Lena Mae Moore, Broussard’s Mortuary in Nederland, 10 a.m.
William Prechtl, 83, of Bridge City died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Levingston Groves Funeral Home.
Ouida Merle Richardson, 93, of Port Arthur died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland.
Lila Faye Merrel, 76, of Nederland died Monday, Sept. 25, 2007. Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland.
Marjorie Nell Fitzpatrick, 74, of Groves died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.
Frances Forse, 79, of Spurger died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.
Shirley Glenn Ryman, 72, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches.
Lena Mae Moore, 58, of Nederland died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches.
Donald Hastain, 87, of Orange died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Elsie Selt, 85, of Orange died Monday, Sept. 25, 2007. Claybar Funeral Home.
Philip Gunner, 37, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Gabriel Funeral Home.
LaDonna Windom Stewart, 26, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Gabriel Funeral Home.
Lance F. Van Horn Sr.
LUMBERTON- Lance F. Van Horn Sr. 60, of Lumberton died Monday, September 24, 2007 after a brief illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 11:00 am Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with cremation to follow at Broussard’s Crematorium. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the mortuary.
Lance, who was loved by many and lost by few was born in 1947 to William H. and Frankie Mary Van Horn. Lance was raised with his sister Penelope “Penny” and brother William H. III “Bill” in Austin, Texas.
Lance joined the United States Marine Corp in 1965 and served with dedication in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. In 1972 he joined Travis County Sheriff’s Department and worked for them until he completed his B.A. degree from formerly Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Upon graduation he joined the Port Arthur Police Department. Following a thirty-six year career in law enforcement with numerous agencies, Lance retired with a Master Peace Officer’s License as well as a Master Correction Officer’s License.
He married his loving and devoted wife, formerly Linda Elene Thompson of Carrizo Springs, and raised two sons, Lance F. Van Horn Jr. of Leander, Texas and Elie Weston Van Horn of Port Arthur, Texas, and was blessed with eleven beautiful grandchildren. His father, mother and sister preceded Lance in death. Lance is survived by his beautiful wife and soul mate Linda, their two sons and his brother.
Lance’s very personal last request was that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Infant Jesus Building Fund, c/o Infant Jesus Catholic Church, P.O. Box 8180, Lumberton, Texas 77657.
We wish to acknowledge Odyssey Health Care of Beaumont, whose untiring care was a God send. Also to thank so many personal friends and church family for all their help and prayers for us. To name one would be to leave too many out, may God bless you all and thank you.
Special thanks to Father Michael of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton, Father Bennie of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches, Dr. Nalluri who has been with us from the beginning, and to Vi Richard for her always being with us and guiding us in prayer.
Shirley GlennCorn Ryman
Shirley Ryman went to be with her Lord in all His Glory on September 23, 2007. Shirley was born on August 17, 1935 on the family farm in Parma, Missouri to Clyde and Clara Mae Corn. She graduated from Clarkton High School where she was a cheerleader, played the trombone in the band and was elected Basketball Homecoming Queen. Upon graduation in 1953 she moved to Port Arthur. She worked at the Mayfair Store on Procter Street and joined Aldersgate Trinity United Methodist Church, where she met her husband, Willie A. Ryman Jr. They married July 20, 1956 and had four children. She had a beautiful alto voice and was a long time member of the church choir always involved in many activities within the church. She was a lifetime member of the PTA’s at Sam Houston, Thomas Edison and Thomas Jefferson Schools. Her life revolved around her church, family and many friends. She was a loyal Yellow Jacket fan and a member of the Yellow Jacket Booster Club. She was lovingly referred to as “Nanny” by many lads over the years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, she was an inspiration to so many, her kind heart and gentle spirit will always be remembered. She was proud of her children, grandchildren and great - grandchildren showing her unconditional love to all she knew.
She was preceded in death by her dearly loved son, Willie A. Ryman, III; her parents and her sisters, Theda Irene Teeters and Freda Jewel Knotts. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, Willie A. Ryman Jr. of Port Arthur, TX; her son, Barry (Melissa) Ryman of Beaumont, TX; her daughters, Kim (Elie) Chiasson of Columbus, TX and Karla (Russ) Needels of Spring, TX; sisters, Helen Kinder and Wanda Matthews of Malden, MO, Betty (Bob) Gray of Columbia, MO and Sue Ann Webster of Sacramento, CA; brothers, Harold (Ida Lee) Corn of Bradford, IL and Sherman (Carol Sue) Corn of Bossier City, LA; granddaughters, Erin Gerald, Sasha Sparks, Claire Adaway, Ciara Dixon, Terra Ryman, Katherine Ryman and Victoria Glenn Needels; grandsons, Willie A. Ryman IV, Walker Needels, Ashley Woodley and Jeremy Woodley; her beloved great grandchildren, Tony, Cheyenne, Colt, Billy, Sage, Darien and Layne; a host of many in-laws, nieces, nephews, her church family, her neighborhood family and many, many friends. Friends wishing may send memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Aldersgate Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Arthur, Texas with Reverend Joy Richards officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Elie Chiasson, Russ Needels, Willie Ryman IV, Walker Needels, Ashley Woodley, Jeremy Woodley and Dennis Woodley.
Port Neches- Opal Ogden 77, of Port Neches passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Facility in Groves.
Mrs. Ogden was a native of Collins, Mississippi and a lifelong resident of the mid-county area. She was employed with Sandoz, formerly Velsicol, as a warehouse clerk for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Patti Ogden of South Bend, Indiana, her sons, Robert Lloyd Ogden of Port Neches and Russell Craig Ogden and his wife Barbara also of Port Neches. Three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are under the direction of Broussard’s in Nederland. Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com.
Mary Louise Trevino
Mary Louise Trevino, 65, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on September 2, 1942 to Abel and Consuelo Trevino. Mary Louise was recently retired from the Texas Department of Human Services. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Service Sorority as well as the Damas Guadalupanas and the Singles offering Support (SOS) Club. She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Abel and Consuelo Trevinter, Dolores Trevino. She is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Flores of Missouri City, Texas and Elizabeth Morales of Port Neches, Texas and one brother, Richard Trevino of Houston, Texas; five nieces and three nephews, thirteen great nieces and nephews, her beloved godchildren, a host of family and friends as well as her faithful companion-her dog, Naila.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. T.R. Blanco serving as celebrant. The family will have a private inurnment following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Mary Louise’s name to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4464, Houston, Texas 77210.