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Jack Mike Keepes

January 5, 1966 September 16, 2023
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Jack Mike Keepes, 57, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on January 5, 1966 in Germany, the son of Carl P. and Charlotte Ann (Greene) Keepes. Mike married Dixie Bump in June 2005 and together they enjoyed eighteen years of marriage.

Mike was the happiest when he was outdoors and loved to go fishing. He was a very hard worker where he spent many years working in the oilfield. Mike enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Mike will be remembered by his wife, Dixie Keepes; daughters, Molly Keepes, Katlyn Smitly, and Felicia Smitly; grandchildren, Keeley, Bella, Amyia, and Kyndal; siblings, Chris Keepes, Selena Keepes, Carla Howell, and twin sister, Michelle (Greg) Anthis; many loved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Frank Keepes; and niece, Rebecca Anthis.

In keeping with Mike’s wishes cremation will take place and no formal services will be held at this time.

Memorial contributions can be made to Keepes Funeral Home to help the family offset final expenses. Donations can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 N. Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Mike’s tribute wall, and leave condolences for the Keepes family, please visit

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