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Lucille KeeneDecember 19, 1942 - July 01, 2012
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Funeral service: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 2 p.m. in Salem United Baptist Church
Calling: Thursday, July 5, 2012 after 4 p.m. in the church. Evening service at 6 p.m.
Lucille Keene, 69, of Rome City died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at 10:55 p.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She moved this area 50 years ago from West Virginia where she was raised.
She was a homemaker.
She was born December 19, 1942, in Blackey, Virginia, to Chapel and Mary (Mounts) Blankenship.
She is survived by her companion of 42 years, John C. Cole; two sons, Bernard “Lee” Keen of Ashley and Johnny (Heather) Cole of Wawaka; four daughters, Belva Elliott of Staten Island, New York, Thelma Lester of Bartley, West Virginia, Shirley (Johnny) Gibson of Illinois, and Malinda Mathieu of Waterloo; a step daughter, Darlene Hatfield of Bluefield, West Virginia; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; her mother; her stepfather, Charlie Matney; her husband, Bernice Keene; three grandchildren, Bernice Keene, Curtis Keene, and Michael Keene; and two brothers, Albert Matney and Ulys Matney.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Salem United Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.
Calling is Thursday, July 5, 2012, after 4 p.m. in the church where there will be an evening service at 6 p.m.
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Preferred memorials are to the family.
View a video tribute after Thursday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com