OBITUARY

Mary Catherine Keogh

February 19, 1923February 11, 2021
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Mary Keogh, 97, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away peacefully in her home with family surrounding her on Thursday, February 11, 2021. She was the first born of Leo and Anna Koch, born on February 19, 1923. She had two sisters, Kathryn Martens and Lois Carland. Mary grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the College of St. Catherine. On December 28, 1946, she married Joseph Keogh. They were the proud parents of six children. After leaving Minnesota they made their final home in Marianna, AR.

Mary was a public school educator in Marianna. She began teaching at Anna Strong Elementary in 1968, prior to the integration of schools, and remained there for twenty years.

In 1990, Mary moved to Little Rock was an active member at Our Lady of the Holy Souls. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, her parents, her sister Kathryn and her son Patrick Keogh. Mary is survived by her sister Lois and her children Mary Jo Carman , Susan Rensing , Jeanne Seftar , John Keogh, and Ruth Keogh, as well as son and daughter in laws, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 5:00pm until 6:30pm at which time Rosary will begin in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:30pm, Friday, February 26, 2021, at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church.

Attendance at all events will be limited by state and local COVID restrictions. Masks are mandatory. For those who wish to attend virtually, the Rosary and Funeral services will be live streamed. In lieu of flowers Mary requested that you donate to a charity of your choice; her favorites were Arkansas Food Bank, Central Arkansas Library Systems, Birthright, and Catholic Charities.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Rosary

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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June Sherman

February 18, 2021

On behalf of my sisters, Alice, and Carla Moosberg, we send our
condolences to all of you! It was so wonderful that you got to enjoy your mom for so many years.
June Moosberg Sherman

Nada DeSalvo

February 18, 2021

May Mary go from strength to strength in God's tender care. Condolences to family. With love, Nada and Vince DeSalvo

Arthur Paul Bowen

February 18, 2021

What a sweet little lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her when she would walk by my house when I lived across Van Buren from her. And it was a privilege to help her last fall when she needed some legal work done. I always thought it was interesting that my neighbor and I along with Pat and Becky had common links. It is indeed a small world.

My sympathy is, of course, with the family. But it is tempered by the certain knowledge that hers was a long full life well lived. Rest in peace Mary. May perpetual light shine upon you and Pat.

Joyce Gordon

February 16, 2021

Ruth,

I can only imagine what a kind, thoughtful, loving person your mother must have been in order to raise a daughter like you!

May the memories of your love for one another sustain you in the years to come.

Susan Boyer Waldrip

February 15, 2021

I treasure my memories of visiting Ruth at the Keogh home in Marianna. Mrs. Keogh was always so welcoming & entertaining. She was such fun & a joy to visit.
Your mom will always be in my daily prayers.

Susan Boyer Waldrip

Henry Boyer

February 15, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Henry and Jenny Ann Boyer

Bruce Campbell

February 13, 2021

I am friends with Ruth and met her mom just a couple of times at her house . I was instantly drawn to her warmth and her love for her children . She was so gracious and sweet that I felt right “at home” talking to her and visiting . Such a precious soul and great sense of humor ... just like Ruth . I’m so glad she had such a loving and long life to spend with her family. She will be missed greatly but ohhhhhh...such wonderful and beautiful memories she left for her children to relish .

Mary Jo Carman

February 13, 2021

Mom was a wonderful person at times she was strict but with six children that is to be expected especially since the oldest daughter and first child was at times a handful that is me
I love her very much and would like to get there but God is laughing at my plans by sending this Arctic Plunge and we will have four or five days were we aren’t getting above freezing which makes driving in central Texas a no go

Barbara Brossett

February 13, 2021

Mary was a great friend, always with 😊 and love, I will miss her

Lynn Hobbs Mulligan

February 13, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. I remember many happy times spent at your house in Marianna back in the day. No matter how old we are, the loss of our mother shakes us to the bone. Speaking from experience, it is a long journey, but it is survivable.

Lynn

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