OBIT: Anna (Kopecky) Dobias - Age 104
A Funeral Mass for Anna Kopecky Dobias, age 104, of East Bernard, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard with Rev. Don Ruppert officiating the services. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in East Bernard.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard led by Jody Kalinowski.
Mrs. Dobias was born Feb. 20, 1905 in East Bernard to Thomas and Anna Kneblik Kopecky.
She was a faithful member of Holy Cross Catholic Church where she proudly earned her 50 year pin with the Catholic Daughters.
Mrs. Dobias was skilled at many things. Some of which included baking, doing seamtress work, gardening, taking care of her family and helping out on the farm.
Her love and devotion to her family spanned over five generations. She went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Dobias; parents, Thomas and Anna Kopecky; children, Ralph Dobias, Evelyn Wolfenson, Bessie Maly and Leonard Dobias; siblings, William, Millie, Herminia, Rudolph, Frank, Emil, Ludwick, John, Charlie, Tom, Agnes and Joe; daughters-in-law, Doris Dobias and Ann Marie Dobias; and granddaughter, Linda Allen.
Mrs. Dobias is survived by her son, John Dobias; daughter, Jeanette Heller and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Dennis Dobias and wife, Paulette, Kathy Srubar and husband, Allan, Michael Dobias and wife, Carol, Diane Gustavus and husband, Doug, Robert Maly and wife, Dona, Sharon Kalicki and husband, Dan, Debbie Maly, David Maly and wife, Lisa, Kathleen Sterling and husband, Pete, Travis Dobias and wife, Stephanie, Joey Dobias and wife, Miki, Joan Davis and husband, Tom, John Dobias and wife, Jennifer, Jennifer Buttitta and husband, Will, Cheryl Cross and husband, Tom, Paul Heller, Donna Alley and husband David, Steven Heller and wife, Traci, Laura Waddle and husband, Mac; along with numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers included Dennis Dobias, Michael Dobias, Robert Maly, David Maly,John Dobias, Paul Heller, Steven Heller and Allan Srubar.
Honorary pallbearers are all the numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
For those wishing, donations may be made in her name to Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard.
Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the Dobias Family at davisgreenlawnfh. com.
submitted to TexasCzech Group by: Buster Mitchell