Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 46

Robert “Bob” Rueben Klaus

1928 – 2018

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Reuben Klaus, 89, formerly of East Tawakoni, will be held Saturday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Terrell Bible Church, 801 Johnson St., Terrell. Pastor Drake Torp-Pedersen will officiate.

Mr. Klaus died on March 7, 2018, at City Hospital at White Rock, Dallas. He was born April 15, 1928, in Grover, Colo., to Henry and Emma (Keiser) Klaus.

He was raised on a farm in Windsor, Colo., and graduated from Windsor High School in 1946. He graduated from Colorado A&M in Fort Collins in 1950 with a degree in animal husbandry. He attended boot camp at Great Lakes Naval training station and then was stationed in Guam during the Korean Conflict. He served in the U.S. Navy from September 1950-July 1952. He was accepted to and graduated from Officers Candidate School. He served as an officer in the Amphibious Forces in the Pacific Ocean and San Diego, Calif., until 1955.

Mr. Klaus attended Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, training for ministry and graduated in 1959. He was accepted into the North Africa Mission agency as a missionary, serving among Muslims in Tunis, Algeria and Morocco. He was involved with evangelism, discipleship, church planting and managing a Christian bookstore. There he met and married fellow missionary Barbara Norton on June 30, 1961, in Rabat, Morocco, where they served until 1971. Later he worked as a security guard at WellSpan York Hospital until his retirement in 1994. His family then moved to East Tawakoni, where he lived for 21 years.

Mr. Klaus is survived by three children, Jonathan Klaus and wife Chris of Greenville, Susan Woychuk and husband James of Garland, and Karen Morgan and husband Booker of Wallington, N.J.; brother-in-law Charles A. Norton, Dover, Del.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Wilma Klaus; brother, Harold “Bud” Klaus in 2011; wife, Barbara in 2012; and son, Keith in 2015.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bob Klaus to Terrell Bible Church, 801 Johnson St., Terrell, TX 75160.

Laverna Cason Mainord

1921 – 2018

A memorial service for Laverna Cason Mainord, 97, of Rains County, was held on March 17 at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Kenneth and Ann Cason officiated.

Mrs. Mainord died on March 12, 2018. She was born on February 12, 1921, in Rains County to Ben and Duron (Houston) Cason. Mrs. Mainord attended Rains County schools and graduated from Emory High School. After World War II, Mrs. Mainord was baptized in a pool at Shady Grove Baptist Church.

She worked at Texas Instruments as a quality control supervisor for 18 years. After retiring, she moved to Royse City to be closer to her family. She lived there until 2007 when she moved to Quitman.

Mrs. Mainord loved her flowers and loved gardening. She also loved sewing, and made all of her dresses and shirts in her younger years. Family was everything to her. Her kids and grandkids were her whole life and she had an unconditional love for her family.

Mrs. Mainord was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James L. Cason; sister, Vernell Freeze; son-in-law, Wayne Ingram; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Mainord.

She is survived by her son, Dan Mainord and wife Barbara of Nampa, Idaho; daughters, Annette Ingram of Emory and Yvonne Mainord of Royse City; sister, Peggy Eldridge of Mesquite; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces; nephews; cousins; and extended family.

Patricia Elaine Thibodeaux Snody

1962 – 2018

A memorial gathering of family and friends of Patricia Elaine Snody, 55, was held on March 12 at The Quest Church in Royse City.

Mrs. Snody died suddenly in Fort Worth on March 6, 2018. She was born on July 1, 1962, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Joseph E. “Tibby” and Neva Nell Cooper Thibodeaux.

She had lived in Rains County for over 30 years and graduated from Rains High School in 1980. She had moved to Saginaw to be close to her daughter and grandbabies.

She is survived by her daughter, Keva Hamilton and husband Michael of Saginaw; sister, Stephanie Byboth of Athens; five grandchildren; one niece; two great-nephews; aunt and uncle, Betty and Frank Waldrep of Texarkana; uncle, Jim Cooper of Temple; many cousins; and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in memory of Mrs. Snody to the American Heart Association, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital or the local ASPCA.