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Jun 24, 2016   05:00 PM

(January 12, 1952 - June 22, 2016) 

Judy Kirkham, Holik, Lange, 64, of Norton passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her residence.

She was born January 12, 1952 to Calvin and Bobbie (Aldrich) Kirkham in San Angelo, Texas. She was a graduate of Miles High School in 1970 and attended some college before becoming a full time mother to her 2 beautiful daughters. in 1984 she began a career working in the accounts payable department for GTE/Verizon. Judy retired after 22 years with the company. She was a member of the St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ballinger. In her retirement, Judy spent her time with her loving husband Dwaine and the many cats, dogs, sheep, goat and any other animal in need. She loved animals and brought a whole new meaning to rescuing. She also loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She brought so much love to all of her family.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents Calvin Kirkham and Marvin and Bobbie Salling and her brother John Kirkham.

She is survived by her husband, Dwaine Lange of Norton Texas; daughters, Shaelynna Holik and Stephen Van Bibber of Ballinger and Julie Gould and husband, Allen of Granbury, TX; grandchildren, Luke Holik, Madelynn Spahr and P.J. Spahr, Cheryl, Jordan, Devon, and Kelsey Gould; great-grandson, Grayson Gould; brother, Ed Kirkham and wife, Franca of Severna Park, Maryland; sister, Shelly Salling and Tom Tate of San Angelo; brother, Andrew Salling of San angelo; sister-in-law, Sharon Kirham; brother's-in-law and sister's in-law and their families, Anthony, Doyle, Richard, and Marlene Harrell; and her beloved Kirkham relatives and Sallings relatives. She is also survived by the father of her children, Fraron Holik.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 26 at Lange Funeral Home Chapel in Ballinger. Mass will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 27 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ballinger with Father Hugh Wade officiating. Burial will follow at Miles Cemetery.

Special thanks to Dr. Ty Hughston and Dr. Raj Cheruku and all of the wonderful caring staff of Ballinger Home Health and Hospice.

Donations can to be made to the Humane Society in Judy Lange's name.



Jun 15, 2016   05:11 PM

(March 21, 1928 - June 14, 2016) 

CardBertha M. Martinez, 88, of Ballinger passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in San Angelo. Services are pending at this time.



Jun 13, 2016   10:24 AM

(August 28, 1920 - June 8, 2016) 

Edwin Earl Drake, 95, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Edwin was born to Earl Garland Drake and Birdie Irene (Puckett) Drake, at home in Pumphry, Texas. (Runnels County)

Edwin married his sweet heart, Ollie Evelyn Jones August 10, 1940 in Ballinger, Texas. They were married for 72 years before she passed away in 2012. They had two girls, Margaret Ann and Sandra Jean. He worked for the Cabot Gasoline Company in Wickett, Texas and they transferred him to Glenrock, Wyoming and he fell in love with the country. Then they transferred him back to Wickett and he left that company after 24 years to go to work for Gary Energy in Belle Creek, Montana to get back to the country he loved. They transferred him to Roosevelt, Utah, to be the supervisor over the Blue Bell Gas Plant, and that is where they were living when he retired in 1985. They moved back to Ballinger in 1993 to be near family. He was a member of the Seventh Street Baptist Church.

Ed loved to hunt and fish and loved to share his many memories with everyone he could. He had many stories including several from his growing up years. Let’s just say Ralph Jones learned a lot he didn’t know about his Dad, Curtis Jones, from Ed as they spent a lot of their growing up years together. Some of the stories are pretty funny and some are pretty enlightening. Ed was a proud Life Member of the NRA. He was a wonderful husband, father, granddad, provider, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Ann; son-in-law, Jimmie Stephenson; granddaughter, Jammie Stephenson; grandson, Wade Sutphin; his parents; a brother Jack Drake; two sisters, Trudie Holrooks and Helen Miller.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Sandy Stephenson; son-in-law Jesse Paul; five grandchildren, Jay Paul and wife Janis of Greenville, TX, Kari Blomberg and husband Brian of Moreno Valley, CA, Shay’Ann Sutphin of Coleman, TX, Jerry Stephenson of Upton, WY, and Michael Stephenson and wife Jo-Lin of Parker, CO; 18 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 11th at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. Services will be held on Sunday, June 12 at 4:00 pm at the 7th Street Baptist Church in Ballinger with Myron Halford officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger.



Jun 13, 2016   10:20 AM

(September 18, 1928 - June 9, 2016)  

Wanda L. Webb, 87, of Ballinger, Texas, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Central Texas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Wanda was born September 18, 1928, in Mount Vernon, Illinois, to Walter and Della (Eldridge) Smith. Wanda graduated from Mount Vernon Township High School in 1947. She married James J. Webb in 1948 and moved to Ballinger with her husband and parents.

She was employed with Fox Midwest Theatres in Mount Vernon until she moved to Texas. She was cashier at the theaters in Ballinger and was also employed at Ethicon in San Angelo for ten years.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie, in 1994, and by her parents.

The funeral service for Wanda Webb will be Monday, June 13, at 6:00 pm at Lange Funeral Home Chapel in Ballinger. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Special thanks are extended to the caring staff of Central Texas Nursing and Rehabilitation, who are Wanda's surviving "family." There are many others in Ballinger who appreciated her friendship and will miss her.



Jun 07, 2016   09:22 AM

(December 5, 1946 - June 5, 2016) 

Wendell T. Ransbarger, 69, of Abilene passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016.

He was born December 5, 1946 to Albert and Veneta (Curbo) Ransbarger in San Angelo, Texas. Wendell married Sharon Ragland on February 14, 1970 in Abilene, Texas. He was a line mechanic until retirement. He loved to hunt and fish and was a great “dyed in the wool” country boy.

Wendell was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Abilene; his son, Michael Ransbarger of Taylor, Michigan; sisters, Darlene Norwood and Marcy Partusch both of San Angelo; his mother, Veneta Linney of San Angelo; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held form 7-8 pm on Wednesday at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday at Concho Cemetery. Arrangements are with Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger.

Memorials may be made to Concho Cemetery Fund, 11017 Lake Country Road, Paint Rock, TX 76866, or to a favorite charity.



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