The  Shelbyville  News
January 12, 1972
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“ Mrs. Keeling Dies in Hospital  
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          Mrs. Lois M. Keeling, 71, R. R. 1, Waldron, died … today at Major Hospital … A Shelby County native, [she] spent her entire life in the Liberty Township community.  A … school teacher in early life, Mrs. Keeling was a member of the Waldron United Methodist Church, the Vienna Afternoon Club, Waldron Chapter Order of Eastern Star and Delta Theta Tau Sorority.  Born Sept. 8, 1900, [she] was the daughter of  Franklin P. and Anna (Heck) McKay.  She was married to  Fred A. Keeling  on Feb 27, 1920, and he survives.  Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Suzanne) Smith, R. R. 3, Shelbyville, Mrs. Raymond (Jacqueline) Stocklin, R. R. 3, Greensburg, and  Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Harlamert, R. R. 1, Needham; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Thornburg, R. R. 1, St. Paul, and  Miss Eunice McKay, Madison, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A brother preceded in death.  Services will be Friday at .. the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul.  The Rev. Paul Gentry will officiate and burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery. …”
Submitted and summarized by Don T. Mitchell


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Decmeber 27, 1948
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COUNTY  MAN'S  BROTHER  DIES
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Dr. Charles M. Keeling  Succumbs
in  South  Dakota
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          Word has been received by  Dr. J. E. Keeling  of Waldron of the death of his brother  Dr. Charles M. Keeling  in Springfield, S.D.
          Dr. Keeling had suffered a paralytic stroke and died Christmas Day at the home of a daughter  Mrs. Era Kirby  with whom he resided.  He was 85 years of age.
          He was born in Bartholomew county in February, 1863, the son of  Dr. W. W. and  Mary (Spiers) Keeling.  Surviving with daughter  whose home he died and the brother are three grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held in Springfield Wednesday and the body will be brought to the home of the brother, Dr. J. E. Keeling in Waldron.  The time for the last rites and burial services will be announced by D. E. Carmony of St. Paul.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October 6, 1947
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“Long Illness is Fatal to
Wife of Dr. J. E. Keeling
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          Mrs. Mary Jane Keeling, age seventy-one, widely known resident of Shelby county, died at her home in Waldron at 12:30 o'clock this morning.  She had been ill for several years and in serious condition for the past two months.  Her husband, Dr. J. E. Keeling, recently resigned the post of county health commissioner because of her ill health.   Born in Tipton county on February 20, 1876, Mrs. Keeling had spent the greater part of her life in the Waldron community.  She was the daughter of  William A. and  Elizabeth Margaret (Allen) Mitchell.  Her marriage to Dr. Keeling took place on April 29, 1896, and they became the parents of four children.  A daughter died in infancy and those surviving are  Dr. F. E. Keeling, of Portland;  Fred A. Keeling, of near Waldron, and  Mrs. J. O. [Gladys] Durant  of Chicago.  Also surviving are five grandchildren; two brothers, George Mitchell  of Waldron, and  Dr. E. T. Mitchell  of Romney; one sister, Mrs. E. K. [Bertha] Amos  of near Shelbyville; one step-son, Roy E. Keeling  of Youngstown, O., and one half-brother, John W. Mitchell  of Dayton, O.  Mrs. Keeling was a member of the Waldron Methodist Church and funeral services will be held there Wednesday morning at 10:30 with the Rev. C. W. Scott, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Park T. Rushford, officiating.  Burial will be made in the VanPelt cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony of St. Paul.  Friends may call at the late home after 7:00 o'clock this evening.”
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell,  grandson of George W. Mitchell of Waldron


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, April 1, 1946
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DEATH  CLAIMS    
    JOHN  R. KEELING
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Well Known Local Business
Man Succumbs
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          John R. Keeling, 85, in the grocery business here for the past 64 years, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son,  Sherman Keeling, on Spring Hill road after an illness of ten years.
          Mr. Keeling's business had been in the same location on Van Ave., for the past 53 years.  The store there was opened on May 15, 1893.
          The son of  Dr. and Mrs. William Keeling, he was born in Nemaha, Neb., Nov. 16, 1850.  Mr. Keeling was a member of the West St. Methodist Church, Shelby Lodge, No. 28, F. & A.M. and had been a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge for sixty-five years.
          Surviving are the son, Sherman Keeling; one daughter,  Mrs. Harry Gray, also of Shelbyville; three grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. James E. Keeling, of Waldron, and  Dr. Charles M. Keeling, of Springfield, S. D.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. A. J. Spaulding, pastor of the West St. Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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