obit: John D. Stahala
YOAKUM – John D. Stahala, 66, of 314 Walnut St., died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. Friday at his home.
He was born Feb. 8 (or 9), 1905 in Yoakum and was a lifetime resident of the city and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Stahala had been a butcher for many years and had also been associated with a packing plant in Yoakum.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joseph M. Ray officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leonard Steinmann, Paul Gustwick, Gerhardt Willie, [as printed] Olan Williams, Travis Wendel and James Pietsch.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Celeste Stahala of Yoakum; two brothers, Milton Stahala and Eddie Stahala, both of Yoakum; three sisters, Mrs. Gene O’Dell of Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. P. G. Stevenson of Drumright, Okla., and Miss Hilga Stahala of Yoakum.
Victoria Advocate, Saturday, April 3, 1971
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis