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Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Jean Keys
July 16, 1930 - June 7, 2007
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Services for Jean Henderson Keys, 76, of Kilgore will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rader Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl “ Buddy” Duggins officiating. Burial will follow at the Kilgore Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.


 Mrs. Keys died Thursday, June 7, at home, after a lengthy illness. She was born July 16, 1930, in Corsicana to J.B. and Lula Mae Henderson and moved to Kilgore in her early childhood where she lived out the remainder of her life. She was a longtime, active member of Forest Home Baptist Church, worked as a bookkeeper, and after retirement served as a docent at the East Texas Oil Museum and a volunteer at Laird Memorial Hospital.


Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Gerald Keys of Kilgore; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Lem Gillikin of Huntsville, Malia and Randy Knight of Hallsville and Debra and Gary Gale of Green River, WY.; son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Alice Keys of College Station; grandchildren, Andrew Gillikin, Angela Gillikin, Jeff Leach, Justin Leach, Ronald Keys Jr., Christy Keys and Sara Knight; three great-grandchildren; and brother and sister-in-law Windell and Patricia Henderson of Kilgore.


The family would like to express their appreciation to special caregivers Ella Mae, Louise and Monique; the Heart’s Way Hospice staff; and the special friends who sat with her so faithfully.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heart’s Way Hospice, 1306 Pine Tree Rd. Longview, TX. 75604.

Jean Keys
July 16, 1930 - June 7, 2007




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