Funeral services for Robbie Pauline McKeever, age 93, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Chapel in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Curtis French and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow in the Union Community Cemetery with James T. McKeever, Kenneth Ward, Yvonne King, Roy King, Charlie Charles, Jerry Sue Burks, Alan Fields, Kenneth Hyde, Kevin Sebade and Mark Reece serving as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at West Oaks Funeral Home from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Mrs. McKeever passed away Sunday morning, February 1, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 2, 1915, in Morgan’s Mill, TX, the only child of Robert C. and Irie Cantrell Mace. She married Cecil Astor McKeever on December 10, 1933. Survivors include her husband and one daughter, Peggy Montgomery and husband Jim of Richardson. Also surviving are four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. They are Sheila Fields Reece, husband Mark and their daughters, Samantha and Macey of Honey Grove, Alan Fields, wife Melanie and their triplets, Alexander, Abigail and Madelyn of Greenville, Marilyn Fields Sebade, her husband Kevin and their sons, Matthew and Lucas of Lindsay, and Lisa Housewright White of Richardson and her daughters, Ericka White of Dallas and Danielle McKee, husband Aaron and son Carter of Fort Bragg, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Cecil A. McKeever, Jr. and one daughter, Sue Fields.
Mrs. McKeever was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Astor always described her as a feisty and loving breath of fresh air. She was a happy, smiling and upbeat personality who was lots of fun, saw the positive side of any situation and the best in everyone. Robbie was a great encourager, and extended God’s unconditional love to her family, friends, and all who came in contact with her. She and Astor were inseparable and totally devoted to each other for over 75 years.
Together, she and Astor owned and operated one of the early Grade-A dairy farms in Hopkins County. Robbie had a prolific green thumb, a great love of flowers and flower gardening. Her artful flower arrangements were enjoyed in homes, churches, at parties and weddings. She was also an avid and expert small and big game hunter. Mrs. McKeever was a member of First Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs, and Order of the Eastern Star. Memorials may be made to the Union Cemetery Association, c/o Sheila Funderburk, 157 CR 1213, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.
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