Fae Black, 71, of rural Keosauqua, died Thursday morning, June 21, 2012, in a motor vehicle accident at the junction of Salem Road and Highway 218 south of Mount Pleasant. She was born Jan. 30, 1941, at Keosauqua to Otto and Sarah “Tilla” Scotton Long. She married James Franklin. They divorced. She married James Black June 6, 1982 in Keosauqua. He died Oct. 20, 2004.
Fae lived her life in Van Buren County, was a homemaker. and had worked at Van Buren Good Samaritan Center, Barker Wire and Van Buren School, was affiliated with Keosauqua United Methodist Women, did volunteer work with Red Cross blood drives, Christmas for Kids and Van Buren County Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Local survivors include Julie (Brian) Pedrick of North Liberty.
Fae’s body has been cremated. A joint memorial service for her and her sister-in-law, Janet Long, was held June 23 in Keosauqua United Methodist Church, the Rev. Douglas Harding officiating. Private burial of cremains was in Pittsburg Cemetery west of Keosauqua. Memorials to Pittsburg Cemetery may be mailed to the family at 20393 Jersey Ave., Keosauqua, IA 52565.