Verna Louise Pavelka

Verna Louise Pavelka passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Memorial service: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, at Lake Shore Funeral, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Verna was born April 28, 1938 in Oil City, PA to Max and Arlene Wontenay, the youngest of
three girls. She married James (Sonny) Pavelka on July 5, 1974 in Riverside, California. After Sonny’s retirement from the U S Air Force they relocated to Texas eventually settling in Hallsburg where Sonny grew up. Verna worked many years as a Bookkeeper at Double Circle Coop from where she eventually retired. Later she worked several years for the Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Verna enjoyed life and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid crocheter and there were not many babies born in her circle without a blanket waiting for them. She loved watching sports and could seldom be be budged from her chair while watching college football.

Verna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister Dolores Elder.

Survivors include four children, Kathy Bezdek, Herb Pavelka and wife, Emily, Beth Spears and husband, Bill, and David Palm and wife, Dana; sister, Jeanine Wickles; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sunset Home in Clifton, Texas or a local food bank.

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  1. Praying for the Pavelka family. Rest in peace Aunt Verna. We all love you.

  2. Love and prayers to all the family. Rest in peace . I love you and you will be missed.

  3. Prayers for Kathy and the family. I worked with Verna at Double Circle Co-op and learned so much from her. We had lots of fun and laughs everyday. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to both know and work with Verna.

  4. Eddie Federwisch

    Aunt Verna came into my life in 1974. I remember have wonderful she was for the entire Pavelka family especially my grandparents in Terrell. She made a difference in this world – an amazing lady.

    Eddie Federwisch

  5. Barbara A Kubitza

    Verna was such a fun person to be around . Friendly to everybody and full of spunk . She brought joy to dull times and always made the Pavelka Reunion full of happy memories . May she rest in peace now .

  6. My prayers are with Verne’s family.
    She was a sweet and loving person.

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