Feb

19

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 19, 2015

Prayer services for Weldon Loyd Derebery, 62, of Payne Springs, are set for 1 p.m. Thursday (today) Feb. 19, 2015, at Moorhead Epps Funeral Chapel in Gun Barrel City.
Derebery was born March 26, 1942, in Denison, to Beatrice (Bryson) and Loy Derebery, and died February 16, 2015, at his home.
He was preceded in death by his son, Eugene Derebery, and a brother Harold Derebery.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Derebery, children Randy Howell, Truman “Leo” Howell and wife Tonya, Jerrold Howell and wife Wendy, Bradley Howell, Richard “Ricky” Howell; 13 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, numerous other family members and many friends.

Feb

19

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 19, 2015

Eleanor Buczek

Eleanor Buczek

Funeral services for Eleanor Marie Buczek, of Gun Barrel City, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City with Father Dan Daugherty officiating.
Eleanor was born April 23, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to parents Margaret and Atillio Cordiano and entered into eternal rest Feb. 15, 2015, at the age of 74.
Eleanor was known by her family and friends as “Ellie.”
Ellie was an artist; she attended art school in New York. Her passion for painting won her an award at the State Fair. Ellie’s specialties were portraits and landscapes. Her work can be seen at St. Jude Catholic Church, where she was a member for many years.
Ellie was also a past President of Women’s Guild at St. Jude. She worked in the textile industry until she retired in 1998.
Ellie’s other passion was traveling to the Bahamas, where she met her loving husband 47 years ago.
She loved her dogs and cats. Ellie was a loving and caring lady who will be tremendously missed by those who knew and loved her.
Ellie was preceded in death by her parents and sister Dottie Cordiano.
She is survived by her husband, Frank, of 46 years, exactly to the day of her passing, sister Marie Brock and husband Ted, a host of extended family and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Feb

15

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 15, 2015

Dorothy Helmer

Dorothy Helmer

Dorothy Mae Helmer was born April 14, 1924, in Kaufman, to parents Sidney Charles and Norine Vivia (Vickery) Shwadlenak, and entered into eternal rest Feb. 4, 2015, at the age of 90.
Dorothy loved to entertain her family at their beautiful home and land.
She was an exceptional cook with a passion for baking and canning. Dorothy loved many things in life and she enjoyed gardening. She was a firm believer in Christ and was raised Baptist, and also went to nursing school.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry Helmer, sisters Genevieve Lillian Shwadlenak, Jinx Hayes, Margaret LaPlant and Ann Bauer, and granddaughter Michelle Molock.
She is survived by her children, Diane Molock of Mesquite, Craig Helmer and Jackie of Kaufman, Cheryl Shaw of Gun Barrel City, Karen Green and David of Mesquite; grandchildren Jason Helmer, Christopher Shaw, Angela Helmer, Candice Shaw, Nikki Green, David Green Jr.; great grandchildren Colby Shaw, Kortnie Shaw, Kylie Shaw, Harper Faller; brother Malcom Shwadlenak and Quetta of Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com