Evelyn Marie Keehner, 93, of Alton, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, at Provision Living in Godfrey.
She was born on July 16, 1920 in Brussels, the daughter of Theodore and 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. Evelyn 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 and Nancy Keehner of Alton and Kris and John Kline of Godfrey; eight grandchildren and spouses, Suzie and William Brodwater of Indiana, Christopher and Christina Keehner of Roxana, Kim and Todd Williamson of Forsythe, Matthew Keehner of Edwardsville, Kelly and Kevin Albers of O’Fallon, Kasey and Paul Johnes of Glen Carbon, Kevin and Mary Kline of Alton, and Kraig and Brandy Kline of Lansing, Kan.; 12 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.
Services were through Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.