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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-
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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