Emogene Keeler
  • Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
    222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“Mom Keeler had 6 terrific kids that she gavebirth to and countless others that she enhanced by sharing her life. We're so grateful that she shared it...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Alan & Jan Brinkert - Portage, MI

“Rosie - It has been a while - but my heart goes out to you at your time of loss. I'm sure you have great memories of those times with your mom. ...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Beth Kitchen Menhennick - MI

“I remember going to her 90th birthday party with my sisters. What a sweet lady, she was. We enjoyed that time. It's rare that us four sisters get...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Aline Shilts - Branch, MI

“Mrs. Keeler was a lovely person. I met her daughter, Judy, at WMU, and the Keelers always welcomed me and many others to their home, where we had a...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Bonnie Hitchingham - MI

“I will always remember her as Aunt Gene. Many wonderful memories of her and Ron and the family gatherings at Howard's or the Conservation Club in...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Eva Karas - Burton, MI

“Jim, Judy, George, Billy, Rosie, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing, but am very grateful that she lived such a long and rich life. She was...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Falk - Germany - Family

“I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. God Bless Pat Baas Curry ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Curry - Bellevue, MI

“I knew Ron and Gene from my childhood as friends and neighbors. Ron and my dad were in boy scouts for many years and Gene and my mom were great...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Carley - Portage, MI

“Love you mom, thank you for all that you have done to make me feel like family over the year's.Wishing you could have one more get together with mine...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Ron Hayward - Kalamazoo, MI

“We knew Emogene as Roseanne and Judys mom. We had a good time going to dinner with them on special occasions. She was a great lady and will be missed...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: andrea and larry kelly - portage, MI


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Emogene I. Keeler, 92, of Hickory Corners, died March 18, 2017. Emogene was born February 14, 1925 in Springport, MI to Adrian and Belle (Hoag) Seger. She graduated from Springport High School and married the love of her life, Ronald Keeler, in 1944. She worked at the MSU Biological Station and Gull Lake Bible Ministries for many years.

Emogene enjoyed crocheting, sewing, baking and making quilts. She was a Den Mother and a member of the Women's Auxillary in the Boy Scouts of America.

Emogene is survived by her two daughters, Judy Keeler and Roseanne (Garrett) Hayward; three sons, James (Dotti) Keeler, George (Helen) Keeler and William (Judy) Keeler; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Keeler;12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one sister and one brother.

Emogene was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; a son, Allen Keeler; a sister and two brothers.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. A graveside service to celebrate her life will be Friday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Southwest Michigan Hospice or the Boy Scouts of America. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.