Bobby G. Keene

January 09, 1947 - September 15, 2020

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Saturday, September 19, 4:00 PM to 11:00 AM
One Truth Christian Outreach, 309 Sargent Street, Kendallville.


Monday, September 21, 11:00 AM
One Truth Christian Outreach, 309 Sargent Street, Kendallville.


Bobby G. Keene, 73 of Kendallville died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his residence.

He was born January 9, 1947 in Hi Hat, Kentucky to Melvin and Elizabeth (Justice) Keene. They preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Army.

On May 6, 1996 in Brimfield he married Shelia Vanhoozer. She survives in Kendallville.

Mr. Keene had worked at Coachman for 35 years, where he was a plumber and foreman.

Bobby dearly loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid Kentucky basketball fan. He enjoyed watching “Gunsmoke” and “Little House on the Prairie”.

Also surviving are five daughters, Ruby (Walter Runyan) Keene of Warsaw, Bobbie (Gerald Grider) Keene of Kendallville, Carol Blackburn of Kendallville, Susan (Kevin) Miller of Kendallville, and Sandy Walter of Columbia City; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Zetta (Ed) Frank of Fort Wayne; and his favorite dog, Macy Mae.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie Jones; a great-granddaughter, Addisyn Brooke Conley; four sisters, Betty Pack, Dottie Nickels, Shirley Keene, and Bonnie Keene; and three brothers, Paul Keene Curt Keene, and Burley Keene, Sr.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. at One Truth Christian Outreach, 309 Sargent Street, Kendallville.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Keene, Gerald Grider, Walter Runyan, Kevin Miller, Jonathon Keene, and Roger New.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 19, 2020 after 4 p.m. and all day Sunday, September 20, 2020 until the time of the funeral service on Monday.

Per the Governor of Indiana, face masks are required to be worn.

Preferred memorials are to the family for funeral expenses.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dana and Sandy Everage
September 20th, 2020 7:21pm
Rome City

Shelia and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that you will lean on God’s love and may He comfort you all. Love you all and praying for you. Dana and Sandy

David Allen
September 19th, 2020 2:59pm

Sheila we have been friends for years. I am so sorry for your loss. My God hold you and comfort you during this time. Each time I talked to Bobbie it was great. Prayers out to you and family Love you friends always Dave Allen (Moose)

Wade & Deb Sturdivant
September 19th, 2020 2:43pm

God be with you during this time

Rev.Larry & Fay Anglemyer Sr
September 18th, 2020 6:06pm

Love and prayers for you all

Sandy Jo
September 17th, 2020 2:01am

Love you Dad!!! Love you all Family

Donald and Phyllis Clouse and family
September 17th, 2020 1:56am

I'm so so sorry to hear of your loss my friend, You will always be in our thoughts and prayers, love ya

Mitch Fiandt
September 17th, 2020 1:00am
Albion In

Sorry for your loss

Evelyn B Smith
September 16th, 2020 10:17pm

So very sorry Shelia for the loss of your husband and father to your children my heart breaks for you 💔 if you need anything please let me know 🙏