never saw your smile or the color of your eyes. I never heard your laughter and I never heard your cries. You never felt my kisses upon your cheek and nose. Or tickles underneath your chin and on your little...
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Samuel Ray Betros

November 8, 1959 - December 1, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel Ray Betros announces his passing on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the age of 58 years. Sam was born November 8, 1959 to George Lee and Ramona Sue Betros in Waco, Texas where he remained a life-long resident. He happily worked at the family restaurant, George's, for over 20 years. He later served his community by working with the City of Waco. Sam...
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David McClane

August 31, 1947 - November 24, 2017

When I come to the end of my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mileJust forget if you can, that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smileForget unkind words I have spokenRemember some good I have doneForget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've had loads of funForget that I've stumbled and blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the wayRemember I have fought some hard battlesAnd won, ere the close of...
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Karen Annette King

December 1, 1964 - November 15, 2017

Karen Annette King passed away in a fatal car accident in New Caney, Texas on November 15, 2017.Karen was born in Waco, Texas December 1, 1964. She lived most of her life in Waco and went to Waco schools. She previously resided in Chilton, Kosse, Leakey, and Riesel but was currently living in Lorena. Karen was a very caring, considerate, loving and generous person. She had a free spirit, loved...
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Louis Rochelle

February 19, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Louis Rochelle, 85, passed away in Prescott, Arizona, November 12, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Lou was born February 19, 1932 in Marlin, Texas to Lewis Rochelle and Kella Tacker Rochelle.Lou started playing the steele guitar in high school and, so began, a long career in Western Swing music. While in the Air Force he traveled with a special services band and entertained the...
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Gloria M. Mckethan

July 8, 1924 - November 11, 2017

Gloria McKethan was born in Port Arthur, Texas on July 8, 1924 to Joe Thompson and Maybel (McSheridan) Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clinton Wallace McKethan; sisters, Dolores Thompson Lucas and Lolita Thompson Baird; daughter, Sharron McKethan Zachry; and grandson, Jason McKethan. Mrs. McKethan graduated from Waco High and met and married Clinton Wallace...
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Nancy Van Marter

December 18, 1933 - November 8, 2017

Nancy Van Marter, 83, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in a local hospital. Graveside services will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington with the Reverend Nathan Tucker officiating. Following the graveside service the family will gather at Moore Funeral Home for a reception. Mrs. Van Marter was born on December 18, 1933 in Syracuse, NY to...
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Linda S. Reyes

August 20, 1952 - October 28, 2017

Linda S. Reyes, beloved wife, mother, grandmother (Nana), sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Visitation and Service will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,Thursday, Nov. 2, atConnally/Compton Funeral Directors. A brief viewing Friday, Nov. 3, at funeral home and a Graveside service to follow at 12:00 pm at Oakwood Cemetery. She was born Aug. 20, 1952 in Waco, Texas to Joe...
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James Kelch Freeman

October 27, 1954 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Leonarda Garcia Morales

May 25, 1927 - October 24, 2017

Leonarda "Lala" Garcia Morales, 90, was called home Tuesday, October 24, 2017.Leonarda "Lala" Garcia Morales, 90, was called home Tuesday, October 24, 2017.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00a.m., Saturday, October 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Benji as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00p.m., with a rosary at 6:00p.m....
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Mary Dempsey

October 28, 1931 - October 13, 2017

Mary "Polly" Dempsey, 85, of Waco, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, at her residence. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2017 in Waco Memorial Park with Pastor Deryl K Leblanc officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 15th at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors.Mrs. Dempsey was born on October 28, 1931 in Mitchell County,...
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Randall Scott Ford Colvin

December 11, 1962 - October 11, 2017

Randell Scott Ford Colvin, 54 passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 after a long battle with heart disease. Funeral will be held Monday, October 16th at 11:00 AM at Connally Compton in Waco. Burial to follow at Younger Cemetery in Purdon, Tx. Scott was born December 11, 1962 in Waco, Tx. He graduated from Jefferson Moore High School in 1981. He served in the Army 1981-1983. He graduated from...
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Gary Don Smith

April 11, 1947 - October 7, 2017

Gary Don Smith, 70, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Montgomery, Texas. Gary was born and raised in Waco, graduating from University High School in 1965. He served in the Marine Corp and the Marine Corp Reserves from 1966-1972. Gary took pride in his work and had a diverse and successful career. He started as a mechanic in Waco and went on to get a degree in Engineering. In...
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Kenneth Wayne Biles

