obit: Lillie Honza Novy
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Lillie Honza Novy
(April 28, 1914 - December 28, 2008)
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Send FlowersLillie Mildred Honza Novy, passed away peacefully while she slept on December 28, 2008 at the age of 94. She was born on April 28,1914 in Telico, Texas.
She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Janie and Jerry Marusak and Dorothy and Ernest Dvorak; and her son and his wife, Adolph and Rose Marie Novy. Lillie has 9 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Adolph, her 5 brothers, her 4 sisters and one grandson.
Lillie was a member of St. John Catholic Church and a member of SPJST.
She was married to Adolph Novy on Oct. 18, 1932. She went to school at Telico and Mott, completing the 8th grade. She was a farmer with her husband and was well respected locally for being able to pick 300 pounds of cotton in one day. She also worked as a cook for Ennis High School and as a seamstress for Donovan Galvani. Lillie lived out her life in her home on the Novy farm until her passing. In recent years, her caretaker Sarah Patak and her baby daughter Eva Leigh helped make Lillie's life as comfortable as possible.
Lillie celebrated a wonderful Christmas entertaining her family in her home just a few days ago. We are all so proud of her peaceful passing and we are certain that Heaven is rejoicing to finally have her where she deserves to be.
Services will be held on December 31, 2008 at 10AM in St. John's Church. Rosary will be held on Tuesday December 30, 2008, 7PM in Keever Chapel. Pallbearers will be David Novy; Bryan Novy; Steven Novy; Tim and Danny Dvorak; Jerry Marusak, Jr. Interment will be at St. Joseph cemetery under the direction of JE Keever Mortuary.