BESSIE CLARA VAVRA Bessie Clara Vavra was born in Ennis, Texas on September 6, 1932 to Frank and Bessie Vrla Kubin. Bessie passed away in an Athens, Texas hospital on September 18, 2015. She was raised in Ennis and after she married Louis Vavra in Ennis on November 7, 1949, they moved to the Lone Star Community near Kaufman, Texas. Bessie worked for Titus Manufacturing in Terrell, Texas for fifteen years, before retiring. She was a member of the Saint Ann Catholic Church in Kaufman. She loved gardening, dancing and singing. Bessie was preceded in death by her husband Louis on January 11, 2003. Bessie is survived by her sons: Paul Vavra of Mesquite and Louis Vavra and his wife Beckie of Mabank, brothers: Willie Kubin and Leslie Kubin both from Ennis, sisters: Mildred Cepica of Ennis and Angie Slovacek of Dallas, grandchildren: Eric Cantwell and Brook Cantwell and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Saint Martin's Catholic Church in Talty, Texas with interment following in Rose Hill Cemetery. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS FAMILY REQUESTS MEMORIALS BE TO THE LYMPHOMA FOUNDATION.