|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1907|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2005|
Mrs. Frances (Snapka) Prikryl, 98, of Penelope, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, in a Hillsboro nursing facility. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in National Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m., at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Lori Pistor officiating. All are welcome at both services and at visitation at the funeral home immediately following the memorial service.
Frances was born in Penelope, Texas, to the late Edward and Mary Holacka Snapka. She and her husband, Jeff, spent their 65 years of married life in Penelope, starting as farmers, struggling through the depression years and later opening a restaurant in Penelope. Frances baked kolaches to sell along with the cooking and serving. The restaurant grew into a grocery-market which was successful for them and they were able to send all of their children to college. With three children and round-the-clock work, Frances nevertheless was able to sew her daughter's clothes and later sew for her granddaughters.
She put a great deal into life despite hardships growing up. Frances had a quick mind; was curious about many things and was ready to embrace learning something new. She was a self-taught accordion player and playing was one of her true joys. Her gardens always produced well and she shared and preserved her bumper crops.
Frances loved to quilt and all of her children and grandchildren prize the ones she made for them. She even won a blue ribbon for one of her quilts at the State Fair of Texas. One year Frances made 150 large stuffed dinosaurs, which still reside all over the country. She was special, a giving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, always helping others and always loving life. Her later years were spent in Town Hall Estates in Hillsboro.
She is survived by daughters, Pauline Malik, of Tucson, AZ., and Regina Pistor and husband, Charles, of Dallas; son, Edward Prikryl and wife, Betty, of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchldren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 11/15/2005...RPT2
Edward Snapka (1880 - 1964)
Mary Holacka Snapka (1880 - 1967)
Bohumil Jaromir Prikryl (1902 - 1990)
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Nov 20, 2005
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