Mrs. Sara Roblye Powell Keck, 63,
prominent Mt.Vernon woman, died at this morning in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. A heart condition was fatal.
She was the widow of Louis D. Keck, Posey county Democratic leader
and an executive of the former Keck-Gonnerman Co.,
local manufacturing firm, who died in 1951. Their only son, Louis D.
Keck, Jr., was a fatality of an auto accident on State Road 62 east of Mt.Vernon on July 4, 1949.
Mrs. Keck entered St. Mary's Hospital nine weeks ago from her home
She was a member of a leading White county, Illinois, family and was a daughter of John G.
Powell and Suma Randolph Powell. Mrs. Keck's father like her son met
death in an auto accident on State Road 62 east of Mt.Vernon. The mother, who is 88 years old
and to whom Mrs. Keck was devoted, lived in Carmi, Ill.
Te late deceased was a graducate of HamiltonCollege at Lexington. Her marriage to Louis D. Keck
took place in 1918.
The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home in Mt.Vernon. Calling hours at Short-Niehaus chapel will begin at Sunday.
The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at Monday by William E. Stark, vicar of St. John's Episcopal Church of Mt. Vernon, of which
the deceased was a devout, active member. Burial will be in Bellefontaine
Surviving in addition to the mother, are
a sister, Mrs. Hugh Hale, Carmi, Ill., and a niece, Miss
Virginia Hale, Carmi.
Mrs. Keck was a member of the Ramblers club and the Associate
Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority and was the organizing regent of General Thomas
Posey chapter Daughters of American Revolution, and a former South district D.
A. R. director.
Her natural intelligence and a gracious personality were enhanced
by wide travels both in America and abroad.
in her views and opinions, she possessed a sympathetic interest in humanity in
general and a kindness of heart that endeared her to her friends and family.