Grace Ann Keen, 83, of Lebanon, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at a hospital in Wilmington N.C., after a brief illness. Born in Ohio, on January 23, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Roy & Grace Helms. She was a hardworking, loving, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law and aunt. Her family was her life, always putting everyone ahead of herself.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ralph Keen.
Survivors include her daughters, Delores Estep, Darlene Bradley, Diana Asbury and husband Eddie; sons, Earnie Keen, Douglas Keen, Randy Keen & wife Vicki, Andy Keen and wife Denise; grandchildren, Sunshine Shelton, Austin Bradley and wife Angie, Miranda Ely and husband Darrell, Cody Keen, McKenzy Keen, Maria Fox and husband Mike, Rebekah Keen , Tyler Cook and Logan Cook; great-grandchildren, Eli Shelton, Elaina Shelton, Aiden Bradley, Ella Bradley, Nora Ely and one on the way and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in the Owens Funeral Service Chapel with Austin Bradley officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, in the Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the mausoleum.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday after 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,NC 28403 910.791.9099.