After years of living with Alzheimer’s disease in Pink, Wilma Jean “Jeanie” Keith, 88, took her final breath on Friday, April 14, 2017. Surrounded by her husband of 70 years, son and daughters, grandchildren, sisters, and a great-grandchild, Wilma Jean a.k.a. Jeanie left this earth to be reunited with her Lord, four brothers, two sisters, parents, and a son.

After years of living with Alzheimer’s disease in Pink, Wilma Jean “Jeanie” Keith, 88, took her final breath on Friday, April 14, 2017. Surrounded by her husband of 70 years, son and daughters, grandchildren, sisters, and a great-grandchild, Wilma Jean a.k.a. Jeanie left this earth to be reunited with her Lord, four brothers, two sisters, parents, and a son.

Born in Okmulgee to Robert and Myrtle Musgrave, Jeanie was one of the middle children of the family. According to Jeanie’s mother, she was born on March 22, 1929, but her birth certificate (filed years later) reads March 23.

After moving to Oklahoma City, she met Delmer Keith at Southwest Church of Christ in July 1946.

After a long distance courtship, Jeanie married Delmer at a young age of 17. On Christmas Day 1946, in front of the Musgrave family Christmas tree, Jeanie committed herself to a life with Delmer. The young bride set up home for herself and beloved soldier in Panama City, Florida. Jeanie continued her passion of working with youth and teaching Bible classes. The couple welcomed three biological and two adopted children: Carl Dean, Skyler Don, Rickey Dale, Kim Stuart, and Kellie Renee. Jeanie was a devoted homemaker and temporary mother to numerous foster children. She worked alongside her husband with the Tecumseh Church of Christ family. In the Cradle Roll Bible Class, Jeanie was responsible for teaching many babies and toddlers the first verses of “Jesus Loves Me” and “The B-I-B-L-E” songs.

Especially with her grandchildren, Jeanie made countless, unforgettable memories traveling throughout the United States. Her favorite locations were Rocky Mountain National Park and the Smoky Mountains National Park. She wrote vacation memoirs and purchased many porcelain dolls through the years of her travels. Collecting dolls of many sorts was a hobby that she was known for. “You must keep the box you bought the doll in or it isn’t worth as much,” she would tell her granddaughters time and again.

Jeanie is survived by her beloved husband; son, Carl and Pam Keith, son, Skyler and Anita Keith, son, Rickey and Pam Keith; daughter, Kellie Wright; 13 grandchildren; and 20 plus two on-the-way great-grandchildren.

The family would like to give a special thank-you to Angelic Hospice and the Pink Senior Citizens Nutrition program for their care and encouragement over the past four months.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, and continue through service time.

Service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, at Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh with Erick Henson and Eddy Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.