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Adell F. McKeown - Brookings: Jan. 4, 1924 – Sept. 27, 2013

Posted: Monday, Sep 30th, 2013

Adell F. McKeown, 89, of Brookings, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the United Living Community in Brookings.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at the United Parish of Elkton. Burial was in the Elkton City Cemetery. Visitation preceded services.

Adell Florine McKeown was born Jan. 4, 1924, at Lily, to Samuel and Encie (Burch) McDowell. She lived in Lily until the first grade when the family moved to Clark where they lived for 10 years.

They moved to Elkton, where Adell graduated from high school in 1941. On April 15, 1942, she married Verle McKeown in Seattle. Adell was a homemaker and farm wife, and after raising her children she also worked in a hobby store for a year and for J.C. Penneys for 12 years.

Adell was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Rebekah’s. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, traveling, and collecting dolls and lighthouses.

Survivors include her children: Joyce Larson of Trosky, Minn., Dorie (Joe) Kramer of Alvord, Iowa, Judi (Don) DeZeeuw of Brookings, Jane (Chad) Kono of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Debbie (Jay) Haas of Portland, Ore., Jim McKeown of Aurora and Darrell (Suzi) McKeown of Brookings; 28 grandchildren; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Delores Kock of Alvord, Iowa; a brother, Don (Karen) McDowell of Mesa, Ariz.; and a sisters-in-law, Frances McDowell of Anchorage, Alaska, and Thallis Jensen of Brookings.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

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