October 30, 1955 - September 30, 2017

Kenneth Wayne Biles, 61, went home to be with the Lord September 30, 2017.A celebration of Kenneth's life will be held at 11:00a.m., Thursday, October 5, at Church of the Open Door with Brother Ronnie Holmes officiating.Kenneth was born October 30, 1955 in Killeen, Texas to Robert and Noma (Cannon) Biles. He was always fascinated by trucks and was a driver for over 40 years. His hobbies...
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Dorothy J. Reinke

September 21, 1947 - September 17, 2017

Dorothy Pick Mynar Reinke, 69, of Waco, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Dallas. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with the Reverend Robert Kitson officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Riesel. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 20th at the funeral...
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Dorothy A. Schuerg

December 19, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Dorothy A. Schuerg, 87, passed away September 14, 2017.Graveside services will be held at 1:00p.m., Monday, September 18, at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7p.m., Sunday, September 17, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors.Dorothy was born in Bosque County, Texas December 19, 1929 to Adolph and Hulda (Kind) Siepert. She was a longtime member of both St. Mark...
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William Caldwell

November 22, 1938 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Elaine M. Ritter

July 28, 1929 - September 12, 2017

Elaine Marie Ritter, 88, went home to be with the Lord September 12, 2017. The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00p.m., Friday, September 15, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. A private burial will be held at a later date.Elaine was born in Woodville, Wisconsin on July 28, 1929 to Alba and Marie (Vanderlaan) Clothier. She graduated from Woodville High School in 1948. She married the love...
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Jean E. Pelt

January 16, 1935 - September 9, 2017

Jean Elizabeth Green Pelt, age 82, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. Jean was born January 16, 1935 to Andrew and Bertha (Myers) Green in Texarkana, Arkansas. She resided in Waco at the time of her death. Survivors include her sons, Thomas Pelt and wife, Joy of Lorena, James Pelt and wife,...
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John Alden Krebs

February 4, 1920 - September 6, 2017

John Alden Krebs, 97, of Austin, TX , formally of Waco, TX passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 6, 2017. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 68 yrs, Irma Gordon Krebs and daughter June Krebs Everett. He is survived by his daughter Dorothy Stillwell, Austin, TX and Linda and Walter White of Jasper, GA as well as 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.John was born in Wasco, CA in...
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Lena Kay Salazar

August 29, 1958 - August 31, 2017

Beloved mother, sister, and friend, Lena Kay "Nana" Salazar, 59, passed away August 31, 2017.A beautiful life that came to an end, she died as she lived, everyone's friend. In our hearts, a memory will always be kept, of one we loved, and will never forget.Lena will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors,...
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Leta May Scherer

August 24, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Leta May (Peterson) Scherer, our "Grandma Leta" as she became known, peacefully passed away to be with her Lord on August 26, 2017 at the age of 90, after living a rich life, full of great friendships, family and sweet memories.Leta was born August 24, 1927 in Leoti, Kansas. She was one of four children born to Amel Peterson and Ella Lessenden Peterson. She was baptized at the age of 15 at the...
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James Powers Exum

December 5, 1926 - August 25, 2017

James Powers Exum, 90, passed away August 25, 2017 at Providence Hospice. Funeral service will be held at 3:00p.m., Wednesday, September 6, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will take place 11a.m., Thursday, September 7, in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas.James was born December 5, 1926 in Kansas City...
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Ronney Plemons

September 2, 1962 - August 22, 2017

Reverend Ron Plemons, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Fairborn, stepped from this world into the presence of his Savior and Lord on Tuesday evening, August 22, 2017. Pastor Ron was born in Waco, Texas to Gerald and Helga (Lorenz) Plemons. He was raised in their home in the farming community of Lorena, Texas along with two older brothers, Ralph and Danny and an older sister, Deborah. Ron...
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Frances Padilla

October 10, 1925 - August 22, 2017

Mrs. Frances Padilla, age 91, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 25, at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waco with Father Benjie officiating. Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7, Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the funeral home.Frances was born October 10,...
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Manuel Velasquez

August 22, 1945 - August 22, 2017

Manuel Velásquez, 72, passed away surrounded by family August 22, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00a.m., Friday, August 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Rosemound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00p.m., Thursday, August 24, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. Manuel was born August 22, 1945 to...
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Dorothy Marie Folz

