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Marguerite Kay (Keasler) Lawson

East Alton | Thursday, September 10 2015

Marguerite Kay (Keasler) Lawson, 75, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at her residence.

Born April 8, 1940 in Alton, she was the daughter of Frank and Mae Marguerite (Wassman) Keasler.

She received her Radiological Technologist training from Jewish Hospital in St. Louis; then was employed and retired from Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.  While working, she received her Associates degree from the University of Louisville, obtained her Bachelors degree in Music from Judson University in Elgin, IL; then her Master's degree in Music from Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY; she was a past president of the Kentuckiana Society of Radiological Technologist. 

She served as choir director and alto section leader at the fourth Ave United Methodist Church in Louisville for 8 yrs; was a member of the Kentucky Opera Association; a "Kentucky Colonel"; choir member and past president of the United Methodist Women at the 1st United Methodist Church in East Alton.

She is survived by her brother, Phillip (Sue) Keasler of East Alton; sister-in-law, Sharon Garrett of marion, KY; former husband, William lawson of Marion, KY; nieces, Emily (Mark) Zipprich, Kim (Drew) Scarbrough; nephews, Luke and Joe Garrett; and great nieces, Teagan Zipperich and Cora Scarbrough.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and two brothers, Frank William and Hal Herdis Keasler.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 19 at the 1st United Methodist Church in East Alton.  Rev. Bill Pyatt will officiate.

Burial will follow in Upper Alton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the 1st United Methodist Church of East Alton's "Big Wednesday Program".

Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.


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