GRANBURY - Esta Belle Mullins Hubenak, 77, an award-winning
pie maker, died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at her home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount
Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials: S.P.J.S.T. Lodge 92.
Esta Belle Mullins Hubenak was born May 7, 1920, in Fort Worth, where she
attended North Side High School. She married Joseph Paul Hubenak Sr. in 1937.
Esta and Joe Hubenak ("Papa Joe") were well-known for their Papa Joe's
Steakhouse, located on 28th Street in north Fort Worth until his death in 1976.
From 1942 to 1952 they were managers of the National Hall (Bohemian Club) on
Roberts Cut-off in Lake Worth. Esta and her family resided in Alvarado from 1952
to 1958. In 1988 she moved to Granbury, where she was an award-winning pie maker
for the Nutshell Restaurant.
She was a 50-year member of the S.P.J.S.T. Lodge 92 in Fort Worth.
She was also a member of Lodge 92 Ladies' Circle.
Mrs. Hubenak was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joe Hubenak,
and brother, James D. Mullins of Florida.
Survivors: Sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph Paul and Sandra Hubenak Jr.
and Gordon and Cheryl Hubenak, all of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law,
Kathryne F. and John Swinford of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Beulah Mullins LaBate
of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Phyllis Swinford, Michael Swinford, Paul Hubenak,
Staci Hubenak, Holly Hubenak and Melissa Hubenak; and great-grandchildren, Adam
Hubenak and Alexa Hubenak.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home 2301 N. Sylvania Ave