Plant Memorial Trees
Saturday, May 21, 2022
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Sunday, May 22, 2022
1:30 - 2:30pm (Central time)
Sunday, May 22, 2022
3:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)
Lillie Mae Matejka O'Shields was born on August 23, 1923, in Wheelock, Texas, and departed peacefully on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at the age of 98. Although these dates will be the only ones on her headstone, the dash between them is where Lillie left her legacy in the beautiful family, friendships, and lives of all those she loved.
She attended primary schools in Wheelock and Franklin before attending McKenzie Baldwin College in Bryan.
In 1943 she married Rudolph Matejka. They shared 48 ½ years together and had three children, Tex Ronny, Franki Dianna, and Lillie Darleen. After the death of Rudolph in 1991, she married Wade O’Shields, whom she loved and cherished until her death.
Lillir spent 33 years serving as a Customer Service and Office Manager for Schnadig Corporation before retiring. Additionally, she worked six years at Bryan Utility Lake before retiring for a second time. Never one to shy away from a hard day’s work, she and Rudolph kept busy with cattle, rental properties, and a small business.
Although she worked hard, family came first, and she made sure they remained close. She made them quilts, took them fishing, and beat them in the game of 42. Lillie loved gardening and hosted numerous family gatherings around her beautiful flowers.
Proud of her heritage, she was 100% Czechoslovakian, spent 65 years involved with SPJST, and held many offices with Lodge 39. She was a charter member of Faith United Church, a member of the Eastern Star organization, and an auxiliary member of the V.F.W.
Lillie is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Albina Vytopil; husband, Rudolph C. Matejka; brothers, Jerry Vytopil and Frank Vytopil; and sisters, Gladys Manthei and Albina Matejka.
She is survived by her current husband Wade H. O’Shields; children, Tex Ronny Matejka and wife Sue, of Jacksonville; Franki Dianna Everett and husband, Omer Jr., of College Station; Lillie Darleen Henderson and husband Buddy of Harleton; brother Joe Vytopil and wife Shirley, of Bryan; sister Rosie Rice of Calvert, seven grandchildren and spouses; nineteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thank you is extended to Heart to Heart Hospice, especially Nurse Alisha, for so diligently tending to Lillie in her last days, and to Caregiver Sara of Home Roots Caregiving.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Aggieland Humane Society in Lillie O’Shields name, or to a charity of your choice.