Smith Funeral Home

128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, TX


Nancy Petru

July 19, 1947May 22, 2020

Nancy Petru was born on July 19, 1947 in Jackson, Tennessee and passed away on May 22, 2020 in Austin, Texas and is under the care of Smith Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on May 27, 2020 at 11:30 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rosary will be held on May 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on May 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be held on May 27, 2020 at Shiner Catholic Cemetery.

They were preceded in death by Lonnie Melton (Father), Katherine Miller Melton (Mother), B.F. "Red" Dailey (Step Father), Burl "Doug" Brown (Step Father), Robert W. Petru (Brother-in-law). They are survived by Thomas Petru (Husband), Benjamin D. Petru (Son), Rebel L. Gough (Daughter), Kaylee Swenson (Grandchild), Jordan Shoob (Grandchild), Eve Gough (Grandchild), Rose Gough (Grandchild), Roxie Orsak (Sister-in-law), Becky Meyer (Sister-in-law), Gail Petru (Sister-in-law), Robert Orsak (Brother-in-law), Curtis Meyer (Brother-in-law), Harvey Petru (Brother-in-law), Nancy also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews to cherish her memories.. Serving as pallbearers are Darren Orsak (Active), Jeremy Petru (Active), Curtis Meyer (Active), Jordan Shoob (Active), Darrin Petru (Active), Zachary Shannon (Active), Robert Orsak (Honorary Pallbearer), Harvey Petru (Honorary Pallbearer), Robert W. Petru (Honorary Pallbearer), Tyler Meyer (Honorary Pallbearer).

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  • Thomas Petru, Husband
  • Lonnie Melton, Father (deceased)
  • Katherine Miller Melton, Mother (deceased)
  • B.F. "Red" Dailey, Step Father (deceased)
  • Burl "Doug" Brown, Step Father (deceased)
  • Benjamin D. Petru, Son
  • Rebel L. Gough, Daughter
  • Kaylee Swenson, Grandchild
  • Jordan Shoob, Grandchild
  • Eve Gough, Grandchild
  • Rose Gough, Grandchild
  • Roxie Orsak, Sister-in-law
  • Becky Meyer, Sister-in-law
  • Gail Petru, Sister-in-law
  • Robert Orsak, Brother-in-law
  • Curtis Meyer, Brother-in-law
  • Harvey Petru, Brother-in-law
  • Robert W. Petru, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Nancy also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews to cherish her memories.

  • Darren Orsak, Active
  • Jeremy Petru, Active
  • Curtis Meyer, Active
  • Jordan Shoob, Active
  • Darrin Petru, Active
  • Zachary Shannon, Active
  • Robert Orsak, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Harvey Petru, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert W. Petru, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tyler Meyer, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Nancy Petru

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Curt Meyer

June 21, 2020

I will always miss Nancy’s smile and her great laugh. She was a loving and good person. We will miss her, but take comfort that she is with Jesus and her family that went before her.

Becky Meyer

June 20, 2020

My sweet sister-in-law of over fifty years. I have read, that the deepest feelings never take wing, for they live in words unspoken...or in this case, unwritten, in thoughts of you.



June 4, 2020

To the woman who loved me most in this world- I haven’t even begun to imagine a life without you in it. Something unfortunate happened a couple of days ago and I wanted you so badly because you were the only person I knew would support me even though I had put myself in that position. It was then that I realized you loved me more than anyone else ever has and you were not there to tell me that. I will learn to pick up these pieces as they fall like razor sharp gifts and be grateful for the time I had you. I miss you so.

Carol Barta

May 26, 2020

Dear Thomas and family,
Randy and I are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.....she is with God now and smiling down on all of you. No longer suffering or in pain. May God wrap His Loving Arms around all of you with care and compassion.
With love,
Randy and Carol Barta