ADVANCE - Mary Dewies Keene, 79, died Aug. 14, 2006, in the Lakeview Home Care Residential Facility at Wappapello.
Born Jan. 20, 1927, at Granite City, Ill., daughter of the late Charles and Mattie Milam Gunter, she worked for the Inland Shoe Factory for 22 years and retired as a field agent for the University of Missouri Extension Office. She was a member of the Bethel General Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star of Advance.
On Jan. 19, 1946, at Kinder, she married Lloyd Keene who preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1996.
A son, Dickie; a daughter, Kathy Jean; and a brother also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Lloyd Keene of Brownwood and Kevin Keene of Advance; one sister, Jeannie Trout of Puxico; and seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Ray Placher will officiate.
Burial will follow in Morgan Memorial Park in Advance.