Laura Adilene Harville Settle

April 8, 1927 - December 6, 2020


Laura Adilene Harville Settle, 93, passed from this life to the next on Sunday, December 6, 2020. She was born near Oplin, Texas at the family home to Tina Bartley Harville and Sidney S. Harville on April 8, 1927.

Adilene graduated from Oplin High School in 1943. She worked in Abilene at the soda fountain in her uncle’s pharmacy. She married the love of her life, Henry Settle, on May 12, 1945 at a family friend’s home in Baird. They moved to Big Lake after Henry returned from active duty in the military. They made Big Lake their home where they raised their five children.

She was a stay-at-home mom for many years. She worked part-time at Mac’s Grocery and as a census taker. She made her career as a secretary for Reagan County ISD. She was dearly loved by school personnel and students.

Adilene devoted her life to Henry and to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She and Henry attended all their activities, which involved driving countless miles, being their greatest fans, and getting them ready for games and events.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Trailblazers, Reagan County Garden Club, and 20th Century Club. She served as an officer in each organization. She enjoyed fellowship with friends over coffee, gardening, and volunteering in the community. Adilene was an excellent seamstress, cook, and enjoyed needlework. After retirement, she and Henry took many trips together and with a group of friends.

Adilene was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, and her sons, Harville Settle and Opie (D.W.) Settle, her parents, four sisters, and brother. She is survived daughter, Linda Lippe (Paul), sons, Larry Settle (Susijac) and Carl Settle (Patsy), and daughters-in-law Kathy Settle and Nola Bird (Steve). Grandchildren are Josh Settle, Janet Settle, Becca Settle, Shelbie McKay (Dr. Kalum), Dr. Tyson Lippe, Jason Settle, Toya Settle-Stracener (Charley), Chase Settle (Bobbi), Dr. Quisto Settle, Sarra Gerard (Larry), and Ted Settle (Miranda). Great-grandchildren are Carl Wayne Settle, Auston Worden, Brylee McKay, Brantley McKay, Kayson Mendoza, Nolan Settle, Aurelia Settle, Alli Mendoza, and Alex Mendoza.

Pallbearers are Josh Settle, Dr. Tyson Lippe, Chase Settle, Dr. Quisto Settle, Ted Settle, Charley Stracener, Dr. Kalum McKay, and Larry Gerard.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 10th, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, at First Baptist Church of Big Lake. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Friday, December 11th, also at First Baptist Church of Big Lake, 510 E. 7th Street. Burial will follow at Glenrest Cemetery. The family kindly requests that guests wear a mask during the visitation and service. Friends and family can also watch the service at or from the Johnson’s Funeral Home Facebook page.

Memorial Donations can be sent to First Baptist Church of Big Lake. Online Condolences can be sent to