Graveside services for Mrs. Evelyn Keeling Koch, age 86 of Manchester will be conducted Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery with Kirk DeVore, Postulant for Holy Orders officiating.
Mrs. Koch passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Raintree Manor in McMinnville, TN.
She was born December 31, 1925 in Manchester, the daughter of the late Eugene C. and Minnie E. Buckley Keeling.
She was an Administrator in the Food Service Industry. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Manchester. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and making dolls. She loved animals including her dogs and her pet parakeet “Baby”, who lived with her at Raintree Manor.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry D. Koch; two brothers Lloyd and Wayne Keeling and one great grandson, Christian Keeling Foote.
Mrs. Koch is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Knapik Rutledge of Manchester; two sisters, Polly Wells of Manchester and Zalah Anderson and her husband, Maurice of Manchester; one sister-in-law, Naioma Keeling of Manchester; two grandchildren, Kelly Foote of Manchester and Kirk Devore and his wife, Betsy of Hagerstown, MD and one great granddaughter, Josie Foote.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery or Blanton’s Chapel Methodist Church.
COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONOREDTO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. EVELYN KEELING KOCH.