Betty Naioma Foster Keeling, age 80, passed away on February 4, 2015 at her home in Manchester, Tennessee with her loving family by her side.
Mrs. Keeling retired from the Coffee County Communications Center and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manchester. She was always active in sports, playing as a guard for the All Central TN Basketball Conference for Central High School during her high school years and bowling during the 1960’s-1970’s. She continued her love of sports being a Braves Baseball fan and Lady Vols Basketball fan. Mrs. Keeling also loved quilting, having completed some thirty hand stitched quilts. She will always be remembered as a marvelous cook known for her lengendary banana pudding, the banana nut cake version which she invented, lasagna, peanut butter balls, german potato salad, peanut brittle, home made “chex mix” and many other dishes.
Mrs. Keeling was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wayne Keeling; parents, Malcolm Henry Foster and Ruby Earline Crouch Foster; paternal grandparents, John T. Foster and Minnie Norton Foster; maternal grandparents, Frank M. Crouch and Gracie Basham Crouch; and sister, Helen Geneva Rogers.
She is survived by her daughter, Melinda R. Keeling of Chapel Hill, TN; sons, Joell P. Keeling (Pat) of Manchester, TN and Gregory M. Keeling (Ginger) of Manchester, TN; sisters, Billie M. Earls and Ruby Jane L. Wimberley both of Manchester, TN; brother, Malcolm “Mike” H. Foster (Becky) of Manchester, TN; eight grandchildren, Courtney R. Keeling, Jarod W. Keeling, Chelsea L. Keeling, Joell P. Keeling, Mitchell P. Keeling, Cory T. Keeling, Patrick S. Keeling and Andrew G. Keeling (Joanna); and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Central Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will be conducted following the visitation on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home with Brother Ray Marcrom officiating.
Burial will be at the Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery.
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.