Irene Mary Pawelek, age 90, of Alamo Heights, TX died Sunday, July 24, 2011. Irene had lived in the Hobson Community all her life and in 2007 she moved in with her family in China Grove, TX and the past 2 ½ years she has lived in a nursing facility in Alamo Heights. Irene was born Mar. 25, 1921 in Panna Maria, TX to John Pawelek, and Regina Dupnik. She farmed and ranched all her life and later cared for her parents. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria, and also attended St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hobson, TX. Irene is survived by her sister Annie Frances Pruski of China Grove; brother-in-law Alex Wiatrek of Hobson; nieces and nephews Ethel Russell, Gerry Pruski, Allen Pruski, and Geralyn Labus; numerous cousins; and great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Rosie J. Wiatrek; and brother-in-law Robert Pruski. A rosary was recited 7 PM, Friday July 29, 2011 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria with a funeral mass having been celebrated 10 AM, Saturday July 30, 2011 at the church. Interment followed in the Panna Maria Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Gerry Pruski, Allen Pruski, Mark Labus, Joseph Russell, David Jarzombek, and Tom Pawlik. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.