Obituary for Louise T. Kearly
ROCKLAND - Following a brief illness, Louise T. Kearly, 83, died peacefully at home Friday, August 10, 2018 with her daughter at her side. Born in Rockland, November 1, 1934, the daughter of Arnold and Alice (Williams) Allen, she grew up in Rockland and attended local schools, graduating from Rockland High School in 1952.
On August 28, 1954 she married Kenneth W. Kearly Sr. in Rockland. Together they made their home on Crescent Street where Louise has resided her entire adult life. A devoted homemaker, wife, and mother Louise spent much of her time tending to the needs of her family. Active in her community, she was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1 and the Emblem Club with the Rockland Lodge of Elks. Together with her husband, she enjoyed spending winters in Florida up to and including this year. She was a strong independent woman, and will be sadly missed by all.
Louise was predeceased by her parents, her husband; Kenneth Sr. her sister; Margaret Godin and her brother; Keith D. Allen. She is survived by her son Kenneth W. Kearly, Jr. and his wife Sharel of Chesapeake, VA; her daughter Kelly Landers and her husband Steve of Valrico, FL; four grandchildren, Kenneth W. Kearly, III, Denielle L. Landers, Kendra Eller, Steven L. Landers, Jr.; and four great-grandsons, Micah, Colin, Evan and Kayson and one great-granddaughter Reagan on the way.
Louise’s family has chosen to remember her life privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, New England Division, One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.