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Joan Bulley Keever


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Joan Bulley Keever Obituary
Joan Bulley Keever passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at the age of 88. She was born on February 27, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois to Allan E. Bulley, Sr. & Lucille Kile Bulley of Kenilworth, IL. Joan attended the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, IL, New Trier High School in Winnetka , IL & Mills College in Oakland, CA, where she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree. She married H. Weller "Jake" Keever on September 20th 1958 and lived in Manhattan before moving to New Canaan, Connecticut, where she lived since 1960. Joan was a best of show award-winning needlepointer & chef, well known particularly for her Cheesecake. She thrived being involved with community service with such groups as the New Canaan Artisans/N.C. Sewing Group, the New Canaan YMCA as well as for volunteering for her children's school and athletic pursuits. She also taught synchronized swimming, English as a second language and took up religious Icon painting in her later years. She was a member of the St. Marks's Episcopal Church of New Canaan during all of her years in town. Joan was especially fond of the Christmas season as shown by her many exquisite hand-made decorations which brought the house alive and alight for the holiday. Her many memberships in clubs included the Junior League of Evanston, IL & New York, NY, the Women's Westchester-Fairfield Golf Association & the Woodway Country Club in Darien, CT. A natural athlete, she became an accomplished golfer in competition. She also served on the admissions committee and was a driving force in establishing a scholarship fund for the club's employees which was modeled on the Chick Evans Scholarship Fund. Joan will be greatly missed by her son, James Weller Keever & his wife Doreen of Darien, CT; her daughter, Kile E. Keever of New Canaan, CT; her two grandchildren: James Weller Keever, Jr. & Katherine Grace Keever, and by her brother, Allan E. Bulley, Jr. of Kenilworth, IL. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan on Saturday, August 4th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mark's Church Parish, 111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, 06840; New Canaan Artisans, P.O. Box 215, New Canaan, 06840; or to the Woodway Scholarship Fund, 540 Hoyt Street, Darien, CT 06820.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 9, 2018
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