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Joyce E. Keener

Born: Sat., Dec. 24, 1960
Died: Tue., Apr. 6, 2010

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Joyce E. Keener, 49, of Freeport, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010, while in the company of family at her home. Joyce was born Dec. 24, 1960, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Richard S. and Donna L. (Gerner) Jackson. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Bible Church of South Buffalo Township. Joyce was a 1978 graduate of Freeport Area High School. She was the assistant branch manager at the Northwest Savings Bank in Kittanning for 30 years. She enjoyed bowling, reading, going out to eat and playing solitaire. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, John L. Keener; her son, Alex M. Keener; and her sister, Pamela E Swartz, of Freeport. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Annette J. Pirrone, of New Kensington; father-in-law, Donald Keener, of North Buffalo Twp. grandmother-in-law, Virginia VanDyke, of South Buffalo Township; three brothers-in-law, Ted (LuAnn) Keener, of Slate Lick, Allen (Janice) Keener, of North Buffalo Township, and Tim (Michelle) Keener, of South Buffalo Township; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Keener, of Cabot, and Bridget (John) Kowalski, of Reading, Pa.; and nine nieces and nephews She is preceded in death by her son, Aaron R. Keener, who passed away in 2005. Family and friends are being received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Mark R. Thomas officiating. Burial will be held in Sarverville Cemetery, Sarver.<P> In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Horizons Hospice, 221 W. Main St., Carnegie, PA 15106.

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Karen and Paul Janoski

John and Alex you are both in our prayers during this very difficult time. Joyce was a beautiful giving person and will be a wonderful angel in heaven.

Eleanor (Rusty) Stokes/Burkett

My sympathies to the Keener family on the loss of Joyce. She was far too young to leave our world.

An old friend of Don,


Chris Keck


I am so extremely sad to hear about the tremendous loss of your wife. I am thinking of you and praying for Joyce's safe journey to heaven.

With deepest sympathy,


Paula and Keith Motosicky

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.

Paula( Negley)Sypulski

So sorry to hear about Joyce. The world lost a wonderful person and Heaven gained an angel. My prayers are with you.

Anne Balint

I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. Praying that you will be comforted by the many thoughts of love sent your way and by the countless prayers of those who care. May you find peace in His presence as He gives you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.



Marilee Kessler

It was with sadness that I read of Joyce's passing today, and my sympathy and prayers are with all of her friends and family.

I was a participant, with Joyce, in the 2008 Alle-Kiski Leadership program and feel privileged to have gotten to know and spend time with her during that year. She was a leader within our group of leaders, and we all looked to her as a source of quiet strength and good ideas. Please know that Joyce has positively touched the lives of a group of individuals who all met as strangers and who parted at the end of the year counting her as a respected colleague and friend.

God Bless You.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We love our Joycee-will miss her dearly.

crystal, robert and emilee lamison

you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Seth Turko

John and Alex am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lexie Bond

Despite how brief my time with Joyce was, I will forever have an impression of her as being a beautiful person. My deepest sympathies to the Keener family and all who loved her.

Marc Turko

Johnnie and Alex, so sorry to hear about the loss of your loving wife and mother. Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers. May God Bless,

Marc, Lynda, Erika and Alex

Chris and Justi McGrady

John and Alex-

Please know that we are praying for you, and we are grieving with you. Even more important is what Psalm 34:18 says: "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who are crushed in spirit." And we are convinced, just like Paul was, that "neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, nor things present nor things to come...nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Calvin and Wende

John and Alex - Our hearts are with you and all those that loved and knew Joyce. Hold tight to all of your memories for comfort. We are always here for you.

God Bless You,

Cal, Wende, Sean and Jackson

Kelly Dobransky

John and Family,

I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and let me know if there is anything I can do. God Bless.


Bill and Lynne Bowser


We are very sorry to hear about your mom. If you need anything, please let us know. Take care of yourself and your Dad.

Lynne and Bill

(Tyler Thomas's parents)

Maureen (Hamashin) Colvin

I was so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. Please know that Joyce and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.

With sympathy,



Dear John and Alex, When Rod and I met, Rod decided that ,at a later date, I needed to meet the Keener family. I noticed that Rod took care that this was a planned meeting and wondered why it was SO important to him. It was not until that evening at the football game that I realized that meeting your family was a right of passage. The family is huge, and Rod took time to introduce me to everyone. I was overwhelmed. One person stood out. She was a quiet, smiling dark haired lady that radiated happiness. I knew Joyce from Northwest Bank and my daughter Devon, but not as a friend. John, you sat with Joyce and stroked her back and arm...there was so much love that I later said to Rod that John and Joyce showed a love between a couple that I had never seen. You could almost touch it. I had so many hopes to form a friendship with Joyce, and I think that we managed to get to know each other in the short time we both had. At my shower, I told her she brought light into the room the moment she walked in to it. I will have many fond memories of Joyce, for she accepted me and always made me feel welcome....she handled situations gracefully and kindly.Thank you ALL for sharing her for a time with me. I would have missed out on a treasure. I am so glad that I was permitted to call her cousin, even if it was short lived. All my love to both of you. Philippa

Karen and Butch Clark

Our prayers are with you.

Joe Mohney


Michelle and I send our heart felt condolences. Although we don't see each other often, I still consider you a very good friend.

I know Joyce is now at piece with the good Lord above and will missed by many. Don't ever forget all the wonderful times that you shared together.

Your friend,


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