The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX


Melva Faye Fake Keil

June 19, 1934October 25, 2019
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Obituary for Melva Keil

"Bless your heart!" Mother, Mom, Aunt, Nana, Gi-Gi, or Ms. Melva often gave you her signature platitude with charm and sincerity. At age 85, Melva passed away October, 25, 2019. She was born June 19, 1934, in Houston, TX. Melva is survived by Eugene Keil, Jr., son, and wife JoAnn, and Brian Keil, son. As well as her grandson, Michael Keil, and great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Zoe, and Alex. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Eugene Keil, Sr., and younger brother, Jimmy Heim. She is survived by sisters Elva Underwood, Mary Sanders, Brenda Jones, and brothers Charles Fake, Joe Heim, Jr. As well as, numerous nieces, nephews and long-time friends

Melva graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1953. She maintained two full-time jobs as a professional Keypunch Operator and Mother. During her 20 years of retirement, she continued playing Contract Duplicate Bridge fondly called "work." She achieved the prestigious Silver Life Master Award. Ms. Melva had a contagious laugh and loved entertaining family events.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to her medical team and caregivers of the past few years.

Melva's Memorial is a celebration of her life. Please add a comment about your favorite memories. And a final note to Ms.Melva, "Bless your heart!"


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, November 2, 2019


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Tom Bowen

November 2, 2019

A wonderful, kind, and loving lady!
I will miss her bright smile, and I will always remember her!

Judy Boyce

November 1, 2019

Melva always had a smile. She was a great bridge player and was generous with her tips and explanations. She never sounded supercilious and offered her advice freely when asked, even going so far as to lay out the hand and talk it over with you.

It will be sad to walk in the club and not see Melva sitting at the table by the door in the South position--her favorite spot.

We will truly miss her.

Condolences to all the family and friends.

Nancy Guthrie

October 31, 2019

Melva was an inspitation to all of us at the Clear Lake Bridge Club. Her uplifting attitude, smile, and of course, knowledge of bridge was so enriching to all of us. We will truly miss her. Thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Roger Marlatt

October 31, 2019

So sorry to hear about Melva's passing. I called her the cream puff lady. At bridge party's she sometimes brought the most wonderful cream puffs. They were not light weight, they were heavy because they were made with real cream. Wow, delicious

Myrtle/Mary Metcalfe

October 31, 2019

My beautiful sister in law, I will miss you so much! I still hear your voice calling for Bri yun, telling me stories about Mother. I will miss going to Chrities for shree yump. I have loved you for so many years and I will love you forever!!

Patty Jones

October 29, 2019

My beautiful, sweet, funny, precious, kind Aunt Melva, oh how I will miss her. She had such a way about her that let you know just how much she cared about you. It was important to her that you knew just how much you meant to her on each and every visit and every phone call.

Whenever there was a need, she was always the first one to pitch in and help. As she got a little less mobile she became an excellent director! Her culinary skills were out of this world, ask anybody. One of my recent memories is of her teaching me to make an apple pie in her kitchen, she made it seem so easy..and it was delicious!

I’m so grateful for the many wonderful memories I have with her. Whether it was on a family vacation, holidays, or just impromptu visits, there was always laughter, lots of laughter. I loved to hear her laugh more than anything and devoted a lot of time and effort in making her laugh just so I could listen to her. Many times we laughed until we cried. I will always miss her more than I can express.

My dear sweet Brian, you took such good care of her with kindness, love and a lot of patience. My heart breaks for your loss, I love you.


October 29, 2019

Mrs. Keil always made me feel comfortable around her with her sweet smile and soft caring voice
she will be greatly missed

Brian Keil

October 28, 2019

One of my favorites from her 85tn birthday this past June. Love you with all my heart!

Caryl Brubaker

October 26, 2019

Such a beautiful woman inside and outside. My Mother's friend (Shirley Lovejoy Brubaker Derimgton) for eternity. God bless you for being you and Brian for being such a loving son. Until we all meet again...