- Waco Tribune-Herald, Sunday April 29, 2001
Jannie Agnes Sykora Petter died suddenly April 25, 2001. A Vigil will be
held Sunday April 29, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus
Thomasson Rd., Dallas. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11
a.m. Monday April 30, at St. Pius X with a reception immediately following.
Burial will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery in Abbott
with the Rev. Henry Petter and brother priests presiding.
Jannie Agnes Sykora was born August 2, 1918 in Bomartin, Texas to Alois and
Mary Sykora. She spent her early years working on her parents' Hill County
cotton farm, picking cotton and doing farming chores. She married Jerry
Petter. They moved to Dallas in 1962 where Jannie worked for Donovan Galvani
as a seamstress. She mastered the art of quilting and produced beautiful
quilts for her family and friends. Active in her parish, St. Pius X, she
was a member of "Quilters and Crafters", Over 55 Club. She was also a
member of Catholic Daughters and the Czech Club Choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; parents, Alois & Mary
Sykora; children, Jerry, Jimmy and Mary Jo Petter; son-in-law, John Sodek;
great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Kainen Sodek; sisters, Rose Vanek, Albina
Vitek, Lillian Gerik, Sr. Samuella Sykora; brothers, John, Henry & Louis
Jannie is survived by her children, Alois A. and Bernice Petter of Mesquite,
Lillian Sodek of Waco, Sophie and Bob Edmondson of Mesquite, the Rev. Henry
Petter of Plano, Helen Petter of Dallas, and Anthony and Theresa Petter of
Grand Prairie; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Joe
Sykora of Dallas; and sisters, Martha Gajdica of DeSoto and Louise Matus of