Doris Mae Kilmer Keegan
Doris Mae Kilmer Keegan, age 93, of Janesville, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care.
She was born in Janesville on Nov. 21, 1923, the daughter of Wandell “Rosy” and Margaret (Semrow) Kilmer. She grew up in Janesville and attended Wilson School and Janesville High School, Class of 1943. In high School she met LeRoy Keegan and they were married on July 3, 1943, in Fort Jackson, SC, where LeRoy was stationed. Doris was an “army wife” following her husband to different Army Air Force bases in Tennessee and Colorado while other times living with her parents until 1945, when Leroy returned home. She worked at Woolworth’s, Parker Pen, Handy Glass Company, Chambers and Owen, and retired from Owen Vending after 30 years as their bookkeeper. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, St. William Catholic Church, and later in 2003, OLA Parish, when they moved to Beloit, and past member of the American Business Women’s Association in Janesville.
Doris is survived by her 2 daughters, Vicki (Ray) McMahon and Yvonne (Steve) Clements. 2 grandchildren, Jennifer (Tim) Williams and Tim (Melisa) McMahon; 4 great grandchildren: Montana and Brayden McMahon and Piper and Libby Williams; many nieces and nephews, other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Ros Elaine “Billie” and her husband Gene Frye, Wanda Kilmer; and Betty and her husband, Norman Johnson; brother, John “Jack” and his wife, Mildred Kilmer; in-laws, Raymond and Mary (Conway) Keegan, John and Ethel Keegan, Harold Keegan, and Mary Kathryn (Keegan) and Don Quade; and nephews, Steven and Charles “Chuck” Quade.
A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agrace Hospice. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
Her family would like to thank Agrace Hospice Care for keeping our Mom comfortable during her last days. Words are not enough to tell you how much we appreciate all of you and your wonderful care.
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