McLennan County, Texas
August 1, 1991
Mrs. Stella Schroeder Davis, a retired Waco bookkeeper, died Friday, July 26, 1991 at a Waco Hospital. She was 76.
Services were held Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Waco, with Rev. Donald Olson officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco.
Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 21, 1914, in Mart, and grew up and attended school in the St. Paul area of Falls County. She married the Rev. Harry William Davis, on Sept. 22, 1965 in Waco. He died June 20, 1973. She was a bookkeeper for Joe Buzze Music Co., retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two brothers, R.O. Schroeder and Julius R. Schroeder, both of Waco; and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth Marie Roller, 62, of Waco died Friday, July 26, 1991 in a Waco Nursing
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Connally-Compton Downtown Chapel, with Chaplain Curtis Holland officiating. Burial followed at Prairie Hill Cemetery in Prairie Hill.
Mrs. Roller was born Feb. 24, 1929 in West, and lived in Waco all her life. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include two stepsons, Jeff Roller of Axtell and Gary Roller and Bellmead; a stepdaughter, Cindy Kalina of Ross; a sister, Mary Ann McFee of Bellmead; a half sister, Sandra Fernandez of El Toro, Calif.; a friend. Raymond Snodgrass of Waco; and six step-grandchildren.
August 7, 1991
Groesbeck-Young Wade Sanders, of Groesbeck, formerly of Mart, died Monday evening at a Waco hospital. He was 81. Services will be at Criswell Cemetery near Mart. Mr. Sanders was born Aug. 29, 1909, in Limestone County. He was a farmer. He was married to Eva Caddell; she died June 14, 1987. Survivors include four brothers, Clarence Sanders of Mart, Gayden Sanders of Rockdale, Freeman Sanders of Aledo and Newel Sanders of Fort Worth; two sisters, Julia McClintock of Mexia and Ardelia Castleberry of Jewett.
August 8, 1991
Miss Jewell Kilpatrick, a retired Temple teacher, died Saturday at a Mart nursing home. Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mart Cemetery, with the Rev. John Clifford officiating. Miss Kilpatrick was born in Limestone County near Thornton. She graduated from Mart High School and the University of North Texas. Miss Kilpatrick taught for more than 40 years in Temple. She was a longtime member of Mart First Methodist Church. Survivors include a cousin, Janell Walters of Brownwood.
Mrs. Janet R. King of Riesel, a retired nurse, died Wednesday, July 24, 1991 at a Waco hospital. She was 88. Mrs. King was born May 29, 1903, and was married to Harold J. King in 1959. She was a Methodist. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 25 at Groesbeck Funeral Home With Rev Billy Strayhorn officiating. Burial was at Horn Hill Cemetery near Groesbeck.
Survivors include her husband; three brothers, George Beall of Dallas, Cecil Beall of Grand Saline, and Clyde Beall of Colorado; and four grandchildren.
Louis Denton Hartley Jr., and Austin businessman and former Mart resident, died Thursday, August 1, 1991 in Austin. He was 60. Services were held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 3 at Faith United Methodist Church in Austin, with the Rev. Paul Grout-Q officiating. Burial was at Live Oak Cemetery in Manchaca. Mr. Hartley was born March 24, 1931 to Louis D. and Mary R. Hartley in Weatherford, Texas. (The late Louis Hartley Sr. was the former owner-editor of the Mart Herald). He grew up and attended school in Mart. He also attended Weatherford Junior College and University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Hartley married Nancy L. Aycock of Mart, and they had three sons. After moving to Austin, Mr. Hartley was a real estate broker and small business owner. He retired from the Texas Department of Health after 21 years and most recently was director of staff services in the Bureau of Emergency Management. Hartley was a member of the Austin Civitan Club and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Boys Club of Austin. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hartley; three sons, Louis D. (Rusty) Hartley of Fort Worth and Thomas (Mark) Hartley and Frederick Michael Hartley, both of Austin; a brother, Benjamin R. Hartley of Atlanta, Ga; his father and mother-in-law, Carl and Babe Aycock of Mart; and two grandsons, James and William. The family has designated the Mary Hartley Scholarship Fund, in care of First United Methodist Church in Mart, or the American Cancer Society for memorials.