I love you, 'Mom'
Guineth Nell Keeling
March 1, 1923 - April 6, 2009


In  Memory  of   Gwen  Keeling

The doors of Heaven were opened,
To let Gwen Keeling in
For our dear precious mother
Was one day washed of sin 

For her ‘tis no more suffering
And no more trials on earth
She’s gone to be with Jesus
Because of her Re-Birth


Oh ‘Mom’ we’re going to miss you
But we all understand
You’re in a better place now
And in much better Hands

There is no better mother
Than the one God gave to me
She loved and served our Saviour
While on this earth, you see


So Mom until we join you
In Heaven up above
One thing there is no doubt of
How much here you were loved 

Written by:
Tammy Boatman Young
April 6, 2009

Thank you so very much Tammy for your kindness in writing this special poem for my mom.
I'll never forget how precious your friendship is to me and Connie girl...

Click Picture to View the Tribute Video
From the Latham Funeral Home website in Elkton, Ky.

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Mom loved art and as long as I can remember she loved working in oil paintings.
I would like to share a couple of her works of art with you.

This picture was of my Dad, William Keeling and myself and sister Rosanne.
Mom drew this picture back in the 50's when we lived in Masontown, Penn.


This painting is, L to R, my Dad, Red Hess, and Ed Rictor These were two of dad's
fishing buddies and the lake was in the mountains of Penn. I can't remember the name
but dad let us swim while he fished sometimes and we called it the "Ice Hole' I believe
the lake was fed by several, 16 or 17 springs as best as I can remember.


This painting of an old mill is one of my favorites and it hung on the walls of
 every house mom and dad ever lived in and was done in the early 50's as well...


                                 Memorial Tribute

Mrs. Guineth Nell Keeling age 86 of Hopkinsville, KY passed away Monday April 6, 2009 9:00 a.m. at her residence of natural causes. Services will be Wednesday April 8, 2009 11:00 a.m. at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton, KY with Rev. Harold Kelley of Carmichael, PA and Rev. Eddie Mitchell officiating. Eric Keeling read the 'In Memory of Gwen Keeling' poem and talk. Burial will be in the Rosedale Cemetery in Pembroke, KY. Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 7, 2009 at Latham Funeral Home.

Mrs. Guineth was born March 1, 1923 in Cleaton, KY the daughter of the late George Earl and Churchel Forgy Curtis. She had worked as a Buckler for Goodyear Airplane Plant in Akron, Ohio and for Kress Department Store also in Akron, Ohio. Her husband Rev. William D. Keeling passed away in 1977. She was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville, KY and Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son Jim Keeling of Allegre, KY, one daughter Rosanne Malone of Crofton, KY, one brother Ronnie Curtis of Greenville, KY, four sisters Mackey Waldygo of Washington, PA, Linda Gossett of California, Karen Fleming and Sandy Cornett both of Georgia. 7 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Gideon's International.

A special thank you to the
Latham Funeral Home for all your attentive and caring concern you've shown my family and for the beautiful services you all provided and especially for the video which means so much to me... You all are wonderful friends and neighbors... May God bless you all... Jim


The Master's Bouquet

The Master walked in His garden,
Plucking flowers along the way;
He plucked one of my loved ones;
To add to His bouquet.

My Heart at first was broken,
At the loss of one so dear;
But the tears I shed just washed my eyes,
So I saw His way more clear.

My Lord has a need for just this one,
For the pattern He has in Mind,
But it's hard for the rest of us to see
Why we must be left behind.

Perhaps we are not ready to go just yet;
We may need to ripen more;
To reach the full blown fragrance;
My Lord is waiting for.

To each give forth a fragrance;
To each we chance to meet;
We should each be trying day by day;
To make our fragrance sweet.

So I'm going to try my very best;
To be loving and kind each day,
So at least I'll be counted worthy;
To be part of my Master's Bouquet.

Mom is with Dad in Heaven now and I know they are looking down and holding hands.
Waiting for the day when we can all be together once more. I sure do love and miss you so very much. And I'm looking forward to when we can sing together with the angels..
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