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Smith Funeral Home

128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Anna Wehmeyer

May 17, 1938March 5, 2020
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Mary Anna Klein Wehmeyer was born in Hyman, Texas on May 17, 1938, she returned to her loving savior surrounded by her husband of 62 years, Hugo and her son Robby, his wife Kelly and grandsons Wyatt and Jacob. She was the third child of Frank and Augusta Klein. Mary was a joyful soul with a heart of gold.

Mary married the love of her life Hugo, on November 24, 1957 in Schulenburg. She said it was so cold and icy she didn’t know if she would make it to the Church. Following her marriage, she and Hugo lived in San Marcos and Houston before finally returning to Flatonia to raise their sons, Randy and Robby.

After moving to Flatonia she worked for lawyer, Sam Arnim before beginning work at the Flatonia schools. She was secretary to the Superintendent until her retirement following 21 years of service. She loved the people she worked with making life-long friends. She said they worked hard but laughed often and it was the best job she could have had. She and Hugo also opened and still own Circle W Feed which she has kept the books for the last 40 years up until her illness in October.

Mary was active in the community as well as the school, she was a room mother, cub scout den mother, holding various PTA positions. She was always willing to help wherever there was a need.

She was a faithful servant of the Lord teaching Sunday School, VBS, member of WOM and a part of the hostess committee. She was always available to bake, cook a meal, serve a dinner to those in need. She sent cards and letters to those that needed encouragement as well as calling to check in on her friends and those on the prayer list when she was able. Her family always knew she prayed for them and they were never far from her thoughts.

Even as her health began to fail she attended church as often as possible. Attended her grandsons and great-granddaughter’s activities to cheer them on and offer support. Through all of her trials her smile never wavered. She trusted in the Lord’s plan for her life and the belief we will all be together in eternity.

Visitation for Mary will begin Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, Texas. Funeral Service will be Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:00 am at Flatonia Baptist Church, Flatonia, Texas and burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Flatonia, Texas

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial be made to the Flatonia Baptist Church.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.smithfuneralhomeflatonia.com Smith Funeral Home-128 E. 5th Street Flatonia, Texas 78941 Phone #-361-865-3311

  • FAMILY

  • Hugo Wehmeyer, Husband
  • Frank Klein, Father (deceased)
  • Augusta Klein, Mother (deceased)
  • Robby Wehmeyer (Kelly), Son
  • Randy Wehmeyer, Son (deceased)
  • Ashley Wehmeyer, Grandchild
  • Wyatt Wehmeyer, Grandchild
  • Jacob Mason, Grandchild
  • Kiley Castro, Great Grandchild
  • Avery Fojtik, Great Grandchild
  • Johnny Klein, Brother (deceased)
  • Leo Klein, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ronnie Cook, Active
  • Si Cook, Active
  • Fred Henry Cook, Active
  • Jacob Mason, Active
  • Wyatt Wehmeyer, Active
  • Paul Dean Smith, Active
  • David Smith, Active
  • Randell Price, Active

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Burial Monday, March 9, 2020

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Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Mary Anna Wehmeyer. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Mary was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Mary was born on at home in the Hyman community. She was the daughter of Frank and Agusta Klein and was raised in Hyman, TX to Wooster, AR to Umbarger, TX to Hobbs, NM to Schulenburg, TX. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Mary was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Mary's personality throughout her life.

      Though Mary was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Mary was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Mary worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Mary was raised with two siblings. She had 2 older brothers, Johnnie and Leo. Mary and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      For Mary, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Mary was also adept at details. Mary was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She attended high school at Hobbs, NM thru Sophomore year. Then Jr & Sr years at Schulenburg, TX where she graduated in 1956. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      There was one thing that all of Mary's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Mary was such a popular person throughout her life. But Mary was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Mary was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Mary was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Mary was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Mary was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Mary made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. Later in life, she became friends with Bitta Maeker, Katy Gary, Mary Ann Parker and Sandra Richter.

      Mary was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Mary cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On November 24, 1957 Mary married Hugo Wehmeyer at St. Rose Catholic Church of Schulenburg, TX. Compassionate and devoted, Mary worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Mary and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Mary was blessed with two children; two sons, Jay Randall (Randy) and Robert Dale (Robby). They were also blessed with three grandchildren; Jacob, Wyatt and Ashley and two great grandchildren; Kylie and Avery. Mary was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Mary was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Mary would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Mary, and she expected the same from those around her. Mary was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Mary was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Mary handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was a Secretary. She was employed for Flatonia ISD for 21 years. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Mary enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were traveling and gardening.

      Mary was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth her best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Mary was always enthusiastic and a great team player. Mary also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. She loved any sport her grandkids played.

      Mary was the kind of person who would readily move into action in order to help others. She was appreciated and respected. She could find value in the opinions of others and was passionate about her own values and beliefs. So it’s little wonder that she was active and highly valued by those in her community, serving on committees for the PTA.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Mary well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member of Flatonia Baptist Church for 53 years. During that time, she was a WOM, Sunday School teacher and on Hostess Committee. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      Not only did Mary enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely got tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Her favorite vacations included the family trips to the Frio River.

      Since it was easy for Mary to meet and get to know new people, she quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once she met those new friends, she loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. Since she was practical and cost effective, Mary was ready when that day to retire finally came in 2002. Her new life involved staying in Flatonia, TX and found pleasure in being active in the church. Even in retirement, Mary stayed in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered her.

      Mary passed away on March 5, 2020 at St. David's Hospital in Austin, TX. Mary spent 12+ years in a wheel chair before finally succumbing to a series of infections. She is survived by her husband Hugo of 62 years; her son Robby and wife, Kelly; three grandchildren - Jacob, Wyatt and Ashley and two great grandchildren - Kylie and Avery. Services were held at Flatonia Baptist Church. Mary was laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery in Flatonia, TX.

      Mary was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Mary was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Mary Anna Wehmeyer.