Meadville Tribune

July 21, 2013

Gladys Irene Keene

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Gladys Irene Keene, 92, of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, Meadville, and formerly of Conneaut Lake, died at Wesbury on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1920, in Franklin, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Florinda E. (Simons) Myers. She married Ralph Keene on April 7, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1983.

She was a l939 graduate of Franklin High School. She was an Avon representative for 10 years. She was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed knitting and sewing.

Surviving her is a daughter, Margaret I. Marsh of Kokomo, Ind.; a son, Kenneth E. Keene of Meadville; two grandchildren, Denise Hurd of Providence, R.I., and Anthony Marsh and his wife, Vanessa, of Kokomo; and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Marsh. She is further survived by nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Hollabaugh and Ruth Ewing.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10  to 11 a.m. on Thursday at Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.

The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jay Sterling and Pastor David Brumagin, both of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sunset Auxiliary of Wesbury, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, supervisor, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.