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Alice (Cepak) Janecka, age 78, of Burleson, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, in Waco.

The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption, in West. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family received visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel, West.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Cemetery Association.

Alice was born April 4, 1940, in West, the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Sulak) Cepak. She attended school in Abbott and graduated from La Vega High School in 1958. While her children were of school age, Alice attended the University of Texas at Arlington. She graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a minor in Education earning a teaching certificate. Later, Alice took many courses at TCJC, included aerobics, computers, electronics, swimming, and life saving. She was known as the first woman to get an Associate Degree in Automotive Service Technology at Tarrant County Junior College, along with a certificate in Auto Body Repair. She was a homemaker, amateur radio operator and worked as a substitute teacher for over 6 years at the Burleson and Mansfield High Schools. Alice was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, in Burleson, where she volunteered with a ladies group in the church, making quilts for many events. She was also a member of the Arlington Radio Club, McLennan/Hill Czech Heritage Society, SPJST Lodge #180, in Burleson, and attended the Elk's lodge in Arlington, where she taught her children to swim. She loved life and enjoyed dancing, listening to Czech music, camping, hiking, swimming, playing volleyball, and traveling through Europe and almost all states in the United States.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Daniel Cepak, Edward Cepak, Benny Cepak and Joseph Cepak; and sisters, Josephine Hanzlicek and Anna Hennig.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 60 years, Joseph C. "Joe" Janecka, of Burleson; children, Joey Janecka and wife, Tracy Hinterman, of Georgetown, Carl Janecka, of Cedar Park, and Angela Lowe and husband, Richard, of Burleson; sisters-in-law, Helen Smith and JoAnn Cepak; brother-in-law, Jerry Janecka and wife, Marie; grandchildren, Joseph Janecka, Nicklaus Janecka, Cheryl Serena and husband, Matteo, and Stephanie Ross and husband, Dave; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial guest book can be found at www.aderholdfuneralhome.com. Aderhold Funeral Home, in West, is in charge of arrangements. 254-826-5321

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278



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