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Marceil (Smith) Keeler

Marceil (Smith) Keeler passed away on October 2, 2012 at the age of 79 years in Stockton, California, where she had lived since 1958. She was born on February 8, 1933 to Sanford and Lana (Thompson) Smith in Wright County, Missouri.

Marceil attended rural schools in Wright County through her eighth grade and graduated from Mtn. Grove High School in 1950. Shortly after her graduation, she moved to Oregon to be near her mother. In 1958 she decided to make Stockton, California, her home.

In 1955, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Keeler in Coos Bay, Oregon. One son was born to this union. She later married Castle Goldman.

Marceil was employed as a secretary, bookkeeper, and office manager in several offices at different times during her career. Her last job was for the Boilernmakers Union, where she worked for 17 years and retired in 1991.

Besides her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Velda Johnson and Hattie Woolard; one brother, Verlon Smith; and by a beloved niece, Darla (Woolard) Smith of Cabool, Missouri.

She is survived by her son, Forrest Keeler and wife Carol of Coos Bay, Oregon; one grandson, Justin Keeler of Wichita, Kansas; one niece Trisha Timosh and husband Bill of Stockton, California; six nephews, Lonnie Johnson and wife Lynn of Lockeford, California, Ronnie Woolard and wife Lisa of Cabool, Missouri, Douglas Woolard and wife Glenna of Santa Cruz, California, Terry Smith, Randy Smith and wife Linda, and Scott Smith, all of California; a beloved friend whom she considered a daughter, Kathy Brock and her family of Stockton, California; her many friends at Lighthouse Community Church where she attended for many years; and a host of other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her.

Graveside services for Marceil Keeler will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in Friendship Cemetery. Local arrangements are under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove, Missouri.

Her funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 9, in Stockton, California, at ABC Wallace Funeral Home.

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