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    Austin American-Statesman (TX) - February 3, 2008 Deceased Name: Anne B. Klepac Anne Klepac, 77, peacefully departed this life for her heavenly home on
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      Austin American-Statesman (TX) - February 3, 2008

      Deceased Name: Anne B. Klepac

      Anne Klepac, 77, peacefully departed this life for her heavenly home on February 1, 2008. She was born March 31, 1930 in Granger, Texas, to Frank and Mary (Nejtek) Martinka of Weir, Texas. She married Louis B. Klepac of Corn Hill, Texas, April 27, 1948.

      She is survived by her six children: Betty Elliott and husband Tim of Georgetown; Henry Klepac and wife Bernie of Jacksonville, FL; Robert Klepac and wife Sheryl of Bertram; Donald Klepac and wife Michele of Belton; Diane Klepac of Tulsa, OK; and Gary Klepac and wife Marlyn of Liberty Hill. Grandchildren are Natasha Hallenbeck and husband Aaron of CA; Bradley Klepac and wife Stacy of OK; Ashley Smith and husband Chad of Austin; Cherise Insco of CA; Christina Elliott of Georgetown; Victoria Faulkner and husband J.R. of Harper; Matthew Klepac and wife Jessica of OK; Verinya Klepac of Liberty Hill; and Joshua Klepac of Liberty Hill. Great-grandchildren are Brendon Sizemore of CA; Halston Faulkner of Harper; Adam Insco of CA, Seth Hallenback of CA; Emery Klepac of OK; Maddison Hallenback of CA; and Cooper Smith of Austin. She is also survived by many extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

      She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louis; her parents Frank and Mary Martinka; her brothers Tim, John, Frank and Pete; sisters Hattie Stuchly and Helen Oryichek. Her surviving brothers and sisters are: Mary Kuba of Attair; Paul Martinka of Georgetown; Tracy Gilliam of Weir; Cyril Martinka of Providence R.I., Martha Kaderka of Granger; Joe Martinka of Marble Falls; Agnes Polasek of Shiner; George Martinka of Alice; Bill Martinka of Chicago IL; and Henry Martinka of Bartlett and hundreds of nieces, nephews and kinfolk.

      Anne was loved by everyone that met her. She was a caring, loving wife and mother. She was a strong and devout Catholic involved with numerous church and mission related ministries. She faithfully prayed the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Anne made history when she was born into the Martinka family, which was the largest family in Texas according to the population census as stated in the Austin-Statesman. She is a second generation Texan. Relatives from Czechoslovakia settled in Texas in the late 1800's. We will strongly miss her.

      The family will receive family and friends February 4, 2008 at St. Helen's Catholic Church in Georgetown from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Rosary at 7:00 p.m.). An additional Rosary will be prayed at 1:00 p.m. prior to the Funeral Mass on February 5, 2008 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Texas. The Funeral Mass will begin at 1:30 p.m. Family Entombment will follow at Cook- Walden Capital Parks in Pflugerville. A reception will be held at Frizelle Hall, St. Helen's Catholic Church in Georgetown from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

      Memorial contributions can be made to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church or St. Helen's Catholic Church building funds.
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