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Gayla Macek Shimek

September 30, 1959 — July 18, 2022

Gayla Macek Shimek

September 30, 1959 ~ July 18, 2022

Gayla Macek Shimek, age 62, of Boling passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, July 18, 2022 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 30, 1959 in Wharton to the late Joe Rudolph Macek and Adeline Poncik Macek.

Gayla was a 1978 graduate of Wharton High School. She met Ronnie while playing the drums at a wedding reception. After running into him by chance at the store a couple of months later, she declared to her cousin that she was going to marry that man. They were happily married and had two beautiful children. She worked for the United States Post Office for many years prior to her retirement. Gayla was loved by her community. She was involved with the Boling Lions’ Club and the Catholic Daughters Court 1990. She loved meeting new people and reminiscing with old friends. She played drums for the Lone Star Express at many weddings and at Joe’s Place with the late Bobby Jones. She loved to garden, cook, and bake—especially kolaches and cream cheese rolls—and can vegetables, including jams and pickles. She listened and danced to Polka music. She liked a good meal with family and close friends. She also liked cattle, but was especially fond of Holstein cows. Once she had grandchildren, they became her new obsession, spending as much time as she could with them. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Macek.

Gayla is survived by her husband, Ronnie Shimek of Boling, daughters, Kelsey Folmar and husband, Kendan of Wharton, son, Kyle Shimek and wife, Helen of Richmond, brother, Donald Macek; grandchildren, Bella Rivera, Sophia Rivera, Alex Shimek and Eleanor Folmar, along with nieces and nephews, extended family members and many close family friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022, starting at 5 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Charles Dwomoh officiating. A Rite of Committal and Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton. Serving as pallbearers are Marvin “Binky” Macek, Jr., Billy Macek, Robert Macek, Kenneth Mican, Jason Otto, and James Tabor.

Family requests memorials to Houston Hospice of El Campo.

 Condolences may be left for the family at www.whartonfuneralhome.com.

Services under the direction of

Wharton Funeral Home

515 E. Boling Hwy.

Wharton, TX 77488

(979) 532-3410

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, July 21, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Thursday, July 21, 2022

6:30 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 22, 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 22, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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