obit: Dulcie "Sity" Whitley - mom Sokol
Dulcie “Sity” Whitley, 89, of Hallettsville, passed away July 8, 2010, at Copperas Hollow Nursing Home in Caldwell, Texas. She was born on May 30, 1921 to William D. & Etta Sokol Timm in Hallettsville. She married Ralph G. Whitley on June 4, 1939 in La Grange, Texas. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hallettsville. She was also a member of the following organizations, Reading Club, Order of The Eastern Star, Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer (Pink Ladies), Library, Historical Museum Director, Girl Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Turtle Supper Club, Bridgettes, Thursday Bridge Club, and Room Mother.
Sity is survived by: 3 daughters, Carole Ann Whitley of San Antonio, Mary Kocian & husband Ray of Caldwell, and Dulcie Schulte & husband Randall of Columbus; daughter-in-law Cheryl Whitley of Hallettsville; sister Billie Dean Mirick of Dallas; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Kocian, Timothy Kocian, Kristie Geisler, Kimberley Langford, Blake Schulte, Crystal Whitley, Carly Whitley, and Matthew Mikes; 7 great grandchildren, Colson Geisler, Conner Geisler, Halle Kocian, Brody Kocian, John Brock Langford, Tenley Langford, and Kale Mikes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sity was preceded in death by: husband Ralph; son William “Bill” Whitley; parents; granddaughter Calamity Ann Whitley; and 3 sisters, one at infancy, Evelyn Gladys Turk, and Jo Eileen “Potsy” Harvey.
The Whitley family extends special thanks to: Mary Treptow, good friend and neighbor; Jo Lynn Harris, family friend; Ella Kocian, care giver and friend; Hayden Harvey “gang” – family; Employees of Whitley Lumber Yard, past and present; Staff & Employees of Stevens Nursing Home, Copperas Hollow Nursing Home, and St. Joseph Medical Center in Caldwell.
Funeral Service: 2 pm, Saturday, July 10, 2010, at First United Methodist Church of Hallettsville. Visitation: 4 pm, Friday at Kubena Funeral Home. Officiate: Rev. Lundy Hooten. Pallbearers: Tim Kocian, Jason Geisler, Blake Schulte, James Harvey, Matthew Mikes, and David Harvey. Honorary Pallbearers: Ray Kocian, Edward Mirick, Randy Schulte, and Henry John Langford. Burial: Hallettsville City Cemetery. Memorials: Donor’s choice.
Kubena Funeral Home - Hallettsville