SAN ANGELO – Kathleen S. Moore, 80, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2010 at Park Plaza Nursing Home of San Angelo. Born in Sonora, Texas, March 21, 1930, she was the daughter of Alfred George Schwiening Sr. and Callie “Tot” Margaret Allison. As a child, she attended Sonora public schools. She worked as a switchboard operator for General Telephone Company for several years before completing her education to become a LVN with Lillian M. Hudspeth Hospital.

 

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ELDORADO — Opal Parks, 90, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2010 in a San Angelo nursing home. Visitation was Sunday, April 25 at Kerbow Funeral Home in Eldorado. Funeral service was held on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the Mertzon Highway Church of Christ in Eldorado. Burial followed in Eldorado Cemetery.

Opal Parks was born to Oliver and Laura Epps Turner on November 26, 1919 in Huron, Texas in Hill County. She married Ward Covington Parks, Jr. on May 10, 1936 and resided in Eldorado for 67 years before moving to San Angelo in 2003.

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On April 21, our beloved Mimmie died in Midland Hospice having been injured in a fall the previous week.  She was buried in the Eldorado cemetery on Saturday April 24th after a beautiful service at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado, where she was a member for the most of her life.  Mildred May Kent was born in Crockett, Texas in Houston County on September 21, 1907 to Albert Ephraim Kent and Carrie Cummings Hill Kent. The family moved to Schleicher County in 1909 traveling in a covered wagon. After farming south of Eldorado for several years, Albert died of influenza in 1918, leaving a widow with nine children. Cummie managed to buy a home for the family in town in 1921, where the Kent family lived until all the nine children had finished high school and left home.

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ELDORADO — Hensel Harvey Matthews, 83, moved on to greener pastures on Sunday, April 18, 2010. He was born to Hensel and Delta Booth Matthews on Feb. 19, 1927. He was a football and track star for the Eldorado Eagles. After graduation he went into the U.S. Army until his dad became ill and he was discharged and sent home from Germany to take over the family ranch, raising Rambouillet sheep and cattle. He was a lifetime member of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association.

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