Obituaries

Joseph Vonasek
D: 2017-08-15
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Vonasek, Joseph
Marcela Rodriguez
B: 1931-07-17
D: 2017-08-07
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Rodriguez, Marcela
Ofelia Martinez
B: 1934-04-02
D: 2017-08-06
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Martinez, Ofelia
Daniel Samples
B: 1950-09-05
D: 2017-08-06
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Samples, Daniel
Danny Crouch
B: 1965-07-19
D: 2017-08-05
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Crouch, Danny
Bill Bowman
B: 1938-07-26
D: 2017-08-02
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Bowman, Bill
Billie Donley
B: 1929-01-11
D: 2017-08-02
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Donley, Billie
Mella Terry
D: 2017-07-31
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Terry, Mella
Domingo Ruiz
B: 1929-01-20
D: 2017-07-29
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Ruiz, Domingo
Sandra Viana
B: 1941-01-11
D: 2017-07-29
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Viana, Sandra
Maria Perez
B: 1959-08-28
D: 2017-07-28
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Perez, Maria
Estelle Geno
B: 1924-11-04
D: 2017-07-27
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Geno, Estelle
Peggy Devorsky
D: 2017-07-24
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Devorsky, Peggy
Margaret Sacker
B: 1929-08-21
D: 2017-07-23
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Sacker, Margaret
Larry Dacus
D: 2017-07-23
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Dacus, Larry
Leslie Jo Carrigan
B: 1934-11-19
D: 2017-07-19
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Carrigan, Leslie Jo
Clarence Wormsbaker
D: 2017-07-17
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Wormsbaker, Clarence
Christopher James Hahn
B: 1974-10-04
D: 2017-07-16
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Hahn, Christopher James
Modesto Merino
B: 1930-05-29
D: 2017-07-13
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Merino, Modesto
Jewel Jones
B: 1921-07-06
D: 2017-07-11
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Jones, Jewel
Carlotta Jones Bolridge
B: 1951-01-25
D: 2017-07-10
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Jones Bolridge, Carlotta

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Waco, TX 76710
Phone: 254-772-5272
Fax: 254-772-5695

Our Experienced Staff

Each of the staff members at OakCrest Funeral Home is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal end-of-life care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
 




Jim (Dr. Mo) Moshinskie, President / Funeral Director in Charge
Email: James_Moshinskie@baylor.edu
Website: http://blogs.baylor.edu/jimmoshinskie
Office Phone: (254) 772-5272
Fax: (254) 772-5695

Jim has been a licensed Funeral Director for 48 years, and is Managing Partner of OakCrest Funeral Home. He has served as the President since 1996 of Higginbotham Funeral Homes of Texas, Inc., a corporation estabished in 1881 and based in Waco, with 9 Central Texas locations (3 in Waco). Dr. Mo has lived in Waco for the past 34 years, and has taught in the Business School at Baylor University for over 20 years. The Athletic Department has named him Outstanding Professor for several years.

Dr. Mo's dedication to helping others has been reflected in his many multi-career successes and his active involvement in Waco community organizations and church life:

- Waco Sunrise Rotary Club, Past President
- Alzheimer's Association, Waco Memory Walk staff
- St. Louis Catholic Church, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Pastoral Council chair
- St. Louis Catholic School Chair, Board of Advisors; Financial Committee
- St. Louis Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight, District Director of District 112 (Waco-Marlin)
- Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men, Bible Class Instructor
- Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Officer
- Men's Prayer Breakfast, Sponsor
- Baylor University faculty since 1996, Outstanding Professor 2013
- TKE Community Stepping-Out Projects
- Founder of Waco's first paramedic-level ambulance service in 1982

Wendy Wall, Funeral Director
Email: Oakcrestfuneralhome@gmail.com
Office Phone: (254) 772-5272
Fax: (254) 772-5695

Wendy was born in southern Illinois and spent part of her childhood there and part in the east Texas town of Jasper. She graduated from Jasper High School and attended Angelina College and Stephen F. Austin State University earning a degree in Science Education. After graduation from college in 1987, she moved to Waco to be close to her parents who had recently moved to the area. While in Jasper, she began a career in radio and continued that line of work in Waco at radio stations KNFO, KJNE and KWTX- FM 97. In 1989, Wendy married Marc Wall, part of the former Kendrick Tire Company family, that used to be located on Franklin Ave. and in 1992, she decided to concentrate on starting a family and left the communications field. In an effort to be close to her son, Marcus, while he was in school, she would substitute teach at St. Louis Catholic School until she moved to San Antonio in 2001.

