Lundy D. Keen, age 75, of Mount Gilead, died Saturday evening, February 16, 2013, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, just days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
On August 1, 1937, Lundy was born in Russell County, Virginia, one of six children of the late Elzie and Gracie (Looney) Keen. As a family, they moved to Mount Gilead in 1945.
For over 40 years, Lundy has worked for Whetstone Industries, in the furniture factory, where he helped to strip the furniture. He had recently chosen to retire.
With a love for making crafts, Lundy especially loved working on anything he could paint. He also had an eye for shiny things, and enjoyed shopping for jewelry. He was an avid Ohio State University Buckeye fan, and loved listening to country music.
An outgoing and friendly person, Lundy had never met a stranger and thoroughly enjoyed talking with anyone who crossed his path. He also loved sitting out on his porch watching people go by. He touched many people's hearts, and had a way of brightening even your worst of days.
Lundy will be dearly missed by his three brothers: Elmer W. (Lillie) Keen, Delmer W. Keen, both of Mount Gilead, and Clarence A. Keen of Portsmouth; an aunt: Goldie Looney, of Mansfield; several cousins, nieces and nephews; many wonderful friends at Whetstone Industries; and by his special caretakers at Bridges to Independence.
In addition to his parents, Lundy was preceded in death by his brother, Claude Keen; his sister, Myrtia Keen; and his sister-in-law, Pamela Keen.
His family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services celebrating his life will also be held there on Thursday at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Ed Colegrove officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Morrow County, and they may be sent to the care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Lundy's family and your private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Morrow County Sentinel on Feb. 18, 2013