Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, Texas

Lowake Woman Dies in House Fire

Ballinger (RNS) - An 84-year-old widow died in a fire which destroyed her farm home near Lowake Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Joe Holubek, a native of Runnels County, was living alone at the house. No other injuries were reported.

Justice of the Peace Harry Ringle ruled the death was accidental. Lowake and Rowena fire department officials said the cause of the fire was unknown.

Services for Mrs. Holubek will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rains-Seal Funeral Home in Ballinger. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Rowena. Born Albina Urban July 5, 1893, she was a member of S.P.J.S.T.J. Lodge in Rowena. She married Joe Holubek Feb. 22, 1912, in Rowena. He died August 14, 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ella Kudlacek of Ballinger; six sons Alfonse of Wall, Edward of Eola, Arnold and Julius, both of Rowena, Pete of Melvin, and Milton of Hereford; a brother, Charlie of Wall; 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

A daughter preceded her in death.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.