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Dessa T. (Allen) Keown

February 7, 1918 ~ May 29, 2019 (age 101)


Tell City, Indiana

Dessa T. Keown, 101, passed away May 29, 2019 at her home.

She was born in Falls of the Rough, Kentucky on February 7, 1918 to the late John and Maggie (Brown) Allen.  Also preceding her in death was her husband, Edward Keown; her children, Margaret Phillips, John Keown and Katherine Bauer; grandchildren, Dan Yates and Penny Yates; a sister, Beulah McDaniel and brothers, Arley and John Allen.

Dessa retired from General Electric in 1980 after 30 years.  She enjoyed flower gardening, camping and spending time with her family.

Surviving is her longtime companion of over 50 years, Gary Brown, Tell City; grandchildren, Pam Wilbur, Jeff Young (Sharon), Debra Snyder, Ed Keown (Annie), Cindy Fulkerson (James) and Keith Keown (Bonnie); several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM CDT Friday, May 31, 2019 at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City.  Rev. Harry McDonald will officiate.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 1:00-3:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 


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May 31, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Huber Funeral Home - Tell City

Funeral Service
May 31, 2019

3:00 PM
Huber Funeral Home - Tell City

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