Jan Skrabanek, 47, of Riesel, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Waco. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 prior to the service. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin with the Reverends Andy Kirkpatrick and David Harlow officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Ms. Skrabanek was born on December 26, 1970 in Waco to Gary and Margaret (Drews) Skrabanek. She received her Master’s degree from Texas Women’s University and her Bachelors from Baylor University. Ms. Skrabanek started her teaching career in Marlin ISD in 1998, she worked there until 2008 and then taught one year at Waco ISD – Brazos Middle School. She went to La Vega in 2009 and was hired as an English Teacher and later taught Speech Communication. Ms. Skrabanek completed her 9th year and was the High School Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 as voted on by her peers. As of this year, Jan was the yearbook sponsor and teacher of computer touch data classes along with banking and finance. The most important things in her life were her students, family and her cats. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ben and Frieda Skrabanek and Albert and Emma Drews; and her mother, Margaret Skrabanek. Survivors include her father, Gary Skrabanek; brother, Ron Skrabanek and his wife, Anne of Marlin; sister, June Haptonstall; and her husband, Marcus of Azle; nieces and nephews, Sarah, Ben and Rebecca Skrabanek, Laura Miller and her husband, Matthew, and Rachel Neal and her husband, Andrew; great nephews, Ethan and Elijah Miller and numerous cousins and dear friends.