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Mary Elizabeth (Turner) Keasling


May. 31, 1916 - May. 25, 2020

Harvard resident Mary E. (Turner) Keasling, 103, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Harvard Cemetery with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Due to the Directed Health Measure party(s) must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation and consist of a household unit or individual. Visitation will be Friday, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., at the Harvard United Church of Christ. We will be following the CDC guidelines of 10 people gathering at a time for visitation.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Mary was born May 31, 1916, to Fred and Carrie (Wing) Turner in Harvard. Mary graduated from Harvard Public School in 1934. She attended Hastings College and received her teaching certificate. She taught in country schools in the Harvard area and Kearney.

Mary married Donald Keasling on December 22, 1942, in Harvard. They lived East of Harvard and later bought a farm West of Harvard, living there until 2008, raising 5 children.

Mary was a 50-year member of Eastern Star and also a member of PEO Chapter L, Women’s club, Harvard VFW Auxiliary, Harvard United Church of Christ, Women’s Garden Club, and Quilter Guild. Her main interest was her flower garden.

Those left to carry on her memory are her 5 children, Jim (Julie) Keasling of Harvard, NE; Dianne (John) Keller of Dakota Dunes, SD; Gene (Deb) Keasling of Harvard, NE; Bruce (Marie) Keasling of Harvard, NE; and Dale (Janis) Keasling of Maricopa, AZ; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; 1 brother; 2 sisters; 1 grandchild; and 1 great-grandchild.

Condolences

May. 28, 2020
GARRY & CHRISTY KLEIN AND RUTH SCHMER
FRIENDS
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Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mary. My mom Ruth was talking about how much fun Mary and she had over the years. She was such a special person.

May. 28, 2020
Lois(herman)Riese
Dale and the Keasling family
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Prayers and condolences to you all at this time.

May. 27, 2020
Bob and Kay Glantz
Neighbor
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my condolences in sUthis time of the passing of your mother. I remember her well while we were kids growing up. She provided guidance that has served us all well for these many years.

May. 27, 2020
Randy Mott
Cousin
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Jim, Dianne, Bruce and Dale,
My mom Jackie Brown and I send our most sincere sympathies at the passing of your mother. Mary Elizabeth was, to us, a sparkler, a giggler and, sometimes, a rascal. We appreciated so much the times she filled in some mighty big gaps in our understanding of the Aytons and other family tree figures in Nebraska. She will always be in our hearts!

May. 27, 2020
Terry Cochrane
Friend
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Mary will be greatly missed by me. She was a dear friend. My condolences to her family.

May. 27, 2020
Jim and Gloria Bannan
Friends
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Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

May. 27, 2020
CATHY AND TIM KRAL
FRIENDS
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SENDING LOVE. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED

May. 27, 2020
Cari Hankins
Friend
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When I met her she was the best part of my work day, she quickly became part of my heart. I loved her stories, her kindness was always above and beyond. I will miss her hugs and her getting sassy always made me smile. I shall miss you everyday.

May. 27, 2020
Nicolas Gutierrez
Great Grand Son
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You will be greatly missed and will be greatly loved .. Sorry Grand Pa Jim ik how close you was with your mom ....

May. 27, 2020
Dean & LuDella Yost
Friends & neighbors
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Deepest Sympathy, God Bless you all.🙏🏼🙏🏼🌹

May. 27, 2020
DAVID L YOST
friend
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So sorry to hear of your Mom passing Jim . May GOD be with you

May. 26, 2020
Doug and Judy Johnson
Friend
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Your mother had a full life and was so blessed in living a long life with many people who loved her.

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