Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX


Sr. Mary Grace Korenek

March 8, 1920July 24, 2020

Victoria - Sister Mary Grace Korenek, died July 24, 2020. She was born March 8, 1920 in Plum to the late William and Albina Samohyl Korenek. She was the third child in a family of four children – three boys and one girl.

Sister Mary Grace completed grammar school in Plum Public School and St. Jerome School in Plum. She attended La Grange High School, and St. Ludmila Academy in Shiner, TX where she graduated in 1939. She entered the postulancy at St. Ludmila Convent on June 25, 1939; received the habit at Nazareth Convent in Victoria on June 10, 1940; and pronounced first vows on June 11, 1941. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a minor in Latin from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio.

During her years of ministry as a professed sister she taught at Nazareth Academy in Victoria, St. Ludmila Academy in Shiner, St. Edward School in Dubina and St. Mary School in Nada. She also did library work in Shiner and taught religion classes in Moulton, Flatonia and Praha. When stationed in Ganado, she visited the home-bound, assisted with the RCIA classes and coordinated prayer groups. As the Congregational Formation Director of Candidates, she was influential in many Sisters’ vocations. After retirement she lived in the IWC Health Care, ministering in the Apostolate of Prayer and Suffering.

She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Adolph, Frank, and Otto Korenek. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Private Funeral Services will be held at Incarnate Word Convent.

Memorials may be made to Incarnate Word Convent, Hospice of South Texas, or donor’s choice.


  • William and Albina Samohyl Korenek, Parents (deceased)
  • Adolph Korenek, Brother (deceased)
  • Frank Korenek, Brother (deceased)
  • Otto Korenek, Brother (deceased)
  • Sr. Mary Grace is loved and remembered by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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  • Incarnate Word Convent
  • Hospice of South Texas


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Sr. Mary Grace Korenek

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Cathy Lara

July 28, 2020

I enjoyed the years working in healthcare with Sr. Mary Grace. May she Rest In Peace and the perpetual light shine upon her. My condolences to the family and sisters.

Karen Bittlebrun Andrews

July 28, 2020

Sr. Mary Grace was my first grade teacher at Nazareth Academy in 1968. She was so sweet with such a kind heart. Thoughts and prayers for the family. May she Rest In Peace.

Mary Beth Pargac Worth

July 27, 2020

Sr. Mary Grace taught me in first grade at Nazareth Academy way back in 1960-1961. I dearly loved her and her gentle and beautiful smile. Somehow she managed to keep a large class of 6-year-olds under control. She got us off to a great start❤️


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