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Jan 19, 2015   03:18 PM

Elizabeth “Liz” Matthews, 52, of Ballinger, died Friday, January 16, 2015 in a San Angelo Hospital. Private services will be set at a later date. 

She is survived by her husband, J.R. Matthews; mother, Patricia Billmeier of Ballinger; father, Dr. G.J. Billmeier, Jr. of Memphis and aunt, Elaine Clifton and husband Wade of Paint Rock.

Jan 19, 2015   03:17 PM

 Evelyn Clara Michalewicz Jacob, 87, of Ballinger (formerly of Winters), passed away Jan. 16, 2015 in Ballinger. 

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ballinger. The funeral mass celebrating Evelyn’s life will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ballinger. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Winters. Pallbearers will be grandchildren. 


Evelyn was born May 25, 1927 in Olfen, Texas to Andrew and Louise (Blaschke) Michalewicz and attended school in Rowena. On July 10, 1946, she married Herbert Jacob of Winters at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Olfen. They farmed in the Winters area all their married life. In 1997, they received the Rural Family of the Year Award from the Winters Chamber of Commerce. They enjoyed playing dominoes and belonged to a “42 Club” that began in 1962. 

She retired from Winters Activity Center as a cook for the Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Winters before moving to Ballinger and joining St. Mary Church. She was very active in the Altar Societies for both. 

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Jacob; grandchild, Jenna Cason, great grandchild, Case Jacob; her parents, Andrew and Louise Michalewicz; her brothers, Bernie Michalewicz, Warren Mchalewicz; brother and sister-in-law, Donnie and Loretta Michalewicz; her brothers-in-law, Walter Jacob, Olen Weishuhn, Kenneth Hoelscher; step grandson, Kasey Wheeless. 

Evelyn is survived by her son, Gary Jacob and wife, Dinell, of Winters; daughter, Mary Beth Wheeless and husband, Ronnie, of Miles; daughter, Janet Cason and husband, Tad of Ballinger; son, Mark Jacob and wife, Susan, of Winters; grandchildren, Brent Jacob and wife, Brandi, Angela Jacob King and husband Aron, Craig Jacob, Wacey Cason and wife Jessicca, Ty Cason, Megan Jacob, Matt Jacob, step grandson, Kevin Wheeless and wife, Kelli; greatgrandchildren, Carter and Charli Jacob, Ava and Stryke King, Coy Cason, stepgreatgranddaughter, Kennadi Wheeless. 

Her sisters, Margie Jacob, Wilma Halfmann and husband, Cecil, Merline Weishuhn, Sherline Strube, and husband, Daniel, and Delores Hoelscher; her sisters-in-law, Beatrice Michalewicz, Sandra Michalewicz, Velma Wilde and Tillie Englert and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Runnels County Meals on Wheels, the American Diabetes Association or a favorite Charity. 



Jan 12, 2015   03:39 PM

(August 12, 1963 - January 9, 2015) 

Tina Spiller Lange, 51, of Ballinger passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at her home in Ballinger.
She was born August 12, 1963 to Gene and Zoe (Lasiter) Spiller in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tina married John C. Lange on April 2, 1981 in San Angelo. She was a homemaker and managed the Ballinger Short Stop for a number of years.
Tina was preceded in death by her father and two infant sisters.
She is survived by her husband John; her sons Nathan Lange and Casey Lange and wife Michele; daughters Wendy Lundwall, and Courtney Harrison; grandchildren Allie, Dane, Cali, Hazel, Ella, Emma, and Zak; her mother Zoe Marshall and husband Ken of Florida; sisters Rene Mantz, Lynn Reichler and husband Dick, and Audrie Kauffman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 14 at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Rowena with Max Pratt officiating.

Jan 08, 2015   04:07 PM

(April 8, 1930 - January 7, 2015) 

Flora Mae Stovall, 84, of Ballinger passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in San Angelo.

She was born six miles north of Zephyr, Texas to David and Mollie Amanda (Ticer) Stovall on April 8, 1930. She graduated with valedictorian honors from Zephyr High School in 1948. She obtained a Masters Degree of Education from Howard Payne University. She also obtained a Library of Science Certification from the University of Texas. She attended a NDEA Institute at North Texas State University for Library Certification. She received her driver’s education certification from Hardin Simmons University. She also received her Texas Real Estate Broker’s License. Her teaching career included five years at Lake View High School in San Angelo and thirty one years at Ballinger Independent School District. She coached all Jr. High and Sr. High sports, as well as, teaching English for ten years. She also taught Driver’s Education and served as librarian for 26 years before retiring in 1991. She then served as bookkeeper and plumber’s helper (for ten years) for her husband Joe Martinez. Flora was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ballinger.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents and the following brothers and sisters: sister, Dorice (Stovall); brother, Melvin Stovall; brother, Leonard Q. Stovall; brother, C.D. Stovall; brother, Jimmie Stovall; sister, Lillian (Stovall) Cockrell; sister, Julia (Stovall) Townsend; brother, Bergess Stovall; and sister, Merle (Stovall) Smith.

Flora is survived by her sister, Montie Ward and husband Joe; nephew, Keith Ward and wife Shauna; niece, Keeva Fraizer; great-niece, Cherish Morgan; great-niece Chelsea Marsh; and other numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, January 9 at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 10 at the First Baptist Church in Ballinger with Bro. Bobby Broyles and Bro. Matthew Broyles officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Ballinger.

Jan 08, 2015   04:05 PM

(September 6, 1952 - January 3, 2015) 

CondolencesDeborah Ann Jean, 62, of Ballinger passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 10 at 9th Street Church of Christ in Ballinger.

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