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Joe Keeney

March 24, 1921 ~ May 17, 2018 (age 97)

Funeral mass for Joe Keeney, age 97, of Decatur, will be Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church with Father Ray Remke officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing.  The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service at the church.

Mr. Keeney died Thursday, May 17, 2018.  He was born March 24, 1921, in Greenville, AL, to Joe and Mary Keeney.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Frances H. Keeney. 

He is survived by his two sons, Joseph Paul Keeney (Betty) of Hillsville, VA, and Kevin Howell Keeney (Gracia) of Decatur; two daughters, Maureen K. Chase (Ron) of Osage Beach, MO, and Erin Frances Birchmeier (Rob) of Decatur; his brothers Herman, Fred, and Frank Keeney; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Organization (

The family wishes to thank his caregivers and the staff at Madison Manor.




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