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2009-09-24 / Obituaries

Edna Myrl Parton Keen

March19,1921- September15,2009

Funeral services for Edna Myrl Parton Keen were Friday, September 18, 2009 at Forest Grove Christian Church in Forest Grove. Burial followed in the Keen Family Cemetery near Forest Grove with Minister Brandon Navarre and Minister James Diamond officiating.

Edna Myrl Parton Keen was born March 19, 1921 in Rockdale to James Ernest and Bessie (Caffey) Parton. She lived all of her life in Rockdale.

On November 26, 1942, she and Pete Keen were married in Rockdale. They raised their three children in Rockdale. Edna was a homemaker and a nurses aid at Richards Memorial Hospital for a number of years. She was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church and loved to play bridge and enjoyed hunting.

Edna passed away Tuesday evening, September 15, 2009 in the Scott & White Hospital in Temple, reaching the age of 88. She was preceded in death by their son, Kenneth Lee Keen on October 28, 2004, and her parents.

Surviving are: Her husband of 66 years, Pete Keen of Rockdale. Son James P. "Jim" Keen and wife Janice of Rockdale. Daughter; Thana Grace Kemper and husband Otto of Brenham. Six grandchildren; Tina Keen Bartsch and husband Brad, Kristi Keen Moreland and husband Billy, Jennifer Keen,Tammy Keen, Jamie Lea Kemper Maurer and husband Wesley and Steven Charles Kemper and wife Candice. Seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers: R.A. Parton, Gary Wayne Andrews, Claude Spence, Rod Spence, Morris Kyle, Waymon Keen, Nolan Keen, Wayne Holliman.

Memorials to: Forest Grove Christian Church, 8892 S. US 77, Rockdale, Texas 76567 or to Still Creek Ranch, 6055 Hearne Lane, Bryan, Texas 77808.

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