07/26/2012 — Cleo Hall Keeton, 94, of Clearfield, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Elliott County Nursing and Rehab in Sandy Hook, where she resided the last few years.
Born February 2, 1918, in Rowan County, she was the eldest of ten children of the late William H. and Myrtle Rose Hall. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Beatrice Hall Naviack, Nella May Moreland, William “Billy “ Hall, Jack Hall, Johnny Hall and Jimmy Hall. Her husband, Chester Keeton, whom she wed May 12, 1939, preceded her in death on February 25, 1982.
Cleo is survived by her children, John Douglas “Doug” (Barbara) Keeton of Clearfield, Jo Anne Keeton McBrayer of Carter County and Chester Jr. (Jan) Keeton of Lexington; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Phillip) Madden, Stephen McBrayer, Byron (Sue) McBrayer, Robert (Dana) Keeton, Tammy (Mark) Caudill, Tara Harney, Ellen (Paul) Crow and Rick (Tonya) Parsons; eight great grandchildren, Asa Madden, Corrissa Madden Grubb, Jessica Long , Keeton Crowe, Ethan Crowe, Justin Furnish, Cody Northcutt and Colton Harney; four step great grandchildren and two additional great grands expected by the end of 2012.
Other survivors include one sister, Betty June Henderson of Huntsville, Alabama; two brothers, Tommy Hall of Morehead and Elmo Hall of Cleveland, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Cleo and her husband Chester Keeton survived the Flood of ’39 by spending the night in separate trees not knowing if the other was still alive. She got her GED after she became a grandmother and took some college classes. Cleo and her husband Chester Keeton were long time members of the Free Will Baptist Church and were instrumental in establishing the Free Will Baptist Church, formerly on West Main in Morehead and the Free Will Baptist Church at Lower Licking Fork.
As a young woman, Cleo was an active member of the Homemakers Club in Clearfield. She was an avid reader and well known for her cooking as well as being a loving mother to her children and to her younger brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Starcher officiating. Burial was in the Rose Family Cemetery in Clearfield.
Pallbearers: Stephen McBrayer, Byron McBrayer, Robbie Keeton, Paul Crow, Justin Furnish and Phillip Madden. Honorary pallbearers: Mark Caudill, Chris Long and Cody Northcutt.
Visitation was after 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.
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