Carole R. (Brackenhoff) McKean (1938 - 2017)


Carole R. McKean, 78, of Altamont, died at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with the Rev. Chris Hale officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Altamont. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church in Altamont or donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. McKean was born on Friday, Sept. 2, 1938, in Nokomis, the daughter of Virgil and Velma (Brackenhoff) Brackenhoff. She married Robert McKean on Aug. 12, 1956, at Hagarstown Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Michael L. McKean and his wife Gaye of Columbia, Mo., and Dennis L. McKean of Effingham, and Russell L. McKean and his wife Liliana of Houston.
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Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 28 to May 10, 2017