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Clara Joyce Kettler Eikenhorst
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Birth: May 27, 1929
Washington County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 2013
Brazos County
Texas, USA

Clara Joyce Eikenhorst, 83, of Zionsville, died Sunday, February 3, 2013, in Bryan, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 6, at Zion Lutheran Church of Zionsville with Pastor Pat Lehrer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, Texas.

Clara was born in Longpoint, Texas, to the late Henry Jr. and Annie (Kelm) Kettler. She grew up on a farm and attended Longpoint school. Clara worked on the farm, served as a cook at Longpoint school and helped her parents operate a dairy farm. On October 17, 1948, she married Harold Eikenhorst and served as a mother and partner to her growing family. When the "empty nest" feeling came, Clara worked at Gaskamp's Fabrics for a number of years. She loved to create, sew and work with fabrics. When she became aware that the dye in the fabrics was affecting her health, Clara became a "Pink Lady" and volunteered at Trinity Hospital. After an accident in 2008, she became partially disabled and served on the call committee for the hospital auxiliary. Clara was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Ladies Aid and Women of the ELCA. Clara spent time taking care of her ill and her aging parents for more than 25 years.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Kettler; and sister, Viola Brauner.

Survivors include her husband, Harold, of Burton; sons, Ron Eikenhorst, M.D. and wife, Mary, of College Station, and William "Bill" Eikenhorst, DVM and wife, Karen, of Brenham; grandchildren, Chad, Bret and Dana, Blake and Aurbrey, Blane, Colin, Brenn, and Megan; great-grandchild, Charlotte; sister-in-law, Ruby Kettler, of Brenham; and brother-in-law, Lonnie Brauner, of Killeen; other relatives and many friends.

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Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
Washington County
Texas, USA
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Feb 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104649925
Clara Joyce <i>Kettler</i> Eikenhorst
Added by: Ruth M. Brown
Clara Joyce <i>Kettler</i> Eikenhorst
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