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    Mary Lois (Helona) Mach Share E-mail Visit Guest Book Mary Lois (Helona) Mach, 94, of West, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009, in West. A rosary will be
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      Mary Lois (Helona) Mach

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      Mary Lois (Helona) Mach, 94, of West, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009, in West. A rosary will be recited 6:30 p.m. followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel by Janice Kaluza. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption, with the Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Mary was born June 2, 1914, in Tours, the daughter of Frank and Frances Helona. She attended St. Mary's School in West. On Nov. 6, 1934, she was united in marriage to Joe W. Mach in West, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1987. Joe and Mary raised their family and farmed in the Penelope area until they moved to West in 1987. Mary was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in West, and a former member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Abbott. She was also a member of the K.J.Z.T. Society No. 104, the Ladies Altar Society, and a member of the church choir, all in Abbott. Mary enjoyed chopping cotton, gardening, sewing, cooking, canning, and she especially loved spending time with her family. She was very much a people person and never met a stranger.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Frank Helona Jr., Stanley Helona and Willie Helona; and six sisters, Lillie Makovy, Polly Helona, Bertha Knapek, Adele Metal, Frances Baker and Georgie Kofnovec.
      Survivors include four sons, Milford J. Mach and wife, Mary Lou of Ft. Worth, Joe F. Mach and wife, Lillian of Lacy Lakeview, Robert Mach and wife, Annie of Mart, and Michael Mach of Prairie Hill; a daughter, Nancy Mach Shaffer and husband, David of Granbury; a sister, Helen Kubacak of West; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
      Pallbearers are Robert J. Mach, Paul Mach, Tim Shaffer, Gary Mach, Kevin Mach and Kent Mach. Memorials may be made to the West Rest Haven Activity Fund.
      Memorial guestbook found at aderholdfuneralhome.com. June 2, 1914 - April 12, 2009 Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com

      Published in Waco Tribune-Herald from 4/13 to 4/14/2009 Print print
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