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Mary Franke Wroten
Mary Wroten passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Stockdale to Ione Tyler and August Franke Jr. Her father died when she was 18 months old and her mother married A.T. “Bob” Hardin in 1942.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tommy Wroten; stepfather A.T. “Bob” Hardin; sister and brother-in-law Willette and Wayne Reams; and grandson Baby Boy Newsom.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Beth Wroten Newsom and husband Bill and Judy Wroten Cline and husband Larry; four grandchildren, William Wroten Newsom, Amy Elizabeth Newsom, Christopher Joseph Cline and wife Jillian, and Thomas Matthew Cline; one great-granddaughter, Addisyn Jayde Cline; niece Kay Lansford and husband Lee; great-nephew Travis Lansford; first cousin Anne Tyler Fleming of Dallas; sisters-in-law Ruth Wroten of Baton Rouge, La., and Gloria Wroten of New Orleans, La.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m. in the Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Beeville.
A funeral service was held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Beeville, with the Rev. Greg Traylor officiating.
Interment followed in the Stockdale Cemetery in Stockdale.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 519, Beeville, TX 78104; South Texas Children’s Home; Beeville Volunteer Fire Department; or to a charity of one’s choice.
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