Emily Theresa Skrhak

April 10, 1942January 31, 2017
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Emily Theresa Skrhak, 74, died January 31, 2017, at Westview Manor Rehabilitation Center of McGregor, Texas, due to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., and a Rosary at 7 p.m., Friday, February 3, at Cole's funeral home. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 4, at St. Eugene Catholic Church, in McGregor.

She was born April 10, 1942 in Cameron, Texas to John A. and Emilie (Gelner) Jedlicka. She grew up on a small farm with her parents and 3 older brothers. She graduated from Yoe High School in Cameron in 1960.

In January 1961, she married Sam Skrhak, who was in the U.S. Navy and had grown up in the nearby small town of Buckholts. They were married at St. Monica’s Catholic Church of Cameron and promptly moved to California, where Sam was assigned to a ship berthed in Long Beach. In 1962, Sam’s ship was sent to the Far East for 6 months and Emily went back to live with her parents. Their first child was born when the ship was on its way back. After their Navy life, they settled in McGregor, where she made a home for Sam and their 4 children. She was a stay at home Mom and loved it.

Emily was very friendly and always had a smile for everyone. She enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, and even sewing clothes for the girls. She stayed active in volunteering for school and church activities. Sam and Emily are members of St. Eugene Catholic Church. After the children were grown, Emily was the Church secretary for a number of years. Her parents, a brother and a nephew preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Sam; children, Emily and Mickey Phillips of Tyler, Cindy and Lindsay Luedeker of Granbury, Kelvin and Melissa Skrhak of Lorena, Theresa Skrhak of Waco; ten grandchildren; her brothers, Joe Jedlicka and Judy of Roseburg, Oregon, Paul Jedlicka and Patricia of Bryan. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to give special thanks to the employees of Westview Manor and the team from Providence Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to St. Eugene Catholic Church, 207 N. Johnson Dr, McGregor, TX, or Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, McGregor, TX.


  • Visitation Friday, February 3, 2017
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 4, 2017

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Clarence & Sophie Berger Family

March 17, 2017

We are sorry for your loss and are holding your family up in prayer.

David and Barbie (Berger) Christian

March 17, 2017

To the Skrhak Family,

We're so sorry to hear of Mrs. Skrhak's passing. She was a wonderful person, full of kindness and grace. May your thoughts be filled with good memories of her, now and always. Peace be with you all.


February 13, 2017

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Emily. You are all in our prayers. Charles Hundle Family

Cindy Luedeker

February 8, 2017


Although we will miss you dearly, we all know that you are rejoicing with the Lord, our Savior and we know that we will see you again one day. We treasure the memories and the time that we did have with you and look forward to seeing you again. We love you very much and were blessed to have you as our Mom.

Malika Roberts

February 4, 2017

May your hearts always be with The Father who has loved you from the beginning and always.

Malika Roberts

February 4, 2017

Although, I did not know Emily Skrhak personally , my heart has been moved by the words and heart of Theresa and Breanna, who have and do love her so dearly. My heart cries with you when you are sadden by your loss on earth. I will smile with you as your remember those sweet and fun times together and I will rejoice with you as you look forward to one day , joining your sweet love one in heaven. Blessings to you and your family.

Darlene (Moore) Crisp

February 4, 2017

As a classmate of Emily's, I remember her sweet smile and friendship over the years. Memories are photographs of the mind, never to be lost. May they comfort you during this time of sorrow, and bring you joy as you share them with family and friends in the future. I am so sorry for your loss. May God's love surround and comfort your family.

February 3, 2017

We are so sorry to know the time has come to allow your mom to go to her rest. From reading the memories of her life it has to be hard to give her up, but I know from losing our mom at an early age, the memories and hope and assurance our LORD comforts us with and love that surrounds you are all so important. I pray you know how dearly you are loved as you make your way through this sad time and know you are being prayed for. We love you both!

Mel and Mary Jo

Jim Scheele

February 3, 2017

I was very sorry to see that Emily had passed away. She was a very fine person. I'll be praying for you, Sam. She will be missed. Jimmy Scheele

Gina Plemons

February 2, 2017

So sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Emily. Deepest sympathy and sending prayers to all her family.