obituary Emma Mae Ceska
- Waco Tribune-Herald
March 3, 2008
Emma Mae (Navara) Ceska, 85, of Lorena, passed away Saturday March 1, 2008.
Rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, at St. Mary Catholic
Church of the Assumption, (obit says Waco but this is in West)West. Mass of
Christian Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Irudayaraj
Nelapatti-Thomas as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery at
Emma was born June 1 1922 in Elk, to Adolph and Millie (Pechacek) Navara.
She attended school in Elk and graduated from Axtell High School and 4-C
Business College. She and Otis Jerry Ceska married Nov. 11, 1941. She
worked for the Parks and Recreation Department and the Texas Ranger Hall of
Fame. After 35 years of service she retired from the City of Waco. She was
active in the St. Mary's Womens' Guild, Ladies of Charity, Caritas and was a
Church Lector and Eucharistic Minister. Emma was an active member of SPJST,
Waco Lodge 66, and RVOS, Waco Ceska Lodge 109. She loved dancing and
enjoyed playing dominoes.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Edna Rose Mach and
Margurete Lorraine Mach; her son-in-law, Elmer Brem; and her nephew, Michael
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Otis Ceska; daughter, LaNell
Brem of Lorena; grandchildren, Karen Hansen and husband Greg of Flower
Mound, Jerry and his fiancé, Heather McHale of Durham, N.C., and Michael and
wife Michelle of Lorena; great-grandchildren, Austin, Alec and Addison Jerry
"AJ" Brem, and Hunter and Dylan Hansen; sisters-in-law, Julia Pochobradsky
of Ennis and Mary Harmacek of Gregory, S.D.; many nieces and nephews.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church of the
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