Dr. Margaret Anne Wheat, 93, of Commerce passed away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2015. Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 2, at Commerce Funeral Home in Commerce. A funeral service took place Monday immediately following the visitation with Rev. Michael Ryer officiating. She was buried at the Daingerfield Cemetery later that same afternoon.
She was born April 2, 1922, in Paris, Texas, the daughter of Erasmus Wheat and Janera Thompson Wheat.
Dr. Wheat was a music professor at East Texas State University for many years. She joined the faculty in 1948 and retired in 1992. During her tenure she taught music theory and composition, as well as teaching keyboard. Personally, she was able to play many instruments, the keyboard being her primary medium. In recent years, she decided she wanted to learn to play the harp, so a close friend who plays began teaching her.
Dr. Wheat was the only child of Erasmus and Janera Wheat, who preceded her in death.
Online condolences may be made at www.commercefuneralhome.com and www.heraldbanner.com.
Published on  November 5, 2015