Donald Berman Keener, 86, of Marshall, passed away, on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall, with Rev. Kathleen Schmidtke officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64145 or First United Methodist Church. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born June 10, 1925, in Atkins, Ark., he was the son of the late E.H. Keener and Irene Reed Keener. On March 12, 1948, in Pottsville, Ark., he married Patricia Porter who preceded him in death on March 12, 1996. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Corps during World War II, attended Arkansas Technical College and worked as a heavy equipment salesman throughout his career. He had lived in Marshall since 1966. Prior to living in Marshall he lived in Trenton, Chillicothe, Clinton, Ft. Smith and Pottsville, Ark. He was active in sports throughout his life such as softball, bowling and golf. He enjoyed taking his family camping, fishing and visiting relatives. His hobbies included playing Bridge, attending his children's activities and having coffee with his friends. He was a lifelong Methodist and served in many positions at the First United Methodist Church in Marshall.
Survivors include his five children, Richard Keener of Lenexa, Kan., Joel Keener and his wife, Nancy, of Alma, Ark., Jan Keener Horton and her husband, James, of Austin, Texas, Kay Keener Reed and her husband, Don, of Schnecksville, Pa. and Brad Keener and his wife, Angie, of Bella Vista, Ark.; one brother, Tom Keener of Festus; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Herman Keener.
Additional information provided per family recompense.