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Janet Arlene (Roofner) Keener

Born: Wed., Oct. 24, 1934
Died: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Location: Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church

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Janet Arlene (Roofner) Keener, 85, passed away on January 27, 2020 at Concordia Lutheran Home in Cabot, PA. Janet was a loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She often expressed how proud she felt having raised her six children and being her husband Dick’s wife. Janet was born October 24, 1934 to the late Frank W. and Mary Ellen (Brown) Roofner. She was raised in Worthington, PA and spent her married life in Hebron, Connecticut for thirteen years where she made many lifelong friends and then many more years in Sarver, PA. During those busy years of child-rearing she was most often found in the stands watching her children participate in town and high school sports. She loved planning family events, was an avid bowler then later in life added golf to her list of sports interests. In retirement Janet and Dick split time between homes in Pennsylvania and Florida for many years. Her husband lovingly referred to her as Punkie and he was always her Rudy. One of their favorite pastimes together was spontaneously getting into the car and driving in a direction chosen by picking E, W, S, N out of a hat. They would travel until they found something of interest, find a place to stay and adventure for a day or two. They were married for 66 wonderful years while spending a lifetime active in their church. Janet is survived by her husband Richard W. Keener, whom she married at Fort Jackson, S.C. on July 4, 1953; her children: Donna (Greg) Kammerdeiner, Dan (Debbie) Keener, Randy (Marybeth) Keener, Calvin (Wende) Keener, Marcia (Tim) Keller and Paula (Keith) Motosicky. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Zach (Ann), Jesse (Heather), Kara (Chris), Curt, Craig, Jessica (Eric), Reid, Alec, Sean (Liz), Jackson, Michelle, Levi, Josh, Jacob and Courtney as well as great grandchildren: Landyn, Roslyn, Ayden, Owen, Olivia, Madeline and she will be joining her little great-grandson, Mason, in heaven. Janet is also survived by two sisters-in-law Agnes Roofner and Vivian Roofner; she was preceded in death by brothers Robert, Buster (Barb) and Carl Roofner (Vivian); sisters Alice (James) Dezort, Emma (Roy) Smith, Maude (Harry) Anker and Vera White. Janet also treasured her husband’s family and is survived by Janet (Scotty) Scott, Don, Larry, Keith (Charlotte) and Bill (Judy) Keener and preceded in death by Myrtle (Clyde) Friend, Marylou Bouch, Pidge (Skip) Turko and Eleanor (Denny) Emery. Friends and family will be received on Thursday January 30th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc., 524 High St, Freeport, PA 16229. The funeral service will be held at Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church on Friday Jan 31st at 11 a.m. with Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm IV officiating. Burial will be held in Lawn Haven Burial Estates in Worthington, PA.

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Pamela Gilkey
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
To the entire Keener Family...I remember your mother & wife very fondly from my high school days. She was always so sweet and kind to all of us crazy kids. Thinking of you all at this very special time.
My deepest sympathy...Pamela (Bowser) Gilkey

Beverly Bowser
   Posted Thu January 30, 2020
To the Keener Family, my condolences to you for the loss of your loved one, Janet will be greatly missed.......Beverly (Lowers) Bowser

Joseph and Nancy Stamp
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
Keener family, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I have great memories of our neighborhood, family and a great life growing up. Much of this is directly related to your family and parents. There was always a warm loving word, action, when we would see your parents and her life is a testimony to great parenting and love! May she Rest In Peace in the good lords arms.

Sally Johnston
   Posted Mon February 03, 2020
Dear Keener Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies in the passing of Janet. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sally Johnston

Elmer & Carole Christy
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020
Dear Keener Family, Our thoughts an prayers are sent to you at this difficult time. She was one terrific lady. God Bless You All.72

Pat Paul
   Posted Fri March 06, 2020
To the Keener Clan –
I was sorry to learn that your mom had recently passed. Her photo brought some fond memories of our times on Primrose Drive. It was nice that my mother could share some time with her at Concordia. In this difficult time, I hope that you can accept my condolences and find comfort knowing that she will rest in peace.

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