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Bernice C. Smith Bernice Chmiel Smith passed away on January 7, 2011. She was born in Bremond, Texas on October 9, 1923 to Anton and Annie Chmiel. She was retired from Ranger Insurance Co. after 31 years of service. Member of St. Theresa Catholic Church since 1960.
Preceded in death by husband W.O. Smith, parents, brother Frank Chmiel, sisters Willie Mae Klotz, Christine Chmiel and Joana Baranowski. Survived by sisters Josephine Klotz and Pauline Szafranski, brother Walter Chmiel, children Robert Smith and Sharon Gill, numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Marion R. Klotz Jr., Ronald Klotz, Michael Stephens, Michael Chmiel, Ben Gill and John Klotz.
Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in the Hunters Creek Chapel of Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell Street, Houston, TX 77007. Rite of Committal will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Bernice will be missed dearly by her family, friends and her cherished pets. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church or to the Houston SPCA. Blessed are the peacemakers, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2011