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Beatrice Eaton Keeling

June 6, 1943 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 78)

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Beatrice Eaton Keeling, age 78, of Athens passed away Thursday August 19, 2021, at Sonshine Manor in Blairsville, GA.

Beatrice was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  She was a daughter of the late Earl and Effie Fain Eaton.  She was also proceeded in death by her husband of 47 years John Keeling, sister Barbara Duckett, brother John Henry Eaton also along with an infant brother.

Beatrice attended Manilla Chapel and was retired from Mills Products.

Beatrice is survived by

Daughter Melissa Palmer and husband Jerry of Athens;

Sons Jerry Lynn Keeling and wife Tracey of Lakeland, FL, and Charles Edward Keeling of Athens;

Grandchildren Bridgett Hensley, Jessica Jennings, Junior Keeling, Misty Dawn Phillips, Allie Bowers, Tyler Palmer, Karma Palmer and Mareah Palmer;

8 Great Grandchildren;

Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Monday, August 23, 2021 in the Chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.

A Graveside Service will follow at 11 AM at McMinn Memory Gardens with lay speaker Glen Standridge officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

If you cannot attend the visitation or graveside service, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at:

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Beatrice Eaton Keeling.



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August 23, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Graveside Service
August 23, 2021

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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