Obit: Keogh, Rita Arlie (1916 - 2009)

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Surnames: Keogh, Gonse, Cuish, Burch, Mitchell, Froelich, Luedeman

----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Fri., 23 Jan. 2009

Keogh, Rita Arlie (3 Oct. 1916 - 21 Jan. 2009)

Rita Arlie Keogh, 92, Marshfield, formerly of Green Bay, died Wed., Jan. 21, 2009, at Palliative Care at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

Rita was born Oct. 3, 1916, to the late Andrew and Arlie (Gonse) Cuish and grew up in Green Bay. She graduated from West High School in 1935. In 1937, she graduated from beauty school. In 1938, she moved with her family to Alaska Lake. She married Jeremiah J. Keogh on Nov. 8, 1938. They lived in many cities throughout the United States during their early married life while Jeremiah was in the military service. They returned to Green Bay in 1954, and other than living in Eau Claire for a few years in the late 1960s, Rita remained in Green Bay until June of 2002. Rita was a member of St. Jude Parish. She and her husband celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1998. From 2002 until April of 2008, Rita lived at the Angelus Retirement Center in Marshfield. She then moved to the Continental Manor in Abbotsford.

She is survived by her son, Andrew J. Keogh and his wife, Kristine, Marshfield. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Sarah H. Keogh, Milwaukee; John A. Keogh, Chicago; and Patrick J. Keogh, along with his wife, Tiffany and children, Julius, Darnell and Jordan, all of Madison; a cousin, Mary Luedeman, Green Bay; and by her best friend, June Burch, also of Green Bay.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Jeremiah, in 1998; and by her mother and father.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from noon to 1 p.m. Sat.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sat. at the funeral home with Ann Froelich, pastoral associate, officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to either your local United Way or to a charity of your choice.

Rita's family would like to thank all those who cared for her in her last years, June Burch, Rosemary Mitchell, the people at both the Angelus and the Continental Manor, and Saint Joseph's Hospital Emergency Room and Palliative Care staffs.



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