Betty J. (Cooper) Keener

July 2, 1928 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 91)

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91 year old West Salem resident, Betty J. Keener passed away Friday morning, April 24, 2020 at Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Betty was born July 2, 1928 in Vincennes, IN.   The daughter of Harold & Alice (LeMaster) Cooper.  She was married to Wilbur Keener on April 2, 1948 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  They celebrated 67 years of marriage before Wilbur’s passing in 2015.  Betty had worked at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel for 15 years, and was a book keeper for Wayne Building Products in West Salem.  She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem and the Ladies of the Moose.

Betty is survived by two sons, Michael & Patrick (Donna) Keener, both of West Salem; one sister, Peggy Norman of Salt Lake City, Utah; 3 grandchildren, Chance, Branden & Stephen.  8 great grandchildren, Avery, Tanner, Kaitlyn, Easton, Kami, Lilly, Raylan & Emma Rose.  Preceding Betty in death were her parents, her husband & one sister.  

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2020 at Graceland Cemetery in Albion. There will be no visitation. Memorials can be directed to the Zion United Methodist Church and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be left for the family at Nale’s Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
April 27, 2020

10:00 AM
Graceland Cemetery
IL Rt 15 E
Albion, IL 62806

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