Casey Joe Lister
Casey was born and raised in Mineral Wells, and his family owned and operated Lister Pharmacy from 1960-1998. He graduated from Perrin-Whitt High School in 1995. After that he attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville for about 1 1/2 years, and then decided to go to Mortuary School. He began classes at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1997 and graduated in 1998 with an Associates Degree in Funeral Directing and Embalming. After graduating school he worked at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison, TX for one year and then at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville, TX for three years. He finally had the chance to move back to Mineral Wells and work for Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in 2002, so he did so and has never regretted it. He is a member of the Mineral Wells Noon Lions Club, and Leaning Tree Church. He and his wife Candy welcomed their new baby girl, Lexy Faith Lister, on July 12, 2007.
Donna Ballenger is the third generation of her family to work for Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Her grandfather and father also worked for the funeral home in the latter 1950’s when it was Baum and Carlock Funeral Home and in the early 1960’s after the Bumgardner’s purchased it and added their name. She graduated nursing school in 1972. She became a licensed insurance agent in 1985, continued her insurance education and received designation of L.U.T.C.F. in 1989. She became a Certified Crematory Operator in 2009. She attends Brazos Trails Cowboy Church and is the mother of two children. She began working for Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in 2003 and works as a pre-need agent and counselor and works evenings and week-ends caring for the families and friends of those we serve in the funeral home. Donnas’ greatest joys are serving God, caring for others, and being an avid animal lover. Donna supports and rescues English Bulldogs. Her favorite quote is "I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail." Muriel Strode.
I love the town and people of Mineral Wells. I have lived here for over 30 years and Rual and I raised our children in this community. I hold a BS Degree in Medical Technology and retired from my profession in 2005. I have studied piano throughout my lifetime and in addition to working at the funeral home I teach a class of piano students. I always remember that life is in the moment
Joyce grew up in Mineral Wells, Texas. She is a graduate of Mineral Wells ISD and received her BS from Texas Wesleyan University in 1962. Joyce is a retired teacher in Mineral Wells ISD of 30 years. Joyce is married to Ronnie, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. Joyce works part-time for Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home.
Kevin was born in Galveston Texas and lived in Alvin for 11 years before moving to Mineral Wells in 1977. He graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1983. He has been in the irrigation & landscape, construction and HVAC industries most of his career, at one point in his life he became a rodeo clown for 7 years, he said it was easier running from them than trying to stay on top of them. Working in service businesses he found he was able to help people when faced with problems in their life, and that he received great satisfaction in doing so. The constant contact with different personalities each day was a challenge with which he was very comfortable. In 2008 he decided to go to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service to add more meaning to his ability to help people in their time of need. In his free time he enjoys being with family, camping, offshore fishing, hog hunting and riding anything that is motorized with two wheels. He and his wife Mary have three children.
Born and raised in Mineral Wells. Has three children, and three step children, seventeen grandchildren (the light of my life) attended Mineral Wells independent school district, Weatherford College, Weatherford, TX. And Central Texas Commercial College, Brownwood, TX. Came to work for the funeral home in April 2001. Active in the community. Enjoys working with young people, traveling, sewing and crafts.
Linda has lived in Mineral Wells with her family since 1984. She and her husband Roy have two children and one grandchild. She was previously the Director of Volunteer Services at the local hospital. She is a member of Mineral Wells Art Association and enjoys volunteering at Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce. Her favorite things are spending time with her family, friends, pets, painting in oils and traveling.
Ronnie was raised in Santo, Texas. He graduated from Santo ISD, received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A & M in Commerce in 1963, received his Masters from Tarleton University in 1978. Ronnie is a retired teacher from Mineral Wells ISD of 32 years. He is married to Joyce and has two daughters and four grandchildren. Ronnie resides in Santo, deals in cattle and works some for Santo ISD as well as part-time for Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home.
Rual and his family moved to Mineral Wells in 1974 from MT. Pleasant, TX, to work at the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home and make Mineral Wells his home. He graduated from Daingerfield High School, received his BBA from Texas A & M at Commerce and graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1971. He attends Eleventh Avenue Church where he leads congregational singing and is presently studying classical guitar. He is a member of the Rotary Club and is a 32º Mason. He and his wife purchased the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in 2005.