LARNED — John “Pat” Patrick Keeley, 90, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, at the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire, Kansas. Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Larned, he was the son of James Edward and Leeta McConnaughhay Keeley. A lifetime area resident, he was a police officer and State Parole Officer, after serving in combat during WWII as a paratrooper in the Army.
He was a member of Buncombe Creek Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He liked to hunt and fish, did woodworking as well as gardening. On June 8, 1949, in Nashua, Iowa, he married Phyllis Dean Trauer. She passed away Jan. 9, 2010, after 60 years of marriage.
Survivors include his son, Ed Keeley and wife Laurel, Wichita; a daughter, Pamela Gassmann-Keeley and husband Jürg, Switzerland; brother, Thomas M. Keeley, Dodge City; sister, Merrilee Hester, Gilroy, Calif.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Sharon Colleen; three brothers, James L. Keeley, Terry Keeley and Justin Keeley.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dick Ogle presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mortuary, Larned. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery, Larned.
Memorials may be given to Wounded Warrior Project or Kansas Honor Flight both in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS. 67550. Condolences may be left for the family at www.beckwithmortuary.com.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 4, 2015