Leona B. Janysek
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Leona B. Janysek
Leona B. Janysek
Leona B. Janysek, 89, died, Oct. 10, 2013 at her residence in Panna Maria.

She was born Oct. 15, 1923 in Runge to Dobroslov D.H. Zezula and Petronila Vyvlecka Zezula. She attended Texas A&I in Kingsville where she earned her Teaching Certificate, she taught for many years in the Ruckman School in Karnes County. She was also a longtime CCD teacher, a homemaker, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nixon and the Immaculate Conception Catholic of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Panna Maria. She was in the Altar Society, a member of the Panna Maria Historical Society, and a member of the KJZT. She and Vincent Janysek Sr. were married in Runge on Oct. 30, 1950.

Survivors include her children Richard (Cindy) Janysek of Ecleto, Patrick (Carleen) Janysek of Gillett, Steve (Lisa) Janysek of Sinton, Michael (Velma) Janysek of Karnes City, Vincent Jr. (Mary Jane) Janysek of Karnes City, Susan( Harvey) Pauler of Warrenton, Kathy (Milton) Kopecki of Karnes City, Clare (Kevin) Smith of Portland, and Lucy (Richard) Matejek of Yorktown; her son-in-law Fred Elliff; sisters, Helen Bryan, Mary Weiss and Hedy Prokop; 26 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Vincent Janysek Sr.; daughter Mary Elliff; sisters Edith Yanta, and Genevieve Yeary and brother Jerry Zezula.

Visitation began at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 with a rosary service at 7 p.m., that evening at the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Panna Maria with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the church.

Interment followed in the Panna Maria Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Richard Janysek Jr., Daniel Elliff, Adam Janysek, Kyle Cordes, Blaise Kopecki, James Janysek, Eric Smith, Andrew Matejek, and Vincent Janysek III. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home Inc where the on-line guestbook may be signed at

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial’s be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Nixon Building Fund, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Panna Maria Building Fund, or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 6931 Arlington Ste. 200, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814, or
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