Inias Keene

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 11/17/2011 14:00:00

35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 11/18/2011 11:00:00

Inias Keene, age 82, of Willard, Ohio passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Willard Mercy Hospital after suffering a heart attack. She was born on December 30, 1928 in Floyd County, Kentucky and was a devoted child of God. Her son, Kent, picked her up every Sunday to take her to the Church of Christ in Plymouth, Ohio where she was a member.
She is survived by two sisters, Edith Elliott of Orange, TX; and Imogene Stumbo of Coal Grove, OH; and one brother, Eldron Hamilton of Copperstown, WV. She is also survived by three daughters, Vonda (Amos) Collins of Willard; Christine Moore of Plymouth; and Deborah (Phillip) Terry of Willard; two sons, Shannon (Melody) Keene of Shelby; and Kent (Bobbie) Keene of New Haven; 20 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchilren.
In addition to her parents, Booten and Ida (Collins) Hamilton, she is preceded in death by her husband, Virl Keene; two sons, Edward Jay and Virl Duane Keene; a son-in-law, Rick Moore; three brothers, Elisha, Willie and Delmar Hamilton; and two sisters, Clora Mae Hobbs and Arizona Moore.
The last few years Grandma had been enjoying herself at the Willard Healthcare Center. There, she was a part of the Welcome Commitee, a member of the Red Hat Society, and a champion bowler on the Wii. She loved all the activities there. She loved being with her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. When she was younger she enjoyed making quilts with her mother and thoughout the years she collected many thimbles. Grandma made many friends where ever she went, especially at the nursing home.
Grandma will be greatly missed by all!
Written by her broken-hearted daughter and granddaughters.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with Ministers Donald Bevelry and Charles Meade officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Willard Healthcare Center Activities Fund for resident day trips. Online condolences can be made at


keene family - Nov 20, 2011

Thank you so much for your condolences, they are so much appreciated. Our mom was the best, and touched so many lives, we are very greatful god chose her to be our mom. THANK YOU KEENE FAMILY

Charles & Joanne Nickles - Nov 18, 2011

To all the family. Our sympathy in the loss of your Mother. A mother’s love can never be replaced, but the memories of her will live on. They help in so many ways. Pray the Lord will comfort all of you and help you with the days ahead.

Larry & Patsy Newsome - Nov 17, 2011

Dearest Vonda, Christine, Deborah, Shannon, Kent and all of your families,Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.We know how hard it is to lose a precious mother.Just remembering that she is in Gods perfect care will give you all great comfort. Love in CHRIST. Brother Larry and Sister Patsy Newsome

Pam Crawford - Nov 17, 2011

Inias was the very first person to welcome my mother to Willard Healthcare. Mom was very frightened at first, but Inias came in and spoke to her, put her arm around her, and prayed with her. Mom felt better recognizing a familar face in the dining room that night and sat at her table. Inias was a blessing to all of the residents, staff, and family there. Always a smile and never an unkind word. She touched my heart and I will never forget her.

Teresa Hamilton Whitley - Nov 17, 2011

To all my dear family. My deepest sympathy to all. Aunt Inias will be greatly missed. You will hold your loving memory of her forever. It’s like my daddy died just a few weeks ago (Delmer Hamilton ) but it’s several years now. The love never fades even over the years. I know Dad and Grandmaw Hamilton was right there to hold her hand and rejoice in her coming, while here it left us with heavy hearts. Send my love to everyone. Love Teresa

Buddy an Renee Workman - Nov 16, 2011

Aunt Vonda an Family,
We asked that God provides you comfort
an peace we know its hard but with the grace An love our lord provides just knowing you meet again is you all.

Susan K. Smith - Nov 16, 2011

Inias was such a sweet lady! I had the privilege of knowing her at Willard Healthcare. She was so very kind to my mother even though my mom was in her later stages of Alzheimer’s and could not respond to Inias’ kindness. Inias loved to sing the hymns, and I feel blessed to have known her. May the sufficiency of our Savior sustain you through this loss. I’m sure Inias and my mom are enjoying themselves beyond our understanding.

Belinda Stockmaster - Nov 16, 2011

To the family of Inias,
My mother Glenna Meeks was at Willard Healthcare 7 years ago. Inias and my mom enjoyed the weekly trip of eating out somewhere. They did not care where just so they were eating out.I can still see her face when we brought in the lamb and Inias held it, her face lit up!!
I have helped after my mom passed away with bingo when the Attica Garden Club came once a year, this last time we came her and I talked about my mom we cried and smiled knowing she was one of the last ones there when my mom was still there. It will be nice to know my mom can see her again. Godspeed

DANNY HAMILTON - Nov 15, 2011


Fern Fugate - Nov 15, 2011

Dearest Sister Vonda and family,
I am so deeply saddened to hear this news about your precious Mom. My thoughts and prayers are there with you all. . May God bless each of you. I love you and will be thinking of you. Love and prayers, Sister Fern

Edward C. Collins - Nov 15, 2011

So Sorry about cousin Inias I wanted to go see her be for my brother Grady when to Fl. God bless from Edward and family

Andy & Eloise White - Nov 15, 2011

We were so very sorry to her of your loss…We are never quite prepared to loose our love ones. Always a shock.Our deepest sympathy to entire family.. Will keep family in our prayers..

Becky Wineman - Nov 15, 2011

It was a PLEASURE knowing Inias and your family. Her contagious smile and kind soul will never be matched! Thank you for allowing us to care for, know and love Inias. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered…
Becky Wineman
Willard Healthcare Center

Kevin Beverly - Nov 15, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m So sorry for your lost. My deepest Sympathy for the lost of this sister in Christ. Love Kevin Beverly Vero beach Florida.

Benny and Gert Elliott - Nov 15, 2011

Sister Vonda and family, we are so sorry for the lonliness you must feel at the passing of your Dear Mother. Her beautiful face, kind expressions, and meek spirit will never be forgotten.
May God wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you as you mourn her passing.