September 17, 1941 - August 19, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Marie Folz, age 75, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Hewitt, Texas. Graveside Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Waco Memorial Park in Waco. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors.Mrs. Folz was born September 17, 1941 to Fred and Helen (Hankins) Kyker in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was a...
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Lyndia Renee Stanfer

February 21, 1989 - August 17, 2017

Lyndia Renee "Mamacita" Stanfer, 28, went home to be with her heavenly father August 17, 2017. A celebration of a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend will be held at 2:00p.m., Saturday, August 26, at the Living Word Church of God and Christ with Dr. Gilbert Gillam, officiating. The repast will be held at 514 Rusk St. Waco, Texas.Mamacita was born February 21, 1989 to Russell...
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Melva Dean Morrow

August 2, 1923 - August 17, 2017

Mrs. Melva Dean Morrow, age 94, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Connally Compton with Chaplain Danny Tomlinson officiating. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park in Waco.Melva was born August 2, 1923 to Melvin and Vivian (Cooper) Mize in McGregor, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Waco and a...
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Consuelo R. Cantu

September 4, 1921 - August 12, 2017

Mrs. Consuelo Romero Cantu, age 95, was surrounded by her family when she went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Funeral service will be Friday. August 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at funeral home. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Connally Compton Funeral...
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William Paul White

September 6, 1948 - August 12, 2017

William "Paul" White lost his battle with cancer with his loving wife, Sharon Segler White, by his side. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Rosemound Cemetery with Pastor Pat Ascher officiating. Other survivors include Grace Segler, Pam White, Doris Paar, Carol Thompson, Steve and Cindy Paar.
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Donna Kay Miller

February 13, 1967 - August 7, 2017

Donna Kay Miller Age 50, formally of Valley Mills, TX passed away on August 7, 2017 in St. Cloud, MN surrounded by family.Donna was born on February 13, 1967 in Waco, TX to Donna Kay (Easter) Stanley and Wayland Debs Stanley Jr. Donna attended Valley Mills High School where she made several lifelong friends. She followed in her father's footsteps in love of cars where she raced and won several...
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Dean Edward Burkett

November 16, 1947 - August 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Harold D. Humbert

November 11, 1937 - August 3, 2017

Harold D. Humbert, 79, passed away August 3, 2017 in Temple, Texas.Funeral services will be held 2:00p.m., Thursday, August 10, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. Burial will follow in Robinson Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Harold was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana November 11, 1937 to Chester E. and Viola Grace (Smith) Humbert. He retired from the City...
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Juanita Beatrice Wood

July 24, 1925 - July 30, 2017

Juanita Hudson Wood was called home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic at the age of 92 while on a cruise. However she lived in Weslaco, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Weslaco. Juanita was born on July 24, 1925 in Seattle, Washington. She married LaVern C. Wood on December 24, 1940. Juanita and LaVern celebrated 65 years...
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Beverly Jean Hannon

August 25, 1922 - July 29, 2017

Beverly Foster Hannon passed away Saturday, July 29. 2017. She was born in Waco, Texas. She would have been 95 August 25. 2017. Services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery 2 p. m. Friday, August 4, 2017. A family gathering will be 12:30 p. m. at Connally Compton. Snacks will be provided. A formal procession will follow the visitation to the gravesite.She was the first of four B's in the Foster...
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Joseph Brady Rigsby

June 11, 1952 - July 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Carolyn Rene Dewitt

January 3, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Carolyn Reneé (Cash) Dewitt, 68, passed away in Dallas, July 8, 2017.Funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m., Tuesday, July 11, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. Burial will follow in China Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00p.m., Monday, July 10, at the funeral home. Reneé was born January 3, 1949 in Waco, Texas to James William and Mary Helen ...
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Erminia Lou Lucia Salinas

January 7, 1961 - July 8, 2017

Erminia "Minnie" Lou Loucia Salinas, age 56, passed way Saturday, July 08, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11th at Connally Compton. Minnie was born January 7, 1961 to Domingo and Helen (Sanchez) Chavez in Waco, Texas. She was a longtime resident of...
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Esperanza Soto

December 31, 1934 - July 7, 2017

Esperanza "Hope" Soto, 82, passed away surrounded by her family July 7, 2017.A memorial service will be held at 7:00p.m., Tuesday, July 11, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors.Hope was born in Limestone County, Texas on December 31, 1934 to Andres and Maria (Hernandez) Maciel. She grew up in Waco and was the second oldest of nine children. Hope was a member of Fuente De Bendicion for many years...
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Robert John Cervenka

