Smith Funeral Home


Helen Ulman

May 19, 1927February 24, 2020

Helen Ulman, age 92, of Shiner, Texas passed away on Monday February 24, 2020. Helen was born May 19, 1927 in Moulton, Texas to Frank Kubenka and Hermina Barta Kubenka.

Helen is survived by; son Stanley Ulman (Charlene) of Shiner, Texas; sister Rosie Koudelka of Moulton, Texas; grandchild Jeremy "Scott" Ulman (Ann); great grandchildren Tinsley Ulman and Travis Ulman.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Ulman; father Frank Kubenka and mother Hermina Barta Kubenka; sister Irene Simper; brothers Johnnie Kubenka, Frankie Kubenka and Ed Kubenka.

Visitation for Helen will begin Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home, Moulton, Texas with Rosary following starting at 6:30 PM. Funeral mass will be Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Shiner, Texas with Father Bryan Heyer officiating. Burial will follow at Moulton Catholic Cemetery, Moulton, Texas.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at

Smith Funeral Home – 404 West Bobkat Drive, Moulton, Tx 77975 Phone 361-596-4631


  • Herbert Ulman, Husband (deceased)
  • Frank Kubenka, Father (deceased)
  • Hermina Kubenka, Mother (deceased)
  • Stanley Ulman (Charlene), Son
  • Rosie Koudelka, Sister
  • Irene Simper, Sister (deceased)
  • Johnnie Kubenka, Brother (deceased)
  • Frankie Kubenka, Brother (deceased)
  • Ed Kubenka, Brother (deceased)
  • Jeremy "Scott" Ulman (Ann), Grandchild
  • Tinsley Ulman, Great Grandchild
  • Travis Ulman, Great Grandchild

  • L.A. Simper, Active
  • Gary Kubenka, Active
  • Clarence Koudelka, Active
  • Frankie James Kubenka, Active
  • Terry Kubenka, Active
  • Daryl Simper, Active
  • Harry Koudelka, Active


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, February 28, 2020


Helen Ulman

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Joyce & Roger Frnake

March 6, 2020

Aunt Helen, we called her that because she was my Uncle Ed's sister, was a very sweet person. We would visit with her at bingo in Shiner and Moulton. She always had a smile for everyone. God has another special angel. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with
her immediate family.

Jim Appelt

March 4, 2020

To: Stanley, Charlene and family
We are so sorry to here about the passing of your mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Helen. I will always remember her tremendous support to our KC Silver softball team. There wasn't a better fan, who came to our games. Please know you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all. Jim and Marcie Appelt

Lorene Windham

February 27, 2020

I have known Helen all my life. We were neighbors.. She was a great friend and I will miss her. We had a lots of fun times together before I moved to Houston. Thoughts and prayers going out to her family. May she Rest In Peace. Thanks for the beautiful memories.

Joan Simper

February 26, 2020

I did not know Mrs. Ulman, but for a short few years. I go to the Shiner Nursing Home to recite the Rosary on a monthly basis , and whenever possible, she was always in attendance. She always thanked me and we would talk for a while. I would visit her whenever possible. She was a very "special lady" and I will truly miss her. She has earned her eternal reward.
May she rest in peace.