Mary Jane Chudej
11/23/1931 - 9/22/2020
Jane Bartosh Chudej, 88 of Lacy Lakeview passed away peacefully at
home surrounded by her loving family, early Tuesday morning September
22, nd, A
visitation will be held Sunday, September 27th
at Bellmead Funeral
Home from 6:00pm – 8:00pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm. Mass of
Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 29th at 11:00am at St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellmead, TX with Father Timothy
Vaverek as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in
Jane “Granny” was born in the West community on November 23, 1931
to Eustis and Frances (Bileck) Bartosh. She attended West Elementary
schools. Mary Jane helped her parents with the farming before moving
to the city of West. Mary Jane worked for Dr. Hazel Montgomery until
she met the love of her life, Tony Chudej. Daddy saw Mama at a
Saturday night dance in August of 1948. They were married July 6,
1949 by Father George Doskocil at Church of Assumption in West, TX.
Mary Jane and Tony were blessed with three children: Linda, twin sons
– Anthony “Tony” and Thomas “Tommy”. God blessed them with
62 years together.
loved working in the yard, especially liked the riding lawn mower and
having flowers blooming all the time. She enjoyed gardening,
canning, watching birds of all kinds in her yard, especially
cardinals and doves. She lived in the image of St. Francis, loving
all animals and treated them as her children. Mary Jane loved to
dance and could dance the night away to her favorite Czech music.
Jane was the family’s favorite cook. Us kids loved her chocolate
and coconut cream pies, angel food cake, sand tarts, kolaches and
brisket; always making sure there were leftovers to send home. For
many years Mary Jane worked at Geneva Hall in the kitchen and baked
her pies for Friday night Bingo.
was a dedicated and loving mama-homemaker. She worked many years at
St. Joseph’s keeping clean the rectory, convent and school. Mama
also worked at Bolfings Supermarket as a meat wrapper and cashier.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was an
active member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court 1729.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband Tony; twin sons – Tommy
and Tony; sisters Frances Tobola, Agnes Prasifka; brothers Albin,
Jerry, Ernest Bartosh; her parents; brothers-in-law
Henry Skerik, Henry Chudej; and great grandson Jackson
Jane is survived by daughter Linda Vahue and husband Lary of Lacy
Lakeview; daughter-in-law Rosemary Chudej of Seaton; sister-in-law
Helen Skerik and sister-in-law Della Bartosh; grandchildren – Lisa
Prellop, husband Jason; Monica Vahue, husband Scooter; Amy Vahue;
Cory Vahue, wife Amanda; Melissa Salter, husband Ryan; Steven Chudej,
wife Liz; Jon Gresbach, wife Megan. Great grandchildren – Milo,
Sierra, Madison, Jaysa, Zoey Jane, Brianna, Noah, Forrest, Nathaniel,
Emma, Henry; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Cory Vahue, Steven Chudej, Jason Prellop. Vincent Tobola. Jerry
Prasifka, Jon Gersbach, Ryan Salter, Scooter Walker
Pallbearers: Catholic Daughters of America Court 1729
may be made to: Humane Society of Central Texas, 2032 Circle Rd.
Waco, TX 76706
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