Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1957

Vonnie Shook VONNIE LAVERNE SHOOK MAINKA, 84, of Andrews, TX passed away on Sept. 2, 2022, surrounded by her family. Burial was at Andrews North Cemetery. Vonnie was born July 21, 1938, in Gorman, TX to Faughn E. Shook & Oma B. Wilson Shook. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1957 at Ranger, TX. Vollie married Paul Mainka Sr. in Jan. of 1958 in Ranger, TX. They spent 59 amazing years together until his passing in 2017. She enjoyed family vacation at the lake. She also liked to make home crafted item for her family. She was famous for her homemade German Chocolate and Mississippi Mud Cakes. Vonnie is survived by her: 3 sons: Paul Mainka, Jr., and wife Tracy of Andrews, TX; Richard Mainka and wife Dorothy of Rising Star, TX; and David Mainka and wife Rebecca of Bangs, TX; grandchildren, Olen Nicholson, Roxanne Mainka, Paula Goff, Ryan Mainka, Stephen Mainka, Justin Mainka, Mitchell Mainka, Krista Womack; Great- grandchildren; Brady and Cheyenne Nicholson, Renner Mainka, Barrett Mainka, Paityn Brown & Raylon Mainka, Piper and Leo Mainka, and Remi and Dominic Womack. Her special friend was Leticia Figuero. She is preceded in death by her parents: Faughn Shook & Oma, step-father, Milton Underwood, husband, Paul Mainka, brother, Henry Burl Shook (RHS-1960) & sister, Launettte Shook Veal (RHS-1947). HUSBAND: PAUL MAINKA SR., 82, of Andrews, TX passed away on March 13, 2017, with burial in the Andrews North Cemetery. Paul was born on Jan. 25, 1935 in Weesatche, TX to Theodor Mainka & Rosalie Guzy Mainka. He was raised in Yorktown, TX & graduated from Yorktown High School in 1955. He played football and baseball at Ranger Jr. College. He married Vonnie Laverne Shook in 1958 at Ranger. They moved to Andrews in 1958. He had worked in the oil field as a roughneck & had worked 25 years for the County of Andrews Courthouse and Parks Department. He was a past member of the Moose Lodge in Andrews and was Catholic. He loved working in his garden, and had a green thumb in growing unique and large vegetables. He loved to work and tinker on things around the home. He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers, and 2 sisters. Paul is survived by his wife, Vonnie Mainka of Andrews, 3 sons, Paul Mainka, Jr., and wife, Tracy, of Andrews, Richard Mainka and wife, Dorothy, of Gardendale, and David Mainka and wife, Rebecca, of Bangs, TX, 1 sister, Elisabeth Friedrichs of Meyersville, TX, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.