Rosa Lee Oehler


Rosa Lee Oehler, 96, nee Smith, of Austin and formerly of Harper, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. at Harper United Methodist Church with the Rev. Neal Matthews officiating. Marjorie Ottmers was the organist.

Interment followed in the Harper City Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the church before the funeral.

Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home.

Mrs. Oehler was born June 24, 1917, at Mountain Home, the daughter of Augustus Smith and Rosa T. Palmer Smith. She married Herman Karl Oehler on June 11, 1938, in Junction. He preceded her in death in 1988.

She was a graduate of Tivy High School in Kerrville.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Lee McCowan and Marie Elaine Moore, both of Austin, as well as eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Oehler was preceded in death by one son, Johnnie Karl Oehler; and two sons-in-law, Douglas Moore and Jack McCowan.

Memorials may be made to Harper United Methodist Church or the Harper Volunteer Fire Department and EMS.

Pallbearers included Donald Oehler, Bruce Oehler, Larry Land, Dennis Land, Delbert Oehler and Kenneth Oehler.

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