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Rose Elizabeth (Campbell) Keener

September 12, 1935 ~ June 14, 2018 (age 82)

Rose Elizabeth Keener

Rose Elizabeth Keener, 82, Hays, died Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.

She was born September 12, 1935 in Albion, Illinois one of eleven children to James and Pauline (Thread) Campbell.  On January 22, 1955 she was united in marriage to Donald Hazen Keener in Albion, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on January 21, 1999.  She was a homemaker, a volunteer for many years at the Hays Community Assistance Center, and worked in the laundry at Hadley Hospital, Hays Good Samaritan Center, and St. John’s Nursing Home.  She possessed a strong Christian faith and enjoyed Christian music, Christian television programs, playing cards, dancing, and doing puzzles. 

Survivors include two sons; Robert Keener and wife Rhonda of Hays, and Gary Keener and wife Nancy of Overland Park, Kansas, two daughters; Donna Jarvis and husband Stuart of Phillipsburg, and Carol Bradley and husband Guy of Greensboro, North Carolina, a brother; Melvin Campbell of Albion, Illinois, two sisters; Charlene Hite of Conroe, TX and Doris Bailey of Albion, eight grandchildren; Carrie Pfannenstiel, Melissa Wyras, Amy Keener, Cody Jarvis, Kayla Jarvis, Jason Dinges, Courtney Keener, and Hazen Keener, six great-grandchildren; Carter Jones, Laylah Pfannenstiel, Kolyn Pfannenstiel, Hendrix Jarvis, Scarlett Jarvis, and Destiny Dinges, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald, a son; Tony Keener, a daughter; Pamela Keener, by four brothers; Floyd, Hubert, Paul, and Joe, and three sisters; Louise, Irene, and Ruth.

A celebration of Rose’s life will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, with Pastor Mike Joiner officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. Allen Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 on Sunday and from 9:00 am until service time on Monday, all at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Hays Community Assistance Center, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences and memories of Rose may be left for the family at

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