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Ed Keeven Sr. – Leon Crider

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Ed Keeven Sr.

Ed Keeven Sr.

Ed Keeven, Sr., 86, of Moscow Mills, passed peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

He was the loving husband of Vivienne Keeven (NEE: Vivienne Strunk); beloved son of the late Henry B. and Mary Keeven; devoted father of Vivian (Wayne) Prinster, Barbara (James) Foster, Eddie (Kathy) Keeven, Jr., Judy (Steve) Schneider, Tom (Dana) Keeven, Marty (Pam) Keeven, Jeanne (Ed) Idziak, and Jim (Kathy) Keeven; cherished grandfather of 23; treasured great-grandfather of 23; dear brother of Florence (the late George) Koester, Alfred (the late Mary Ann) Keeven, and Leo Keeven.

He was self employed as a Turfgrass producer. He was an icon in the turf industry, charter member of Turf Producers International, member of the Knights of Columbus, former director at Mark Twain Bank, former chapter president of Ducks Unlimited, and a WWII Veteran. His favorite past times were hunting and fishing, but his passions were truly God and his family.

The family is being served by The Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where a visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 4-9 p.m.. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a,m,, Thursday, Aug, 1, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 100 Thompson Drive, Troy. Interment will follow in the St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Masses, or St. Vincent DePaul Society at Sacred Heart. Visit



Leon Joseph Crider, 89, of Hawk Point passed away on July 28, 2013. Crider was born on July 4, 1924 in St. Louis, Mo.

Crider was a manager at Bettendorf Rapp.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, P.O Box 248, Wentzville, Mo., 63385. Funeral arrangements are set for Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hawk Point. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Chesterfield, Mo.

Memorials may be made to Masses or Hawk Point Food Pantry.