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Clarence ‘Tom’ Keaton

FARMINGTON — Clarence E. “Tom” Keaton of Farmington passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, at the age of 83 years. He was born on November 5, 1929, son of the late Everett M. and Alice E. (Hopkins) Keaton. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Jeanetta “Molly” (Hall) Keaton, a daughter, Diana Lynn Lott, a brother Clifford Hopkins, and a sister Gern Cresswell.

Before retirement Tom was employed as a Technician Supervisor with Missouri Natural Gas in Farmington.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him and that includes a son, Thomas Keaton and wife Barbara of Farmington, three grandchildren, Jaime Arnett (Jared) of Farmington, Dallas Lott of the State of Hawaii, and Allie Keaton Cremeens of Farmington, three great-grandchildren, Gage and Brynn Johnson, and Brayden Cremeens, a sister Hazel Fisher of Blue Eye, AR, and sister-in-laws, Sue Scott of Imperial, Joann Hoehn of the State of Florida, and Shirley Hall of Bridgeton, a brother-in-law Dallas Link of Leadwood and numerous other relatives and friends.

Tom’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. John Hartman and the ICU staff at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center for all of the wonderful care given and compassion shown to Grandpa.

Funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Burial will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. Memorials, if desired may be made to the American Heart Association. View the online obituary and share your condolences and memories at

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