Evelyn Marie Keehner, 93, passed away at 7:45 am Monday, February 24, 2014 at Provision Living in Godfrey.She was born on July 16, 1920 in Brussels, the daughter of Theodore & Anna (Fischer) Narup.Evelyn married Kermit J. Keehner on November 24, 1941 in St. Louis, and he preceded her in death on November 28, 2003.She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she was very active and started the funeral luncheon program “Friends in Time of Need” with Theona ‘Spiv” Woelfel. She was active in Right to Life, Ursuline Auxiliary, and served the community as an election judge. She also helped deliver books to the homebound around the area. Evelyn was very devoted to her church, family and the community.She is survived by three children and spouses, Karen Schmidt of Decatur, Kermit & Nancy Keehner of Alton, Kris & John Kline of Godfrey; eight grandchildren and spouses, Suzie & William Brodwater of Indiana, Christopher & Christina Keehner of Roxana, Kim & Todd Williamson of Forsythe, IL Matthew Keehner of Edwardsville, Kelly & Kevin Albers of O’Fallon, Kasey & Paul Johnes of Glen Carbon, Kevin & Mary Kline of Alton, and Kraig & Brandy Kline of Lansing, KS; twelve great grandchildren, Evan, Christian, Caitie, Savannah, Colin, Elizabeth, Claire, Abby, Danny, Grace, Ryan, and Nicholas, and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Viola Narup, Everette, Richard, Robert, Lee and Theodore Narup, Bernadette Dykeman and Theona “Spiv” Woelfel.Anatomical donation was made to St. Louis University School of Medicine for medical studies.Visitation will be from 4 pm to 7 pm Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 am Monday, March 3, 2014 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton with Monsignor Kenneth Steffen celebrant.A heartfelt “Thank you” for Mom’s loving care from the Provision Staff and the St. Anthony’s Hospice.Memorials may be made to: Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Right to Life, or The Alzheimer’s Association.
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