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Obituary Claude Paul Clinton Keele,
Mexico, Missouri, 26 Dec 1930

	Obituary - Mexico Evening Ledge?

	Claudius Keele was born near Montgomery City on September 28, 1899, and
lived with his parents there until in 1922, when he married Miss Viola Bishop,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bishop of Callaway county.  The couple moved to
Wellsville, where he was employed at the Wellsville Fire Brick Co. until moving
to Mexico.
	He is survived by his widow and 7-year-old son, Claudius Edmond Keele;  his
mother, Mrs. Lizzie Keele of near Montgomery City; a brother, Wilfred, of
Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Berger and Mrs. Ed Kettle, both of near
Montgomery City.
	Keele was popular among his fellow employees for his cheery disposition
and was happy in his work and in his home.  He had many friends in Wellsville
and vicinity as well as in Mexico.
	Funeral services were held at Liberty church near Martinsburg, Sunday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.D. Greer of Mexico and burial was in Liberty

Obituary Viola Lovel (Bishop) Keele,
Mexico, Missouri, 10 Nov 1995

Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Montgomery City, Missouri, 11 November 1995

	Viola L. Keele.  Viola L. Keele, 94, of Mexico, died Friday, Nov.
10, 1995, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center in Mexico.
	Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Arnold
Funeral Home in Mexico, with the Rev. Randall Sawyer officiating.  Burial
will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico.
	Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home,
with a VFW Auxiliary Memorial Service at 3:30 p.m.
	Mrs. Keele was born May 7, 1901, in Shamrock, to Bert and Daisy
Hendricks Bishop.  On May 21, 1922, she married Claude Keele, who preceded
her in death in 1931.
	Survivors include one brother, John T. Bishop of Martinsburg;  and one
sister, Alberta O. Brashear of Mexico.
	In addition to her husband, Mrs. Keele was preceded in death by one
son, Sgt. Claude E. Keele.
	A resident of Mexico since 1930, Mrs. Keele owned her own beauty
shop.  For many years, she was a member of the First Christian Church, where
she taught Sunday school.  Mrs. Keele was also a life member of the VFW
Auxiliary, and served as state president for six years.  Becuase of the
death of her son in a plane crash over England in 1944, she was recognized
as a Gold Star Mother.
	The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First
Christian Church or to the VFW Auxiliary.

Claude Paul Clinton and Viola Lovel (Bishop) Keele Family