A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home Chapel, 501 Lucard St.
Ella Jean Ballengee, 79, of Taft, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012, of natural causes at her daughter's home in Bakersfield, CA. Jean has gone to join her Savior Jesus and the love of her life for 51 years, Robert Glenn Ballengee, as well as many, many loving family members, all of whom were at the Gate of Heaven to welcome her home. Jean was born on January 24, 1933 in Asher, Oklahoma to Hughey and Maudie McMillin. She was the third daughter of four sisters, Nina Mullings, Helen Sullivan and Sue Hankins. Mom moved to Taft during high school, met Glenn at church and they were married on September 7, 1951. Glenn passed away on their 51st wedding anniversary, September 7, 2002. Jean continued to live in Taft until her death. Jean worked and retired as the Director of Activities at West Side Nursing Home and Regency Nursing Home. She had been a longtime member of Taft First Assembly of God Church. Jean is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Glynda and Tom Martin and granddaughter, Katie, daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Tom Linder and granddaughter, Beverly Linder and her daughter and GiGi's precious great-granddaughter, Rozlynn Grace; granddaughter, Colleen Devigne and her husband, David; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Joe Hankins and their children, Marti and Wade Roberts and Rob and Debbie Hankins. She is also survived by many, many McMillin and Ballengee nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home Chapel, 501 Lucard St., Taft. A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the West Side District Cemetery, 440 E. Cedar St., Taft. Visitation will be on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time. To convey online condolences please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.