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Roberta Maxine Keown

April 29, 1929 ~ November 18, 2019 (age 90)


Roberta M. Keown, 90, of Metamora, IL passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Snyder Village.

Roberta was born in Peoria on April 29, 1929 to the late Harold and Alice (Becker) Wooley. She married Carroll Keown on November 22, 1947.  He preceded her in death on November 11, 1993.

She will be missed by her daughters, Colleen (Pat) Buckley of Swedesboro, NJ and Karen Keown of N. Fort Myers, FL; her son-in-law, George Raubach; her grandchildren, Holly (Aaron) Davis, Joy (Curt) Whisker, Noel (Nik) Adams, Christy (Justin) Binstead, J.R. (Kim) Campbell, Kimberly (Matthew) Cagle, and Andrew (Jennifer) Thomas; fifteen great-grandchildren; two nieces; and her companion, Bob Wheeler.  She was also preceded in death by her children John Keown and Kathy Raubach and her sisters Marilyn Anderson and Lois (Ron) Platz.

Roberta graduated from Woodruff High School. Over the years, she worked at the American Cancer Society, Jefferson Bank, MTCO, and owned Cozy Corner Quilts and Crafts.  She enjoyed Home Extension, Eastern Star, dressing as Cookie the Clown with the Abbas Grotto Clowns, singing in the church choir, quilting, and gardening. 

Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will celebrate her life at a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois Chapter, 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614 or Snyder Village, 1200 East Partridge Street, Metamora, IL 61548.  Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.


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