1943 — 2021
YOAKUM: Mary Elizabeth Knippa, 78, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021. She was born February 18, 1943 in Yoakum to Otto and Agnes (Vesely) Baros. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, KJZT and was retired from Southern Butane Company as a secretary. Survivors are her husband of 59 years, Kenneth Knippa of Yoakum; son Ron Knippa and wife Kerri of Victoria; daughter, Kay Pierce and husband Brian of Houston; three granddaughters, Bailey Butts (Remi), Kacie Knippa and Morgan Pierce; sister, Jane Williams (Donald R.) of Yoakum and brother, William O. Baros (Judy) of New Braunfels. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Johnny Baros. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, July 26, 2021...