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Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of October 21, 2007 - October 28, 2007
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Mary Bearss Corll
TRINITY – Services for Mary Bearss Corll, 94, were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church of Trinity with the Rev. Everett McCollum officiating.
Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
Mrs. Corll died Sunday, Oct. 14, in Conroe.
She was born Aug. 20, 1913, in Tampa, Fla., the daughter of Markwood and Lula Strickland Bearss. She was a graduate of Massey Business College of Houston and was employed as an executive secretary at the Houston Power and Light Co. for over 25 years.
Mrs. Corll was a member of the Trinity Order of the Eastern Start Chapter #186, the First United Methodist Church and was active in all activities of the Methodist Women Group.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Walter S. Starr and Arnold Corll; and two brothers, Harold Bearss and Vernon Bearss.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Walter and Linda Starr; a daughter, Maureen Starr; two stepsons and a spouse, Mike and Teri Meyers and Stanley Corll; a sister, Arla Collier; five grandchildren and their spouses, Mandi Meyers, Brandi Meyers, Sherrie Lynn and Mike Roach, Christie Lea and Roy Gilmore and Michael Wayne and Mattie Starr; eight great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Loretta Jane Danforth
TRINITY – Graveside services for Loretta Jane Danforth, 74, of Riverside were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, in the Pioneer Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. Danforth died Monday, Oct. 15, at her residence.
Born Oct. 14, 1933, in Newburg, Mo., she was the daughter of Steve and Roberta Talbert Mihlfeld. She was a graduate of Washington University, having earned a Bachelors Degree in nursing.
She was employed in the medical field as a registered nurse for many years. She moved to Riverside with her husband in 1956 and worked on the Seg Unit for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 15 years until her retirement.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Dick Danforth; three daughter and their spouses, Lori and Mike Shurmann, Theresa and Phil Weltz and Linda and David Douglas; a brother, Everett Mihlfeld; three sisters, Roberta Brown, Mary King and Becky Drennon; six grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Joyce House Turner
GROVETON – Services for Joyce House Turner, 75, of Elkhart were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robbie Bailey officiating.
Burial followed in the Rosewood Cemetery in Humble.
Mrs. Turner died Saturday, Oct. 20, in Crockett.
She was born Aug. 20, 1932 in Houston. A former resident of Groveton, she retired from Exxon Oil Co. in 1980. She was a member of the Josserand Baptist Church and the Groveton Ladies Auxiliary.
Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Turner, and her parents, Joseph William House and Violet Redmond Turpin.
Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, David Perry and Ernest James Brooks, both of Elkhart, and John Paul and Delores Brooks of Abilene; two brothers, Joseph E. House of Ratcliff and Donald R. House of Caldwell; two sisters, Estelle Brandenburg of Somerville and Carolyn McWhorter of North Zulch; three grandchildren, Shelia, Ashley and Aaron; and two great-grandchildren, Breanna and Haley.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Josserand Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Groveton’s carpet fund.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.







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