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Gladys Marie Gavranovic

October 23, 1948 — June 20, 2018

Gladys Gavranovic, 69, of Wharton, Texas passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital in Dallas. She was born in El Campo, Texas on October 23, 1948, to the late Louis Paul and Dorothy Marie Bilek Hoffmann. Gladys was raised in the Nada area and attended St Mary’s Catholic School and later graduated from Garwood High School. She received some education from Wharton County Junior College. On October 5, 1968 she married Willie Gavranovic in Nada at St Mary’s Catholic Church. They worked together as owner operators in the Agriculture industry for many years, eventually starting a turfgrass farm. Gladys’ hobbies early in life were playing tennis, volleyball, and piloting with her husband.  Throughout life she enjoyed gardening, traveling, socializing, decorating and coordinating for parties and special events and dancing.  She was also very active in her church; she was a member of Catholic Daughters of Americas Court 1990 in Wharton and even sang in the choir for several years.  Gladys was a 10-year double lung transplant survivor and enjoyed educating and supporting others going through the same treatments. Gladys is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Willie Gavranovic, Sr. of Wharton; daughters, Irene Gavranovic-Sipes and husband, Scott of Fulshear, and Rachel Weaver and husband, Ryan of Wharton; son, William Gavranovic, Jr. and wife, Jenny of Wharton; grandchildren, Caroline, Haley, Garrett and Connor Gavranovic and Barron, Seth, Suri and Flynn Weaver; sisters, Clara Laitkep and husband, Patrick and Rosalie Vyvial and husband, Randy; brother, Paul Hoffmann and wife, Sherry and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation will be held Monday, June 25, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Home, with rosary recited at 7:00 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton with Father Bob Knippenberg officiating.  The rite of committal and burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton. Pallbearers will be Daniel Gavranovic, Garrett Gavranovic, Mainer Gavranovic Jr., Marty Gavranovic, Drew Hoffmann, Patrick Laitkep Jr., Barron Weaver, and Seth Weaver. Funeral services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.  Condolences may be left at whartonfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers for Gladys, memorial contributions may be directed to Catholic Daughters of Americas Court 1990 or UT Southwestern Medical Center, P. O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at engage.utsouthwestern.edu to support Lung Transplant Research.  
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Visitation

Monday, June 25, 2018

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Rosary

Monday, June 25, 2018

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488

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