Jeane Wheat Keas, age 68, of Coleman, died Friday, January 29, 2021, at a Dallas hospital. The family will host a visitation on Saturday, February 6, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The funeral service will start at 10:30 a.m. in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman, with Rev. Marvin Hale officiating. There will be a private family interment following the service. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born Jean Ellen Wheat on June 21, 1952 in Coleman, Texas, the daughter of Sidney Anderson Wheat and Loyce Olene Parker Wheat. Although her name was Jean Ellen, she was always known as Jeane. She grew up in Coleman where she attended school and graduated in the Class of 1970. She attended Tarleton State University. On January 1, 1995, she married Rickey Keas in Coleman and they recently celebrated their 26th anniversary. Jeane worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for several businesses, including her husband’s company, Keas Construction. She enjoyed fishing and cooking and loved family gatherings. Since she was about 18 years old, Jeane had lived in part by the words of the “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann, which is a poem about things desired. It ends with the words “with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” Jeane was a happy, cheerful, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed
Survivors include her husband, Rickey Keas of Coleman; two sons, Pete Herring of Slaton, Jeffrey Herring and wife Charlotte of Slaton; five grandchildren, Summer Barber and husband J. P. and Jade Johnson and husband Brad all of Slaton, Katie Weaver and husband Travis of Abilene, Tyler Lane Thompson and Bailey Barron both of Blanket; four great-grandchildren, Magnolia Barber, Poppy Lynn Johnson, Evangeline Weaver, Seraphine Weaver; one brother, Gary Don Wheat and wife Phyllis of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Loyce Wheat and her brother, Paul David Wheat.
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