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August 2, 1942 ~ April 7, 2019 (age 76)

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Karen Deene Keylon, age 76, of Athens, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Athens Place

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Arvil Roy Keylon and Beatrice Haire Keylon and was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Bettye and David Burke. She was an assistant store manager for Proffitt’s and retired from Keylon Eye Care. She was a member of East Athens Baptist Church and sang in the choir for many years.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law,

   Chris and Meredith Cate of Ooltewah

   Chad and Pearl Cate of Athens

Grandchildren: Keaton Jamerson, Hannah Cate, Kaitlyn Jamerson, Chandler Cate, Alyssa Cate, and Emma Cate

Five brothers and sisters-in-law,

   J.R. and Marilyn Keylon of Lenoir City

   Bob and Alberta Keylon of Soddy Daisy

   Bill and Tolitha Keylon of Athens

   Tommy and Dianne Keylon of Alta Vista, KS.

   David and Joyce Keylon of Athens

Many nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Dannel officiating.  Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Keaton Jamerson, Kelly Keylon, Kevin Keylon, Denton Ridge, John Reid, and Jason Keylon.


The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association SE TN Chapter 735 Broad St. Suite 300 Chattanooga, TN. 37402 or ALZ.ORG.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Karen Deene Keylon.

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April 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
April 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

April 11, 2019

12:00 PM
S. Hill Street and Glendale Ave.
ATHENS, TN 37303

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