Agnes Helen Klash


September 21, 1928 - August 7, 2013

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Agnes Helen Klash, age 84, passed away in Rowlett, Texas on August 7, 2013. She was born September 21, 1928 in Wyandotte, MI, to the late Adam and Antoinette Martha (Kalasz) Kobuszewski. Her seven older siblings, Cecelia Focht, Virginia Bobrowski, Theresa, Edmund, Adam, Joseph and Burton, all preceded her in death.

Agnes was a talented young adult who trained in ballet and piano in Detroit. Known as “Miss Kay” she taught the dance that she loved to students in Michigan and enjoyed spending time with her sisters and their children who lived nearby. After a five year courtship, she married Rudolph Klash on August 31, 1957. The blushing bride moved to Tonawanda, NY to begin her new career as wife and mother. She took the position seriously and committedly.

In 1962, they moved to Williamsville, NY, and it is there that she spent the following 50 years proudly making a home for her family. She took pride in her home, in her cooking and in her role as Christian mother instilling the respect for her faith into her three sons. She managed her home with precision and took care of the cooking, cleaning, sewing, shopping, paying bills and even calculating the family taxes. Amidst all this she made time to serve on the neighborhood welcome committee, work through crossword and jigsaw puzzles, hold her own on a bowling league until just a couple of years ago, volunteer for the American Cancer Society and read voraciously. Agnes was a founding member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic parish in Williamsville, and a devout Roman Catholic.

Survivors include her devoted husband Rudolph David of Williamsville NY, son David Joseph and his wife Rebecca of Columbus GA, son Rudolph Michael of Williamsville NY, son Stephen John and his wife Michelle of Sachse TX, her grandchildren Virginia Ann, Thomas Adam, and John Henry of Sachse TX, and her nieces and nephews.

Agnes did not travel much, but she made the trip to Texas so that she could see each of her grandchildren be baptized in Christ. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend every day of her last three months with her grandchildren, who could easily make her smile. She received great joy in simply being around them and reading to them as she had her own boys so many years before.

“Her children rise up and praise her; her husband, too, extols her: ‘Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all.’” Proverbs 31:28-29

A Rosary service will be held at 7 pm, Friday, August 9 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wylie, TX. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 am, Saturday, August 10 also at St. Anthony’s in Wylie. Viewing and service will be at 9 AM on Saturday, August 17 at Amigone Funeral Home in Tonawanda, NY. With interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Tonawanda, New York. Local arrangements under the direction of Allen Funeral Home in Wylie, Texas. More details will be available from the funeral home.