obit: Lillie Tichavsky Adair
Lillie (Tichavsky) Adair, age 93, of West, passed away early Thursday morning, November 27, 2008 at Providence Health Center in Waco.
A rosary will be recited and Mass of Christian Burial celebrated 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West with Rev. B. George as celebrant. Burial will follow at Fatima Cemetery near Abbott.
Mrs. Adair was born October 17, 1915 in West, the daughter of Joe Frank and Agnes (Bartosh) Tichavsky. She attended West schools. On October 10, 1940 she was united in marriage to Walter W. Adair in Abbott. He preceded her in death on November 4, 1992. Lillie worked for West Community Hospital for over 17 years before retiring in 1987. Prior to that, she worked for Grant Buie Hospital in Hillsboro. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption. Lillie volunteered at West Rest Haven for over 15 years. She enjoyed traveling, working in the yard, eating at Luby’s Cafeteria, and especially loved spending time with her family.
Her parents; a brother, Louis Tichavsky; three sisters, Frances Grones, Leona Bezdek, and Rosie Kallus; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Adair; also preceded her in death.
Survivors include one brother-in-law, Jerry Bezdek of Abbott; one sister-in-law, Earlene Pospisil of West; nephews, Jimmy Adair, Donald Adair, Carl Adair, Dennis Adair, Mike Adair, Richard Kallus, Michael Bezdek, Edwin Grones, and Grady Bailey; nieces, Doris J. Thrasher, Carolyn Cosgrove, Virginia Kallus, Linda Rosen, Barbara Bezdek, Beatrice Nors, Margie Higginbotham, and Frances Mingo; and many great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers are Gary Adair, Randy Adair, Raymond Tichavsky, Harry Tichavsky, Jeff Bezdek, Richard Nors, Jay Rosen, and Richard Skopik. Honorary pallbearers are all Lillie's Nieces and Nephews.
Memorials may be made to the K.J.Z.T. Memorial Scholarship Fund, St. Mary’s Parish Center, or the McLennan/Hill Czech Heritage Society.
Aderhold Funeral Home, West, TX