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Edgar Leroy Keef
Edgar Leroy Keef, 79, of Mt. Vernon died Dec. 27, 2002, at his home.
He was a self-em­ployed carpenter.
Mr. Keef was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Jef­ferson County to Andrew Earl and Jessie P. (Glover) Keef. 
He married Edna E. (Brown) Keef  Jan. 4, 1947, in Morganfield, Ky.; she survives.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County. 
Military flag presentation will be conducted by the chaplain of American Legion Post no. 141 
of Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Merle Fullerton will officiate. Those attending this service are asked 
to go directly to the cemetery on Sunday.

Per the request of Mr. Keef, no public visitation will be held.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Keef is survived by a son, Robert L. Keef and wife Becky of Bluford; 
four daughters, Sue Smith and husband Marshell, Ruth Ann Keef, Karen Jean Howell and Helen P. Klevore 
and husband Robert, all of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Delbert Keef and wife Leota of Mt. Vernon, 
Bob Dean Keef of Centralia and Charles Wayne Keef of St. Louis; a sister, Marjorie Smith of  
Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchil­dren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Bonnie Baptist church. He was a veteran of the US Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sharon Carlton; one brother; and one sister.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Bonnie Baptist Church and will be accepted at the 
funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 
for obituary information at any time.

Date:  12-27-2002
Submitted by; Ken Richardson

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