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Barbara Anne Franzman Keely '50

July 2, 1932 - September 1, 2020


Barbara Anne Franzman Keely was born on July 2, 1932. Raised in Brooklyn, Atherton and Lafayette, California, she finally moved to Manhattan where she graduated from Friends Seminary in 1950. She met her husband, Edmund Mark Keely III while working for Cities Service in New York City. They moved to Pittsburgh and began their family. Their son Edmund Mark Keely IV and daughter Cynthia Ann Keely both were born in Sewickley, Penn. After moving to Oklahoma, Barbara started a wholesale and retail giftware company called “Caravan East” in 1977. According to her family, Barbara loved to read and continued to do so throughout her life. Her collection of books numbered in the thousands. She passed on September 1, 2020.


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