Margie C. Keep died Nov. 20, 2016 at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 89.
She was born in Farmington, N.M., to Bart and Irene Zanon on Oct. 30, 1927. She moved to Olathe in 1947.
On Nov. 13, 1949, she married James "Jimmy" Keep. They were married for 64 years until his death in 2011.
Mrs. Keep enjoyed gardening and was a member of the 4 Seasons Garden Club. She continued to grow flowers and vegetables at Horizons.
She is survived by four children, Steven Keep of Grand Junction, Arlene (Dirk) Jones of Eckert, Elaina (Tim) Frey of Austin and Mark (Bobbie Carson) Keep of Montrose; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Keep; and son, Michael Keep.
Services have already taken place.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give.html.
Rose Memorial Parlour and Cremation Center handled the arrangements.
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