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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.

Jun 06, 2016   08:16 AM

(July 28, 1928 - June 3, 2016)  

LaVerne Lucille Knight, 87, of Ballinger, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas. She was born July 28, 1928 to Stanley and Minnie (Cargill) Minshall in Norton, Kansas. After graduating high school, LaVerne married Walton Thomas (Junior) Knight on December 21, 1947 in Dodge City, Kansas. They shared forty-eight years together before Walton’s passing on June 16, 1996. She moved from Ballinger to San Angelo that year where she resided at Christian Village for the remaining years of her life. LaVerne was a senior companion in San Angelo and was a member of the Catholic Church. LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and a sister, and a son, Robert Knight. She is survived by her children, Billie Qualls of Spavinaw, OK, Charlene Shape of Sutton, AK, Wally Knight of White Castle, IN., John Knight of Menard, TX, George Knight and Theresa McDaniel of Ballinger, Mary Carnes of San Angelo, Pat Knight of Albuquerque, N.M., Andy Knight of North Bend, OR., and Angela Thompson of Novona, TX. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 7, at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 8, at Lange Funeral Home Chapel with Father Hugh Wade officiating. Burial will follow at the Knight Family Cemetery.

Jun 06, 2016   08:13 AM

(July 10, 1940 - June 5, 2016)  

Linda Crockett Johnson, 75, of Ballinger, passed away early Sunday morning, June 5, 2016, at Ballinger Memorial Hospital. 

She was born July 10, 1940 in Ballinger to D.B. and Wanda (Lane) Crockett. Linda married Wayne Johnson on December 22, 1956 in Ballinger, and they shared over fifty- nine years together. 

Linda worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, Bal-Tex Distributing Company for 24 years. She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Ballinger and served many years as the church organist. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her husband, Wayne; two daughters, Vicki Rieken and husband, Jay of Comfort and Cindy Spreen and husband, Kevin of Ballinger; her brother, Lane Crockett of Shreveport, La.; and very special friend, Norma Middleton of Arlington.  She was the beloved grandmother “Mema” to Lindy Shore and husband, J. D., Chase Bowman and wife, Amber, James Bowman, Payton Spreen and wife, Lauren, Haley Spreen, and Chance Rieken; and great-grandchildren, Brooke, Rachel and Raylan. 

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. William Petersen of Scott & White Hospital in Temple, and to Dr. Bradly Bundrant and the nursing staff at Ballinger Memorial Hospital for their loving care of our mother. 

Services for Linda will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, June 8, at the First Christian Church with Lynn Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. 

The family request that donations be made to the First Christian Church or a favorite charity. 

Arrangements are with Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger.  Guests may register online at

May 31, 2016   09:23 AM

(October 13, 1948 - May 27, 2016) 

Javier Aguirre, 67, of Ballinger, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at his residence.

Services are pending

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