Imogene "George" Klawinsky

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  • "Neal, I am so sorry for this sadness in your life. Jan..."
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    - Theresa Klawinsky Byrd
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    - Fran Myers
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Imogene 'George' Klawinsky was called home on April 18, 2014. One of three daughters, she was born in Livingston, Texas on March 18, 1946 to Floyd Stowe and Esther Mae Stowe. Her and her father always shared a special bond. Her father nicknamed her George to embody her tomboyish nature and to represent the "son" that she was to him. This term of endearment followed her through life and was used by those that love her. She is preceded in death by her loving father and mother and oldest sister, Bernice Fleetwood.

Imogene possessed a smile that brightened a room. She loved the outdoors and when she was outside her smile rivaled the shine of the sun. She enjoyed volleyball, softball and gardening. When spending time outdoors was no longer possible, Imogene spent her time indoors - cooking, crocheting, quilting and sewing. Imogene also had a strong work ethic. She worked in the food service industry of the Willis Independent School District for twenty-two years. Her last years were spent at home in Willis, Texas with her husband of almost forty years, William 'Neal' Klawinsky. Neal and Imogene's marriage was strong and the dedication they demonstrated to one another was a picture of love. They spent their time watching Nascar, traveling and cooking. Her family is what she loved most. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She put her family first and lived for them. She received great joy when giving her blankets, clothes and crafts she made to her loved ones. Holidays, family gatherings and her husband, whom never left her side, motivated her and gave her strength during her fifteen year battle with various medical issues. The strength in Imogene 'George' Klawinsky was immeasurable and inspiring.

She is survived by her loving husband, her son, Jerry Richard Stanford Jr., his partner, Sandra Montez, her devoted daughter, Gail Ann Stanford-Hoffman and her six grandchildren; Tiffany Jillian Noviski, Jordan Montez, Logan Lane Hoffman, Trey Stanford, Alannah Montez and Kayla Montez. She is also survived by her adoring sister Polly Stanford, numerous nieces and nephews, special friend and niece, Cheryl Wilson and special friend Lois Kirkpatrick.

The family will be receiving guests at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 10129 Fm 1097 Rd W., Willis, TX 77318 on Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis. The graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Old Waverly Cemetery located on Old Waverly Cemetery Rd. Pallbearers include Garland Parker, John Faust, Jordan Montez, Logan Lane Hoffman, Lonnie Wilson, Mark Malloy, Stan Klawinsky, Zachary Wilson and Honorary Pallbearer Matthew Neufeld. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Breast Cancer Society Inc. Condolences may be left at


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Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Willis
10129 FM 1097 W
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 890-0454
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Published on from Apr. 19 to May 2, 2014
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