obit: Agnes Malek Cheyney
Agnes Malek Cheyney, 93, of Houston, passed away Sat., Feb. 16, 2013.
She was born in Fayetteville, TX Nov. 26, 1919 to Edward Malek & Annie Maresh Malek.
Agnes was the youngest of six siblings who have all preceded her in death. Her brothers were Rudolph, Leo, Ben, & Ed Malek & sisters Annie Malek & Martha Barta.
She attended Vox Populi School in Garwood, TX. Agnes moved to Houston in 1935 where she eventually met & married Alexander Cheyney, together they raised their family. Tirelessly giving of her time & talents, her life centered around St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where she was a charter member. Agnes loved volunteering & was active in the Altar Society (group 8), the Eucharistic Ministry & the Ministry to the Bereaved. She volunteered in the church food pantry serving those in need for many years. She was 90 before retiring from volunteer work. Other organizations that she enjoyed included the Knights of Columbus Women's Auxillary, SPJST Lodge, Czech Choral Group, Senior Senate North, Thursday Club & one that brought her much joy, the Purple Hat, Red Dress Club. Agnes loved traveling, she took many trips to places like the Czech Republic and Ecuador. She was an artist, a serious crafter & she always had time to make cotton candy for many church & school events. During her life Agnes held many different jobs but they all had one thing in common, a love for cooking. For many years, she was the "chef" for St. Pius X High School, knew & loved all of the students. She also opened her own catering business making hundreds of wedding cakes. In later years she retired from Maxwell House Coffee. Beloved by all that knew her, Agnes was a kind & generous person never meeting a stranger & enjoyed nothing more than friends & family gathered around her table.
Preceded in death by her husband, Alexander, she is survived by her sons, Alex & wife Delynne, Michael & wife Shelli, & Leon. Her daughters are Clarice Groneck & husband Don, Joyce Becker & husband Joe. She has 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren & 31 nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 22, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Rosary at 7 pm at the Pat Foley Funeral Home, 1200 W. 34th St., Houston, TX. A funeral mass will be Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10:00 am at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman St., Houston, TX.
Published in Houston Chronicle on February 20, 2013