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Mary Lou Karm Korus
Mary Lou Karm Korus, 75, was born Jan. 24, 1939, to Oscar and Ena Karm, and passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.
She grew up on a farm and ranch. After graduation, she started working in San Antonio, carpooling with friends or neighbors. Mary met Jerome Korus of Leming. They were married April 15, 1961. Mary continued to work until a family was in need of being cared for, Oscar, Sandra, and Anthony. After her children were near graduating from high school, Mary went back to work in San Antonio. She retired in 1990. She fell in love with camping and hunting in Colorado. Mary enjoyed good health until about two years ago. She was admitted to the hospital April 15, hers and Jerome’s 53rd wedding anniversary.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ena Karm; and baby sister Irene.
She is survived by her husband, Jerome Korus of Leming; sons Oscar Korus of Leming and Diane Korus of Floresville, and Anthony Korus of Poth; daughter Sandra Wiatrek and husband Marvin of Gillett; grandchildren Justin and Katy Wiatrek and Tayler and Brandon Korus; and brother Olan Karm of Castroville.
Visitation was held Friday, April 25, from 2-9 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. in the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton.
Interment followed in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Leming.
A gathering was held in the Poteet VFW Post 6970 in Poteet following the services.
Serving as pallbearers were Justin Wiatrek, Brandon Korus, Jeffrey Korus, Jerome La Porte, Jay Arthur, and Tim Taylor.
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