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May 1, 2014

Beverly E. Keener

Beverly E. Keener, 79, of Centerville, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Continental Care Center At Seymour in Seymour.

Beverly was born Jan. 19, 1935 the daughter of John and Ora (Lovell) Gartin in Chariton. She was married to John David Keener July 22, 1955 in Corydon. She attended Peoples Baptist Church, was a teacher for Headstart and worked at Wells Manufacturing in Centerville.

Beverly is survived by two daughters, Laura Pickler of Alma, Ark. and Becky Clark of Centerville; three grandchildren, Marty Pickler and Lacey Pickler both of Alma, Ark. and Jonathan Clark of Centerville; one great-granddaughter, Ellen Clark; two brothers, Don Gartin of Mt. Pleasant and Randy Gartin of San Diego, Calif.; and two sisters, Carol Taylor of California and Mary Louise Akers of Gresham, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; a son, Steve Keener; and a sister-in-law, Norabelle.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with the Rev. Brian Hargrave officiating. A visitation was held Wednesday at the funeral home with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Cremation will take place following the funeral service and an inurnment will be held at a later date in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the family of Beverly Keener and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544.

Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.

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