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Janice Annette Crook

November 21, 1957 — September 13, 2023

Lyons, TX

Janice Annette Schubert Crook, our beloved wife, mom, daughter and “Grammy J”, passed from this world to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on September 2023 at the age of 65.  Born in Brenham, TX to Leo and Evelyn Knesek Schubert on November 21, 1957, she grew up in Lyons, TX.  She attended school in Somerville, TX, graduating from Somerville High School in 1976.  She went on to pursue an Associate’s degree in Business from Blinn College. 

After college, Janice worked for several years as a Secretary for the Texas A&M University Vice President’s office.  After leaving Texas A&M, she took a job for the USDA ASCS (now Farm Service Agency), where she worked until 1986.  This is where she would meet her soulmate, Bryan Crook.  Bryan and Janice were married October 11, 1986 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Somerville, TX.  Bryan and Janice became parents in 1989 to their only daughter, Jana.  Janice stayed at home to care for Jana.  In 1992, Janice and her Mother, Evelyn, opened Grandma’s Craft House in Lyons, successfully owning and operating this business for 10 years.  Janice was incredibly talented, especially with crafts, painting, woodworking and floral arrangements. Throughout this time, Janice continued to devote her time to her family as a homemaker and caregiver, which she would continue to do for the rest of her life.

Janice volunteered in her church, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in many roles. These roles include CCD teacher and coordinator, as well as co-founder of the Silent Auction with the annual Bazaar.  Once Jana began school, Janice was involved in every way possible, including as a PTO officer, Band Booster, Athletic Booster, and service in many other areas.  Janice very much cherished many memories from her time working and volunteering, and made many friends who became family during these times.  Janice was the most loving, devoted, giving wife, mom, daughter, friend, and most recently, “Grammy J”, that anyone could ask for. She will be missed dearly every day by many.

Janice is preceded in death by her Grandparents Charles and Ella Schubert, and Martin and Annie Knesek; one Aunt, Anna Mae Knesek; and her Mother-in-Law Betty Crook.  She is survived by her parents, Leo and Evelyn Schubert, her loving husband Bryan Ray Crook; her daughter and son-in-law Jana and David Junek; one granddaughter Cheyanna Beth Junek; father-in-law Don Ray Crook; sisters-in-law Terri Cobb and Mendi Walker; and numerous beloved cousins and friends. 

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, with recitation of the rosary beginning at 7:00 pm, on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Strickland Funeral Home - Caldwell, TX. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Frenstat, TX. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, TX. Pallbearers will be Glenn Tydlacka

Franklin Karasek, Joshua Urbanosky, Darren Owens, Jim Gruenke, and Chris Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Urbanosky, Jason Urbanosky, Jerry Zboril, Bill O'Brien, and Carl Idlebird.


Services are in the care of Strickland Funeral Home – Caldwell, 530 Hwy. 36 S., Caldwell, TX 77836.  979-567-1900.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, September 17, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Strickland Funeral Home

530 TX-36, Caldwell, TX 77836

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, September 18, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Frenstat)



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Monday, September 18, 2023

12:15 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, Texas


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