Marianne McPhail our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went peacefully to be at home in God's light Monday, April 8, 2013. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Marianne was born in Wurzburg, Germany. In 1954 she and her husband, Roy Otis McPhail, moved to Texas, where they lived a happy and loving life. Marianne was a driving force that always encouraged, guided and nurtured her family. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. Marianne was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy "Pop"; and her cherished son, Klaus Josef Strauss. Survivors: Mom leaves behind her beloved family, son, Gunther Alfons Strauss; daughter-in-law, Susan Renee Strauss; granddaughter, Cynthia Renee Forester and husband, Brandon Forester; great-grandson, Briggs Lee Forester; son, Dieter Heinrich Strauss; daughter-in-law, Rossy Farina-Strauss; and grandsons, Tyler Joseph Strauss and Elliot Jordan Strauss.