obit: Esther Sralla Stewart
Esther Sralla Stewart
Esther Sralla Stewart was born in Oakland, Texas on January 29, 1916 to
Tom and Frances Sralla. Esther passed on November 1, 2012 in Boerne, Texas. She was 96 years of age but very young at heart and quick wit about her. She had resided for the last 2 months at the Cibolo Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Boerne, Texas. Esther and her daughter moved from Alice in 2009 to be near her relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Victor, Hayden, Frank and Clifton Joe Sralla; her husband, John L. Stewart and a daughter, Betty Stewart Harborth.
Esther moved to Alice with her husband, John Leonard Stewart in 1944. In her earlier years she managed the Dubose and William Adams High School cafeterias. She was well known for her baking and cooking skills and especially her biscuits and kolaches, which she passed the teaching skills to her daughter and granddaughter. In her later years, she managed a motel in which she made lifelong friendships.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and great- great- grandmother. She loved her baseball and spent numerous hours at the Little League baseball fields in Alice helping her husband coach little league and also watching them throughout their ranks of the 'Good ole Alice High' baseball teams in the early 70's. She loved playing dominoes and could beat the socks off whomever came to the table to play.
She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Stewart Steindorf of Bulverde; her grandchildren, Bert Steindorf of Port Aransas and Iris Humphreys and her fiancée, Douglas Seymour of Bulverde; great grandchildren, Kelley Steindorf and Hayden Humphreys and great-great grandchild, Kamryn Whitehorn.
The family would like to thank the CIMA Hospice Care and Cibolo Creek for her excellent care she was given during her brief stay.
Memorial services will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.
To leave condolences please visit www.holmgreenmortuaryinc.com
Originally published Sunday, November 04, 2012 Corpus Christi Caller.com