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i ~ 6 i' ?i:. John and Joyce Keelan have special love of Christmas John and Joyce Keelan have a spe- cial love of Christmas. Their home, located at 312 E. 8th street in Superior, has a total of 14 decorated trees and a six-foot tall Santa at the entryway. The Keelans' trees, each unique, include an Irish tree to celebrate their joint heritage and ancestry, a K-State tree. a "bling-bling" tree and a fully reverted tree on the second floor. Santa stands ,at the door, waving and playing music. Joyce said. "Chil- dren love to knock at the door and see Santa." A female mannequin found at a garage sale can be seen peering through the west second story window from behind one of the lit trees. Joyce said she found the mannequin while John was at a business meeting, and when he finished she brought him to see it. "We put the top part of her body in the seat with the seal belt on to bring her home," Keelan said. Then Keelan painted the body a flesh tone. and Pat McCord painted a realistic face on her as a gift. The mannequin now wears Joyce's wedding gown and pearls. Placed under the bling-bling tree in the living room is John's train. After telling Joyce the story of his first train. received under tile tree when he was just six months old. and having been placed under the tree each year for 35 years, Joyce bought him a train for under the couple's tree. Keelan said that for her. "Trees represent warm and fond memories of Christmas." The trees can be seen from the outside of the home. espe- cially at night. Elks Lodge collects deer hides to assist with glove project ,'Continued from Page I A) leather used for wheelchair gloves, a necessary item the government does not fund Donated hides can be left behind the Superior Elks Lodge in the desig- nated crate. In Mankato. contact Don Anderson. In Courtland. leave hides at The Keelan's have an inver:ed tree to celebrate this Christmas. The tree Hoard Oil. and in Guide Rock contact can be viewed at night through the leaded glass window on the second story Kevin Dole. of Keelan's home in Superior. John and Joyce Keelan stand next to their Irish-themed Christmas tree. The tree s one of 14 trees the Keelan's put up this year. They chose the rish theme for one of the trees to salute their Irish ancestry. John, pictured on the left. is the hospital administrator in Supenor. CHECK OUT OUR LOW MORTGAGE RATES! 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He was born Jan. 22. 1920. to Eli C. and Lucy iCromwell Keim near Geneva. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWlI. and was in- volved in the first daylight bombing mission Over Berlin. He married Maxine (Combs) Rader on July 27. 1962. He and Maxine moved to Hastings from Nelson in 2008. He was a retired farmer and past member of the Nelson VFW and American Legion. His hobbies included gardening, flow- ers. woodworking and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers. Survivors include his wile. Maxine. of Hastings: and a daughter, Mary Ann Shorey Hastings. The Superior schools free-throw contest was held Saturday at the high school gym. First place winners will advance to the Elks Hoop Shoot starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school. Pictured above are the Superior School first place winners: (top photo) age 8-9 division, girls - Kalynn Meyer, boys - Adam Baker; (middle) age 10-11, girls -Leah Meyer boys - Eric Schiermeyer; (bottom) age 12-13, girls - Jaysa Hoins boys-:cafeb Isom.' .... ' - Spread The News- Give a gift subscription to the Superior Express! Thursday, December 10, 2009 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 7A Marion Gillilan Marion D. Gillilan, 94, died Friday, at his home in Hastings. Services will be at l0 a.m. today (Thursdayj at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil. The Rev. JeffGlawe will officiate. Burial will be in the Hardy Cemetery at 2 p.m. today. He was born. April 28, 1915, to Joseph and Sarah tDavidson) Gillilan on a farm near Republic. He graduated fl'om the Hardy Gillian High School in 1933 and attended Peru State College. He married Thelma Martens on Oct. 14. 1937 in Benedict. She died Nov 17.1995. He was a post office clerk in Hardy fronl 1937 to 1940. They moved to C.alitk)rnia in 1940 where he was a part of the defense work until 1946. They returned to Hardy in 1946 to work on the family farm. He managed the Hardy Cooperative from 1960 to 1964. They moved to Hastings in 1964 and he worked forFarmland Industries Fertilizer Plant until retiring in 1979. Marion was a member of the com- munity club and school board in Hardy. He served on the board of three church councils and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil. Heis survived by llis daughter, the Mrs. Elwood Hippie (Cheryl) of Paxton. Neb. Joe Gillilan. Hardy, is a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents: his wifE, Thelma: and two brothers. Hugh and Orland Gillilan Brand-Wilson Funeral Home. Hastings, is in charge of funeral ar- rangements. Ethel Mosier Ethel Mosier. a Davenport resident. died Monday at Hebron. Funeral ar- rangements are pending at Urbauer- Price Funeral Home. Davenport. She was preceded in death by her husband. Charley Mosier. Wilma DaMoude Adams Wilma P. Adams. 92. tile daughter of Virgel and Ida tKauffmanl Morehead. was born on March 5.1917. oil a farm ileal" Abdal. Neb. She died Sunda> at Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. She married Joe (Arlie) DaMoude on April 8. 1937. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25. 1969. They had two daughterS. They farmed in the Nelson community. On Jail. 14. 1975. she married Rolland Adams. The 3 farmed near Nora until his death on Jan. 27. 1980. She was a member of the Nelson Community United Church of Christ and the Busy Bee Club. the Home Improvement Extension Club and the Presbyterian Women's Group: She was preceded in death, by her parents{ both her liusbands: and three sisters. Nova Morehead. M0ina Maserang and Doris Sanders. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Gene Krabel (Joan), Hastings#nd Mrs. Wayne Susa (Betty), Moscow, Idaho; grandchildren, Mrs. Derrik Olsen (Julie), Springdale, Ark., Mrs. Mike Williams (Teresa), Sheridan, Wyo.. Brian Krabel, Land O' Lakes, Fla.. Mrs, Brent McCown (Kimberly), Hastings, Derek Susa, Dubois, Wyo., and Mrs, Russ Davis (Jolene); Moss- cow, Idaho: nine great-grandchildren one brother. Cecil Morehead, Denvel and cwo si stets. Florence Rutt, Littleton, Colo.. and Irene Strauss, Sun City, Ariz. Services will be on Saturday, at 2 p.m. from the Nelson Comnqunity United Church of Christ with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating. Pall bearers will be Don Alexander. Barry Alexander. Derek Susa, Brian Krabel. Derrik Olsen and Mike'Will, Jams. Honorary pallbearers will be Cary Strauss. Terry Sanders. Larry Sandirs. Don Rutt. Dennis DaMoude and Leonard DaMoude. Interment was in tile Nelson Cem: eter) Khiwitier-Price Funeral Home of Nelson is in charge of arrangements. Lola Vale Fol-m e,- St pelior reside i, L6ii Vale, 83 died :F n rsday at hel: homei,, in Sun Lakes. Ariz. Services wiltbe'in Superior in tile spring. 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