Edith Viola Schroeder
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Edith Viola Schroeder
Edith Viola Schroeder
Edith Viola Schroeder, a long time resident of Live Oak County, passed away on December 2, 2013. She was 102 years old. Edith was born on November 21, 1911, in Alba, Texas, to George William Poss and Willie Pirl Wilkins. Her family moved to West Texas in a covered wagon pulled with a team of horses when she was five years old. She went to school and helped her family on the farm. When she was in her early teens she drove a team of horses to cultivate cotton. After finishing school she moved to the Fort Stockton and Marfa area.

Edith met Anthony Edward Schroeder (Chub), a heavy equipment operator, and they were married in Pecos, Texas, on October 31, 1941. During World War II, Chub was committed to work for his company because of his skills, instead of enlisting in the Army. His company moved around building Air Force bases. After the war, Edith and Chub moved to Odem, Texas, and then to Live Oak County where they bought a farm in the Clegg community. Chub farmed and operated heavy equipment and Edith became a homemaker.

Edith was an active member of the Church of Christ in George West for over 68 years. She volunteered and served on many organizations, some of which were the American Cancer Society, Home Demonstration Club, Arts and Crafts Club, and special projects associated with the Church of Christ. She always loved to travel and was proud of the fact that she had been to almost every state in America. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved hearing about their travels and events.

She is survived by her sons: Monty (Charlotte) Schroeder, George (Anita) Schroeder; grandchildren: George (Kristy) Schroeder, James Schroeder and Evelyn Valdez, Shawna (Scott) DeShazo, Heather (Wesley) Henicke, Audra (Chris) Rosen and Joshua Schroeder; great-grandchildren: Brooke Allison Schroeder, George Trent Schroeder, James Wyatt Schroeder, Madison Rose Henicke, Kinsley Jane Schroeder, Mollee D’Neal Henicke, Luke Anthony Schroeder, Charles Scott DeShazo, Cade Monroe DeShazo, Timothy John (Jack) DeShazo, Porter Lee Rosen, Campbell Martin Rosen, Samantha Rae Valdez, Catherine Marie Valdez and Christopher Ryan Valdez. She is also survived by a sister, Pirla Agnes McAda of San Angelo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, A. E. Schroeder; her parents, George and Willie Poss; her sisters, Georgia Mae Hedden, Sarah Dolly Hooks; and great-granddaughter, Claire Wynette Henicke.

Visitation was held at the Galloway & Sons Funeral Chapel in George West on Wednesday from 5 pm until 7 pm. The funeral was celebrated at the Church of Christ in George West, Texas, at 2:30 pm on December 5, 2013.

Pallbearers were Joshua Schroeder, Trent Schroeder, John Beracky, Scott DeShazo, Scott Hans and Rodney Hans. Honorary Pallbearers were Brent McAda, Jim Bob McAda, Mackie McAda, Kerry McAda, Larry Hans Jr., Dale Risinger II and Larry Millerman.

Memorials can be made to the George West Church of Christ, George West Cemetery or to the charity of your choice.

Galloway & Sons Funeral Home
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