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Marcella Jane (Jenness) Keys

November 17, 2017 ~ March 25, 1942 (age 75)

Marcella Jane Keys, age 75, of Kempner, lost her hard fought battle with cancer on Friday, November 17, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Marcella was born on March 25, 1942, in Cherokee, IA to the late John Dale and Lois Smith Jenness. She graduated from high school in Quimby, IA in 1960. Later in life, she married Jack Keys and together they traveled the world. They had many adventures at sea, backpacking all of South America and behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler.


Marcella is survived by her husband, Jack Keys; her children; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to MD Anderson for cancer research at gifts.mdanderson.org.


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