Edna Wanda Reinart
1922 – 2013
Edna Wanda Reinart, 91, former longtime resident of Hereford, went to be with her Savior Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the Craig Methodist Retirement Center in Amarillo.
A Mass of Christian Burial Service was held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Tony Neusch officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Chris George, Patrick George, Cameron Sims, Justin Sims, Chad Reinart and Tyler Wright. Burial followed in Rest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.
Edna was born May 11, 1922 in White Deer, to Felix and Rosalia (Opiela) Urbanczyk. She married the love of her life, Arhart Reinart, on Oct. 28, 1943, in Hereford. Edna and Arhart raised three children on a farm southeast of Hereford where she resided until joining the Kings Manor as a resident in 2001. In 2009 she joined the Hudson House community in Canyon until becoming a resident of the Craig Methodist Retirement Center.
Edna loved and served her Lord and family. She was a member of the Antonian Circle, St. Anthony’s Guild, St. Anthony’s Women’s Organization, Church Women United, the Confraternity of Christian Mother’s, and served as editor of the church newsletter “You” for several years. Edna served her greater Christian family as a volunteer at the Castro County Hospital in Dimmitt logging 4,700 hours of service. In addition to singing in her church choir, Edna played the piano and organ for many years. She often shared these God given talents for the enjoyment of others.
She liked to travel, can fruits and vegetables, work in her flower and vegetable garden, sew, crochet, embroider and make quilts. Each of her grandchildren has a quilt or afghan she made with her loving hands. Edna took pride in her Polish roots leading her to take an active role in chronicling the history of the Urbanczyk family’s immigration to the United States and ultimately to White Deer and Hereford. In all she did, she brought the love of the Lord Jesus Christ with her to share with others.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother Conrad Urbanczyk, and four sisters, Irene Dziuk, Theresa Kotara, Rosalie Stengel and Leona Mazurek.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet George and husband Lee of Lavon, Texas and Mary Jean Sims and husband Jimmy of Sonora, Texas; a son, Doug Reinart and wife Penny of Canyon; one brother, Tony Urbanczyk of Hereford; one sister, Ethel Stengel of Amarillo; grandchildren, Chris George; Michelle King; Patrick George and wife Marisa; Cameron Sims and wife Kasey; Justin Sims and wife Lauren; Brittany Wright and husband Tyler; Dana Reinart and Chad Reinart; great grandchildren, Ryan and Kevin King; Andi, Michael and Sarah George and Ayden Sims and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials to King’s Manor Methodist Home, 400 Ranger Drive, Hereford, Texas 79045 or a favorite charity.
Express your condolences and sign the online guest book at www.herefordheritagefh.com.