OBIT: Fannie Howell Nedbalek
Fannie E. NedbalekFANNIE E. NEDBALEK, born August 31, 1912 in Edna, Texas to Tom and Ella Howell, died July 5, 2005 in her Houston home where she lived for the past 75 years.Fannie moved to Houston at an early age and graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1930 and remained a loyal Jeff Davis supporter her entire life. Fannie worked in the family business, Howell Termite and Pest Control until 1970. Not a person able to stay retired and be idle, she soon started a second career at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. A voracious knitter, she presented hundreds of people with her beautiful afghans. Fannie was an avid collector of antiques, especially dolls. She thoroughly enjoyed attending the meetings and conventions of the Doll Club. A longtime member of Reid Memorial United Methodist Church, Fannie taught Sunday School for children and assisted in establishing a library at the church. She gifted many, many people with her love of books and love of reading. A consummate traveler, a year seldom passed without an annual trip with her two sisters.Mrs. Nedbalek is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 60 years, Adolph; sisters, Irene Puckett and Ellen Evans; brother, Jerome Howell. She is survived by her son, Jerry Nedbalek; nephew, Larry Evans and his wife, Gladys; niece, Jackie Wallis; and Mike and Carolyn Milby. The family extends a special thank-you to Juana Rodriguez for her special and loving care.Visitation is Wednesday, July 6, 2005 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Heights Funeral Home. Funeral service is Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Reid Memorial United Methodist Church at 5203 Fulton Street. Internment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/6/2005.