Doris Dean Keever

Doris Dean Keever, age 88, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 11:40 P.M. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. She was born on June 18, 1929 in Biggsville Township, Illinois, the daughter of Arthur B. and Clara L. (Renner) Montroy. Doris was raised in that area and attended Media High School. On January 28, 1947, she married Robert V. Keever and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2005. She was employed at Selby's Poultry, Lehigh Leopold in Burlington, and lastly, at Pearl Optical. She was a homemaker. Doris was a member of the FOE Auxiliary #3629, VFW Auxiliary #2301, and a longtime member of the Oquawka United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flower gardening, crocheting, traveling, woodcrafts, and remodeling houses. Doris is survived by two daughters; Patricia K. (Dean) Bundy of Gladstone, IL and Betty J. (Earnie) Waterman of Stronghurst, IL, one son, Robert D. (Linda) Keever of Eagle Rock, MO, one sister, Garnett Pirtle of Oquawka, IL, two brothers, James Montroy of Monmouth, IL and Tom Montroy of McRae, AR.  There are thirteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren also surviving.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Beverly Jane Langhover, and brother Chuck Montroy.


Her family will be present to receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 

Funeral Service

A funeral service is planned for 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Turnbull Funeral Home on Oquawka, Illinois. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Media, Illinois. A memorial fund is being established for the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. 


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