October 3, 1923 - July 4, 2017

Robert John Cervenka passed away on July 4, 2017 surrounded by his family.Rosary will be held at 9:30 and Catholic Mass will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Visitation will be prior to the rosary. Burial will follow at Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery in West, Texas. Pallbearers will be Roger Metcalf, Sr., Ryan Metcalf, Carlton Karlik, Bernie Lenart, Chuck...
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Vincent James Foster

June 14, 1966 - July 3, 2017

Vincent James Foster, Sr., 51, passed away July 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, at Oakwood Cemetery with Father Red Blevins officiating.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. Vincent James Foster, Sr. was born in Hammonton, New...
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Esiquio J. Arriaga

December 11, 1925 - July 2, 2017

Esiquio J. Arriaga, 91, of Waco, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors. Mr. Arriaga was born in Brucesville and served his country in the United States Army. Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Ramos; sisters, Mrs. Mary Fuch and Mrs. Carol Ramirez and a host of extended family. The...
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Pete B. Almanza

November 9, 1939 - June 25, 2017

Pete B. Almanza, Sr., 77, of Waco, went to be with his Lord and Maker on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Waco. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Saint Francis Catholic Church with Father Edwardo Jasso as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 30th at Connally/Compton Funeral...
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Hattie Florene McGinnes

September 8, 1916 - June 25, 2017

Hattie Florene Gries McGinnes, of Victoria, Texas died June 25, 2017 in Waco, Texas.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, at the First United Methodist Church located at 407 N. Bridge, Victoria, TX 77901. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Victoria. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the church from noon until service time. A visitation will be...
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Betty Jane Sutton

May 18, 1924 - June 24, 2017

Beloved Wife and Mother, Betty Jane Nash Sutton, left our presence to be with the Lord on June 24, 2017. She was born in Bloomington, Indiana, the third child born to Ray and Nettie Nash, and grew up with her sisters, Eva and Eileen, and her brother, John. During her teen years, she would go to the Red Cross and dance with the soldiers who were just back or about to leave to fight in World War...
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Norma Charline Traylor

July 7, 1927 - June 15, 2017

Norma "Charline" Traylor, 89, of Waco, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, surrounded by her children. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017, at Waco Memorial Park with Mr. William Perkins officiating. Mrs. Traylor was born on July 7, 1927 in Waco to Charles and Armintha (Sorrells) Farrell. She graduated from Waco High School and later married Welcome Samuel Traylor. She was a...
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Harold Patterson

August 6, 1923 - June 11, 2017

Harold Lloyd (Pat) Patterson, 93, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2018, in Waco, Texas. He was born August 6, 1923, in Bellevue, Texas to John and Edna Patterson. Pat graduated from Forsan High School in 1940. He enrolled at Texas Tech College in 1940 as an engineering major. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1942 and was able to complete his degree in Petroleum Engineering with a Geology...
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Linda Nell VanderLaan Holley

August 30, 1948 - June 9, 2017

Linda Nell VanderLaan Holley, 68, of Waco, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 in Waco. Funeral services will be 9:00 AM, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with the Reverend Lloyd "Bubba" Strickland officiating. Interment will follow in Rosemound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 13th at the funeral home.Mrs. Holley was...
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Glen Wayne Naumann

January 24, 1949 - June 4, 2017

Glen Wayne Naumann, 68, of San Antonio, Texas passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his residence. Memorial graveside service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas.Mr. Naumann was born January 24, 1949 in Waco to Emmet and Margie (Holtkamp) Naumann. He served his country in the United States Navy. Mr. Naumann was a machinist and an avid fisherman. He was...
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Geneva Ramirez

September 1, 1945 - June 4, 2017

Geneva "Jenny" Ramirez peacefully passed away while in the presence of her immediate and numerous family members on June, 2017, at her home in Hewitt, Texas.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marlin, with Father Ron Feather as celebrant. Burial will follow services in Calvary Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8...
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Angel Custodio

October 30, 1969 - May 31, 2017

Le sobrevive su esposa Maria, su hija Edith, su hijo Jerry, y su hija Daisy. Tres nietos Laila, Nicolas, Jr., y Esmeralda Jimenez. y su yerno Nicolas Jimenez. Papa Angel Custodio tres hermanos y seis hermanas. Su profecion fue operador de maquinas y soldador. De parte familia Custodio y Jiminez.Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Thomas Newton Lochridge

