Elizabeth Kendrick Remmert, 86, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Bellville, Texas.
She was born Elizabeth Minnie to Frank and Lala Belle “Dolly” Falk Keilberg on July 24, 1931 in Hempstead, Texas. Elizabeth, affectionately known as “Baby Sister”, grew up in the various communities that her father’s job with Humble Oil took them. She graduated from Bellville High School in 1948 and Southwestern Business University in December of 1949. Over the course of her lifetime, she worked for the American Title Company, Southwestern Bell, Dr. Robert “Bob” Neely, B. W. Optical, and the Santa Fe Railroad. She married John Arlie Kendrick on April 15, 1952 and to this union was born a son, Arlie Dean Kendrick. Following John Arlie’s untimely death in 1962, Elizabeth would remain single until January 3, 1982 when she married her devoted husband Harold Remmert. Elizabeth and Harold would go on to spend the next 36 years running around Austin County and waltzing across Texas. Elizabeth dearly loved her family and was a special “Maw-Maw” to her grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, shopping, and volunteering.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 36 years, Harold Remmert, children Arlie Kendrick and wife Terri, step-children Bobby Remmert and wife Barbara, Pam Beaman and husband Lee, Connie Williams and husband Brad. Grandchildren include Karlie Kendrick Beach and husband Brian, Kullen Kendrick, Kade Kendrick, Jason Beaman and wife Erin, Jessica Beaman Gaida and husband Benny, Ashley Remmert McPherson and husband Lanny, Dustin Remmert, Robert Garcia Remmert, Justin Williams, Ryan Williams and Garrett Williams. Elizabeth had 5 great-grandchildren Kathlyn Beach, Hensley Beaman, Gibson Gaida, Cole McPherson, and Cate McPherson. In addition, Elizabeth is survived by brother-in-law Art Remmert and wife, Laverne, as well as, numerous other relatives and friends.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her first husband John Arlie Kendrick, parents Frank and Dolly Keilberg, sister Ethel Mae Acock and husband Louin, brother-in-law Melvin Remmert and wife Alice, sister-in-law Lenora Wellman and husband Harry, brother-in-law Wilbert Remmert, and sister-in-law Willie Mae Ramsey.
Pall Bearers: Brian Beach, Jason Beaman, Kade Kendrick, Kullen Kendrick, Dustin Remmert, and Justin Williams. Honorary pall bearers include Benny Gaida, Lanny McPherson, Robert Garcia Remmert, Ryan Williams, and Garrett Williams.
Elizabeth was a member of the Bellville United Methodist Church and many civic organizations including the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, the Bellville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, the Austin County Chapter of the National Association of Federal Retirees, the Bellville Town and Country Garden Club, the Bellville Chapter of the Texas German Society, the Red Hat Society, and was Co-Chairman of the Austin County Fair Open Adult Baked Goods Division. Elizabeth held many offices and served on many committees in the various organizations to which she belonged. In addition, she helped many young girls attend Bluebonnet Girls State, was a Raising Academic Performance (RAP) mentor for several years, and volunteered for many community activities.
Friends who wish may contribute memorial gifts to Bellville United Methodist Church, 234 South Masonic, Bellville, Texas 77418; Compassionate Care Hospice, 3833 South Texas Ave., Suite 200, Bryan, Texas 77802 ; or the charity of your choice.
Knesek Funeral Home in Bellville was in charge of the arrangements.