Services for Thelma Jedlicka, 91, Kemp, were held Oct. 21, 2010, at the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment followed in the Kemp Cemetery with the Rev. Nancy De Stefano of the First United Methodist Church of Kemp officiating.
Jedlicka was born July 15, 1919, in El Paso to Lucy Ann and James Jesse Wingo and died Oct. 18, 2010, surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and soul-mate, Frank, and her infant daughter Linda Jane, brothers Ralph, James and Aaron Wingo, sisters Eva Wingo, Lillance Johnson and Mary ODell, grandson Gerald Jedlicka Jr. and great-granddaughter Haley Driskill.
She married the love of her life, Frank Jedlicka Jr., Oct. 17, 1939. Theirs was a romance that lasted a lifetime.
To this union was born four children Gerald, Don, Anna and Linda Jane.
She provided a loving and secure home for her husband and children.
Her hands were never idle.
She worked the fields and the farm side-by-side with her husband, chopping and picking cotton, driving a tractor. Whatever was needed, she did it.
She was known as a great cook and always had fresh-baked sweets in her kitchen, and no one was turned away from her table.
She loved quilting, sewing and gardening. Being outdoors was one of her great pleasures.
She was known as Grandma Jedlicka to her family, her church and her community.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kemp for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her sons, Gerald Jedlicka and wife Judy, Don Jedlicka and wife Barbara, daughter Anna Cross and husband Douglas, grandsons Jerry Jedlicka and wife Missie, Jeffery Jedlicka and wife Mary, and Douglas A. Cross, granddaughters Julie Nabors and husband Keith, Patricia Riley and husband Chuck, Lucinda Williamson and husband Daniel, Thelma Stegman and husband James, Angela Driskill and husband James, 11 great-grandchildren and loved ones in her extended family and numerous friends in her church and community.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church of Kemp.
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