Cora T. Keene, 97, of Longwood, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. A native of Carraway, she resided in Longwood since 1990 coming from Putnam County where she lived in the Palatka and San Mateo area. Cora was a retired insurance agent with Liberty National Life Insurance Company. She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she was active in the relief society. Cora enjoyed reading and studying the scriptures.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Casper Keene, her parents, Dexter Tedder and Susan Harden Tedder, 2 brothers, Leo Tedder and Raymond Tedder, twin grandsons, Michael and Dale Keene and a great-grandson, Shawn Lynn Ryan.
She is survived by a son, Dexter Keene (Sandra) of East Palatka, 2 sisters, Juanita Dorlon of Longwood and Kathleen Hicks of Sanford, 6 grandchildren, Dexter Keene, Jr., Tina Hills (Will), Brandie Bidot (Shawn), Rebecca Keene, Amber Walters (Jamie) and Chris Adams (Shannon) and 4 great-grandchildren, Bradley Cullen, Haden Bidot, Hunter Keene and Katie Walters.
Services will be Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lake Mary with Bishop Clayton Chevreier conducting. The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from 1:00 P.M. till the time of services at 2:00 P.M. The burial will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Union County (near Providence).
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Published in Lake City Reporter on Jan. 4, 2013