Emily Theresa Skrhak
Emily Theresa Skrhak
  • April 10, 1942 - January 31, 2017
  • Mc Gregor, Texas

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Emily Theresa Skrhak, 74, died January 31, 2017, at Westview Manor Rehabilitation Center of McGregor, Texas, due to the effects of Alzheimer's disease. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., and a Rosary at 7 p.m., Friday, February 3, at Cole's funeral home. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 4, at St. Eugene Catholic Church, in McGregor.

She was born April 10, 1942 in Cameron, Texas to John A. and Emilie (Gelner) Jedlicka. She grew up on a small farm with her parents and 3 older brothers. She graduated from Yoe High School in Cameron in 1960.

In January 1961, she married Sam Skrhak, who was in the U.S. Navy and had grown up in the nearby small town of Buckholts. They were married at St. Monica's Catholic Church of Cameron and promptly moved to California, where Sam was assigned to a ship berthed in Long Beach. In 1962, Sam's ship was sent to the Far East for 6 months and Emily went back to live with her parents. Their first child was born when the ship was on its way back. After their Navy life, they settled in McGregor, where she made a home for Sam and their 4 children. She was a stay at home Mom and loved it.

Emily was very friendly and always had a smile for everyone. She enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, and even sewing clothes for the girls. She stayed active in volunteering for school and church activities. Sam and Emily are members of St. Eugene Catholic Church. After the children were grown, Emily was the Church secretary for a number of years. Her parents, a brother and a nephew preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Sam; children, Emily and Mickey Phillips of Tyler, Cindy and Lindsay Luedeker of Granbury, Kelvin and Melissa Skrhak of Lorena, Theresa Skrhak of Waco; ten grandchildren; her brothers, Joe Jedlicka and Judy of Roseburg, Oregon, Paul Jedlicka and Patricia of Bryan. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to give special thanks to the employees of Westview Manor and the team from Providence Hospice.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Eugene Catholic Church, 207 N. Johnson Dr, McGregor, TX, or Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, McGregor, TX.