Eula Jean Keathley, 79, of Heber Springs, AR went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, September 15, 2018. She was born June 3, 1939 in Quitman, AR to the late Omer B. and Opal (DeBusk) Gaither. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Roy, Ernie and Hulen Gaither.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Raymond Keathley of Conway; sons, Bruce (Barbara) Keathley of Conway, and Nick (Debie) Keathley of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Marie Jackson of Heber Springs, Inez (Arville) White of Heber Springs, Linda Gaither (John Rowe) of Sebring, FL and Shirley (Bill) Poole of Winter Haven, FL; grandchildren, Nicole Keathley of Conway, Amber (Drew) Hester of Conway, Blake (Tiffany) Keathley of Conway, Vanda (Eric) Phillips of Mt. Vernon, Samantha Moser of Conway, Randi Chance of Mt. Vernon and Kassie Keathley of Vilonia; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Many people have been touched over the years by Jean's welcoming smile, great sense of humor and ability to make all those around her laugh. She will be missed by many, especially those who called her Mom and Nanie.
Jeans was an avid piano player who shared her talent with her church, family and friends all throughout her life. She enjoyed her time as a member of the Red Hat Society and loved to volunteer at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Heber Springs. Jean loved to travel, garden and watch the Arkansas Razorbacks on television. Throughout the years Jean worked for their family business. Of all of her passions, her favorite thing in life was being a mother and a grandmother.
Family visitation will be Tuesday, September 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. The funeral service will be Wednesday, September 19th at 10:00 am, burial immediately after services at Crestlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers are David Hogue, Rusty Hogue, Blake Keathley, Rick Harrison, Rick Hawkins and Eric Phillips.