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William E. "Bill" Keeney, 86, of Frankfort, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital.
Bill was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Clinton County, to the now late William E. and Mable L. (Lewellyn) Keeney.
He married Ilo G. Padgett on Feb. 1, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2006.
Bill was a 1948 graduate of Frankfort High School. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War, he served on the USS Bennington and was stationed in Jacksonville, Fla. Before joining the Navy, Bill worked at Milner Packing Company, and was an apprentice with the New York Central Railroad.
Bill was owner-operator of Keeney's Standard in Frankfort for 35 years, retiring on July 31, 1989.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, past member of the Moose, Elks and Frankfort Country Club, past president of Frankfort Optimist Club, and 50+ year member of American Legion.
Bill enjoyed woodworking and golf, was an avid Colts and Pacers fan, and enjoyed watching his grandchildren's school events.
Survivors include two sons, Steven (Beth) Keeney of Frankfort and Gary Keeney of Corydon; one daughter, Sharon (Ken) Chapin of Frankfort; one sister, Barbara J. Canine of Texas, formerly of Anderson, Ind.; three sisters-in-law, Marjorie Keeney of MacClenny, Fla., Imogene (Robert) Moore of Bellevue, Ohio, and Alta Mae Harmon of Zionsville; seven grandchildren, Scott (Ellen), Lauren, Kayla, Rosie, Ashley, Jonathan (Tais) and Jennifer; and five great-grandchildren, Akira, Brandon, Vayda, Rayne and Rayna.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Keeney.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home. Pastor Pam Ditson-McCall and Jill Carroll will officiate. Burial with military rites will follow in Bunnell Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice or Clinton County United Way; envelopes will be available.
Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 4, 2016
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