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Mary Elizabeth Keeling

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Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Keeling, 87, of Adams, TN, died Friday September 9, 2011 at her home. Private graveside services were conducted in the Kentucky State Veterans Cemetery in Hopkinsville, KY with Rev. Ken Gillespie officiating. Mrs. Keeling was born August 17, 1924 in Mascot, TN to the late James and Cleo Haines Yadon. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. She was a community leader and housewife in many of the cities where her husband was stationed. In Philadelphia she served as president of the Officer's Wives Club. She sewed choir robes and did secretarial work for the church, including typing the Sunday Order of Service. Their oldest daughter, Sandy, was born in South Carolina and their son, David, was born in Georgia. Her husband was then stationed in the Canal Zone, so she and the kids took a steam ship to live there. In 1950 they returned to the states to live in Dayton, OH, where their daughter Linda was born. In Dayton, Libby was a member of a bowling team and also a bridge club in which she won a backyard umbrella table set as a tournament prize. She and her husband chose Adams as their retirement home. She was an active member in the local Adams Women's Club and was famous for her casseroles. She often planned the luncheon activity for the meeting. She loved to decorate the tables at the club and gathered party favors. She was also involved in the annual Adams Thresherman's event for a number of years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keeling was preceded in death by her son: David Fredrick Keeling, and by her sister: Dottie Yadon McNeely. She is survived by her Husband of 67 years: Lt. Col. David Woodrow Keeling of Adams, Daughters: Sandra Renee Keeling Pellaton of Concord, CA , and Linda Jean Keeling Chappell of Swainsboro, GA, Daughter-in-law: Kathleen Field of Louisana, Sister: Madge Yadon of Knoxville, Grandchildren: Douglas Chappell, Laura Pellaton, Eric Keeling, and David Keeling, Great grandchild: Jacob Keeling

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Kentucky State Veterans Cemetery

Fort Campbell Blvd. Hopkinsville, KY


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