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Edna E. Keef
Edna E. Keef, 81, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, 
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
She was born in Jefferson County on Friday, March 9, 1928, a daughter of William E. and 
Emma H. (Beauford) Brown.  She married Edgar L. Keef in January 1947 in Morganfield, Ky., 
and he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2002.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County 
with the Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating.  Interment will follow.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Keef is survived by four daughters, Sue Smith and husband Marshall of Mt. Vernon, 
Ruth Ann Keef of Mt. Vernon,  Helen P. Klevorne and husband Robert of Mt. Vernon, and 
Karen Jean Howell of Mt. Vernon; a son, Robert L. Keef and wife Becky of Bluford; 
10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents; her husband; two brothers; two sisters; and one daughter, Sharon Carlton, 
preceded her in death.
Edna was a Tupperware consultant.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Bonnie Baptist Church and will be accepted 
at the funeral home, or from the online obituary at, or mailed 
to Hughey Funeral Home P.O. box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 
or visit for further information and to send condolences.

Date:  11-3-2009
Submitted by; Ken Richardson

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