Smith Funeral Home

128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, TX


Edith E. Kalina

August 16, 1918November 2, 2019

Edith E. Kalina, 101, of Schulenburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 2, 2019 at the Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center.

Edith was born in Moravia, Texas, on August 16, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank J. and Frances (Kubos) Olsovsky. Edith married Vaclav (Jim) Kalina on December 27, 1944, in Moravia, Texas.

Edith was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She lived a simple life and was proud of it. She loved to garden, cook, read books, and do crossword puzzles. She loved her family first and foremost. Edith never would sit down at the dinner table until she was certain everyone else was taken care of first.

Edith is survived by her children: Annette Abbett (Harvey), Ken Kalina (Dawn), Doreen Stockwell, Ralph Kalina (Cindy), Roland Kalina (Theresa) and Monica Lewis (Don), 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren as well as her brothers Albert Olsovsky (Dorothy) and Willie Olsovsky (Mary Louise).

In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband Jim, two brothers and one sister.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Praha, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Praha, Hospice of South Texas, St. Rose School of Schulenburg, or a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home of Flatonia, Texas. Family & friends can view and sign the guestbook online at… www.smithfuneralhomeflatonia.com

Smith Funeral Home -128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, Texas - Phone#-361-865-3311


  • Vaclav G. "Jim" Kalina, Husband (deceased)
  • Frank J Olsovsky, Father (deceased)
  • Frances Olsovsky, Mother (deceased)
  • Annette Abbett, Daughter
  • Harvey Abbett, Son-in-law
  • Kenneth Kalina, Son
  • Dawn Kalina, Daughter-in-law
  • Doreen Stockwell, Daughter
  • Ralph Kalina, Son
  • Cindy Kalina, Daughter-in-law
  • Roland Kalina, Son
  • Theresa Kalina, Daughter-in-law
  • Monica Lewis, Daughter
  • Don Lewis, Son-in-law
  • Albert Olsovsky, Brother
  • Dorothy Olsovsky, Sister-in-law
  • Willie Olsovsky, Brother
  • Mary Louise Olsovsky, Sister-in-law
  • Edith is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. And she was also preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister.


  • Family will receive visitors Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Rosary Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Celebration of Life Saturday, November 23, 2019


Edith E. Kalina

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Randy and Carol Barta

November 22, 2019

Dear Kalina Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Know she will be in our prayers. What a great life she must have lived to be that age! May we all be so lucky. She is in God's Hands now and smiling down upon all of you with great pride and admiration.
Randy and Carol Barta