Flora B. Keil, 93

Quality-control worker

February 01, 2007

Flora B. Keil, a retired quality-control worker and former longtime Anne Arundel County resident, died of pneumonia Monday at a hospital in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 93.

Flora Louise Byron was born and raised in Baltimore, and she attended city public schools. She was a quality-control worker for many years at Koppers Co. and retired about 1980.

Mrs. Keil was a Timber Ridge resident for 45 years, moving to Palm Desert in 1997. She was a longtime member and former officer of the Severna Park chapter of Order of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her husband of 53 years, Charles E. Keil, a painting contractor, died in 1984.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

Surviving are a daughter, Verlie K. Duvall of Palm Desert; two brothers, Albert Byron of Glen Burnie and Fredrick Byron Sr. of Riva; two granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.

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