Funeral services for Ernestine Stovall Clevenger, 85, will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020, at Missionary Baptist Church in Morton. Interment will follow in the Morton Cemetery.
She was born September 29, 1935 in Morton to Brad and Audrey Hudson Stovall. Tene (short for Ernestine) attended Morton schools, graduating in 1952. She married Raymon Clevenger the day after graduation. They had two children, Christy and Joe, who both attended school in the Whitharral Community. Joe, as most people in Whitharral knew Raymon, and Tene lived and farmed there for over 20 years. Tene was a Brownie leader, PTA mom, and 4-H leader during those years. She also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at Whitharral First Baptist Church.
Tene and Joe moved back to the Morton community in 1979 to farm Brad’s, Tene’s dad, land and look after her mom, Audrey, after Brad passed away in February 1979. Her mom passed away in January 2000. Raymon passed just a year later in January 2001.
Tene lived by herself for the next 15 years on the family farm five miles west of Morton. She was active in her church, Missionary Baptist, and in the Cochran County Senior Citizens group, even working with a respite care group at the Senior Center once a week.
In October 2015, Tene moved to Levelland to live with her daughter, Christy, after celebrating her 80th birthday in Morton the month prior. She lived with Christy until suffering a stroke in July 2020. Since that time, Tene has resided at Levelland Nursing and Rehab in order to receive the care she needed. She passed away at the home on October 26, 2020.
Tene is survived by her daughter, Christy Clevenger of Levelland; son, Joe passed away in January 2013; sisters, Barbara Walker and husband Don of Brownwood, Ginger Christian and Brenda Ragsdale of Garland; granddaughters, Dixie Hill and husband Clint of Hutto, Angela Carlson and husband David of Allen, Christina Clevenger and Jessica of Cedar Park, Billie Westbrook and husband Tim of Pflugerville, and Rachel Clevenger of Lubbock; and great grandchildren, Sean Short, Ryan Carlson, Ellie Carlson, Zoey Westbrook, Shane Carlson, Trent Westbrook and Jace Hench.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymon; son, Joe; and brother, Bill.
Tene has gone to be with her heavenly family and encourage the rest of us to take care of things here on earth until we meet again.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Morton Missionary Baptist Church, Texas Baptist Children’s Home, or your favorite charity.
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Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111
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Missionary Baptist Church
102 E. Taylor, Morton TX 79346
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1011 N. Mays Street, Round Rock TX 78664