Jeane Eaves
Jeane Eaves
  • October 9, 1926 - January 11, 2018
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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Jeane Hillman Eaves, 91, passed away on January 11, 2018. She was born on October 9, 1926 in Jackson, Tennessee. She was married to her high school sweetheart, James F. Eaves, for nearly 71 years. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Union University in Tennessee, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She taught elementary school for many years, and retired from teaching 3rd grade at Bess Race Elementary in Crowley, Texas. She served along side her husband as he pastored churches in Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee, and while he was interim-pastor at churches in 7 states. She also served along side her husband as he taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She was very active in women's ministries and seminary wives organizations everywhere they served. She is survived by son, James Eaves of Emporia, Kansas; son, Mark Eaves, and daughter-in-law, Lisa, of Richmond, Texas; granddaughter, Marisa LePak, and her husband, Ted, of Wylie, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Jeane was predeceased by her husband, James F. Eaves, and parents, William "Joe" and Loraine Hillman. Visitation will be Monday, January 15, 2018 at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell Texas at 1 pm, with the funeral service starting at 2 pm. She will be buried at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell. If so desired, memorials may be made to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary or Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Cypress, Texas. She lived an exemplary life, and will be remembered by many.