Obituary of Katherine Whittington Wokaty
- Obituary of Katherine Whittington Wokaty
Victoria Advocate Online
7 Dec 2006
KATHERINE MARY WOKATY
December 07, 2006 - Posted at 12:00 a.m.
Katherine Mary (Whittington) Wokaty died Nov. 21, 2006 in Victoria, at the
age of 82. She was born Oct. 13, 1924, in San Antonio, to the late Archie L.
and Annie (Hosek) Whittington.
She graduated from Patti Welder High School in 1941. She has been on the
reunion committee since 1991. Alton L. Wokaty and Katherine M. Whittington
were married in Victoria on April 22, 1950. She is survived by a son, David
Glenn Wokaty. Her husband preceded in death on Jan. 15, 1999.
She was a secretary/treasurer of Victoria County REACT, financial secretary
for SPJST Lodge No. 32, president of District VI SPJST, State Reporter and
Publicity Chairman. of the State Czech Heritage Society of Texas in 1986 &
1987. She is a Charter member of Victoria County Czech Heritage Society,
joining in 1984. She served as the chapter's first Reporter & Publicity
She chaired the Lesikar-Shiller Reunion for two years. Katherine was
responsible for erecting two historical markers; New Ulm Cemetery in Austin
County and Shillerville Cemetery in Victoria County in 1988, respectively.
She served as President of the Shillerville Cemetery Association for 10
years. In 1991, she wrote and published "The Shillerville Story, the Czech
Community of Victoria County", a concise history of 21 families who were
friends and neighbors of her great-grandfather, Josef H. Shiller. Work on a
second book, "Frantisek Silar, Historian & Poet" is not yet complete.
A memorial service was officiated by Deacon Dick Wearden at Grace Funeral
Home on Dec. 1, 2006. A private burial will take place on a later date at
Shillerville Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. David Peters and to the nurses
in DeTar ICU
Memorials: Victoria Czech Heritage Society Museum Memorial Fund, P.O. Box
1145, Victoria, Texas, 77902
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