Adams Funeral Home

129 Coleman Street, Marlin, TX


Elfreda "Toodie" Jahnke

January 26, 1939August 3, 2019

Elfreda (Toodie) Jahnke, 80, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Otto, Texas with Reverend Felice officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas.

Elfreda was born on January 26, 1939, in Otto, Texas, to Oscar Hefelfinger Sr. and Freda Minnie (Pankonien) Hefelfinger. She attended school at Otto Elementary and then in Mart. Elfreda Hefelfinger married Charlie Jahnke at St. John’s United Church of Christ on July 6, 1957. She loved camping, working in her flower garden, baking, quilting, dancing and traveling, but her greatest interest was her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Preceding Elfreda in death were her parents; husband Charlie Jahnke; daughter Charlotte Whited; great- granddaughter Kamryn Trevathan and four sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include her brother Marvin Hefelfinger; sons’, Kenneth Jahnke, wife Debbie, and Dennis Jahnke, wife Denise; daughter Teresa Jahnke; grandsons’ Joshua Pace, wife Mandy, Chris Dodd, wife Jennifer, Evan Jahnke, Landon Jahnke and Hunter Jahnke; granddaughters’ Kendall Trevathan, husband Keanon, Ashley Schrader and Hadley Jahnke; great-grandsons’ Ethan Pace, Logan Pace, Kason Trevathan, Kristopher Dodd, Isaac Dodd and Brayden Dodd; great-granddaughters’ Gianina Jahnke and Kaisley Trevathan.


  • Josh Pace
  • Hunter Jahnke
  • Chris Dodd
  • Ethan Pace
  • Logan Pace
  • Keanon Trevathan
  • Kason Trevathan, Honourary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Elfreda "Toodie" Jahnke

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Lea Gelushia-Dunbar

August 5, 2019

I have such fond memories of Aunt Toodie when I used to go visit my grandpa Edwin and her sister Irene. My grandpa and her husband were brothers. Two brothers married two sisters, so as you can imagine they were a very close knit family. Aunt Toodie was always the life of the party with her friendly and funny personality. We had some awesome camping trips and family reunions. I know she is reunited with her husband and siblings in heaven. She will be deeply missed until I see her again. Prayers to her sweet children and their families. Love you! ❤️

Naomia Scott

August 5, 2019

I am so sorry Toodie has passed. Our family really cared for her. She was fun to be around and a good person. We will miss her.
Signed: Cotton's sisters

JoNell Glover

August 5, 2019

I never had the honor to meet Ms. Elfreda. However, I believe her to be a loving caring wonderful person due to Teresa being the woman she is. "Like Mother, Like Daughter". Our thoughts and prayers are with Teresa and the family through out this difficult time.

Lela McLearen

August 4, 2019

I will miss her a lot.We use to exchange words like we were fussing but we were playing.I enjoyed being around her, she was a lot of fun.She is with Charley Now, up there dancing. My prayers goes out to the family. Love you all.

Raymond August Hefelfinger

August 4, 2019

I remember all the times we went camping at Somerville and Lake Whitney. I wish we had done that as we got older, but things happen when you get older and we go our own way. I'LL miss her very much and pray for her family.

Ethel Casper

August 4, 2019

My heart aches for the loss of her and the families loss. She was always smiling and a joy to be around. She will surely be missed by many.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please ease the pain of grief in those who knew and loved Elfreda. Give them peace in knowing that she is spending her time with you and others now able too watch over us all from above. Until we meet again, Love you!
Ethel Casper