Esther Vrana, age 87, of West, passed away early Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2008 at West Rest Haven.
Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Fatima Cemetery near Abbott, with Dennis Adair officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Vrana was born on February 11, 1921 in West, the daughter of Anton and Ludmila (Hodanek) Pavlas. She attended school in Abbott. On February 28, 1941, she was united in marriage to Edwin August Vrana in Abbott. She was co-owner and operator of the Circleburger in West for several years. She also worked as a seamstress for Lorch Manufacturing in West and Fleetwood Mobile Homes in Waco until her retirement in 1989. Esther loved cooking for her family, gardening and was known as a hard worker. She was an avid soap opera watcher, especially the "Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and The Beautiful". She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in West.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Pavlas and infant brother, John Joe Pavlas.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Edwin Vrana of West; two sons, Larry Vrana and wife Gayle of Dallas and Gary Vrana and wife Terri of West; one daughter, Pat Seace and husband William of Irving; three sisters, Edna Sharp of Bellmead, Maxine Bonge and husband Herb of Clifton and Dorothy Zahirniak of West; four grandchildren, Kirk Seace and wife Susie, Michael Vrana, Matthew and Caitlin Vrana; one great-grandchild, Kadence Vrana; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Parish Center.
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