Marie Augusta Esensee Schaefer (“Mary”) was born on Dec. 11, 1913, to Ernest and Clara Wagner Esensee. She married A.B. Schaefer on Feb. 28, 1934.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years; her daughter, Agnes Schaefer Merka; her brother, Alvin Esensee; and her sister, Alma Herzog. Mary passed away on March 13, 2010.
Mary is surviv
ed by her daughters and sons-in law, Mary Katherine and Clyde Cannop, Betty Sue and Edwin Hitchcock, and Edward Merka; her grandchildren: Ed Merka, Jr., David Merka and his wife, Michelle, Carolyn Merka, Greg Cannop, Cathy Hamby and her husband, Steve, Denise Cannop, John Hitchcock and his wife, Catie, Richard Hitchcock and his wife, Shannon, Robert Hitchcock and Terry Hitchcock. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren: Michael, Chris, Emily and Ashley Merka, Sara Hamby, Robert, Jr., Richard, Jr., Dakota, Jason, Brook and Max Hitchcock.
Mary was a faithful member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Lockhart, where she taught Sunday school for many years.
Family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2010, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at McCurdy Memorial Chapel in Lockhart with Rev. Carolyn Rosenbalm officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.
Pallbearers were her grandsons: Greg Cannop, Ed Merka, David Merka, John Hitchcock, Richard Hitchcock and Robert Hitchcock.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-4791.