Thomas J. McKeon III of Quincy and formerly of Hamilton died at 2:51 p.m. Saturday (July 19, 2014) in Blessing Hospital. Thomas was born Sept. 15, 1939, in New Brunswick, N.J., the son of Thomas J. and Florence Quinn McKeon Jr. He married Marian Russo on June 15, 1963, in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb., and she survives. Tom was a chemist for 24 years with the Hubinger Co. in Keokuk, Iowa (now known as Rocquette). He was instrumental in starting Mississippi Blending Co. in Keokuk. In 1990, he created K. T. M. Industries Inc., a continuing Quincy business. Tom attended Creighton University, Iowa State University, Carthage College and Western Michigan University. He was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church and was previously a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hamilton. Tom and his wife, Marian, had Mari Crest Ceramics in Hamilton for 20 years. He loved the time he spent with his grandchildren and his two puppies, Shadow and Daisy. Tom always looked forward to the chance to swim in the ocean, watch eagles and visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. He greatly enjoyed the orchids that he and Marian grew. In addition to his wife, survivors include his children, David McKeon of Quincy, Teri (George) McKeon of Springfield, Ill., and Richard McKeon; grandchildren, including, Katie, Jacob and Jennifer McKeon; a brother, James Quinn McKeon of Texas; and nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents. SERVICES: An 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, funeral Mass will be held in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church by the Rev. Dennis Hoffman. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. MEMORIALS:
, Homeward Bound, Waggin' Inc. or to the Quincy Handicapped Seniors Bus. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 22 to July 24, 2014