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Edna Ruth Wallingford Lange was born Jan. 12, 1916 in Waller County, Texas,
the daughter of John Pinckney Wallingford and Minnie Edna Hegar.
Her early childhood years were spent in Field Store before the family moved
to Houston. She graduated from Reagan High School in Houston in 1934.
Edna Ruth was united in marriage with Clarence Robert ³Bob² Lange on April
5, 1935 in Lake Charles, La. They made their home in Cochran and were
members of the Cochran United Methodist Church.
In 1945, they opened the Cochran Grocery. Together, Edna Ruth and Bob owned
and operated the store for a number of years.
Bob preceded Edna Ruth in death in 1987.
In 1995, Edna Ruth moved to Bellville and joined the Bellville United
Methodist Church. She was a member of the Bellville Chapter #611, Order of
the Eastern Star and was also an active member of the WSCS (which is now the
United Methodist Women).
Edna Ruth passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, in Bellville at the age of 91.
She is survived by her son Robert J. Lange and his wife, Barbara; daughter
Carolyn Golan and her husband, Roy; son-in-law Robert Luhn and his wife,
Vernice, all of Bellville; grandchildren Cynthia and Mark Hempel, Donna and
Brian Gammenthaler, Gregg and Sharon Lange, Glenn and Stacey Lange, Heath
and Jennifer Golan, Tara and Kelly Johnson; great grandchildren Adam Hempel,
Katie Hempel, Kyle Gammenthaler,Amy Gammenthaler,Kevin Gammenthaler, Merritt
Lange, Marci Lange, Colby Lange, Carly Lange, Corey Golan, Ashlynn Golan and
Ava Johnson; and caregivers Hazel, Chic, Judy, Betty and Ann. She is also
survived by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter: Sandra
Ruth Lange Luhn, brothers and sisters-in-law: Virgil and Leona Wallingford,
Roland and Corrine Wallingford; 2 sisters-in-law and their husbands and 3
brothers-in-law and their wives.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at Bellville United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Stutes officiating. Interment was at
Oak Knoll Cemetery, Bellville.
Pallbearers were Mark Hempel, Gregg Lange, Heath Golan, Brian Gammenthaler,
Glenn Lange, and Kelly Johnson.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to Bellville United Methodist
Church, P.O. Box 188, Bellville, Texas 77418 or Bellville General Hospital
Foundation, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418, or to the charity of their
Posted by Joy Neely


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