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 cemetery.
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.
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