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Ann Theresa Sophy McKeown

August 29, 1930 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Ann Theresa Sophy McKeown Obituary

 Ann Theresa Sophy McKeown, 93, a lifelong resident of Pottsville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20th, 2024.

    Ann was born in Pottsville on August 29, 1930, a daughter of the late Matthew J. and Zahiah (Bedway) Sophy.  She was very proud of her Lebanese heritage.

    She was a 1949 graduate of the Pottsville Catholic high school and began her working career as a manager for the former Wise Dress Shop. She then became a secretary in the Property Office for the US Army Garrison in Fort Indiantown Gap until 1965, when she transferred her employment to the Social Security Administration, working out of the Pottsville office until her retirement in 1990.

    Ann was a member of the Pennsylvania Business and Professional Womans Club.

    A member of St. Patrick's church in Pottsville, Ann was very devout in her faith. She was also very family oriented and enjoyed spending time with her extended family.

    Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Edward J. McKeown, Jr. in 2006. She was also the last member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Raudenbush, Adele Moses and Charles Sophy.

      Ann is survived by her two sons, Bryan McKeown of Pottsville and Edward J. McKeown, III, of New York. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, 319 Mahantango Street, Pottsville at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing from 10-11 AM in the church prior to mass. Ann will be laid to rest alongside her husband at the Calvary cemetery in Pottsville immediately following the mass.

    Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, and you may leave an online condolence at

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January 30, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Patrick s Church (Mahantango Street, Pottsville)

Mass of Christian Burial
January 30, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Patrick s Church (Mahantango Street, Pottsville)


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