Mary Evelyn Keeney, 85

Mary Evelyn Keeney, daughter of James W. and Pearl Walls Morris, was born February 13, 1936 in New Franklin, Missouri. She departed this life Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in her home, at the age of eighty-five years and eleven days.

On August 23, 1954, Mary was united in marriage to Reverend Warren Dale Keeney and to this union four children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; a son, James Keeney; a daughter, Pam Phillips; a great-grandson Owen Barton-Keeney; a sister, Chaplin Pauline Morris; and her beloved dog, Lady.

She is survived by two sons, Glen Keeney and wife Becky and Gearl Keeney and wife Tiffany; ten grandchildren, Wendy Hobbs and husband Mike, Jimmy Phillips, Glen Keeney, Jr and wife Kristina, Duell Keeney and wife Julia, Kyle Keeney, Jessika Keeney, Leslie Keeney, Autumn Keeney and her significant other Lucas Brazil, Dakota Burke, and Harmony Burke; six great-grandchildren, Quentin and Ethan Hobbs, Sydney and Jaxson Keeney, Elijah Brazil and Olivia Keeney.

Mary was born in New Franklin, Missouri and moved to the Camdenton area in the 1940’s and attended Camdenton Schools. Throughout the years she lovingly raised her family and was a devoted pastor’s wife. She spent eighteen years working as a cook in the Camdenton R-III School System until her retirement.

Mary had accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of Union Southern Baptist Church in Decaturville.

Mary had a loving soul and was a mother to everyone she knew. In her spare time, she enjoyed caring for her garden, taking walks, going for rides in the snow, and riding with her son James on his motorcycle. She was known for her homemade cinnamon rolls and hot rolls.

Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend.

We celebrate her long life and will treasure the many wonderful memories she has created for her family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, March 1, 2021 in the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri. Burial will follow in Allee Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until time of service Monday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Dogwood Animal Shelter.  

Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.  

Posted online on February 26, 2021