Archive for August, 2017

Ellen Kelly Ball

Ball, Ellen

Ellen Kelly Ball of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away August 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the third child born to Levi and Doris Kelly.  She spent the first seven years of her life in the small town of Agua Dulce, Texas, then her family moved to Bishop, Texas where the Kelly family had been early pioneer settlers in the area in 1912.  She graduated from Bishop High School in 1973.

Ellen began college at Texas A&I University in Kingsville where she pledged the Chi Omega Sorority. After two years at A&I, she transferred to Southwest Texas State in San Marcos, Texas and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in elementary education.

Ellen began her teaching career in Spring, Texas and taught one year before returning to South Texas. Upon her return, she began teaching in Sinton, Texas for a few years where she met her husband of  nearly thirty years, William “Bill” C. Ball.  She then began teaching sixth grade in Calallen and continued teaching there until retirement.

Like her mother, she was gifted, with a beautiful singing voice which she used for the glory of God, singing in her church choir as well as a soloist in church and weddings.

Ellen was a loving friend, wife, and mother of two beautiful daughters, Abby and Kelly Ball. She loved her family, and loved teaching.

She was a fun loving person with a great sense of humor.  If Ellen was your friend, you truly had a friend.  She had many close friends, many of whom were lifelong friends.

She also loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She showed such faith, courage, and grace as she battled cancer after losing her husband only one and one half years before her death. She will be so very missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Doris Kelly; and her brother, William “Bill” A. Kelly; and her husband, William “Bill” C. Ball.

She is survived by her daughters, Abby Ball of Irving, Texas and Kelly Ball of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; her sister, Janie (Bruce) Dugger of Corpus Christi, Texas; her mother-in-law, Arlene Ball of Missouri City, Texas; her nieces, Lauren (Reese) Weller and Lanna (Greyson) Slough, both of Missouri City, Texas; two great nephews, Reese IV and Graham Weller; several cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home in Corpus Christi, Texas “Calallen”.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at River Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Simmons officiating.

Burial will follow at Restland Memory Park in Bishop, Texas.

The family has requested memorials be made to Restland Memory Park, P.O. Box 142, Bishop, Texas 78343 or River Hills Baptist Church, P.O. Box 260200, Corpus Christi, Texas 78426.

Camden Alan Naismith

Naismith, Camden

Camden Alan Naismith, born June 7, 1993, 24 years old, fought a long battle with muscular dystrophy and passed from this life on Monday, August 14, 2017. He was peaceful and surrounded by family and his closest friends.

Camden’s closest friends included people with whom he only had contact online, nurses, and hospice professionals.  He made amazing friends at Senior Care of Corpus Christi, Vista del Mar Health and Rehabilitation, and New Century Hospice.

He is survived by his father, James M. Naismith; mother, Andrea D. Naismith; sister, Lora K. Naismith; brother, John S. Naismith; sister, Sarah E. Naismith; brother, James M. Naismith, Jr. (Stephanie); sister, Trista L. Ranton (Michael); paternal grandparents James P. and Beverly Naismith; maternal grandparents, Harold D. and Norma Morphis; maternal great-grandmother, Edna L. Knapp; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Camden gained the love and admiration of everyone who had the distinct honor of knowing him. Camden was one of the strongest, bravest, most determined young men we will ever know. You are forever loved and will be missed far and wide.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Camden would prefer casual dress.  A private family (and closest friends) burial will be held at Seaside Memorial Cemetery at 2:30pm on Thursday, contact the family for details.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sheila Kay DuBose

DuBose, Sheila Kay

Sheila Kay DuBose, born on November 22, 1954, passed away on August 3, 2017.

She was born in Yoakum, Texas.

Sheila was preceded in death by her father, Virgel DuBose; brother, John DuBose.

she is survived by her daughter, Caressa DuBose; son, Johnathan Meador (Sarah); grandchildren, Jaxon DuBose, Amalia Merrill (Zach), Chevelle Meador and Zain Hale; mother, Ruby DuBose; sister, Velvet Fitzgerald (Jay).

Memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.


Lori Ann Eubank

Eubank, Lori

Lori Ann Eubank of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at home, after a long battle with renal failure and heart disease. Born in Corpus Christi on August 29, 1960 to Charles M.  Eubank and the late Mary A. Horton  Vaughn.

Lori will always be remembered for her unconditional love of her friends, her family and her two loving caretakers.

She was known for her love of music, especially George Strait, Also, her love for the football team, the Dallas Cowboys. She also loved scary movies.  Lori loved life in general. She knew no strangers and had the sweetest smile and laugh you never forgot.

Lori is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Vaughn.

Lori is survived by her father, Charles M. Eubank; her brother, Charles Robert Eubank; sister, Sharon Kristi Stark ; her loving caretakers, Libby Perales and Rosa Zesati; her niece, Katy Jordan Miller; nephew, Brandon Allen Stark; Edward Samuel Hicks, III; and her best friend, Phyllis Worff, all from Corpus Christi.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Glynn Edward Schanen

Schanen, Glynn

Glynn Edward Schanen, treasured husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away at Grace House of Bee Cave August, 5, 2017 at the age of 74. Glynn’s gentle and warm nature was cherished by his family and friends.

Glynn was born August 26th, 1942 and grew up on a family farm in Robstown, Texas. He graduated from Robstown High School in 1960. He married his high school sweetheart Linda McBurnett in September, 1964. He obtained his Pharmacy degree from The University of Houston in 1965. Linda and Glynn settled in the city of Robstown and lived there 43 years. Glynn went on to work and eventually own the City Drug Store for nearly 20 years. During that time, he was active in farming, Toastmasters International, The Boys and Girls Club, and served as President of the Robstown Chamber of Commerce in 1979.

Linda and Glynn retired and moved to Wimberley, Texas in 2009. There they made many new friends and became active members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Glynn’s passions included nature conservation and land management. Time spent with his grandchildren was particularly sweet. The grandkids have many fond memories of the fun had at Oma and Opa’s house.

He is survived by his daughter, Amy and her husband Steve Thomas of Fredericksburg, Texas and Dr. Dean Schanen and his wife Amber of Bee Cave, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Aaron Thomas, Kathryn Schanen, and Libby Schanen. His brother, Bob and his wife Sandy Schanen, also survive him.

The family would like to thank the many members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Grace House, and the many others who supported Glynn and his family through prayer, love, and kindness.

A funeral service will be conducted at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, 78410 at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Interment will follow in the Robstown Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, Glynn has asked donations be made to the charity of your choice.