In Memory Of



Joleen Keel

July 15, 1955 - March 17, 1973

The Pampa News - Monday, March 19, 1973

Joleen and Debra Keel

Joleen Keel, 17, and her sister, Debra Keel, 14, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Joel M. Keel, Jr., 1209 S. Faulkner, were dead on arrival at Highland General Hospital about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, following a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of the state highway and Farm Road 749.

Joint funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Hobart Baptist Church.

Rev. Elzie Teague of Fluvanna, Tex., assisted by Rev. Ronald Mooney, pastor. will officiate. Interment will be in Memory Garden Cemetery by Duenkel Funeral Home.

Joleen, a senior at Pampa High School, was to graduate in the spring, and was engaged to be married in July to Mike Pittman of Lefors, who is stationed with the US Navy in Norfolk, Va. It was reported that he has arrived on emergency leave and will attend the services.

She was born July 15, 1955 in Truth or Consequences, N.M. 

Debra Aline Keel was a ninth grader at Pampa Junior High School, where she was elected 1972 basketball queen.

She was born April 3, 1958 in Pampa.

Other than their parents, they are survived by a sister, Kathy Keel, Pampa; a brother, Billy Keel, Snyder, Tex.; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Norton, Truth or Consequences, N.M.; and Joe M. Keel, Pampa.

A memorial fund in honor of Joleen and Debra has been established at Hobart Baptist Church. Anyone wishing to donate may do so by mailing their contribution to Box 1418, Pampa, Tex., or by bringing it to the church office. The fund will be used for mission purposes, according to Rev. Mooney.

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