Jean Keller Bolton died at 2:39 a.m. CST on December 26th, just a few hours after the celebration of Jesus’ Birthday! She was born to Earl Routzen Keller and Lulu Mae Deck Keller on February 12, 1927, in Newark, Delaware. Jean proudly recalled her birthday “the same date as Abraham Lincoln”. She loved music and education. Jean graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, with a major in Home Economics. She married her husband, Andrew L. Bolton, Jr., after meeting at the Wilmington Drama League. They married in 1949 and were married for 40 years.
Jean is survived by her three children, Robert Kenly Bolton and wife Judy of Atlanta, Georgia, Andrew Lyle Bolton, III and his wife, Susan of Boerne, Texas, and Marion Elizabeth Bolton Decell and her husband, Craig; seven grandchildren, Natalie Denette Chandler of Naples, Florida, Jeffrey Scott Chandler and his wife Julie of Rockledge, Florida, Craig Steven Decell, II and his wife Stacy of Dallas, Texas, Timothy Andrew Bolton of College Station, Texas, James William Decell, II of Dallas, Texas, Kyle William Bolton of the U.S. Navy and Kara Rebecca Jean Decell of NSU Nursing School; four great-grandchildren, Haley Ryann DuQuet of Naples, Florida, Deandra Corbin DuQuet of Naples, Florida, Kayla Joann Chandler of Rockledge, Florida and Logan Scott Chandler of Rockledge, Florida.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Lulu Keller and husband, Andy Bolton.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.