Barbara Machalek of Eastland

Barbara Machalek, 69, of Eastland passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011 in Abilene. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday at the Eastland City Cemetery directed by Edwards Funeral Home.

Mrs. Machalek was born on June 6, 1941 in Jasper, Alabama to Cecil Moore and Ruth Hardy. She graduated from Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA in 1961. She married Ronnie Machalek on May 22, 1965 in Arlington, VA. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sandi Moore. She enjoyed cooking, doing cross-stitch and working with children. She taught preschool for almost twenty years and was always helping others.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Machalek of Eastland; children, Ronda Trent & her husband Ben of Eastland and Woody Machalek & his wife Alisa of Potomac, Maryland; grandchildren, Bryce Machalek, Keenan Machalek, Joseph Trent and Rebekah Trent; as well as numerous friends.

In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in her name to The Children’s Inn at NIH and send it to: Rebecca Zarrella, The Children’s Inn at NIH, 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814-1509, or www.childrensinn.org .