Cleo Seely (born Flenniken)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: July 30, 1929

Date of Death: December 29, 2009

Birth Place: Lamesa, TX

Death Place: Dimmitt, TX

Cleo Seely

Cleo Seely, 80, of Dimmitt, passed away on Dec. 29, 2009 in Dimmitt.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr. James Jones officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in Lamesa Memorial Park Cemetery, in Lamesa, Texas, under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt. Family visitation will be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cleo was born on July 30, 1929, in Lamesa, Texas, to Vernon and Eva Mae Flenniken. She grew up in Lamesa and graduated from Klondike High School. She attended Draughn’s Business School in Lubbock for approximately one year. She married Gene Seely on June 2, 1950. Cleo worked for the Dimmitt Independent School District for six years as a reading teacher. Later she was employed with the Castro County Adult Probation Office, until her retirement in 1999. She was a longtime member of the 4th and Bedford Church of Christ in Dimmitt.

She is survived by one son, Noble Seely and wife Debbie of Allen, Texas; three daughters, Jeanette Williamson and husband Glenn of Brownwood, Texas, Brenda Keeney and husband Randall of Canyon and Karen Seely of Levelland; one brother, Vernon Flenniken of Lamesa; four grandchildren, Jeremy Seely, Jennifer Kovar, Shy Bigham and Shelly Hardy; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob, Katie, Addison, Sidney, Sutton, Kenly, Kylie and Karlie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Seely; one sister, Lucille King; and one brother, Herbert Flenniken.

Memorials may be made to 4th and Bedford Church of Christ, 101 SW 4th St., Dimmitt, TX 79027

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Published in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (TX) – January 3, 2010