Obituary for Mary Ann Keal
ARLINGTON-Mary Ann Parham Keal, 88, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017.
Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington. Interment: Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, it is Mary Ann’s wish a donation be made to The Arlington Women’s Club, 1515 West Abram, Arlington, TX 76013.
Mary Ann was born September 8, 1929 in Arlington, Texas. She lived part time in Grand Prairie until moving in 1942 to a farm in southeast Arlington just north of Crouch’s Dairy. Mary Ann attended Grace Chapel School and then attended Arlington High School where she graduated in 1947. After graduating High School, she worked for Mobile Oil in Dallas. She married the love of her life Aubrey Keal June 15, 1951 at the bride’s farmhouse home in southeast Arlington. They moved to Lubbock, Texas where Aubrey attended Texas Tech University in the Civil Engineering department. Aubrey and Mary Ann moved back to Arlington in 1962 where Mary Ann assisted Aubrey to open an insurance company and commercial real estate company in Downtown Arlington. Mary Ann was active in the Arlington Women’s club and Women of Rotary. Mary Ann and Aubrey were charter members of Trinity United Methodist Church.
The family would like to thank Heartis Arlington, All Star Healthcare and All Star Hospice for their loving care for Mary Ann.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Aubrey Keal.
Survivors: Mary Ann is survived by her aunt, Lois Kreger; two sons, Brad Keal and his wife, Laura of Fort Worth, David Keal and Katina Wagner of Arlington; brother, Arthur Henry “Hank” Parham of California; granddaughter, Jessica Wall and husband, Roger; grandsons, Calvin Keal and his wife, Miranda of Tennessee, Stewart Keal of Arlington, Joshua Wagner of Arlington; and six great-grandchildren.
Wade Family Funeral Home