obit: Ethel Hein Henkel Provazek
Ethel Henkel Provazek, 88, of China Springs passed away at a local nursing home on Monday May 20, 2013. Services will be held 10 am Friday, May 24, at Pecan Grove F.H. 3124 Robinson Dr. with Father Isador officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 pm Thursday and a Rosary will be recited from 7-8 pm at the funeral home.
Ethel Leona Hein was born Mar. 1, 1925 to Gus and Elsie Hein in Caldwell, Tx. the youngest of five children. Ethel moved to Waco in 1945. She married Clifford Henkel on Aug. 28, 1946 and was married to him until his death May 3, 1976. They had one daughter. She married Joe Provazek on Nov 7, 1981. Ethel worked over 20 years for Graham Embroidery, retiring from M & M Mars. She loved to dance and always had a beautiful garden. She will be dearly missed.
Ethel was preceded in death by parents Gus and Elsie Hein, husband Clifford Henkel of 30 years, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
She is survived by husband of 31 years Joe Provazek of China Springs , daughter Betty Stone-Thompson and husband Mike, grandson Randy Stone and wife Jessica, great-grandchildren Hunter, Emmalee, Hayes Stone all of Hewitt. Step-daughterTeresa Spivey and husband Steve,step-grandchildren Jonatha Spivey and finance Chelsea Compouris, Shannon Spivey and special friend Carl Tiner all of China Springs and several nieces and nephews. Pallbeares will be Randy and Hunter Stone, Mike Thompson, Steve and Jonathan Spivey and Carl Tiner.
Special thanks to Providence Hospice and nurses at Crestview Manor. Memorials may be made to Breast Cancer Association or Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Pecan Grove Funeral Home