Scott County

T/5 Frances N. Keeton




Iowa Volunteers to Serve at Schick Hospital

Pictures with Governor Robert D. Blue in front of the statehouse Wednesday are Iowans who have enlisted as medical technicians in the WAC's Purple Heart platoon to serve at Schick General hospital, Clinton, Ia.

Front row (from left) are: Blue, Pvts. Lisbeth E. Atkinson, Marengo; Juanita Murphy, Scranton; Catherine M. McIntire, Rolfe; Grace Margaret Friel, Des Moines; Loretta T. Jensen. Fort Dodge; Barbara C. Russell, Nora Springs.

Second Row: Mae J. Qual, Cedar Rapids; Mary Grossman, Clinton; Margaret R. Rodriquez, Des Moines; Marjorie Dunlap, Fairfield; Frances N. Keeton, Davenport.

Top row: G. Dexter Curttright, Harlan; Marieta Quick, Donna Louise Krumm and Lois M. Hannusch, all of Cedar Rapids.

Source: The DesMoines Register, March 1, 1945 (photo included)


Clinton, Ia. -- Pvt. Frances N. Keeton, WAC, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie L. Keeton, 326 west Thirteenth street, Davenport, has been promoted to Technician Fifth Grade at Schick General hospital.

Corp. Keeton is a member of the 64th WAC Hospital company now stationed at Schick. Before being assigned to this unit she took her training at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Source: The Quad City Times, July 8, 1945

Frances Neotha Keeton Brunner was born Feb. 18, 1925 to Archie Lewis and Oda Nickell Keeton. She died July 11, 2010 and is buried in Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Springfield, Springfield, MO. She was married to Robert E. Brunner. Robert served with the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II.