FAIRFIELD — Esther Viola Keen, 90, of Burlington, died 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Danville Care Center.
Born on Jan. 30, 1923, in Fairfield, she was the daughter of Charles Walter and Jennie Esther (Havener) Edler. She married Clarence R. Keen on Oct. 8, 1941, in Unionville, Mo. He died Jan. 5, 1982.
Esther was a homemaker and enjoyed crossword puzzles and embroidery. She spent most of her time caring for her two sons with Multiple Dystrophy.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Vaughn) Moore of West Burlington; one grandson, Les (Penny) Moore; one granddaughter, Vona (John) Vernoy; two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Wanda Edler of Fairfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, four sisters and two brothers.
The graveside funeral service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ottumwa Cemetery, Ottumwa; Pastor Charles Stevens officiating.
Lunning Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.