Ava "Beth"'s Story
Ava Beth Schlaudroff Kleinmann was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on September 4, 2017. She was 68 years old, a Christmas Angel, born on December 25, 1948 in Dallas Texas. Beth grew up in Gainesville and attended high school where she graduated as the Valedictorian in 1966. That proved to be the first of her many scholarly honors. She graduated from Texas Womans University with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her Masters in Business Administration also from Texas Womans University with high honors. Along the way Beth was elected to membership in many scholastic societies as well as Whos Who as a college student. She spent many hours sharing her passion for learning with others, and tutored countless students who needed assistance.
Beth continued throughout her life to tutor and mentor many from all walks of life. Some of her greatest joys were the several church mission trips to Bolivia to help fund and build a school. She was consummate in giving of her time, talents and resources to help others and nurture the community.
Beths career included working as a college professor, computer programmer, Inventory Control Manager for Brown Sharpe, Territory Manager for Burris Milling, as well as various managerial positions with Hughes Tool Company, Newpark, Baker-Hughes and Grace Equipment Company. Additionally, she and her husband started three oilfield-related companies; one of which sold, and the other two remain in business in Houston, Texas.
She married Kenneth S. Kleinmann. Together they raised three wonderful children: M. Craig Kleinmann of Mobile, Alabama; Laura E. Watson of Conroe, Texas; and Jennifer K. Lahad of Houston, Texas. Beth was affectionately known as Abby, Grammy, and Grandma K to her grandchildren, all of whom miss her terribly.
Beth is survived by her husband, three children, ten grandchildren, and many relatives including Tommy Crawford of Leon, Oklahoma; Sue Cashion of Krum, Texas; Dwight Crawford of Sanger, Texas, Penny Hong of Rockport, Texas; Pat Vary of Chicago, Illinois; her aunt Virginia Crawford of Burleson, Texas; Doug and Susan Kleinmann of Bridgeport, CN; Richard Kleinmann of Lexington, KY and Kurt and Barbara Kleinmann of Dallas, TX, in addition to many friends and business associates.
Beth follows her mother, Ruth B. Schlaudroff and brother, Richard N. Schlaudroff into a new life with Jesus. Her interment will be a private family ceremony at Fairview Cemetery in the family plot. ALTHOUGH BETH WILL BE MISSED BY ALL, SHE WILL BE FORGOTTEN BY NONE.
Published on October 9, 2017