Posted: Thu 8:54 AM, May 02, 2013
Funeral Home: Strickland Funeral Home
July 5, 1923 - April 29, 2013
Lenora Chmelar, 89, of Caldwell. She was born on July 5, 1923 to John and Julie Urbanovsky in Cooks Point. On March 2, 1946 she married her love and friend, George Chmelar.
Services are set for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell with John Gantt and Chad Chmelar officiating. Interment will follow at Cooks Point Cemetery near Caldwell. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, also at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Hubert Polansky, Lamar Urbanovsky, Kenny Ford, Bobby Urbanovsky, Ken Urbanovsky, and Albert Joe Surovik. Honorary pallbearers are Kverin Ray Urbanovsky, Ernest Lee Urbanovsky, Donnie Urbanovosky, Billy Albright, and Richard Weaver.
Lenora was a people person who loved to have fun. She and George didn't miss many polka dances after his retirement from the Alcoa plant in Rockdale and their move to the farm in Caldwell. Lenora was a great cook, best "Kolach" maker in Burleson County. Her pies, cakes and chicken fried steak weren't too shabby either! Good eating at her house, and she was always welcoming to anyone who happened to show up a meal time or during the day. She loaded the freezer during peach and dew berry season with pies that she would pull out and warm up when someone dropped by on a Sunday afternoon. She also loved the outdoors, cattle, hunting and fishing with friends and family.
We will all miss her, but know that she's gone on to the next life and that we'll see her again in Glory! Love to you Mom, Grandma and great grandma from your family.
Lenora is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Glen & Patsy Chmelar of College Station and George & Susan Chmelar of Bryan. Grandchildren, Chad & Joy Chmelar, Cristel Chmelar, Tracy & E.B. Ash and Doug & Bobbie Chmelar, and seven great grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband George, and eleven siblings.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society , 3207 Briarcrest Dr., Bryan, Texas 77802, www.cancer.org or to Traditions Hospice, 1862 Rock Prairie Rd., Ste. 204, College Station, Texas 77845. www.traditionshealth.com
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell.
Please visit our website at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com for additional information and to sign the online register.