Vigen Memorial Home obituary - Sylvia J. Kegerreis, 83, Keokuk


Sylvia J. Kegerreis, 83, of Keokuk, died January 2, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
She was born on June 9, 1937 in Janesville, WI, the daughter of Henry H. and Marvil McKinnon Kegerreis.
Sylvia graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1955. She furthered her education at college and received her Bachelor of Arts degree.
She had been employed at Hubingers in Keokuk for many years, working through the changes to Heinze and then Roquette America.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Warsaw, IL, the Kiwanis Club, and loved being a member of the Red Hat Ladies Club.
Sylvia enjoyed traveling all over the United States. She also enjoyed working on jigsaw and crossword puzzles, working in her yard and spending time at the Senior Center in Quincy. Most of all Sylvia loved being with her family, especially spending time with her pride and joys, Drew and Piper.
She is survived by one sister, Audrey Bickley of Keokuk, one sister-in-law, Judy Kegerreis of Kingwood, TX, nieces and nephews, Diane (Steve) Blair of Hobbs, NM, Lisa (Joe) Vanderpoorten of Los Angeles, CA, J.D. (Dana) Megchelsen of Fulton, TX, Angela Kegerreis of Houston, TX, Mike (Kristy) Kegerreis of Dallas, TX, Vickie (Myron) Mason of Edgewater, FL, Travis (Jackie) Conover of Keokuk, Megan Conover (Dan Hoenig) of Montrose, IA and her pride and joys, Drew and Piper Conover of Keokuk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law, Jo (Dr. John P. Megchelsen and her brother, David Kegerreis.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, IL with Pastor Diane Ludington officiating.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. Friday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with the family meeting friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Social distancing measures will be in effect and masks are required.
Memorials may be made to the Quincy Senior Center or the First Presbyterian Church in Warsaw.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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