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Lana Keil

Lana Keil

Lana S. Keil, 60, of New Athens, IL, born February 10, 1955 in Red Bud, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens. Lana had a variety of jobs including working as a nurse’s aide, a cook and carnival amusement worker and was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens. She loved fishing and camping and was a wonderful cook and baker who also enjoyed crocheting.

Lana was preceded in death by her parents; Melvin and Maelene, nee Schoepp, Keil and her sister Lynette Kosarek.

She is survived by her son; Jason (Raquel) Keil of Las Vegas, NV, grandchildren Malia and Melvin Keil, 1 brother Larry (Diane) Keil of Taylorville, IL 1 brother-in-law, Jim Kosarek of New Athens and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to C.E.S.N.A.

Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathies to Lana’s family and friends. The light she brought to this world will be greatly missed. I have so many wonderful memories of Lana through school. She was such a kind and gentle soul. Always a smile, hug, and kind word. Rest in Peace, Lana.

    Posted by: Karla Thies – Freeburg, IL – Classmate May 26, 2015

  2. Administrator says:

    Since I was a kid I remember so many good times visiting our relations in New Athens and other nearby communities. As an adult I came many times for Homecoming weekend and other times and remember great times with Lana as one of the closest to my age. Once I came down on my Harley and Lana and I rode all day for a charity poker run and had a ball. We’d also pile in the car later in the evening and drive to Belleville for “Belly Bombers”. I’ll miss you, cousin. God’s peace be with you always.

    Posted by: Bill Lancaster – Franklin Park, IL – 3rd cousin May 26, 2015

  3. Administrator says:

    Lana,You will truly be missed. I will always remember your smile and warm greeting when we would meet. Rest in peace dear Cousin.

    Posted by: Alan Keil – Venice, FL – cousin May 26, 2015

  4. Administrator says:

    You will be missed by many Lana. You were an shaving person to know. Fly high.

    Posted by: Tiffany Schilling-Hollingsworth – Alorton, IL – friend May 26, 2015

  5. Administrator says:

    My sympathy to the family. Lana was a true giving, loving, caring person. No more pain for her, only the freedom that comes with God.

    Posted by: Patti Brown – New Athens, IL – friend May 26, 2015

  6. Administrator says:

    Michael and I send our condolences to the Keil family. Prayers for peace and comfort. May Lana’s memory live on to all that loved her.
    Michael, Jennifer, Ashlyn, Megan & Jaxon Smith

    Posted by: Jennifer Smith – Wentzville, MO – Friend May 26, 2015

  7. Administrator says:

    such a sweet person

    Posted by: Glory weissert – lenzburg, IL May 27, 2015

  8. Administrator says:

    Jason, our sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of your mom. Memories of years’ past include many of Lana. I am specifically remembering the cruise we all took and the fun we had (Papas and Bear!) in Mexico and her babysitting my grandkids. Relive the good times and she will always be with you.
    Bob and Sue Folle

    Posted by: Susan Folle – Wentzville, MO – Family friend May 27, 2015

  9. Administrator says:

    Your Mom will be missed by her many friends but know that she is finally at peace and God is taken all her pain away.

    Posted by: Ruth Ann (Hacker) Hanft – New Atbhen, IL – Friend & Neighbor May 27, 2015

  10. Administrator says:

    To the Keil family may time heal the loss you feel today. Lana was a good person, and you couldn’t ask for a better friend. No more pain. I am sure those who went before her were waiting for her with open arms. Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again.


    Posted by: Pam Hammel – Waterloo, IL – Friend May 27, 2015

  11. Administrator says:

    Dear Jason, Larry and Family,

    Our sympathy to you and all your family. We all share good memories of Lana through the years.

    Loren & PatEA

    Posted by: Loren and Pat Kolditz – New Athens, IL May 29, 2015

  12. Administrator says:

    When I got the reminder of the date when we lost Lana, it brought the memories back again, of our neighborhood and the time of life we all shared. I miss that more and more. And in later years Mae and I and other friends spent time together with lunch and shopping trips. What a great time we shared !

    Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – Friend May 23, 2016

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