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Barbara Ann Supak

January 8, 1945March 9, 2020
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Mrs. Barbara Ann Supak of Nursery Texas passed away at her home after a brief illness on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the age of 75. She was born on January 8, 1945 in Moulton to the late Anton and Annie Krametbauer. Barbara is survived by her loving children, Sharon Stevens and husband Scott Stevens of Victoria, Texas, Cindy Burke of Houston, Texas, and Joey Supak of Nashville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Michelle Burke Turek and husband Michael Turek, Christina Burke Matula and husband Brian Matula, Paige Stevens Baros and husband Brice Baros, Madalyn West and Brayden Supak; and six great-grandchildren, Jackson Matula, Lilee Matula, Casen Matula, Cam Turek, Jase Baros and Austyn Baros. She married Frankie Joe Supak of Moulton on May 30th, 1961 and resided in Gonzales, Texas until Frank’s death in 2017 when she moved to Nursery, Texas. Barbara was known to be a talented seamstress and cook, and was asked by many to sew cheerleading and drill team uniforms, wedding dresses, pageant dresses, and dresses for her granddaughters and great-granddaughters. She worked at the Texas Elks Children’s Hospital as a dietary supervisor for many years, for K&K Bridal Rail in alterations, and then worked at the Romberg House in Gonzales as a nutritionist until her retirement in 2017. Some of her favorite activities were sewing quilts and baby blankets, spending time with her great-grandchildren, and being called “Granny-Bird”. Barbara is preceded in death by parents Anton and Annie Krametbauer and her husband Frankie Joe Supak. Pallbearers for the service will be Brice Baros, Richard Brotze, Mike Burke, James Laake, Joseph Snow, and Michael Turek.

Visitation for Barbara will begin Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, Texas with Rosary following starting at 6:30 PM. Funeral mass will be Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moulton, Texas with Father Gabriel Maison officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Moulton, Texas.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.smithfuneralhomemoulton.com

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  • FAMILY

  • Frankie Joe Supak, Husband (deceased)
  • Anton Krametbauer, Father (deceased)
  • annie Krametbauer, Mother (deceased)
  • Joey Supak, Son
  • Sharon Stevens (Scott), Daughter
  • Cindy Burke, Daughter
  • Michelle Turek (Michael), Grandchild
  • Christina Matula (Brian), Grandchild
  • Paige Baros (Brice), Grandchild
  • Madalyn West, Grandchild
  • Brayden Supak, Grandchild
  • Jackson Matula, Great Grandchild
  • Lilee Matula, Great Grandchild
  • Casen Matula, Great Grandchild
  • Cam Turek, Great Grandchild
  • Jase Baros, Great Grandchild
  • Austyn Baros, Great Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brice Baros, Active
  • Richard Brotze, Active
  • Mike Burke, Active
  • James Laake, Active
  • Joseph Snow, Active
  • Michael Turek, Active

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13, 2020

  • Rosary

    Friday, March 13, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, March 14, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, March 14, 2020

Memories

Barbara Ann Supak

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BOBBIE Baysden

March 13, 2020

Granny Byrd was so special to me and my family . we loved her so much . I will cherish all the sweet memories we made together. I will never forget the Thanksgiving you cooked for us all at joeys . I will miss your phone calls and talking to you . The blankets you made me out of my sons shirts I will cherished forever. They were made with such love . Your love and memories will last forever. God gained a wonderful sweet angel. I know you will watch over us all. You will forever be in our heart. we will be praying for all the family out thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Michael Gurleski

March 12, 2020

I always felt at home in Barbara’s house. She was a quintessential lady in every sense of the word. She was so hardworking and patient with Joey and me and our crazy adventures. I miss her and Frank. Rest In Peace Barbara, I hope you know I thought the world of you.

Glo Hagens

March 12, 2020

I’ve know this family since a was 3 days old. Barbara was the closest I’d ever come to a sister.... I got in her makeup and nail polish just like a little sister should, she’d run to granny and complain. Lol. I’ve loved Barbara forever, along with her family. I am so sorry for the loss the family is feeling, it just breaks my heart for their pain. She will be missed, although heaven has many angels waiting for her with open arms. Love you always, Glo

Margie Kocian

March 11, 2020

To the Family of Barbara Supak: Sympathies and condolences; went to school with her and Frankie. May she Rest In Peace!

