Marsha Ann Keathley (1947-2020) was born on March 25,1947 in Gainesville, Texas to Robert and Juanelle McCabe. She passed away on October 2, 2020. Visitation will be October 6, 2020, from 6:00-7:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California St, Gainesville, Texas. Service will be following at 7:00 pm at Meador Chapel.
Marsha grew up in Gainesville where she was a 1965 graduate of Gainesville High School. Marsha then moved to Fort Worth to attend Texas Christian University where she received her teaching degree while graduating from TCU in 1969. In 1970 Marsha married Gainesville High School classmate Tim Keathley (class of 1964) and they had two sons Derek & Jason and a grandson Wesley. Tim and Marsha had just celebrated their 50th Anniversary this year.
Mrs. Keathley began her teaching career in 1970 in Brock, Texas before accepting a job in the White Settlement ISD where she received multiple awards including Teacher of the Year for 1993-1994. Mrs. Keathley retired in 2011 after 42 years of teaching, she claimed it was the best job she ever had because it was with some of the best people she ever knew. Mrs. Keathley’s strong faith and love of family and her dedication to education were the binding to her life’s book.
Mrs. Keathley is survived by her Husband, Tim Keathley; Son, Derek Keathley and wife, Ricki of Fort Worth; Son, Jason Keathley of Fort Worth; Grandson, Wesley Keathley and wife Morgan of Cost, Texas; Sister, Suzy Klement and husband John of Gainesville; Nephews, Ryan Klement and Casey Klement both of Gainesville.
The family ask in lieu of flowers that you consider making a donation to White Settlement ISD in honor of Marsha Keathley.
White Settlement ISD
Attn: Debra Burnett
401 S. Cherry Lane
Fort Worth, Texas 76108
In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, social distancing and the wearing of masks while attending the funeral services and visitation will be observed.
Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Wonderful person.
So very sorry for loss.
Had many years at Old North Elem with Marsha. She was so out going and had a GREAT laugh. Many Prayers and MUCH LIVED for the family.
A wonderful woman, a lady by all means
Words can never express the love and admiration we felt for Marsha! She was an absolute joy to be around… Tim, Derek, Jason, my heart goes out to you guys and all your surrounding families! May God grant you all peace during this time!!
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
We are so sad to know Marsha has left this earth, but are strengthened by the knowledge that she is with our blessed Savior and Lord.
Tim, Derek, and Jason and all family members, you will be in our prayers. —- Ted and Sue Fay
May you Rest in PEACE free of suffering ! Prayers for Tim Derek and Jason and the Keathley Family!
My mom, the late Bobbie Jones, served as secretary at North Elementary for many years. She always spoke so highly of Marsha and considered her a dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.
So sorry for your loss Mrs. Keathley as I knew her from North Elementary was a very kind and thoughtful person.She always had a smile for everyone and a love for the kids! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
My heart is heavy for your loss. May you find strength and support from your family and friends. Joann and HP
Prayers to the family. May God comfort you all!
Tim and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. She was a neighbor of mine on Meadow Drive. I remember her as a very nice person!
Marsha was a dear friend and mentor to me for the 20 years I worked with her. She loved her family and was so proud of them. I am thankful for her friendship in my life.
Love and prayers for the family.
Tim, Derek, Jason and Wesley, I am so sorry for your loss! Marsha was a great lady. I remember her teaching Tra she had such patience and kindness. I’m praying for y’all daily.
Mike and I are so very sad to learn of Marsha’s passing. I sat with Marsha at the last class of 65 reunion and had such a great visit with her. We will miss her spirit, her laugh and kindness. Our prayers to Tim and the family!
Dear Keathley family, you all are in our prayers during this time! May the love of our Heavenly Father embrace each of you with his peace in these coming days!
We are so very sorry for your loss! What a splendid lady!
Clearly, her legacy will forever be ingrained in so many lives.
Prayers for the whole Keathley family. 50 years of marriage, a true blessing with a fine family
Marsha will be missed by all us who loved her. She was always a joy to be around. She left us too soon.
Carol Ann Hess , October 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Marsha was one of my very best friends. Our parents got together quite often when they were so young and we were so small. Life takes many turns along the way and it creeps up quickly..
Marsha and I were best friends in High School. She is now in Heaven with her Mother and Dad. Prayers for her family.
I have many fond memories of Marsha while teaching at North Elementary. She was a talented teacher and an inspiration to all her students!
Marsha wrote our humorous teacher play that won the entire competition at Texas Wesleyan. Marsha’s wit caused us all to smile. My sympathies to you and your family,
Tim, Derek,Jason, and Wesley, I was so sorry to hear about Marsha’s passing. She was an outstanding teacher and a sweet friend. She always had a smile and a kind word for all the students she worked with, as well as the teachers. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. Marsha was such a sweet person and a good friend.
We are so sorry for the family’s loss, but our hearts are full with memories of Marsha. She was so kind to us boys growing up. Some of my best memories of high school were at her home. She was a great friend to my parents. We will all miss her.
So sorry for your family’s loss! What a sweet, always smiling, happy lady who loved her family dearly! You will be missed but will live on in so many lives and memories. Rest In Peace sweet friend. God bless!
Dear Tim, boys and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Marsha. Tough I hadn’t seen her in years, I have wonderful memories of teaching with her at North Elementary. She was so kind, thoughtful and fun to be around..I was blessed to have her as a friend, plus she was a super teacher! She will be sorely missed.
Dear Tim and family, I am Diane Lee’s daughter. I knew Marsha a long as I can remember and I have fond memories of her and the other teachers that used to get together with my mom. I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing and peace.