|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1930|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2012|
Jean Wheeler-Barminski, 82, a remarkable woman of strength and compassion, passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, of pulmonary complications.
Jean was born Oct. 5, 1930, in rural Cleburne to William Pinkney "Pink" Johnson and Clara Hamrick. The striking redhead was reared and educated in Burleson, graduating from high school at the age of 16. After two years of college in Dallas and Decatur, she embarked on a career in bookkeeping, sales and marketing management. Jean married David J. Wheeler and together they raised three sons in 44 happy years of marriage until David passed away in 1995. She continued to work for Sam's Furniture & Appliance until recently and in her words was never truly retired.
Jean married R. Frank Barminski, a longtime associate and friend, in January 2001. They made their home in the Ridglea area of Benbrook and Jean put her heart and effort into melding the two large families together. As the matriarch of the family, she delighted in hosting family get-togethers and was famous for her holiday gatherings that always included numerous friends and her large extended family.
"Memaw" Jean was a loving mother and friend to all and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
She was preceded by her first husband, David Joseph Wheeler; her parents; and brother, William Johnson.
Survivors: Her husband, Robert F. Barminski; sons, David Wheeler II and wife, Kay, of Fort Worth, Don Wheeler of Tampa, Fla., Doug Wheeler and wife, Masna, of Burleson; grandchildren, D.J. Wheeler III and Katherine Randow, Kady and RJ Howell, and D'Wayne Wheeler; stepchildren, Mike and Joan Barminski, Rachel Barminski Bounds, Bob and Caroline Barminski, Brad and Mary Johnson, Bill and Melissa Barminski; six stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes. Entombment: Garden Mausoleum of Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.
Memorials: The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County.
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