Flo Thompson Pustejovsky, 93 years/364 days, of Hillsboro passed away peacefully Monday, December 2, 2019, at her home with her family at her bedside. A visitation will be held at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm Friday, December 6, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hillsboro with Father Ouseph Thekkumthala as celebrant. Burial will follow at Fatima Cemetery in Abbott.
She was born on December 3, 1925, in the Vaughan Community to Jim E. and Lola Mae (Beene) Thompson. On September 9, 1946, Flo was united in marriage to her highschool sweetheart, Dan Pustejovsky, in West. The two were parents to 10 children.
Flo grew up in Hill County and graduated from Abbott High School. In 1947, she received her Bachelor of Science degree from TSC (Texas State College for Women), currently TWU (Texas Women’s University), but was a homemaker (domestic engineer) most of her life.
Flo, also known as “Memaw”, spent many hours at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, where she was a very active member, volunteering, worshiping, and being a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters Court Mary Mother of Mercy. A very devoted Christian herself, Flo helped build the Christian lives of others by teaching religious education classes for over 30 years. She was also a very active member of Les Causeuses Club. For over 40 years, Flo was a “Pink Lady” volunteer at Hill Regional Hospital and was manager of the gift shop at the hospital, where she was known as the “gift shop lady.”
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband of 60 years, Dan in 2005; two sons, Larry Pustejovsky in 1987 and Ted Pustejovsky in 2005; three sons-in-law, Richard Hargrove, Dennis Gerik, and Ed Kemp; and grandson, Chase Pustejovsky.
Survivors include five daughters, Diane Davison and husband, Mickey, of Hillsboro, Linda Gerik of Aquilla, Janice Markwardt and husband, Vernon, of Itasca, Susie Hargrove of Arlington, and Marge Kemp of Deming, NM; three sons, Rickey Pustejovsky and wife, Adela, of El Paso, Edward Pustejovsky and wife, Lea, of Primm Springs, TN, and Jim Pustejovsky and wife, Sharon, of Mt. Juilet, TN; 24 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barbara Kazda and husband, Richard, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 107 Crestridge Drive, Hillsboro, TX 76645.
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