Survivors include his wife Deborah of 44 years; two brothers, Jerrold Keating (Pam), Forney, TX, and David Keating (Dawn), Springfield, MO; Also surviving are several best friends, Rob Begley (Terri), Paul Modlin (Angie & Britney), Jack Vosberg (Judy), Anh P. Tran (Cathy), Dr. Mark Yagan, Chic and Jan, Glen Logan (Laura), and Brother Thomas Sullivan, OSB; as well as other family in-laws, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his step-father John R. (Bud) Harrison; his parents Thomas and Lois; and grandparents Lawrence and Mary Keating and Lester and Zelma Casteel.
Private family burial will take place in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. A public Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers and donations, Ed wished people to take their loved one out to a favorite restaurant in his memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.