Sally was a true homemaker and her family was her world. The world has lost one of the most loving people anyone could have ever known; an amazing person that words can’t describe. She wasn’t just one thing: a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend, aunt, chef, or peacemaker; she was her family’s everything. Sally was always the first to step up and give a helping hand to anyone. Her world revolved around her children, and even more around her grandchildren. She was at her very best when they were around. Sally was a devoted wife and loved Wayne with all her heart. She will be greatly missed by many and words can’t express the loss that will be felt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John A. Sr. and Mary, nee Douglas, Barnett; a sister, Linda Schwab; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Mildred Keck; and two brothers-in-law, John Keck and Kenneth Keck.
Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Wayne E. Keck, whom she married on June 21, 1980;
a son and two daughters, Jeremy Keck,
Amanda (Larry) Schmidt,
and Bethany Keck, all of Belleville, IL;
five grandsons, Thomas and Alexander Stogner,
Canyon and Parker Schmidt,
and Brayden Keck;
her brother, John A. Barnett Jr. of Marquand, MO;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Orene (Don) File of Belleville, IL,
James (Margaret) Keck of Highland, IL,
Allen (Pamela) Keck of Fairview Heights, IL,
Kathleen Little of O’Fallon, IL,
Edward (Lynne) Keck of Collinsville, IL,
Mark (Linda) Keck of Belleville, IL,
Carol (Mark) Emmerich of Colorado,
Vicki Keck of Belleville, IL,
and Deborah Keck of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2015, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 17, at the funeral home with Mr. James Keck officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Wayne, I don’t know if you remember me. I am Ruth’s sister. I was very good friends with your family growing up. I didn’t know Sally, but I do know what pain death brings. Especially of a mate or child. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I keep thinking of Jesus’s words. “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. That is a promise we all look forward to being fulfilled. Please accept my sympathy..
Erma (Dotson) Hopping, Mackinaw, Il, 61755