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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 
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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