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Thecla M. Keenan

November 7, 1931 June 21, 2021
Thecla M. Keenan
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Obituary for Thecla M. Keenan

Peoria- Thecla M. Keenan, age 89, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.

Thecla was born on November 7, 1931 in LaSalle, IL, a daughter of Frederick and Thecla (Brida) Aaron. She married William H. Keenan on October 16, 1954 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Tim (Lesley) Keenan and Paul (Kim) Keenan, both of Peoria, two brothers, Paul (Carol) Aaron of Chillicothe and Alan (Judy) Aaron of Peoria, one sister-in-law, Marcia Aaron of Austin, TX, as well as five grandchildren, Erin, TJ, Jeremy, Thomas, and Mary, and one great-grandson, Aaron.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Theresa Simmons and Kathleen Wukitsch and two brothers, Joseph Aaron and Thomas Aaron.

Thecla received her Registered Nurses certificate and worked at OSF St. Francis Medical Center as a Surgical Nurse for 44 years. She was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Peoria. She loved to golf at Timberlake Club of Peoria and crocheted countless infant blankets for the OSF Children’s Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her family and shopping with her cousin, Helen Gallagher.

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM at St. Bernard’s Church on Friday, June 25, 2021, with a one hour prior visitation. Fr. William Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Bernard’s Church or the OSF Children’s Hospital.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

25

Jun

9:00 AM 6/25/2021 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/25/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church

509 E Kansas
Peoria, IL 61603

St. Bernard Catholic Church
509 E Kansas Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

25

Jun

10:00 AM 6/25/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/25/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church

509 E Kansas
Peoria, IL 61603

St. Bernard Catholic Church
509 E Kansas Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Children's Hospital of Illinois

St. Bernard Catholic Church

509 E Kansas
Peoria, IL 61603
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