obit: JoAnn Socha Ballard
JOANN SOCHA BALLARD
VICTORIA - JoAnn Socha Ballard 71 of Victoria formerly of El Campo, passed away on January 16, 2013. She was born on May 28, 1941 in Taiton, Tx to the late Emil Joseph and Leona Bubela Socha.
She is survived by her daughters Genia Kana of Conroe and Angela Laws of Bellaire; sons Sam Kana of Eagle Lake, Tim Kana of Sugarland, Scott Kana of Sealy, and Rick Kana of Mont Belview; 8 grandchildren Kyreia Kana, Kesten King, Kwes Kana, Kaylee Kana, Kristina Kana, Mackenzie Young, Ryne Laws and Meghan Laws; sisters Carol Brown of El Campo and Joyce Zbranek of Nada, and brother Emil J. Socha, Jr of New Ulm.
She is preceded in death by her parents and son Gabriel Kana.
Visitation will begin on Sunday from 2PM-7PM at Triska Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held on Monday at 9:30AM at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with the funeral services following at 10:00AM. Rev Gary Janak will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Sam Kana, Scott Kana, Rick Kana, Tim Kana, Kwes Kana, and Robert Socha.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Catholic Daughters of America.
Condolences and memories may be left for the family online at www.triskafuneralhome.com.
Triska Funeral Home 979-543-3681.