Mary Grace Keene 83 of Effingham, IL, formerly of Stewardson, IL, passed away at 1:20 PM Friday Jan. 30, 2015 in Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015 in Stewardson Cemetery in Stewardson, IL.Pastor David Weaver will officiate.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of the graveside service atBrummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson.Memorials may be made in Mary’s memory to Trinity Lutheran Church School in Stewardson. On line condolences may be sent to the Family at

Mary was born Mar. 6, 1931 in Shelby County, IL the daughter of Andrew M. and Anna Navis Higgins Friese.

Mary graduated form Stewardson High School.She retired from Illinois Consolidated Telephone Co. after working in their offices for over 30 years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson.

Surviving are a nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by infant daughter Bunny Ray Keene, her parents, brother Clinton Friese and sister Ellen J. Jiter.