2023ObituariesFlorence “Flo” Keating

November 17, 2023by SealeUser2

Florence “Flo” Keating , 90, of Denham Springs, LA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023.

She is survived by her children, Paul Keating III and his wife Rita of Denham Springs,LA., Ann Keating Ross and husband Silas of Madison MS., Susan Keating Cannon of Fort Worth, TX, Margaret Keating Herren of Fort Worth, TX, and Cindy Keating Brown and husband Glenn of Ovilla, TX. : grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Kathleen (Christopher), Amy (Todd), Jenny (Justin), Jimmy (Amy), Crystal (Peewee), Sarah, Ryan, Adam, and Mary; numerous great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Keating Jr. : parents Charles and Anna Keener; sister, Margaret Peterman; son in law Howard Cannon.

Florence was born in Schenectady NY on May 6th, 1933 and she and her family moved to Orlando, Fl when, she was 16 years old. She graduated from Orlando High school in 1950 then attended nursing school in Miami for 1 year, came home to Orlando for the holidays in 1953 when she met our daddy who asked her to marry him 1 week after they met (she never went back to nursing school because in those days you couldn’t be married in nursing school) They were married on April 24th, 1954, and started a family soon after. They moved from Orlando to Tallahssee in 1964 with 5 children in tow then to Madison Ms. in 1976. In 1995 they moved back “home” to Florida after daddy retired and built a home on the Wakulla river. They were married for 51 1/2 years until daddy died in November 2005. Florence stayed in Florida by herself until 2007 when she moved to Denham Springs, La. to be close to family. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denham Springs.

A memorial service will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs on December 5th from 6pm till 8pm. Afterwhich, she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Paul, on April 24, 2024, their 69th wedding anniversary in St Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church Cemetery, Crawfordville, FL. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.




  • Fiona McClain

    November 20, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Mrs Florence was my neighbor down the street when I was growing up. She came and watched my sister and I on a number of occasions and I would go visit her now and then. She had lots of beautiful stories about her life, and her love for her late husband years after his passing was still so strong. She would show me pictures and tell me about her life. I can tell she had fun and enjoyed it.

    I’m sorry for everyone’s loss. I thought she was a great person and I really enjoyed my visits with her. I’m going to miss her a lot. Rest in peace, Mrs. Florence. I’m glad I got to know you. Love you <3


  • Becky Laurie

    November 19, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    My deepest Sympathy for your loss.
    She had a wonderful life with many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren!
    I’m sure she touched so many lives on her lifetime.
    I’m friends with Ann & Silas and their children and grandchildren. Such sweet family. I love them so!
    God Bless them all.


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