Bernard T. Keeney

Bethalto | Thursday, July 15 2010

Bernard T. Keeney, 90, went to be with the Lord at 3:30 am on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

He was born August 21, 1919 in Alton, IL, the son of Thomas Patrick & Irene (Stalp) Keeney.

He married Ann (Graham) on November 19, 1949 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton.  She preceded him in death on January 2, 2001

Bernard served his country during WWII in the Army Aircore as a weatherman.  He was proud of his military time and benefiting from the G.I. bill, graduating school with a bachelor’s degree as an architect from Washington Univ., holding licenses in the state of Illinois and Missouri.  He then started his co-ownership business, Keeney & Stolze Architect, where he helped in the design of several building in the Riverbend area.  He then became an architect project manager for the State of Illinois and work for six years as an architect engineer for H.B.E. Corp.

Bernard was a past member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey and recently a member Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto. He enjoyed golfing, working part time as a marshal at Spencer T. Olin golf course in Alton, flying his plane, boating and water skiing, dancing, watching Cardinal Baseball, participating in the Senior Olympics for golf in Washington, D.C. and spending time with family, friends and especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Graham & Melanie Keeney of Glen Carbon; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth & Richard Marder of Libertyville, IL and four grandchildren, Angela Rose Keeney, Jessica Keeney Marder, Stephanie Rae Marder and Nicole Irene Marder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Baumberger and on Brother, Thomas Keeney.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 pm on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey at 10:30 am on Monday, July 19, 2010, with Fr. Steve Pohlman officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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