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In memory of Michelle

Jason Werling • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Mills Creek Golf Course hosted the Michelle Keegan Memorial Golf Outing Saturday. Michelle Keegan, 36, died almost two months ago after a sudden illness. She was a 1990 graduate of Sandusky High School with her twin sister Dana. The two combined for almost 20 varsity letters during their high school career. Michelle continued her Blue Streak pride as a teacher and coach at the junior high level.

Michelle touched the lives of many people in the community which was even more evident in her death with the long line at her funeral services, the Sandusky students with their shirts and MK stickers in memory of Michelle and the number of positive comments from her online obituary.

That support has not ended as the golf outing included over 40 four-person teams, a very large turnout for such an event, and raised almost $4,000 for the Trey and Kelsey Keegan Trust Fund, Michelle’s children.

Following the tournament, a tree was dedicated at the first hole of the course in memory of Michelle.

Zion Lutheran Pastor John Mawhirter opened and closed the dedication with a prayer in front of family and friends of Michelle. Adams Junior High Principal Bob Toney delivered an emotional speech as one of several speakers at the event.

And following the closing prayer, Dana, with her nephew Trey and niece Kelsey, scooped shovels of dirt around the newly planted tree with Trey leaving a golf ball in the fresh dirt.

Here are some photos of Saturday’s dedication...

Adams Junior High School Principal Bob Toney delivers a speech Saturday afternoon.

Pastor John Mawhirter hugs Michelle's brother Bob following Saturday's dedication.

Register photo/JASON WERLING Dana Weatherspoon and her nephew Trey Keegan fill in the soil around a recently planted tree in memory of Michelle Butler-Keegan, Dana's twin sister and Trey and Kelsey's, pictured left, mother, Saturday afternoon. The tree was dedicated with a plaque following a memorial golf tournament in Michelle's honor at Mills Creek Golf Course. Over 40 teams participated in the event with proceeds going to the Trey and Kelsey Keegan trust fund.

Trey Keegan places a golf ball into the fresh dirt at a memorial for his mother Michelle.

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