Edyth Jean Eppler
November 2, 1936 – April 9, 2017
Edyth Jean Eppler, age 80, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Callaway Jones Funeral Home, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, Texas. Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery of College Station; Aggie Field of Honor. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017, at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.
Mrs. Eppler was born November 2, 1936 in Camden, Tennessee the daughter of Sanford and Iola (Kennon) Bivens. Jean graduated Camden high school and along with her precious twin sister went on to attend Austin Pea College in Clarksville Tennessee.
She married Louis Eppler in 1957 and they had two children eventually moving to Houston Tx. After they divorced she continued to live and work in Houston until her retirement as a secretary. She recently moved to Howe, TX to be with her family after the passing of her son.
Jean had a passion for all people from friends to family and strangers. All that knew her loved her. She was a very selfless lady and had the most giving heart. She enjoyed traveling, being with her friends and family. She also enjoyed reading all types of books. Jean loved the Lord and was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Eppler was preceded in death by her parents Sanford (Chick) Bivens and Iola Kennon Bivens, ex husband Louis Eppler, her son Clayton Lee Eppler and her sister Camilla Meador. She leaves behind her beloved family, daughter, Jennifer White and husband, Donnie of Howe, TX; two granddaughters, Ashley Stout and her husband Jeremy of Howe, TX and Rachel White of Howe, TX; twin sister, Jane Mayo and husband David of College Station, TX; brother, Johnny Bivens and wife Beverly of Memphis, TN. She also leaves behind a beloved niece Sandy Thoede and many nephews.
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Jean was so kind and such a great lady and friendly for those who were her neighbors. Peace be to all her family now and as time passes.
I met Jean about 10 years ago when our family joined the Whites for a weekend at the lake. She was so much fun and I remember her really enjoying all the kids as she took time to chat with each and every one of them. She was always such a pleasure to be around. After she moved to Howe I got to spend more time with her and grew to love her! She will surely be missed. Her fun loving attitude lives on in her daughter and granddaughters for sure! Rest in peace sweet “MiMi”!
After not hearing from Jean for awhile, I decided to call her. The phone service was no longer available. My heart sunk. My deepest sympathy to her sister and daughter. I knew Jean through my sister Mary Ann. Our birthdays were one day apart. My heart aches for you. She was such a sweet, gentle lady. She wil be greatly missed. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord.