obit: Evelyn Dvorak Kolar
Mrs. Raymond (Evelyn) Kolar, age 70, of West, passed away Monday evening, December 25, 2006 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.
A rosary will be recited 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel by Janice Kaluza, followed by a visitation until 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption, with Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery near West.
Mrs. Kolar was born October 29, 1936 in West, the daughter of John Joseph and Emma Mary (Dirba) Dvorak. She attended St. Mary's School, Alligator School, West High School and a school in the Penelope area. On October 15, 1955 she was united in marriage to Raymond Elo Kolar in West. She was a homemaker and helped her husband farm for most of her life. She had also worked for Burlington Mills in West, and for Plantation Foods in Waco. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption, St. Mary's Altar Society and KJZT Society #11. She loved to play bingo and take gambling trips to Louisiana. She always loved playing with her grandchildren and having family over for Sunday dinners.
Her parents; and a grandson, Kent Cox, who died July 15, 2002, all precede her in death.
Mrs. Kolar is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Raymond E. Kolar of West; two sons, Raymond D. Kolar and wife Tina, and Dennis Kolar and wife Linda, all of West; five daughters, Barbara Meyer and husband Fred, of Elm Mott, Mary Meyer and husband Tim, of West, Theresa Slovak and husband Daniel, of West, Carolyn Ray and husband Bobby, of Whitney, and Kerri Nors and husband David, of West; a brother, John L. Dvorak, Sr. and wife Patsy of Elm Mott; three sisters, Leona Gerik and husband Eugene, of Mart, Mary Young and husband Edgar, of West, and Georgie Hutchison, of Riesel; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and her cat, Whiskers.
Active Pallbearers are Ray Kolar, Jr., Justin Slovak, Joey Kolar, Tyler Young, Kevin Wise, Steven Kolar, Brian Wise and Jared Kolar. Honorary Pallbearers are Nathan Nors and Michael Nors.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Parish Center or West Ambulance Association.
Aderhold Funeral Home, West, Texas