Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Mary Louise Gorham, 87, Keokuk


Mary Louise Gorham, 87, of Keokuk, died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the River Hill Village in Keokuk.

She was born August 14, 1931 the daughter of Leroy and Mary Jane Duer Fogle in Keokuk, Iowa.  Mary was first united in marriage to Robert Stark.  On November 28, 1964 she was united in marriage to Jack C. Gorham in Quincy, IL.  He preceded her in death on October 29, 2012.


Mary graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1949.

Mary was a member of First Christian Church in Keokuk. 

She had been employed by Hoerner Boxes Corporate Office, Stafford Bookkeeping Service and later by Walter’s Roofing Company, all in Keokuk.

She is survived by two nieces, Denise Caruso and Debbie Bimonte both of Florida and two nephews, Dennis Fogle of Florida and Kenny Fogle of Keokuk.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana Lynn Stark, her parents and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Andrew Fogle and his wife Anna, William Fogle and his wife Margaret and Donald Fogle and his wife Delores. 

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk with Pastor David Turner officiating. 

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Keokuk Animal Services or the Keokuk Humane Society.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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