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Biography

When Barbara Ann Supak walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Barbara was and how she impacted those around her. Barbara was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Barbara wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Barbara was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life.

       She was the daughter of Anton and Annie Krametbauer. Barbara was raised in Moulton, Texas. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Barbara might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Barbara was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to her.

      Barbara was a only child and was very accepting and supportive of her family. She was perceived as the central person in her family in terms of keeping communication open between the family. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Barbara was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Barbara well in her adult life and, along with her wit, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew her.

      As a young girl, Barbara was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Barbara was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. In her spare time she liked sewing and reading. Barbara had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity she and the many childhood friends she shared might discover.

      During her high school years, Barbara responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. She went to school at Moulton High School and received her GED in 1976 from Gonzales High School. Barbara was a very good student, and generally did well in her courses. Barbara absorbed as much as she could from all of her teachers and was consistently able to tackle conceptual and abstract problems, using her imagination to master her assignments. For Barbara, school often became just an extension of playtime, thanks to her ability to turn just about anything into a game. Classmates considered Barbara a good listener, knowing that when necessary, they could go to her to discuss just about anything. Her favorite class in high school was Home Economics.

      With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought her an endless stream of friends, Barbara was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Barbara was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and throughout her life she made many, many friends. Later in life, she became friends with Gloria Aguilar.

      On May 30, 1961 Barbara married Frankie Joe Supak at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Moulton, Texas. Barbara's skill at “building bridges” played an important role in her ability to make her new family happy. She was quite sensitive towards Frankie's needs, showing her constant concern and fondness. Barbara was tenderhearted and sensitive, qualities that served her well in helping to nurture her family.

      Barbara was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide her family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. For Barbara, parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of her life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the Supak home. Barbara's skill at understanding her children's feelings, her sensitivity to their needs, and her gift for gentle persuasion enabled her to find novel solutions to any problem or situation that might crop up. Barbara was blessed with three children: Sharon, Cindy and Joey. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Michelle, Christina, Paige and Brayden and six great granchildren; Jackson, Lilee, Casen, Cam, Jase, Austyn.

      Barbara was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Her primary occupation was being a Dietary Manager. She was employed for the Romberg House Assisted Living. Barbara was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize her. Barbara had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of her gift for insight. Barbara's fellow workers saw her as a supporter and a mentor.

      Because Barbara loved to have a broad variety of activities in her life, she took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. Her favorites were sewing and quilting. Barbara had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of her favorite pastimes. However, Barbara's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

      Barbara derived much satisfaction from participating in and watching sports. Her charisma, supportive nature and ability to improvise when called upon to do so all made perfect attributes for enjoying a great many sporting activities. Barbara was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were Basketball.

      Barbara was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Victoria, Texas from 2017 until her death. She was sympathetic and able to empathize with others and she used these qualities to the fullest while working tirelessly for her beliefs.

      Though she never did anything solely for individual recognition, Barbara's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned her accolades for her many lifelong efforts. Some of her most prestigious awards included being Honored for her years of service at Romberg House Assisted Living in Gonzales.

      Barbara's love of improvising in her daily life was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of traveling. Her favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit her personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Barbara took her vacations seriously, well, as seriously as she possibly could. Favorite vacations included Nashville, TN and the Smoky Mountains.

      When Barbara's retirement finally came in 2017, Barbara handled it the way she usually did. She adapted and, like everything in her life, made it satisfying. Because she was such a flexible person and able to adjust to any situation, retirement was just another enjoyable change of pace for Barbara to master. Her new life involved relocating to Nursery, Texas to be near daughter Sharon and family. In retirement, she found pleasure in sewing and quilting. Even in retirement, Barbara continued to stay in touch with her old friends and like always, made plenty of new ones.

      Barbara Supak passed away on March 9, 2020 at her home in Nursery, Texas. Barbara had respiratory failure after a short illness. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Scott) Stevens, Cindy Burke, Joey Supak, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moulton, Texas. Barbara was laid to rest in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Moulton, Texas.

      There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Barbara. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Barbara Supak for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Barbara was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with her loved ones.