March 13, 1925 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Eva Pauline Johnston

November 12, 1938 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Charles Dean Copeland

April 21, 1933 - May 25, 2017

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Dean Copeland, Sr., 84, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31st, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors with Reverend David Booker and Reverend Danny Wilkinson officiating. Interment will follow in Waco Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30th at the funeral home.Mr. Copeland...
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Cenovia DeLeon

August 16, 1940 - May 12, 2017

Cenovia "Cindy" DeLeon, 76, was called home May 12, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00a.m., Wednesday, May 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Waxahachie City Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00p.m., Tuesday, May 16, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. The rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M.Cindy was born...
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Clara Corpus

August 12, 1932 - May 12, 2017

On May 12, 2017, Clara Lopez Corpus, peacefully entered the arms of her God and went to be with her Lord and Savior.Awaiting her homecoming were her husband, Aurelio; her parents, Jose and Ymelda Lopez; five sisters, Mary L. Ruiz, Ruby L. Prieto, Jessica L. Trevino, Aurora L. Rocha and Hope L. Martinez and four brothers, Ralph, Salvador, Raymond, and Gabriel Lopez.The holy rosary will be recited...
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Dewey Hardin Rogers

February 7, 1926 - May 5, 2017

Mr. Dewey Hardin Rogers, 91, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, May 5, 2017 in Waco. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May. 9, at 10 a.m. at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco with Reverend James Adams and Reverend James Berger officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the funeral home.Dewey was born February 7, 1926 in Sheridan, Arkansas in a log cabin....
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Dorothy Mae Netherland

January 22, 1923 - May 5, 2017

Dorothy Mae Truehitt Netherland passed away peacefully at her residence Friday, May 5, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born January 22, 1923, to Archie Truehitt and Alice Pierce.Dorothy was a loving and devoted wife and caring mother to her three children. She spent 32 years outside of the home in service at General Tire. After retirement she traded in her red plaid lunchbox...
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Grachel Era Lebkowsky

January 17, 1920 - May 4, 2017

Grachel Era Lebkowsky, 97, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May. 10, at 10 a.m. at Connally/ Compton Funeral Directors with Mr. Ernie Christie officiating. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May. 9, at the funeral home. Mrs. Lebkowsky was born January 17, 1920 to Pink and Mary...
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Ronnie Niswanger

September 11, 1972 - April 20, 2017

Ronnie "Bubba" Niswanger, 44, passed away April 20, 2017 at his home in Mart, Texas.A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00p.m., Monday, April 24, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. Burial will follow services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at the funeral home.Ronnie was born in Waco, Texas to father Ron Niswanger and mother Martha Niswanger....
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Norma E. Kendrick

May 26, 1930 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Paul Benavides Villareal

January 25, 1930 - April 16, 2017

Paul Benavides Villareal, Jr.,87, loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and loyal friend passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 on Easter Day. A Catholic Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Connally Compton Funeral Directors with a visitation starting at 6:00 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 21, 2017 at Sacred Heart...
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Nyjah Xavier Benjamin-Mack

April 10, 2017 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors, Waco, TX.
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Kenneth O. Henager

December 17, 1936 - April 9, 2017

Kenneth O. Henager, 80, passed away peacefully April 9, 2017 surrounded by family.Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m., Thursday, April 13, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors with Dr. Joe Bailey and Rev. Roy Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.Kenneth was born December 17, 1936 in Leon...
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Kyreta Kemp

March 28, 1947 - April 8, 2017

Kyreta Kemp, 70, of Waco, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Beacon Hill Baptist Church with the Reverend Reggie Blake and Reverend Harley Gordon officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 12th at Connally...
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William Pearcy

August 31, 1953 - April 2, 2017

William Jeff Pearcy was born August 31, 1953 in Whitney Texas to Leon Howard Pearcy and Lela Mae Roland Pearcy.Survived by his wife, Zena Beth Massingill Pearcy and son, Jeffry "Wayne" Pearcy, brother, Mike Pearcy and his wife, Pam of Belton, Texas and their two children, Sam Pearcy of Austin, Texas and Misti Pearcy and her husband Joey Thompson of Goliad, Texas and his mother-in-law, Martha Ann...
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