Louise Yanta, 95, of the Panna Maria community, passed away in her residence on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. She was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Cestohowa, Texas, to Anton and Sally Sczepanik Moczygemba.
Louise and Thomas Yanta were married on Feb. 14, 1938, in Cestohowa. She was a farmer, rancher, and housewife. Louise was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria, the Altar Society, and the Rosary Circle.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; son Alvin Yanta; brothers Higgen Moczygemba, Alfred Moczygemba, Herman Moczygemba, and Daniel Moczygemba; granddaughter Veronica M. Yanta; and great-grandson Lance Cole Yanta.
Louise is survived by her sons, Martin Yanta and wife Dorothy, Larry Yanta and wife Karen, Allen Yanta and wife Mary Jane, and Clarence Yanta and wife Dona; sisters Connie Migura and Lola Harver; brother Claude Moczygemba; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday, June 17, at 5 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria with a rosary at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the church.
Interment followed in the Panna Maria Cemetery in Panna Maria.
Serving as pallbearers were Brian Yanta, Tim Yanta, Brett Kornacki, Jordan Hosek, Mark Jarzombek, Kenny Darr, Simon Yanta, and Edwin Yanta.
Rhodes Funeral Home, Karnes City