obit: Agnes Jurek Marshall
Agnes (Jurek) Marshall Jan. 5, 1921-Jan. 10, 2009
Agnes Marshall of Crestview Retirement Community in Bryan entered into eternal rest after a responsible and productive life. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17, at Crestview Chapel. A private graveside service will be held in Shiner.
She was born to John and Frances Baros Jurek near Shiner, Texas. Her grandparents emigrated from Moravia in what is now the Czech Republic. They settled in and moved between Fayette, Lavaca, and Gonzales counties. Her parents were farmers and did their share in building the St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner where Agnes was raised and confirmed. Her first few years of schooling were in German. She became fluent in Czech and English and was a proud American Czech.
Agnes was a tall, strong, straight, and proud woman. She excelled in sports at the public schools in Shiner and had a lifelong interest in sports. She was active in bowling and fishing as long as she was able and had fellow participants.
After school, she studied nursing at St. Mary's in San Antonio where she met and married Curtis N. Marshall who was stationed there by the U.S. Army. Curtis and Agnes were officers in several VFW lodges until his death in 1989.
Agnes worked in nursing and retail to contribute to her family. She was an avid bingo, card, and domino player and tried to pass this along to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was strong willed and loving. She was responsible for herself and paid her own ay. We already miss her.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Augustina "Miss Gussie" as she was called in Shiner and Annie of Dallas; husband, Curtis; daughter, Shirley Childs of College Station, Shirley's death due to breast cancer was a great sorrow in her life.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra and her husband, E. Clem Reid of Houston; son-in-law, Bart Childs of College Station; granddaughter, Carolyn and husband, David Kruebbe of Mission Viejo, Calif; granddaughters, Barbara Williamson and Meredith Childs, both of Houston; great grandchildren; Jessica Kruebbe, Logan Childs, Robert Williamson and Brandon Kruebbe.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice of Brazos Valley, a cancer charity, Crestview Retirement Community, a VFW lodge, or a charity of your choice.