Lloyd R. Keever

Lloyd R. Keever, age 90, of Gladstone, Illinois, passed away at 11:17
P.M. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Great River Medical Center in
West Burlington, Iowa. He was born on February 2, 1928 in Gladstone,
Illinois, the son of George and Edith (Schmoldt) Keever. Lloyd attended
G & O High School in Gladstone, IL. On May 4, 1968, he married Mary L.
(Monroe) DeVoss in Burlington, Iowa, and she is surviving. Lloyd worked
at Lehigh Leopold Desk Company in Burlington, IA and later was a truck
driver for Burlington Northern Railroad. Lastly Lloyd worked part-time
in maintenance at J. C. Penny in Burlington, Iowa. Lloyd retired in
1993. He enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, traveling, and was an avid
Chicago Cubs baseball fan. Lloyd also enjoyed living with people of
other cultures and hosted four exchange students and eight Vietnamese
foster children. Lloyd is survived by his wife Mary, two daughters, Judy
(Jim) Mooney of Gladstone, IL and Debbie (Wayne) Crawley of Burlington,
IA, and one son, Russell (Dixie) Keever of Ft. Wayne, IN,. Numerous
grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren are
also surviving. One sister, Ruby Gaddis (Jim) of Muskogee, OK, two
brothers, Albert and Milton Keever of Oquawka, IL, Eight foster
children, four exchange students, and many nieces and nephews are also
surviving. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, four
brothers, his step-son Jay DeVoss, and a grandson, Scott Crawley.

Cremation was accorded at the time of his death. A memorial service for
Lloyd Keever is planned on Saturday April 20th at 2:00 pm at Turnbull
Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Interment of his ashes is to be in
the Carman Cemetery in Carman, Illinois. A memorial fund is being
established for the Lions Club. For more information, or to leave a
remembrance, please visit

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