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In Memory Of Our Poets

Lila W. Keene (Franco) (1929-2015) - Class Of 1946

Lila Keene Franco, age 86, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Visitation will be on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 1:00pm-1:45pm at Leak Memory Chapel. The funeral service will be in the funeral home chapel at 2:00pm. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Officiating will be Dr. R. Lawson Bryan.

Mrs. Franco was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph A. Franco and her son, Keene Decelle. She is survived by her son, Charles Decelle and wife Betsy of Madison, AL and her three grandsons, Charlie Decelle, William Decelle and Taylor Decelle. Pallbearers will be Mark Franco, Bill Camp, Charlie, William and Taylor Decelle.

Mrs. Franco was a retired teacher from the Montgomery Academy where she taught Art. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Montgomery. She mastered her God given talent as a passionate Artist and used it to serve the church. Her floral designs were contributed on Sundays. Mrs. Franco served as a member of the Junior Thespian Club of Montgomery and was a past docent for Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the museum, One Museum Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117. Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com.

Published in the MontgomeryAdvertiser.com on Aug. 14, 2015.