Erline Pratka


Erline Pratka, 70, of Valley Mills, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Graveside Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 22nd at Gerald Cemetery in Elm Mott with Pastor Larry Cathey officiating.

Erline was born November 6, 1946 in Waco to Edward Earl Peevey, Sr. and Minnie King Peevey. She graduated from Richfield High School. Erline worked at Central Texas Ministries Meals on Wheels in Waco prior to her retirement. She attended Freedom of God Ministries Church.

She loved the Lord with all her heart and always had a smile on her face. She would ask everyone she met if they had a personal relationship with God and wanted everyone she knew to go to Heaven and to know Jesus. Even during her illness, she was always thinking of others rather than herself. She maintained a strong faith and believed she would be healed either here on earth or in Heaven. Up until the end, she never wavered in her faith.

John 3:16
Psalms 23
Psalms 91

Erline is survived by her husband, Calvin Pratka; two daughters, Stacey Allen and her husband, Dana of Waco and their children, Zachary Allen of Ft. Campbell and Victoria Allen of Waco and Sarah Pratka and her boyfriend, Anthony Pecina both of Waco and her children, Kolton Pratka and Kacie Ledbetter both of Valley Mills and Anthony’s children, Alexander Pecina and Eric Pecina both of Waco; her brother, Edward Earl Peevey, Jr. of Waco; nephew, Shannon Peevey of Las Vegas; great-nephew and niece Alistar Peevey and Clara Peevey both of Las Vegas; her nephew’s girlfriend, Juvelyn Ruffatto of Las Vegas; several aunts and uncles; and many cousins.

Gerald Cemetery directions:
I35 North
take exit 343
turn right on to FM 308
Cemetery will about 5 miles on the left

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Gerald Cemetery , 3782Bode Rd.; Elm Mott, TX 76640

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Condolence Messages

  1. Joe & Diana Basquez

    So very sorry for your loss, loved her always, as a neighbor & a good friend.

  2. Rudy and Liz Pecina

    So very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. God Bless you all.

  3. Rodney and Lissa Lawson

    We LOVED Erline! I know she is HAPPY to be with Jesus!!

  4. Rudy & Dorothy Grmela

    With Deepest Sympathy,

  5. Sorry for your loss. ER line was such a sweet person & so glad we will meet again in Heaven.

  6. Sharon and Walter Makowski

    Worked with Erline at the V.A. Regional Office. She was beautiful then and oh so gentle and gracious, beautiful until the end in spirit as well. We are sorry for your loss but rejoicing in her gain. Never forgot her!

  7. Tommy & Jan Ayers

    Calvin, we were so sorry to hear about Erline, but comforted that she is with the Lord Jesus she so loved. Remember. in Memories there is comfort. In Time there is Peace. Our prayers are with you and your family. Tommy & Jan

  8. Vonda (Chaney) Koster

    Calvin, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Erline’s passing. My sympathy and condolences for you and family. Erline was a beautiful person inside and out. We worked together at the VA in Waco along with John Forde. We started to work there within a couple of weeks of one another as clerk typist. It has been a long time since I had seen her at the Dollar Store near Dr. Coleman’s office. We both had a grandchild with us and she recognized my voice on the other side of the counter. I moved back to the Waco area in 1999 and had lost touch with her. She was a good christian back then also. I am sorry I was not aware of her illness. God Bless!

  9. Sharon Segler White

    Dear Calvin, Earl, and family,

    We were sorry to learn of Erline’s passing. Although we’ve not seen you in a very long time, we still remember the wonderful friendship Bob had with Earl and the family and the many kindnesses between our two families.

    You all are in our prayers and we pray that God will bless each of you with the peace and love that passes all understanding.

    Grace Segler & Sharon & Paul White

  10. Dear Calvin and family: Very sorry to hear about Erline. I have lots of good memories of her and her gracious attitude towards everyone. We can be thankful that she is no longer in pain in the arms of our Father.

  11. I’m praying for you all, Stacey, Sarah and Calvin. Erline was such a blessing to me from our days together at Trinity Church to her final days here at Meals and Wheels. She was always positive her healing would be manifest. I know this is a hard time for all of those she left behind but we can rejoice that she’s dancing with Jesus .

  12. Robert Peevey & Family

    Calvin & Family – Sorry to hear about the loss of Erline. We have fewer and fewer cousins on earth and more and more in heaven. We will not make the visitation or graveside service. I have a visitation to work at Pecan Grove.

  13. Calvin and family. May God heal and comfort your broken hearts. He has called another of his loved ones to his heavenly kingdom . It was my honor to know a woman of such faith. Truly a great person and sister in law . My deepest sympathy ! Love always, Ike B. Pratka

  14. Ralph and Janet Speas

    So sorry to hear about Erlines’ passing. I considered her as a good friend. Our prayers are with the whole family.

  15. David, Debi Lednicky & Family

    Calvin you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  16. Linda Green Kroll:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Calvin your loss. God bless and keep you all.

  17. Glenda Friederich

    Dear Calvin and family, I will be praying for you and lifting you up each day in my thoughts. Your friends love you Calvin and may God give you the peace you need during this grief. We will be checking on you in the coming days. Let us know if you need anything. We all are sending hugs.

  18. The Peevey Family was large and scattered. Our contact with one another became seldom and even rare, but I think most of us have always felt a warm connection. I am sorry for your loss and mine.

  19. To the family
    Erline was a wonderful, sweet and lovable Christian whos loving spirit and kindness will always be with me. Her Shakinah Glory always shown through in our friendship. To Sarah, remember I love you and God loves you more. Just keep looking up and remember how much she loves you still and we will meet again in Heaven. Love you all Janice Love

  20. Dorothy Lindvall:

    To the family
    Erline was a very special loving Christian cousin. We loved visiting with Uncle Ed, Aunt Minnie and Erline. ( I can imagine the great family reunion with Erline in heaven.)
    We loved Erline and all of her family. We will miss her and are so glad we got to visit with her back in 2013 and several times before then. We are praying for all of you.
    “Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted.” May the Lord comfort you in this time of mourning . A part of your comfort and ours is knowing Erline is with the Lord.

  21. Diane Gahagan

    So sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed. I pray that God bring you peace.

  22. Carolyn Goines Henry

    Calvin and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss you may not remember me but I worked with the two of you in Waco may God be with you and your family.

  23. I loved you Erline. I will miss your kind and honest friendship.

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