Shine went to celebrate Easter with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 after 86 years of a long and blessed life.
Shine was born on August 18, 1922 in Schleicher County Eldorado, Texas. Her parents were Eugene Newt and Idella Neal Edmiston.
Shine is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Billy Gene and W.F. Edmiston, and her loving husband of 63 years, Rudolph Dominic Spigarelli.
She is survived by her three children and their spouses; Pamela Sue Spigarelli and Brian Laux of Christoval, Paula Ann and Tim Petty of Boerne, and Richard Wayne and Susan Spigarelli of Manor; seven grandchildren; Toya and Dion Henry, Tasha and Tommy Sangalli, Ryan Laux, Katy and Ryan Luebke, Robin and Angela Petty and Rudie Nicol and Geena Laine Spigarelli; six great-grandchildren; Brandon Segovia, Kyle Henry, Haley & Gracie Sangalli; Morgan Shine & Landon Lee Luebke.
ELDORADO — Jo Ann (Bearce) Sproul, 77, died Good Friday, April 10, 2009. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday April 13, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Eldorado, Texas of which she was a member. Arrangements were by Kerbow Funeral Home.
Jo Ann was born May 14, 1931 in San Angelo, Texas to W. R. (Dick) and Winnie Bearce. Jo Ann was raised on the Bearce ranch in Schleicher County. She graduated from Eldorado High School and later attended the University of Texas at Austin and Sul Ross State University where she majored in drama. On February 14, 1949 in Alpine, Texas she married the love of her life, C.R. Sproul. Jo Ann and C.R. enjoyed over 60 years of marriage together. During that time they raised three children whom she loved deeply.
KEENE — Services for Morris Young, 83, of Keene, were conducted Friday, March 20, 2009, in the Lane Prairie Baptist Church, 412 CR 704, Joshua. The Rev. Jerry Clements officiated. Interment was in the Merkel Cemetery, Merkel, Texas. Pallbearers were James Phillip Murray II, Philip Lee Wright, Dr. Ellis Minton, Howard Ellig, Roy Elsner and Steve Minton. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Weldon Huneycutt, Dr. Cecil Huneycutt and Dr. Charles George.
Morris Young passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in Fort Worth. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Hawley, Texas, to Rupert Wiley and Lottie Lee Smith Young. He married Reba Huneycutt on May 10, 2001, in Fort Worth. Mr. Young worked for Ector County ISD for 15 years. He also worked in the oilfield-related industries in the Odessa area for many years.
Louis F. Dellavechia, Jr., 74, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Kerrville, Texas, after a long battle with diabetes.
Lou was born June 11, 1934, in Port Washington, Long Island, where he lived until moving to California in 1967. Lou attended Post College in Port Washington and served his country in the Armed Forces from 1953 through 1955. He later became an employment counselor and an avid little league coach in Los Angeles.
Lou and Linda retired to Eldorado in 2004 to spend time with their family and often revisited friends in California. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Richard Louis Dellavechia. Lou is survived by family and friends in Eldorado, California, Florida, North Carolina, and New Jersey.
His zest for life will be missed by all who knew him. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the Alzheimer’s Association. 4400 N. Big Spring, Suite C32, Midland, TX 79705.