Jessie Tibbs Keckler
Jessie Tibbs Keckler, 68, of Eagle Butte, SD died Nov. 29, 2012 at Pierre, SD.
Jessie Tibbs was born in Pierre, SD on Nov. 10, 1944, to Esther “Boyd” Tibbs and Ancel Tibbs. She attended rural schools until eighth grade when she moved in with her grandmother and attended Stanley County High School, where she graduated. She attended Black Hills State University where she received her degree in education.
She married Jerry Keckler, on Aug. 18, 1966 in Pierre, SD.
She taught with the CEB School System. She was a founding board member of the Casey Tibbs Foundation.
Jessie attended the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Butte and was a member of the United Church of Christ of Eagle Butte.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Esther, and father, Ancel.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Keckler; daughters Jeri Ann (Tommy Dale) Vines of Eagle Butte and Mikki (James) Rea, Woodward, OK; two granddaughters; brothers Wayne “Fio” (Lori) Tibbs, Mission Ridge, and Larry (Barb) Tibbs, Pierre, SD; sisters Jill (Keith) Strunk, Minnetonka, MN and Dayle Angyal, Pierre.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial is established.