Bratcher Funeral Home

401 West Woodard, Denison, TX


Jane Ayres Keele

April 22, 1940April 25, 2020

Jane Ayres Keele slipped into the arms of her heavenly Father on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at her home in Denison, TX. She was born on a beautiful Monday, April 22, 1940 in McKinney, TX, to Alwyn and Aline Golden.

She graduated from Leonard High School, Denison Business College, and was an honor graduate from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.

Jane married Marc Ayers in September of 1961. Marc and Jane had one daughter and they were married for 45 years, until his death in 2006. In October, 2009 Jane married Alvin Keele.

Banking was her calling. Jane was the Senior Vice President and Trust officer at Interfirst Bank, then Landmark Bank.

Jane loved her community and was involved in many civic groups including DISD Educational Foundation, Denison Chamber of Commerce, Service League, and Boys Club. She also was involved in the United Way, Cancer society, Texoma Concert Association, just to name a few.

Jane served as the Chairman of the Smith Foundation Board of Directors for many years and was on the Board of Directors at Texoma Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband Alvin, daughter Janette Haddock and Crandon, Grandsons Jason Haddock and wife Lorna, and Jared Haddock and wife Jodie. She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Reagan, Elizabeth, Presley, Marcus and Kiley. Jane leaves behind numerous friends to cherish her memory. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Parkside Baptist Church in Denison in her name, or to your favorite charity. Jane will be laid to rest during a private ceremony at Fairview Cemetery, Denison. Her family will be at Bratcher Funeral Home Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to receive condolences from friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bratcherfuneralhome.com for the Keele family.

Bratcher Funeral Home has been given the honor of serving the Keele family.


  • Alwyn Golden (Aline), Father (deceased)
  • Alvin Keele, Husband
  • Janette Haddock (Crandon), Daughter
  • Jason Haddock (Lorna), Grandson
  • Jared Haddock (Jodie), Grandson
  • Jane is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Reagan, Elizabeth, Presley, Marcus and Kiley.

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  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020


  • Private Family Burial


Jane Ayres Keele

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Floyd Flowers

April 29, 2020

Jane was a good gal, and will be deeply missed. I have wonderful memories of fun times together at Lake Texoma, spending time striper fishing, and gathering for fish fries and fellowship with “The Wild Bunch”.

Floyd Flowers

Alma Clark

April 29, 2020

Soo sorry . Jane was one of the nicest and sweetest Ladies I have ever known!! Thoughts and prayers are with you and family Janette.

Linda Tarzis

April 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Jane was a fun and loving person. We loved having her in our family. We know she is not suffering now. Rest in peace, "Cuz)".

Michael Calhoun

April 28, 2020

i want to extend my deepest sympathies. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Roy Renfro

April 28, 2020

She was a jewel of great brilliance. I will miss her greatly.

Eric & Jane Ellen Myers

April 28, 2020

We knew Jane for many years, as did most folks around Denison.
She will be genuinely missed by those whose lives she touched.
Jane was a beautiful person, inside and out.

Chet Haney

April 28, 2020

Jane Ayres lived a remarkable and noteworthy life of personal distinction and gallant, unselfish service to her community — at the bank, on the board at the hospital and with her spiritual family at church. A wonderful Christian lady, I was very privileged to be her pastor and honored to sit for a brief visit some times in her home. Love and prayers for her family.

Chet Haney

Grady Cox

April 28, 2020

Alvin, I am sorry to read of Jane's passing. I thought of her as a compassionate, personable lady and enjoyed bowling with you and Jane. Prayers for you and Jeanette and the family. May God bless you at this time of grieving.

Grady Cox

Mary Rylant Batson

April 28, 2020

Jane was such a precious friend! I was so lucky to inherit her when Judy Kincaid retired from doing her hair. Every single time I saw her she had a beautiful smile on her face and it felt like we could laugh for hours. She made me feel treasured by her interest in my life and family. Jesus called a lovely soul home. She will be missed.

Johnnie Smith

April 28, 2020

Judy and I have known Jane since the late 1960s. It was my blessing to serve the Lord with Jane in the music ministry for several years at Hyde Park Baptist Church. She was a great encouragement to me during those years and I valued her friendship from that time forward. Our sincere condolences to Janette and her family and to Alvin. Johnnie Smith


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