Frances Ruth Gillean, 81, of Levelland, Texas passed away on January 12th, 2023. She was born April 9th, 1941 to John and Ruth Breeden in Levelland, Texas. She attended Levelland High School and South Plains College. She was a lifelong resident of Levelland and attended both Fifth Street Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church over the years. She worked in various careers as a butcher at Green’s Grocery, a Pumper for Getty and Texaco, and taught CPR / First Aid at Covenant Hospital Levelland for 40 years. Frances was married to Lex Gillean I in Aspen, Colorado on July 17th, 1978.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Ruth; father, John; daughter, Niki Jones; sisters-in-law, Gaylan Cobb and Doris Gillean. She is survived by her husband, Lex Gillean I of Levelland; son, Lex Gillean II and wife Chelsey of Lubbock; brother, John Breeden II and wife Shirley Breeden of Brownfield; brothers-in-law, David Cobb of Lubbock and Dr. William Otho Gillean Jr. of Austin; son-in-law, Stefan Jones; grandchildren, Frances Atha of Levelland, Katherine Atha and Kerry Weaver of Hawaii, Daniel and Samantha Atha of Seabrook, Callie Gillean and Caden Gillean of Lubbock.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 16th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Krestridge Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life with be held at Second Baptist Church in Levelland on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow immediately at City of Levelland Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Barbara Martinez and Olivia Ochoa for their ongoing love, support, and exceptional care throughout the years.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111