Sue Whitley Keeland

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Sue Whitley Keeland was born July 4, 1925, in New Waverly, Texas to Sims and Mae Whitley. She passed away January 25, 2012 in St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, T.W. Keeland; sons Tom (wife Kathy) Keeland and Bob Keeland, all of Huntsville, grandchildren Kelly Keeland (husband Tom) Peck of Lebanon, Oregon; Ryan Keeland of New Waverly, Texas; Kyle (wife Stefanie) Keeland of New Waverly, Texas; and Lauren Keeland (husband Jared) Alphonso of LaMarque, Texas; two adored great grandchildren, Katelyn Keeland (1 year) and Alden Alphonso (2 months); cousin Ginny Hartman of Conroe, Texas, nephew Joe Whitley, special friend and domino partner Jan Herklotz of Huntsville, Texas, and friend Joe Whitehead of Cleveland, Texas.

Sue loved her family and happily spent many hours with them hunting, golfing and traveling. She was an avid "forty-two" player, and she loved to read, often devouring several books per week.

In lieu of flowers, and in respect of Sue's love of books, the family is requesting donations be made to the New Waverly Public Library, 9372 Hwy 75 S, New Waverly, Texas 77358, or to the First United Methodist Church of Huntsville.

Services for Mrs. Keeland will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville, Texas. A private internment service will follow at the Hill Cemetery, New Waverly, Texas. Mrs. Keeland will lie in state Thursday, January 26, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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Published on from Jan. 25 to Feb. 7, 2012