Mrs. Jerry (Eleanor) Vrba, age 91, of West formerly of Corpus
Christi, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 31, 2007 at
A rosary will be recited and Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated 9:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the
Assumption with Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant. Burial will follow at
St. Mary's Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. Friday at Aderhold Funeral Home.
Eleanor was born April 12, 1916 the daughter of Benjamin and Emilie
(Gray) Vanzura, in West. She attended St. Mary's School and was a
graduate of West High School 'Class of 1933'. On June 17, 1935 she
was united in marriage to Jerry Vrba in West. After operating West
Service Station for several years, Jerry was drafted into the Navy
during World War II and the couple relocated to Corpus Christi.
There they started both a business (Vrba's Garage) and their family.
The couple celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in June of
1985, Shortly thereafter, Jerry passed away on December 8, 1986. In
1988, Eleanor moved back to her hometown of West. While living in
Corpus, the Vrba's were members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and
St. Theresa's Catholic Church, where Eleanor was very active in
helping the nuns at both parishes. Presently, Eleanor was a member
of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption. She was also a
member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court No. 246 and the
Czech Club, both in Corpus. In West she enjoyed volunteering at West
Community Hospital, where she very much enjoyed being a "pink lady".
Her parents and all three of her brothers, Henry, Ben & Albert
Vanzura, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Vrba and wife Maralyn of Austin
and Gary Vrba and wife Katherine of West; one daughter, Mary Elaine
Horton and husband John of Spring; six grandchildren, Jerry Vrba and
wife Kristen, Kevin Vrba, Jessica Dudik and husband Ricky, Ryan
Vrba, Robert Horton, and Christine Bally and husband Daniel; three
great grandchildren, Noah and Grace Vrba, and Dylan Dudik; and many
nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many life-long friends.
Pallbearers are Jerry Vrba, Kevin Vrba, Ryan Vrba, Ricky Dudik,
Robert Horton, and Ted Uptmore.
Eleanor was truly a beautiful woman, both inside and out. She was a
loving mother, grandmother, and a wonderful mother-in-law.
"Now it's your turn to be my angel".
Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial
Sat. November 3, 2007 , 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of
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