Obituary of Josephine B. Keene
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Lafayette, GA Josephine (Knapp) Keene, 96, of Lafayette Georgia, wife of the late John Hayes Keene, died Monday, January 2, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Keene was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut on August 4, 1926. She was the daughter of Joseph and Martha (Coburn) Knapp. She was one of 10 children and grew up on the Knapp Family homestead on Florida Hill Road. Mrs. Keene attended Ridgefield High School. She is retired from the State of Florida as a teacher's aide for the special needs classes to whom she shared her love, compassion and understanding. Mrs. Keene is survived by her Sons, Jeffrey Keene and his wife Anna, Joel Keene and his wife Cynthia; her Daughter, Joy Hendricks and her husband Zen. Grandsons, Justin Quillen and his wife Amy, Joe Stephenson and his wife Jackie, Drew Hendricks and his wife Brandi, William Hendricks, John A. Keene and his wife Morghan.; Granddaughters, Shannon Chase and her husband Erick, Samantha Braun and her husband Kevin, Jennifer Keene, Charlotte Merwin and her husband Scott, Darla Cox and her husband Ottis, Jessica Quillen, Carla Wallin and her husband Josh, Jodie Vergara and her husband Albert.; One sister, Marjorie Evans; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Knapp and Patti Knapp; Great grandchildren, Jesse, Liv, Kaja, Josephine, Timmy, Layla, Skylar, Tessa, Nicole, Alex, Zachary, Freddy, April, Mia, and Andrew. In addition to her beloved husband of 57 years, Mrs. Keene was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph "Sonny" Knapp, Richard "Bob" Knapp, Edward "Teddy" Knapp, Charles "Mickey" Knapp and four sisters, Florence Hayes, Helen "Tiny" Spadaccino, Dorothy Jacobellis, and Mildred "Plum" Molinaro. Mrs. Keene, "Franny", was the most amazing mother and grandmother. She put others before herself and helped out in any way she could. There wasn't anything she wouldn't do for her family. She was such a vital part of our lives it is inconceivable to imagine life without her. She will be missed terribly. The Keene Family would like to thank the staff of Oakview Rest and Rehab for their loving care and concern for Josephine while she was with them. A graveside will take place on Wednesday June 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM in Willowbrook Cemetery 395 Main Westport, CT.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Josephine Keene, please visit Tribute Store
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
395 Main Street
Westport, Connecticut, United States
Section 9, Plot 80, Grave No. 4
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