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Virginia Keeney

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

SMITHVILLE -- Virginia A. Keeney, 94, formerly of St. Joseph, died Feb. 5, 2003, at her home.

Born Dec. 1, 1908, in Houston, daughter of the late Charles Robert and Effie Mae West Gibson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Smithville where she taught Sunday school for many years and was a member and past worthy matron of the Garland Chapter 287 Order of the Eastern Star in Smithville. She lived in St. Louis, Houston and Chaffee before moving to St. Joseph in 1951. In 1967, she and her husband moved to Smithville.

On Dec. 27, 1926, she married W.L. Keeney who preceded her in death in 1972.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Powell and Joan Keeney of Smithville; one sister, Nell Hubbard of Houston; two grandchildren, Dr. Brad Keeney and Janice Weneck; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday at the First Baptist Church of Smithville.

Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph.

Hixson-Klein Funeral Home of Smithville was in charge of arrangements.