“The Country Husband” | hgaliotto

COLUMBUS – Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Wornat of Columbus were held from Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar March 13 with Rev. L. G. Wehman, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Columbus, officiating.

Burial was in in Weimar.

Mrs. Wornat died in Columbus Hospital March 12 after several months of illness.

A daughter of Frank and Molly Kovarek Fojt, she was born Aug. 27, 1917, at Bila Hora in Lavaca County. She married Fred Wornat Nov. 14, 1934, in Weimar.

After World War II, the family moved to Columbus. Mrs. Wornat was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Bernice) Wessels and Miss Marilyn Wornat, both of Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fojt of Bila Hora; two brothers, Raymond Fojt of Bila Hora and Alton Fojt of Houston; and two grandsons, Larry and Gary Wessels of Houston.

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Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Wooten Sr., were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Methodist church, the Rev. W. F. Hathaway Jr. officiating. Burial was in with Columbus Funeral home in charge. Mrs. Wooten, who had been critically ill for about a month, died early Monday in a convalescent home in Austin, where she had been a patient for 8 days. The former Helen Gordon, she was born Sept. 3, 1886, in Durango, Falls county, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Gordon. She spent her early years in Lott, in the same county, moving to Columbus in 1910 with her parents. She attended the Texas Presbyterian College for Women in Milford. In 1911, she was married to James Harbert Wooten. Mr. Wooten served many years as a teacher and as superintendent of Flatonia and Columbus high schools. He was Colorado county school superintendent for many years. He is also a rancher. Mrs. Wooten was a longtime member of the Columbus Methodist church, serving as its organist for 30 years. She was a charter member of Columbus Study club and was a member of the DC and DAR chapters. She is survived by her husband; a son Dr. James H. Wooten Jr., of Columbus and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Earl Sanderson of Austin; a sister, Mrs. Mary Everett of Columbus, and 6 grandchildren, Alan, Gail and Deborah Sanderson of Austin and Patti, James Harbert III and Marilla Wooten of Columbus.


The Country Husband | The New Yorker

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