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Flora Keene
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Obituary for Flora Keene

Flora Keene, 84 years of age of Oakwood, VA, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at her home. Born February 25, 1933 in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Josephine McGinnis Keen.

Flora was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, working our puzzle books and watching television. Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty years Jimmy Keene, January 13, 2015, one daughter, Betty Coleman, two infant sons, Randy and Donald Keene, one great-grandchild, Austin; Jimmy Keene; one sister, Kate Naper; and three brothers Omar Keen, Bobbie Keen and Herman Keen.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughters, Debbie Keen and husband Richard of Keen Mountain, VA, Tammie Yates and husband Ronnie of Oakwood, VA, Jill Matney and husband Billy of Dismal, VA, Joann Goad and husband David of West Chester, PA; sons Michael Keene and wife Teresa of Honaker, VA, Danny Keene and wife Becky of Bean Station, TN, David Keene and wife Becky of Keen Mountain, VA, Jack Keene of Keen Mountain, VA, Wayne Keene and wife Deidra of Keen Mountain; two brothers, Wallace Keen and wife Oakley of Claypoolhill, VA and Billy Keen of New Castle, DE.
She is also survived by her grandchildren; Randy Coleman, Casilida Williams, Amanda Puckett, Josiah Keene, Jessica Baker, Holly Matney, Shelia Matney, Tabitha Keen, Samantha Keene, Jeremy Goad, Isaac Goad, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral service for Flora Keene will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Wednesday, November 29 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Mickey Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Esau Rife Cemetery in Keen Mountain, VA.

Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Kabaria, and the Tina and Karen of MSA Home Health.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA on Tuesday, November 28 after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

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The family of Flora Keene have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Evening services will begin at 7 pm.

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details


Esaw Rife Cemetery

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