Alleeta Jones Curb Kenan
February 28, 1920 – March 12, 2019
Alleeta Curb Kenan, was born February 28, 1920, in Temple, Texas to William Green and Edna Perry Jones. She is preceded in death by Robert Newton Curb, Leslie Alton Kenan, Jane Ann Curb (daughter) & Robert Kendall Curb (son). Alleeta became a Christian (Old Time Revival) at Cedar Knob Baptist Church in 1939 and has been a member of the First Baptist Church, Killeen since 1953. She was baptized in the River at Burris Crossing which is now Stillhouse Hollow Lake. In addition to being a farmer/ rancher’s wife & homemaker in the 1940’s she was a teacher at Brookhaven, Cedar Valley & Reeces Creek schools. She also worked Mid Tex Telephone Company. Our Dearest Alleeta is survived by her children Marvin Newton Curb (Dee), Lanelle Smith (Jerre), Shirley Mingst (Fred), Robert Kendall (Deceased) Rebecca Ann Curb, along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Services was held Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00 p.m. at Killeen City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers if memorials are desired, the family suggests donations to First Baptist Church, Killeen or an organization of your choice.
Alleeta Kenan was preceded in death by a daughter (stillborn) Jane Ann Curb, 1953, and her husband Newt Curb in 1964 from a tractor accident.
Alleeta Kenan is survived by Marvin Newton Curb, Alleeta Lanelle Smith, Shirley Delois Mingst and Robert Kendall Curb; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren
- Graveside Service Killeen City Cemetery Saturday, March 16, 2019
Alleeta Jones Curb Kenan
March 13, 2019
My grandmother, Granny, was a strong woman whom I loved dearly. I remember one time when I was with her riding through the pasture on her John Deere gator and sitting on one of her many quilts just looking at the cows or the crops. It was so peaceful. I also remember when she played the piano and sang in her living room - I couldn’t sing but she sure did. One time there was a bunch of family members sitting around in her carport talking and she would just have a conversation with my husband, Lee. She made it a point to tell me to make sure he stays in the family. I’m just doing as I was told - been happily married for almost 27 years. Her and Grandpa showed Lee how to operate a tractor and how the family came together to worked cattle. The memories of my Granny and Grandpa will forever be in my heart and to all of the other family members and friends, love one another and hugs to all.