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Wanda Kirleen Jaggers Hiett, 82 of Denison, passed away on March 27, 2021 in Denison, Texas.
Graveside services took place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Mt. Vernon City Cemetery in Mt Vernon, Texas. Services were under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Justin Briscoe and Shannon Boyd officiated the service with assistance from Todd Catteau and Basil McClure.
Kirleen was born May 14, 1938, in Lubbock, Texas to Zack Jaggers and Ella Kate Armstrong Jaggers. She grew up in Spearman, Texas, and attended school in Spearman, Canyon and graduated from Plainview, Texas high school at midterm in 1956. She lived in Medan, Sumatra and Indonesia from January to September in 1957.
Kirleen met the love of her life, Calvin Blevins Hiett, in Abilene, Texas in 1957. They married May 31, 1958 in Spearman, and celebrated 63 years of marriage. She attended Abilene Christian College in 1957, East Texas State University in 1972, and graduated with a master’s degree in 1976 from what is now Texas A&M Commerce.
Kirleen taught school at Westminster and Melissa, Texas, and retired in 1998. After retirement, Calvin and Kirleen travelled to most of the states and several foreign countries. Both were both involved in genealogical research. They volunteered for 20 years at Franklin County Genealogical Society Library at Mt. Vernon.
Kirleen loved to cook, sew and quilt. She made quilts for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
Kirleen was preceded in death by her parents, Zach and Ella Kate Jaggers.
She is survived by her husband Calvin Blevins Hiett; son John Shawn Hiett of Euless, Texas; daughter Wanexa Lee Hiett Briscoe and son-in-law Brad Briscoe of Denison; son William Garrett Hiett of Euless; grandchildren Justin Briscoe and wife Ashley and Kristin Briscoe Boyd and husband Shannon; great grandchildren, Keegan, Krawford and Madeline Briscoe and Ryland and Ellington Boyd.
Perry Sheets, Brad Briscoe, Justin Briscoe, Shannon Boyd, Tommy Thomas, David Kirkbride, David Howerton and Billy Moss served as pallbearers.
Please make donations in Kirleen’s name to the Franklin County Genealogical Society, PO Box 1563, Mt. Vernon, TX 75457.