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Mary Zeman

d. March 24, 2016

Mary Alice Coffee Zeman was born in Frost, Texas, on May 17, 1940. She was the sixth child born to Sally Ellen Deatherage Coffee and George Newton Coffee, Sr., and the only girl. Mary grew up in West, Texas where she graduated from West High School in 1958. She attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor for a short time before moving with her mother to Washington State to live by her oldest brother, ET, and his family. It was there that she met the love of her life, Bob Zeman. After knowing each other for six months, they married on March 19, 1960. Soon after, they moved to Chicago, IL, and lived with Bob’s mother, Rose. While living in Chicago, they were blessed with their first two children, Robin Renee and Mark Robert. They moved to Waco, Texas, in the spring of 1967. In October of the same year they had their third child, Dale Anton. The family moved to Groesbeck in 1968. Mary was a stay-at-home mother until 1971, when she started working at Groesbeck Middle School as a teacher’s aide. Her friends, Mary Nan and Joyce, along with Principal Troy Thomason convinced her that she needed to return to school to become a certified teacher. Bob and Mary took their advice and the family moved to Belton, where Mary returned to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and graduated with the class of 1974. She remained active as a proud Crusader alumna. The family returned to Groesbeck where Mary began teaching English at Groesbeck Middle School. Her teaching career spanned 38 years and included three generations. She loved all her students and remembered them all by name. Mary was very active in the Groesbeck community. She belonged to the Groesbeck Study Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Youth Advisory Council for the City of Groesbeck, the Cynthia Ann Garden Club, the National Society of the American Revolution, and the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Edmond Taylor and George Newton, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Bob; her brothers, Carl (and Evelyn) Coffee; Cecil (and Janie) Coffee; her children, Robin (and David) Cable; Mark (and Penny) Zeman; Dale (and Lynn) Zeman; and eight grandchildren, Morgan (and Jeff) Henneman, Roseanna Cable, Sterling Cable, Brock Zeman, Rebecca Lambert, Mason Zeman, Zackery Zeman, Presleigh Zeman, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, Mary would love that memorials be made to the Groesbeck Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund in her honor. Visitation will be held at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at the Groesbeck Funeral Home on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10 a.m., with a graveside service held immediately following at Faulkenberry Cemetery.
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Monday, March 28, 2016

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Groesbeck Funeral Home, Inc.

1215 E Yeagua St, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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