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July 18, 2012
To The Keane Family, with our deepest

condolence.

John 11: 1-44
June 14, 2012
My favorite comic of all time. It filled me with such a warm feeling. I was smiling before I read it. I related the happenings to our own family and smiled, smiled smiled! Thanks so much. Condolances to the family and thanks for sharing him!
May 19, 2012
What a great & inspiring man this man has been throughout the years. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family. His wife & children were blessed to have Bill within their lives & thank you for sharing him with us all.
January 05, 2012
Wanted to thank Bil Keane for all his Sunday cartoons I read on Sundays' on AZ Republic. I looked forward to it each and every Sunday. He will be missed.
December 15, 2011
To the family of Mr. Keane, my heart goes out to you. My husband and I were so sad to hear of his passing. We looked for and read his comic strip every day for years as we had our morning coffee before heading to work. We loved it and it always brought a smile to our faces. The drawings were so cute and funny. This week we got the news of his passing and our paper said there would be no more publication. That made us very sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We never got to meet Bil Keane but we feel like we know a part of him through his work. All we can say is how much joy he brought to us in that moment every morning. I'm sure Bil must be in heaven right now. Thank you Bil for the little piece of sunshine you gave me. May God bless your family.
December 05, 2011
Best cartoon by far. Thanks for the memories Bill. You were truly a class act.

In Christ,
December 02, 2011
As far back as I can remember, Bil's Family Circus was my most checked out books at the Phoenix Public Library when it was on McDowell and Central Ave now where the Phoenix Art Musuem stands. As a teenager, I began collecting the books and today, at 28, I am just a few books shy of the entire collection. I cherish Bil and his work. His family values and the fact that he was living in PV, Arizona, made me feel connected to him and his family. I am very sad at the passing of Bil and will continue to search for the rest of the titles I am missing to complete my collection. So that one day, I too, can share The Family Circus with my children. Rest in Peace and thanks for all the fun memories!
November 30, 2011
In July 1992, I was on a plane from Washington to Phoenix, when I noticed a gentleman sitting across the aisle from me drawing on many small squares of paper. Immediately recognizing the images, I asked if he were the cartoonist of The Family Circus…, and he said yes!! I asked him to draw one square dedicated to the Graham Family. He was so cordial and agreed at once, and I was so happy that he did so. My eldest son took the cartoon and had it framed for us! It has been on the wall and a cherished part of our family ever since!

We have continued to love the strip, and I have admired the skill of both artists, father and son. I am most grateful that the cartoon will continue under Jeff's talented hand... his father will live on for many more years because of this wonderful inherited ability to show us the way of life "through Keane eyes."

Thank you for so much!

Odette F. Graham
Fairlawn, VA
November 23, 2011
Thank you Bil and Thel Keane for adopting Gopher, a rescue Labrador from our organization. I hope he brought you much joy and happiness. May the Keane children and grand children find comfort in knowing how much they were loved by the community. God bless.
November 20, 2011
Our family loves yours and a suitable incident may remain on the refrigerator door for months. Jeff; please keep the family coming into our homes. We need you more than ever. Your family and ours may grieve over the loss of your father; but his cartoons with "grandpa" show the reality and happiness I'm sure he is experiencing now.
Ray and Belle Brown

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' WE CAN SMILE AGAIN THROUGH WEE EYES '

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