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Dixie Lee Keele



Dixie Lee Keele of Blackwell, died early Saturday morning, Dec. 30, 2017, at her home. She was 80.

At her request there will be no services following cremation.

Dixie Lee Keele was born on Nov. 14, 1937, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Oscar and Caroline Aspey Bruner. She grew up in St. Joseph and attended Lafayette High School. Following her education she began working for the Whitaker Cable of the American Motors Division. She married Larry Thomas Keele on May 23, 1974, in St. Joseph and they settled in Baldwin Park, Calif., where she served her family as a homemaker. They later moved to Riverton, Wyo., before moving to Blackwell in March of 2000. She enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting and reading.

She is survived by four sons, Arnold Silvey of Aransas Pass, Texas, Allen Silvey of Blackwell, Terry Silvey of Blackwell, and Richard Roland Jr. of Ellsworth, Wis.; a sister, Hazel Beck of Kingman, Ariz.; and three brothers, James Bruner of 29 Palms, Calif., Glen Bruner of Neb., and Ronnie Bruner of Ariz.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Helen Bowden; and five brothers, David, Oscar Jr., Harold, Neal and Gerald Bruner.

A memorial has been established in her honor with the Blackwell Veterans of Foreign Wars in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631.

On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com

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