RoseMary Lyssy Kotara
RoseMary Lyssy Kotara, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in a San Antonio hospital after a brief illness. RoseMary was born in Kosciusko, Texas, on July 15, 1934, to Edmond and Emelia (Kolodziej) Lyssy.
She graduated from Poth High School in 1952, and married the love of her life, Benjamin Thomas Kotara, in 1955. RoseMary was a dedicated homemaker, who enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning, her sewing group, fishing, and family vacations. She was a cancer survivor and was a faithful member of the Catholic Daughters and the Altar Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Frank Lyssy and Anton Lyssy; and her sister, Elizabeth Jarzombek.
RoseMary is survived by her husband of 58 years, Benjamin Kotara; her daughters, Lanell Kolb and husband Roy, Sandra Eubank and husband Lindsey, and Martha Janousek and husband John; her grandchildren, Amy Kolb Gardner and husband Clint, Kevin Kolb and wife Whitney, Kristin Eubank, Amanda Eubank, Ryan Eubank, Michael Janousek, Megan Janousek, and Justice Eubank; her six great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Peter Lyssy, Eleanor Jarzombek, Josephine Moczygemba and husband Lucian, and Susan Bienek and husband Lawrence.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Poth.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the church, officiated by the Rev. Grzegorz Szewczyk, S.D.S.
Interment followed in the Blessed Sacrament Cemetery in Poth.
Serving as pallbearers were RoseMary’s grandchildren, Amy Kolb Gardner, Kevin Kolb, Kristin Eubank, Amanda Eubank, Ryan Eubank, Michael Janousek, Megan Janousek, and Justice Eubank.