Ollie D. Nedbalek, 92, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, V.L. and Louise Kopecky; her husband, Emil “Ned” Nedbalek; two brothers and two sisters. Ollie is survived by her sons, David and Ronald Nedbalek; daughter Carolyn Kirkley and husband, Dave; grandchildren, Tiffani Schuh and husband, Danny, Kristen Cantu and husband, Joseph; great granddaughter, Chloe Schuh; and a host of other family and friends.
Ollie was an excellent homemaker, a wonderful cook and a loving and caring mother to her family. She was strong in her faith and a lifelong Lutheran belonging to Ascension Lutheran Church and later, Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pearland. Raising her family with Christian values was important to her.
She celebrated her Czech heritage and belonged to SPJST Lodge 88 where they met lifelong friends, danced and listened to Czech music. She enjoyed entertaining whether it was at home for family and friends, or company functions. She was very supportive and helpful to Ned in their successful Industrial Tooling business.
As a young woman, Ollie was very athletic and played basketball in school, even serving as the team captain. She continued to follow basketball throughout her life and enjoyed pro games and college games on television. Ollie enjoyed gardening and growing beautiful flowers and was awarded “Yard of the Month” on several occasions.
She was married to “Ned” for 69 years before he passed away in 2010. As a couple, they enjoyed spending their spare time at their farm raising cattle, or at their beach house entertaining family and friends. She will always be remembered for her devotion to family, love of friends, and her Czech work ethic.
A visitation for Ollie will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The funeral service will take place on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Jon Salminen officiating. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.