Elizabeth (Betty) Weiss Stern left her earthly home and entered her heavenly home in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Needville, TX. She was born November 14, 1924 in Brenham, TX to Robert Fredrich and Elizabeth Mahlmann Weiss, baptized on December 28, 1924 at Salem Lutheran Church by Rev. William Utesch and confirmed on September 25, 1938 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham by Rev. Arthur Hartmann.
Elizabeth attended Brenham public schools and graduated salutatorian from Brenham High School on May 29, 1942. She began working in the Washington County A.S.C. office, located in the Courthouse in Brenham from 1942-1944. Elizabeth married the love of her life of 68 years, Arthur Lee (A.L.) Stern, in Brenham on Sunday, April 9, 1944. A.L. and Betty reared their family in East Bernard and Rosenberg where she was a steadfast housewife and meticulous bookkeeper for the family farming and ranching business. She was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she spent countless hours in Ladies Aid, Altar Guild, Church Choir, Board of Education and Sunday School. Elizabeth enjoyed visiting and singing with shut-ins and the elderly. She was a devoted wife, and a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She showed her love and support by attending numerous events and milestones of her family’s lives. Elizabeth thoroughly enjoyed cheering for her Texas Aggies and Houston Astros, fishing, playing cards, dominos, Skipbo, slots, and especially winning Bingo with her many friends, but more than anything, she loved singing old gospel favorites.
She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two infant brothers; brother, Arthur Weiss; sister, Alice Kolwes; nieces, Diane Kolwes and Dana Neumann and nephew, Paul Ohlenbusch.
Elizabeth leaves her loving family to cherish her memory: daughter, Dr. Marie (Bill) Plemons; son, Dr. John (Debbie) Stern; daughter, Sandra (Randy) Muegge; son, Reggie (Valerie) Stern and daughter, Debra (Butch) Butler; grandchildren, Tamara (John) Jobe, Kelli (Larry) Moore, Dr. Leah (Dr. Amol) Bhatki, Amy Stern, Keli (Ronny) Smith, Amber (Brandon) Farrell, Sarah (Cory) Meals, Dr. Aaron Muegge, Kyle (Sharla) Muegge, Cailee Butler and Breanna Butler; great grandchildren, Jaxon and Lauren Jobe, Elizabeth Moore, Aria and Samara Bhatki, Makala Smith, Faith Farrell, Finley, Ivy and Layla Meals, Reagan Muegge; step great- grandchildren: Autumn (Cisco) Pequeno, Austin and Madison Moore; step great-great-grandchild, Scarlett Pequeno; sister, Doris (Herman) Ohlenbusch; many nieces and nephews; and fur babies, Precious and Smokey.
She was lovingly cared for by Rita Sauceda, who became her best friend and devoted caregiver, as well as many staff members at Cambridge Square Assisted Living in Rosenberg and Reliable Oaks Assisted Living in Needville.
Pallbearers: Dr. Aaron Muegge, Kyle Muegge, John Jobe, Larry Moore, Ronny Smith and Brandon Farrell
Honorary Pallbearers: Nieces and Nephews
Elizabeth was truly a blessing as well as the matriarch, leaving a Christian legacy for her entire family. The family will always remember the love and devotion she had for her Lord and Savior, family and friends, her kindness and thoughtfulness and special ability of spreading love, laughter and the joy of life. Her smile and positive attitude will be missed, but all are comforted, knowing that she is now at peace in God’s loving arms.
A visitation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rosenberg on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. A graveside service will follow at Davis-Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.garmanycarden.com.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and in consideration of safety, the family asks those in attendance wear masks and observe social distancing.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471 (281)342-4671.