Anne Elizabeth <I>Atkinson</I> Keever

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Anne Elizabeth Atkinson Keever

  • Birth 21 Jan 1925 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 27 Aug 2013 Ennis, Ellis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 116250567

Anne A. Keever, 88, of Ennis, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., September 1, 2013, at the J. E. Keever Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, September 2, 2013, in the J. E. Keever Chapel. Interment will be in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia.

Anne Elizabeth was born in Savannah, Georgia, to the late Honorable David Scarlett Atkinson and Catherine (Candler) Atkinson. She made her social debut in Savannah, Georgia, attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1945 with a degree in Chemistry. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Anne participated in the war effort by acting as a spotter for enemy aircraft during World War II. She met her future husband, Sam Keever, while he was stationed in Savannah as an officer in the Coast Guard. After their marriage on July 25, 1945, they moved to Ennis, Texas, where Sam worked with his father at the J.E. Keever Mortuary. Anne was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ennis, Board Member of Baylor Medical Center Foundation, Ennis Historical Society, Delphi Literary Club, the "Sinne' Supper Club" and was a founding member of the Ennis Garden Club. She was also a Girl Scout Troop Leader for over 25 years and was selected as a "First Lady of Ennis" by the Ennis Business and Professional Women organization. Anne was a member of the Colonial Dames of America.

Anne is preceded in death by her husband, Sam A. Keever; brother, David Atkinson who was killed in action during World War II; and sister, Catherine Atkinson Maner, of Augusta, Georgia.

Survivors include her daughter, Lee Werner and husband, Jon, of Dallas; sons, David Keever and wife, Debbie, and Robby Keever and wife, Dee, all of Ennis; grandchildren, Catherine Clark, Christine (Keever) Maier and husband, Erik, Matt Keever and wife, Erica, and Kyle Keever; great-grandchildren, Natalie Keever, Will Keever, Charlie Keever, Jacob Maier and Abigail Maier; sister, Leonora Atkinson Fulenwider, of Savannah, Georgia; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. K13

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  • Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 29 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 116250567
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anne Elizabeth Atkinson Keever (21 Jan 1925–27 Aug 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116250567, citing Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Ruth M. Brown (contributor 46796546) .