Evelyn Marie Keithley


Evelyn Marie Keithley, age 93, of Liberty Hill, Texas, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Bertram Nursing Home. She was born on November 24, 1921 to Edgar Maurice Wiley and Essa Viola Giddens in Leander, Texas.

After graduating from high school, Evelyn attended Durham’s Business College, graduating in July of 1941. She worked at the local bank to gain experience and then went to work as a secretary for Leander Limestone. She also raised and sold Parakeets.

Evelyn was a life-long member of the Leander Methodist Church and was also a member of the Mary Martha Circle at Leander Methodist Church.

Evelyn’s interests and hobbies were her church, raising her family, spending time with friends and family, delivering Meals on Wheels, and raising African Violets.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents Edgar and Essa Wiley; daughter, Linda Marie Goolsby; sister, Mary Jane Presley, and her brother, Guy Wiley. She is survived by her husband, Jerry R. Keithley, Sr., of Liberty Hill, TX; children, Mike Goolsby and wife Pamela of Liberty Hill, TX, Sue Horacek and husband David of Bedford, TX, Jerry Keithley, Jr., and wife Cori of Bastrop, TX, Scott Keithley and wife Rosemary of Round Rock, TX; stepson David Keithley and wife Debbie from Georgetown, TX; seven grandchildren, Kim Clay, Ryan Goolsby, John Horacek, Josh Preece, Jennifer Lanier, Jill Linder, and James Keithley; and by ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Leander Chapel, 1200 South Bagdad Road. Interment followed at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander.

Memorial guestbook is available online at www.wcfish.com.