While in San Antonio, she began a new career in the funeral industry. After graduating from San Antonio College she served her apprenticeship with the Mission Parks funeral homes and remained there for many years. She joined the OakCrest Funeral Home staff in 2015.  Entrusting their loved ones to her care, Wendy feels, is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon her. She enjoys getting to know her families and assisting them during such difficult times. She also feels very blessed to be a part of such a compassionate group of individuals who recognize the importance of helping people.

Wendy is a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. She and her husband Marc have two sons, Marcus, who went to be with the Lord in 2004 and Mikey, an active and very funny little boy. She enjoys gardening, movies, traveling and spending time with her family.

Glenda Ramsower, Office Manager | Corporate Secretary-Treasurer
Email: Oakcrestfuneralhome@gmail.com
Office Phone: (254) 772-5272
Fax: (254) 772-5695

Glenda is a managing partner at OakCrest Funeral Home and the Corporate Secretary/Treasurer of Higginbotham Funeral Homes of TX, Inc.  She is the Office Manager at OakCrest and the Accounts Receivable manager for the company.

Glenda earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Baylor University in 1975 and spent the next 25 years raising her two boys, Jason and Ryan, and volunteering for school, scouts, soccer and community events including the Junior League of Waco, Historic Waco Foundation and The Art Center.  She is a member of Lake Shore Baptist Church and enjoys antiquing, pottery, traveling, hosting family events and spending time with her five cherished grandchildren.

Vidal Deleon, Funeral Director

Brenda Davis, Administrative Assistant | Media Manager
Email: Oakcrestfuneralhome@gmail.com
Office Phone: (254) 772-5272
Fax: (254) 772-5695

Brenda is the receptionist and media specialist for OakCrest Funeral Home.   She is the face of OakCrest and serves our families with genuine care and concern.   She creates your memorial folders and video tributes and most importantly she is the person to assist you when you come through our doors.  

Brenda graduated from Plainview High School and relocated to Waco four years ago.  She has two children, Jennifer and Dylan.  She enjoys crafting, antiquing and traveling.

Trey Scherwitz, Funeral Assistant
Email: Oakcrestfuneralhome@gmail.com
Office Phone: (254) 772-5272
Fax: (254) 772-5695

Trey Scherwitz has been a vital part of Waco since he graduated from Tarleton State University in 1992 and moved back to be near his parents and the family farm in Robinson. Trey believes in giving back to the community that has been good to him. He is the past President of the Northwest Waco Optimist Club.

He serves on the Boards of Directors of Waco Founder Lions Club, Waco Humane Society, Salvation Army, Robinson Cemetery Association, and The Lions Park Board of Directors. He is past President of the Robinson Chamber of Commerce. He currently is a member of the Bellmead and Lacy Lakeview Chambers of Commerce. He is also on the Advisory Board of Providence Hospice. He is on the Church Council of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Robinson. In his spare time, Trey likes to travel and spend time on the farm. He is a certified crematory operator and really enjoys assisting families in their time of need and sees the funeral profession as a ministry.

Jacque Crawford, Pre-Need Specialist
Email: Oakcrestfuneralhome@gmail.com
Office Phone: (254) 772-5272
Fax: (254) 772-5695

Almost 33 years experience helping families with their pre-need planning. She was with Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home for over 20 years before joining the OakCrest Funeral Home staff six years ago. Please call her at 254-772-5272 for a no obligation conference with her to discuss the advantages of pre-needs.

Rev. Curtis Holland, Staff Chaplain
Email: Oakcrestfuneralhome@gmail.com
Office Phone: (254) 772-5272
Fax: (254) 772-5695

For over three decades, Chaplain Curtis Holland has been helping countless Waco families cope with the loss of a loved one, 27 of those years as Director of Pastoral Counseling at Hillcrest Hospital.

He is widely known and respected as "Waco's pastor", and OakCrest Funeral Home is proud to have him on our staff now. Curtis serves as our Family Chaplain and a licensed Pre-Need Counselor.