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Woodrow Keener, 80, of Harrison


Woodrow Wayne Keener, 80, of Harrison, died Monday, Sept. 7 (2020). Due to COVID-19, there will be no memorial services. Arrangements by Holt Memorial Chapel, Harrison.

He was born to Lester and Jewel (Nee’Flick) Keener in Vinita, Oklahoma, on Oct. 6, 1939. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, Mary, and grandfather, Amos Ivey. He served in the US Air Force from 1957 to 1960, where he was stationed in Austin, Texas and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

After leaving the Air Force, Wayne was employed at the Vinita swimming pool where he was known for being an excellent diver. He married Betty McCutchen on May 19, 1962. This past May, they celebrated 58 years of marriage. Wayne worked for Ford Motor Company in Kansas City, Missouri, for 37 years, retiring in 2002. Wayne and Betty moved to Harrison.

He is survived by his spouse, Betty; two sons, Kris Keener, of San Antonio, Texas and Bruce Keener, of Kansas City, Missouri; his sister, Barbara Kennedy, of White Oak, Oklahoma; two brothers, Dale and Amos Haire of Vinita, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to your favorite Veteran’s charity.


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