Mary Anna Klein Wehmeyer was born in Hyman, Texas on May 17, 1938.
She returned to her loving Savior surrounded by her husband of 62 years, Hugo, and her son Robby, his wife Kelly and grandsons Wyatt and Jacob. She was the third child of Frank and Augusta Klein. Mary was a joyful soul with a heart of gold.
Mary married the love of her life, Hugo, on Nov. 24, 1957 in Schulenburg. She said it was so cold and icy she didn’t know if she would make it to the church. Following her marriage, she and Hugo lived in San Marcos and Houston before finally returning to Flatonia to raise their sons, Randy and Robby. After moving to Flatonia, she worked for lawyer, Sam Arnim, before beginning work at the Flatonia schools. She was secretary to the superintendent until her retirement following 21 years of service. She loved the people she worked with, making lifelong friends. She said they worked hard but laughed often and it was the best job she could have had.
She and Hugo also opened and still own Circle W Feed, for which she kept the books for the last 40 years up until her illness in October.
Mary was active in the community as well as the school; she was a room mother, Cub Scout den mother, and held various PTA positions. She was always willing to help wherever there was a need.
She was a faithful servant of the Lord, teaching Sunday School and VBS, member of WOM and a part of the hostess committee. She was always available to bake, cook a meal, and serve a dinner to those in need. She sent cards and letters to those who needed encouragement as well as calling to check in on her friends and those on the prayer list when she was able. Her family always knew she prayed for them and they were never far from her thoughts. Even as her health began to fail, she attended church as often as possible. She attended her grandsons’ and great-granddaughter’s activities to cheer them on and offer support. Through all of her trials, her smile never wavered. She trusted in the Lord’s plan for her life and the belief we will all be together in eternity.
Visitation for Mary began Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia. Funeral service was Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Flatonia Baptist Church, Flatonia, and burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Flatonia.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial be made to the Flatonia Baptist Church.
Smith Funeral Home, 128 E. 5th St., Flatonia, 361-865-3311, was in charge of arrangements. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.smithfuneralhomeflatonia.com.