‘Family Circus’ Comic Pays Tribute to the Late Thelma Keane

By: E&P Staff

Yesterday’s “The Family Circus” comic paid tribute to Thelma Keane, who died May 23.

Thelma was the wife of “The Family Circus” creator Bil Keane and the inspiration for the “Mommy” character in the 1960-launched King Features Syndicate comic.

In yesterday’s comic, Mommy is shown with her four kids. A note at the bottom says: “Thanks mom — we love you!”

Sunday comics have to be done a number of weeks in advance, so the tribute couldn’t have appeared much earlier.

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