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Monday, February 21, 2005

Flossie B. Keck, 92, of Greencastle died Saturday morning.

Born in Clinton Falls on Sept. 16, 1912, she was the daughter of Oscar and Oma Marie Martin Boswell.

She had been a supervisor at General Telephone Co., for 32 years before retiring.

She had been a member of the City Council and served two terms as Vice President of the Zoning Board, 1978-1982.

She was a member of the Putnam County Republican Women's Club, the Rebecca Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4388, VFW No. 1550, Telephone Pioneers of America No. 16, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Business and Professional Women, Washburn Chapter of NSDAR, National Society of U.S. Daughters of 1812 Tippecanoe Chapter, National Federation of Republican Women, Communication Workers of America AFL-CIO No. 5772, Gen. Jesse M. Lee Auxiliary No 1550 and Beta Sigma Phi Chapter No. 2786.

She was the Area 7 Queen for the Senior Center, Senior Queen at Brazil and was chosen Senior Queen at Indianapolis.

Survivors include three daughters, Freada McMahel of Greencastle, Lucille Gelsosomo, of Illinois and Doris J. Wright of Indianapolis; a son, Albert McMahel Jr. of Merrillville, Ind.; a brother, Claude E. Boswell of Greencastle; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Albert L. McMahel, Floyd Harmless and Floyd Keck; a daughter, Dorothy F. Tharp; and a grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle, with burial in Brick Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.