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Jean Kay Erwin

April 18, 1935 — March 12, 2023


Jean Kay Erwin, 87, of Abilene, TX passed away peacefully on March 12, 2023. Visitation will be from 5 PM to 7 PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Rd. Memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Wylie Methodist Church with Ministers Jeff Hatcher and Charles Casey presiding, under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home.

Jean Kay was born on April 18, 1935, in Waco, TX to Olin D. Stover and Marvarine Stover. She graduated from Waco High School in 1953 and from Texas Christian University in 1957. She married Charles E. “Chuck” Erwin on June 23, 1957 in Waco, TX. She was employed by KWTX in Waco. She and Chuck moved to Abilene in 1960.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a true lady and a loyal friend. Her greatest asset was being a Christian homemaker. Without any doubt, she was the best cook – her family especially loved her desserts. She was also a skilled seamstress. Jean Kay made her clothes and clothes for the family. She made pageant costumes, church banners, and even the first McMurry University flag. Her most useful, valuable, and prized possession was her Bernina Sewing Machine. Jean Kay was a long-time member of the Beacon Sunday School class at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

One of her favorite past times was bridge; she was a fierce competitor. During her early years, she was the best 42 player and domino partnership opponent. Later on, Mexican Train became a favorite.

Jean Kay is survived by her husband, Chuck; daughter, Keely Acklin (Matt) and son, Cole Erwin (Lezli); three grandchildren, Justin Tabor (Haley), Kyera Smith (Matt), and Sephanie Davidson (D.J.), and nine great-grandchildren and caring friends and neighbors.

Memorials may be made to Wylie Methodist Church or your favorite charity.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jean Kay Erwin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

The Hamil Family Funeral Home

6449 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606

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Memorial Service

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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