John Albert Vrla

John Albert Vrla passed away Aug. 10, 2007, at his Ennis home. He was born in Ennis on July 17, 1921. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Justine of Ennis; his children John and wife Pat Vrla of Irving, Texas; Steven Vrla of Ennis; Mary and husband David Babek of Arlington, Texas; Jeanette and husband Donald Smith of Ennis; Christopher and wife Julie Vrla of Coppell, Texas; 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He will be remembered for his strong faith, devotion to family, love of Czech music, and open and welcoming hospitality. John never met a stranger. Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 14, 2007, at St. John Catholic Church. Interment followed at St Joseph Cemetery.