Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Old address:
2917 Crossvine
Woodlands, TX 77380
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Jan Parmelee Leininger (RHS Class of 1965) and Leanna Harris Applegate (RHS Class of 1959) announce the opening of  ELEMENTS AT MAIN, 219 Main Street, Rockdale.  Phone: 512-446-6500

Elements at Main is an eclectic boutique featuring apparel, jewelry, unique gifts and art.   They can find you the perfect outfit or update and accessorize your existing wardrobe.  Personal service is their specialty!

Hours: Tuesday thru Friday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
           Saturday - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Please stop in to welcome them back to Rockdale and to see their beautifully restored downtown building and their outstanding merchandise.

                                            New boutique ‘cuts’ ribbon, donates tree
                                                           by Deedra Jacob
                                                Rockdale Chamber of Commerce
                                         Rockdale Reporter, September 14, 2011

This week I am showcasing a new business to Rockdale’s downtown district,

Elements at Main

This little boutique is just gorgeous. I had the pleasure of visiting it last week and we had an amazing ribbon cutting this morning to kick off its grand opening.

Instead of the tradition cutting of the ribbon, the owners of the shop decided that they wanted to donate a tree to Rockdale to help aid in our beautification efforts. I thought it was an incredibly generous and thoughtful idea. Thank you ladies so much for doing that.

They are located at 219 N. Main and are open Tuesday through Saturday. They have beautiful jewelry, clothes, handbags and more. Please stop by and see what Elements on Main has to offer and welcome them to Rockdale.
Elemetns at Main - an eclectic boutique featuring apparel, jewelry, unique gits and art

Rockdale’s newest business, Elements at Main held its “ribbon cutting” for the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning with a twist. Instead of cutting a ribbon, owners Leanna Applegate, Wendie Upson and Janet Leininger chose to dedicate a tree to the city as a symbol of new beginnings, not only for their new shop, but for all businesses within Rockdale. Located at 219 N. Main, Elements at Main is an eclectic boutique featuring apparel, jewelry, unique gifts and art and are open Tuesday through Saturday. 

Front row (L-R) Margo Gillis, Lana Caldwell, Mary Lee Dyess, Vicki Dumbeck of Frontier Bank, owners, Applegate, Upson, Leininger, Cindy Jerman (Chamber chairperson), Deedra Jacob (Chamber president), Pam Graham, Toby Johnson.

Marie Bakken/ Rockdale Reporter  - September 14. 2011


Mary Parmelee Draper, 90, of Houston, Texas, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Mary was born to the late Jessie and Ferris Bilbray, on Friday, October 26, 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas. Mary graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1940 where she carried the Texas flag as a member of the Scottish Brigade. She married the late Dr. John Parmelee in 1944 and lived together in Rockdale, Texas where they raised their three children, John Jay Jr., Janet, and Judith.

Mary married Michael Draper in 1971 and relocated to Houston where she worked at Andrews and Kurth for over 20 years, making lifelong friends and memories. Following retirement, Mary and Mike loved to travel and visited countless U.S. monuments and landmarks. She was an active member of Second Baptist Church of Houston where she participated in the Gospel Truth Bible study class.

Mary is survived by her loving and devoted husband of over 40 years, Mike; three children: Jay and wife Carol Parmelee of Dallas; Janet and husband Roger Leininger of Houston; and Judy and husband Marc Arnold of Austin. She is also survived by grandchildren Clay and wife Tonya Leininger, Neil Leininger, and Brennan and Courtney Parmelee; great-grandchildren Julia, Tierney, and Laura Scout Leininger; numerous nieces and nephews, dear friends, and her beloved dachshund, Heidi.

In lieu of flowers, the family politely requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association , 2400 Augusta Drive Houston, Texas 77057 (713) 977-7706, or Second Baptist Church of Houston, (713) 465-3408,

A celebration of Mary's life will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hankamer Chapel of Second Baptist Church of Houston, 6400 Woodway Drive, Houston, Texas 77057.

Elements at Main - new boutique in Rockdale, TX
9526 Moorberry Lane
Houston, Texas 77080