Ruth C. Keeney beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother entered eternal rest on September 17, 2013, at the age of 87. She was born in Kentucky, but was a longtime resident of Metairie, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Cecil M. Keeney and her parents Avril and Norene Burris of Raceland, Kentucky. She is survived by her son and his wife, Michael and Liz (Malespin) Keeney and Richard Keeney, her four grandchildren Sean and Trish (Fleischman) Keeney, Amy (Keeney) and Justin Grissen, Natalie (Keeney) and Greg Diebold, Jr., and Nicholas Keeney. She was blessed with seven great grandchildren, Christian, Carson, Charlie Keeney and Mason (Couch), Ruthie and Greer Grissen and Gregory Diebold, III as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. A light has gone out on earth and one has come on in heaven. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation and funeral service at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Sunday. September 22, 2013. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM follow by a service in the chapel at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, 2013