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Eunice "Polly" Pauline Keen

Eunice "Polly" Pauline Keen
February 15, 1921 - January 22, 2013

Eunice Pauline Polly Keen, 91, passed away peacefully January 22, 2013, in Athens, Texas. She was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, February 15, 1921, to Perry and Nina Elder.

Polly graduated from Strawberry Plains High School near Knoxville and taught for several years in the Tennessee School for the Deaf. She married Elvin L. Bill Keen in 1945 and moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1950. Polly coowned and operated a dress shop in Wichita Falls for a
number of years. She and Bill were active members at First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, where she taught 4yr olds in Sunday School, international students in American culture English as a second language, and served in the prayer ministry, rarely missing her weekly commitment.

Beloved mother and homemaker, Polly was known for her ready laugh, excellent cooking, bountiful vegetable garden, positive attitude, deep faith, and constant witness. She was an encouragement to many and a mentor who will be missed by all who knew her generous spirit.

Mrs. Keen was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 64 years, Bill, sister, Margeri Elder, and brother, Maynard Elder. She is survived by son, Billy Keen and wife Linda of San Antonio, Texas daughter, Eunice and husband Dan Hamrick of Athens, Texas four grandchildren: Brian Keen of El Paso, Texas, Devin Keen of Golden, Colorado, Stephen Hamrick and wife Loren of Grapevine, Texas, and Jill and husband Mike Jones of Kingwood, Texas and four great grandchildren whom she adored: Kinsley and Khloe Jones, and Olivia and Claire Hamrick.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, January 25, in Lunns Colonial Chapel, Wichita Falls, with Rod Payne officiating. Burial will be held in Crestview Memorial Park under the ion of Lunns Colonial Funeral Home. Family visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, January 24, 6:007:00 PM. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice of Athens or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.