Edle Sophie Mork Keel was born in Skien, Norway. In Norwegian "Edle'' means both precious and noble, qualities she embodied through her long , varied life.
After WWII, she emigrated first to Sweden and then to Beverly Hills, California, where she met her husband Merton Harris Keel. After marrying they settled in Manhattan , and then Scarsdale, NY where she gave birth to her two daughters, Claudia and Wendy. In 1973, the family moved to Greensboro NC. Her husband passed in 1976 . She loved her home in Greensboro, rearing her children and being involved in community efforts such as the Weatherspoon Art Museum. She was a loving , caring wife and mother, friend to many and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughters Claudia Joy Keel of Germantown, NY, and Wendy Genia Holland of Greystones,Co. Wicklow Ireland and her daughter of the heart Ellen Coleman of Greensboro, NC. She is also survived by her son-in-law Matthew Mercier and Kayle Holland,and her grandchildren Michael Holland, Genia Dillon, Emily Power and Benjamin Holland and her great grandchildren, Ethan and Sean Dillon.
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