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Lucille Keating

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KEATING Lucille Elizabeth Tate, 98, widow of Professor Louis Clark Keating, died on March 19, 2014 at Taylor Manor in Versailles, Kentucky. Born on June 22, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Philip Rhodes Tate and Lillian Nelson Tate, Mrs. Keating had a twin sister, Marjorie and an older brother Philip. Mrs. Keating graduated from the University of Minnesota where she served as President of Eta Sigma Upsilon, the honorary sorority in Education during her senior year. In 1966, upon completion of a Master's degree at the University of Kentucky in Library Science, Mrs. Keating worked in the College of Law Library at the University until retirement. Following her marriage in 1936, Mrs. Keating and her husband lived in St Paul, Minnesota, Champagne-Urbana, Illinois, Arlington, Virginia, Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Ky. In the course of her husband's career, Mrs. Keating and her family lived abroad for several years during which time she attended classes at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at the Bi-national Institute in Lima, Peru. During her husband's year as Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary, Mrs. Keating worked at the Library Service Center of the Calgary Public Schools. Along with her husband, she joined the faculty of the University Afloat program of Chapman College, California on two semester-long voyages to several countries located on three continents. Mrs. Keating was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church, the Central Kentucky Women's Club and of both the Transylvania Chapter of D.A.R. of which she served as Regent for one year, and of the Captain John McKinley Chapter D.A.R. She was also a member of Colonial Dames, Seventeen Century, and of several other hereditary organizations. She is survived by two sons, Richard C. Keating, of Edwardsville, Illinois, and Geoffrey T. Keating and his wife Karen of Washington, D.C. and one daughter, Anne E. Keating of Lexington, Ky. There are five grandchildren (one deceased), and six great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Erin Rouse officiating on Friday March 28 at 11 am, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Second Presbyterian Church of Lexington.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2014
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