Current Obituaries

Mary L. Hirscher

Mary L. Hirscher Mary L. Hirscher, age 72, born September 7, 1942 in Shakopee, Minnesota to Herbert and Viola Plekkenpol, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Viola Plekkenpol; and brothers, Donald and George Plekkenpol. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Herbert C. Hirscher; daughters, Debbie Johnson and husband Jesse, Linda Garrett and husband Robert,... (more)

Marcus Schmitt

Marcus Schmitt Marcus J. Schmitt, 44, died in a plane crash Saturday, September 27, 2014 doing what he loved — flying. Born August 3, 1970 in Elyria, Ohio to Joseph and the late Leni Schmitt, Marcus was a designer, a pilot, an inventor, a builder, a mentor and all around inspiring spirit. From an early age he had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and know-how that was never quenched. Marcus was always polite and well spoken, patient, considerate,... (more)

Karen Ducote Billimek

Karen Ducote Billimek Karen Ducote Billimek, 54, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; parents, Bill and Velez Ducote; and sister, Deborah. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234 Westcott Street. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven in Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please consider... (more)

Pamela Gay Steen

Pamela Gay Steen Pamela Gay Steen, born March 26, 1949 in Greece, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, September 4, 2014. A memorial service honoring the life of Pamela will be held at a later date. Once determined, the date and time with be published. (more)

Joan Wilson Hilton

Joan Wilson  Hilton Joan Hilton was the happiest, sweetest and most caring individual. No matter what was going on, she always had a big, warm smile that accompanied her beautifully done makeup, hair, nails and perfectly matched outfit! Joan loved every aspect of her life. She was a wonderful cook, loved gardening, sewing, square dancing, and water skiing. Joan adored every person in her family, and was always talking about her kids, grandchildren and great... (more)

Michael Allen Frith

Michael Allen Frith, born July 13, 1961 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Darrell and Joyce Frith, passed away peacefully and a courageous battle with cancer on August 13, 2014. A reception with the family will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234 Westcott Street in Houston, Texas. A recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, August... (more)

Paul Thomas Haver, Sr.

Paul Thomas Haver, Sr. Paul Thomas Haver, Sr., was born on September 27, 1926, and took his departure from this world on July 11, 2014. In death, he joins the love of his life, Mary Kathryn "Kitty" Haver; as well as his parents, Jesse and Edna Haver; and his brother, Jake and wife Joyce. Left to celebrate his life are his four children; daughter, Jan Mitchell and husband Joe; son, Tommy Haver and wife Lena; son, Chris Haver and wife Deborah; and son, Bruce... (more)

Ernest Elmo Straley, Jr.

Ernest Elmo Straley, Jr. Ernest E. "Corky" Straley, Jr., born October 15, 1938 in Midland, Texas to Ernest E. Sr. and Alfa L. Straley, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Corky was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Sr. and Alfa. He is survived by his loving wife, Shaveevan Straley, whom he married on October 18, 1977 in Thailand. He is also survived by his daughters, Shannon Straley of Frisco, Texas, and Michelle Straley of... (more)

Davis Wyatt Wetmore

Davis Wyatt Wetmore Davis Wyatt Wetmore, born May 12, 1939 in Galveston, Texas to Sherman and Alys Wetmore, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Houston, Texas. A visitation with the family will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330 Hillcroft Street, in Houston, Texas. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. Thomas More... (more)

David Burgin

David Burgin C. David Burgin, age 75, born February 12, 1939 in Somerset, Kentucky to Lester and Lillian Burgin, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Houston, Texas. David was a newspaper executive who served as editor-in-chief of seven American dailies. In a career of more than 50 years, David served as a mentor to dozens of reporters and writers, including Pulitzer Prize recipients. "Innovation is inspiration" and "A good idea by... (more)