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Georgiann Julia Barta

June 14, 1929June 13, 2020
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Georgiann Julia (Pavlicek) Barta went to be with the Lord on June 13th 2020. Georgiann was born on June 14, 1929 in Komensky the daughter of James and Emilia Pavlicek and raised by Julia and Frank Pavlicek. She resided her entire life in the Praha area after marrying Louis Edward Barta on October 2, 1950.

A devoted wife and mother, Georgiann faithfully attended mass at St. Mary’s Church in Praha where she was a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed walking her ranch land, checking the cattle and feeding the catfish in the tank. She also had a lifelong love of travel. She and Louis spent many vacations on road trips covering the far reaches of the United States.

Georgiann is survived by three sons, Kenneth Barta and his wife, Louisa of Austin, Randall Barta and his wife Carol of Praha, Stanley and his wife Peggy of Yoakum, and two daughters, Susan Ivey of Flatonia and Pamela Moreno of San Antonio; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Edward Barta, one grandson Jeremy Barta and son-in-law Clyde Hartfield.

Pallbearers are Brian Hartfield, Daniel Hartfield, Rodney Hartfield, Jonathan Hartfield, Chris Inman and Josh Barta.

The Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 17th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Praha officiated by Father Gabriel Maison. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Praha.

Family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas or St. Mary’s Restoration Endowment Fund.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

Smith Funeral Home - 128 East 5th St., Flatonia, Tx 78941 361-865-3311


  • Louis Edward Barta, Husband (deceased)
  • Jim Louis Pavlicek, Father (deceased)
  • Emilia Gieptner Pavlicek, Mother (deceased)
  • Kenneth Barta (Louisa), Son
  • Randall Barta (Carol), Son
  • Stanley Barta (Peggy), Son
  • Susan Ivey, Daughter
  • Pamela Moreno, Daughter
  • Clyde Hartfield, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Jeremy Barta, Grandson (deceased)
  • Georgiann also leaves behind six grandchildren
    and 10 great grandchildren to cherish her memories.

  • Brian Hartfield, Active Pallbearer
  • Daniel Hartfield, Active Pallbearer
  • Rodney Hartfield, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Hartfield, Active Pallbearer
  • Chris Inman, Active Pallbearer
  • Josh Barta, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Georgiann Julia Barta

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Georgiann Julia Barta was a modest woman, quiet and observant in her ways. She was trustworthy and traditional in her approach to her life and in her relationships. She was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew her. She was also a woman who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything she undertook. Realistic about life, she was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

Georgiann was born on June 14, 1929 at Shiner Hospital in Shiner, Texas. Her parents were Jim and Emilia Pavlicek and raised by Frank and Julia Pavlicek. Georgiann was raised in Komensky. She was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve her well throughout her life.

Growing up in the Pavlicek household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Georgiann was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared. Georgiann had three siblings; Jim, Gene and Emily. Georgiann was constantly involved in activities with her brothers, sister and cousins. They may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Georgiann was always consistently loyal to her family.

As a young child, Georgiann was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. Georgiann developed a variety of interests and the things she enjoyed doing, she did well. She was always curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Georgiann took part in softball. However, what Georgiann enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with her many friends.

While her teachers and even her friends generally thought of Georgiann as being a serious person, she managed to have a pretty good time in high school as she made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Moulton High School in 1946 as Valedictorian of her class. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Georgiann was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using her exceptional memory, she was able to learn much through observation. Georgiann always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though she could easily master any problem that might be presented to her.

On October 2, 1950 Georgiann exchanged wedding vows with Louis Edward Barta at the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Praha, Texas. Compassionate and devoted to Louis, Georgiann held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. She took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it her total commitment. She was a source of strength to Louis and using her gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, she worked hard to make her new family happy.

Georgiann brought the same traditional values in her marriage to bear on how she raised her children. She was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in her dealings. She would always listen carefully and think things through before she acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Georgiann was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Georgiann was blessed with five children. Three sons, Kenneth, Randall and Stanley; two daughters, Susan and Pamela. They were also blessed with seven grandchildren, Brian, Daniel, Rodney, Jeremy, Josh, Summer and Jason and ten great grandchildren.

Georgiann liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into her hobbies, where she was very methodical in how she organized her activities and categorized things. Her favorite pursuits were sewing and gardening. Georgiann was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Georgiann found pleasure in sports. Being a person who was comfortable making win/lose decisions throughout life, she could appreciate that athletes made those types of decisions in sports. In high school, Georgiann played softball. She would watch her favorite sporting events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were baseball.

Many organizations were grateful to have Georgiann as a member, since she always brought with her a “stick to it” attitude and a high degree of common sense. Using straightforward methods to successfully complete the job, Georgiann was a great planner who was incredibly well organized. It seemed that she was able to schedule any event or activity with ease. She always seemed to know exactly what needed to be done. Throughout her later years, Georgiann was an active member of the Altar Society.

Georgiann was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. During that time, she was in the Altar Society. She was a sympathetic woman who valued her beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

Georgiann enjoyed traveling and taking vacations, her favorite vacations included traveling the United States and once to Italy to visit the Vatican.

Georgiann was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Her family was rounded out by several dogs and cats.

She always trusted and placed value in what was logical and in the things she knew, so in retirement, she found pleasure in traveling. Even in retirement, Georgiann continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances.

Georgiann Julia Barta passed away on June 13, 2020 at Regency Nursing Home, Schulenburg, Texas. Georgiann died from natural causes. She is survived by her children; Kenneth, Randall, Susan, Stanley and Pamela, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Georgiann was laid to rest in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Praha, Texas.

Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Georgiann Julia Barta. She was committed to living the life of a good woman who was both practical and trustworthy. She was committed to the traditional values that she upheld her entire life. She committed herself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around her. Most of all, she was committed to those she knew and loved.