Eleanor T. Keil

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Dec. 5, 2012

Eleanor Teresa Keil, 89, of Washington Square Apartments, in Wilkes-Barre, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Born March 11, 1923, she was the fourth daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Abbey Lynn, of Forty Fort.

A 1941 graduate of Kingston High School, Eleanor served as a secretary for the Union of Teleradio, and worked at the linear factory and Lee Ward's Craft Store.

Eleanor was a charter member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Willingboro, N.J., where she was treasurer of the Couples Club.

In 1988 she returned to Wilkes-Barre and renewed her membership with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Eleanor was also a member of St. Nicholas Senior Citizens, where she served as secretary.

Her husband, William M. Keil, died July 16, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Catherine, Marge and Virge.

She will be greatly missed by her sons, Henry, William and Brian; grandchildren, Matthew and Mariel; sister-in-law, Alice Louise Keil Beatty; nieces, nephews and friends.

Celebration of Eleanor's Life will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park in Carverton. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's, The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre on Friday from 6 until 9 p.m.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Eleanor's family at

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 7, 2012