Ora May Keen, 96, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2019. Born October 16, 1922 in Lebanon, TN, Ora was the daughter of the late John Helton and Dona (Adams) Helton. She was also predeceased by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Keen, a daughter, Edith Keen; a sister, Dora Helton and a brother John Helton. Ora was a devoted, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend. She was a devout Christian and member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Ora loved to travel, go camping and gambling. She was especially fond of her trips to Panama City Beach, Florida, the Smokey Mountains surrounding Gatlinburg and San Antonio. She loved her spaghetti and cornbread and also her sweet tea. Ora was a homemaker who loved to surround herself with her family. This was very easy for her as she and her late husband had 10 children together and the subsequent expansion of that circle with grandchildren, etc. She is survived by nine of her children; Donna Redding, Woodrow R. Keen, Arthur Keen, Ruby Jackson, Mary Auberson, Jerry Lee Keen, Martha Dismang, Edward Ray Keen and Johnny Keen; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Visitation for Ora will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, Sunday from 2 to 6 PM; Monday from 10 AM to 8 PM; and Tuesday from 9 to 11 AM. A celebration of life service will follow Tuesday at 11 AM with burial in the Nashville National Veterans Cemetery.
Ora May Keen
Born in Lebanon, TN on October 16, 1922
Departed on March 28, 2019 and resided in Madison, TN
- Visitation: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Room: Stateroom
- Sunday March 31, 2019 2:00pm to 6:00pm
- Monday April 1, 2019 10:00am to 8:00pm
- Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00am to 11:00am
- Life Celebration: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Room: Chapel
- Tuesday April 2, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
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