Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
Pauline "Sal" Keene, 89, of Rockford, died at 11 p.m. Nov. 10, 2006, at her home.
She was born June 14, 1917, in Rockford: to Fred and Hazel Gilliland Gibson. On Sept. 18, 1951, she married Maurice Keene, who died Jan. 6, 2000.
Surviving are a daughter, Brooke (Fred) Reyman, Rockford, a brother, Wavel Gibson, Dayton; four grandchildren and six great grand- children.
Deceased are a son, Larry Woten; two brothers, Jim and Burl Gibson and three sisters, Laura Zizelman, Grace Shaffer, and Opal Gibson.
She and her husband were proprietors of the Dinner Bell Restaurant and the Tastee Twirl. She also worked at Tu-Way Products and Shane Hill Nursing Home, both in Rockford. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina, a member of the Mercer County Senior Citizens and Order of Eastern Stars. She was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Stars and was grand representative to Alberta, Canada.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Nov. 26, 2006, at Rockford Community Building, the Rev. Karen Long officiating. After the service, there will be a light lunch.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. Nov. 26, at the Community Building.
Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
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