William E. “Bill” Keeney

October 3, 2016

William E. “Bill” Keeney 86 of Frankfort, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday October 3, 2016 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born November 22, 1929 in Clinton County, Ind., to the late William E. & Mable L. (Lewellyn) Keeney.   He married Ilo G. Padgett on February 1, 1951, and she preceded him in death on September 20, 2006.  Bill was a 1948 graduate of Frankfort High School.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1950-1953 during the Korean War, he served on the USS Bennington and was stationed in Jacksonville, Fla.  Before joining the Navy, Bill worked at Milner Packing Company, and was an apprentice with the New York Central Railroad.   Bill was owner-operator of Keeney’s Standard in Frankfort, for 35 years, retiring on July 31, 1989.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, past member of the Moose, Elks and Frankfort Country Club, past president of Frankfort Optimist, current 50+ year member of American Legion.  Bill enjoyed woodworking, golf, was an avid Colts & Pacers fan and enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s school events.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8th at the funeral home. Pastor Pam Ditson-McCall and Jill Carroll will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will follow in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice or Clinton County United Way; envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Steven (Beth) Keeney of Frankfort, Gary Keeney of Corydon, 1 Daughter: Sharon (Ken) Chapin of Frankfort, 1 Sister: Barbara J. Canine of Texas – formerly of Anderson, Ind., 3 Sisters-in-Law: Margaret Keeney of MacClenny, Fla., Imogene (Robert) Moore of Bellevue, Ohio, Alta Mae Harmon of Zionsville, 7 Grandchildren, Scott (Ellen), Lauren, Kayla, Rosie, Ashley, Jonathan (Tais) and Jennifer, 5 Great Grandchildren, Akira, Brandon, Vayda, Rayne and Rayna.

Preceded by:

a brother, Robert Keeney.


Leave your Condolences

17 Condolences for “William E. “Bill” Keeney”

  1. Butch & Eileen Huffer October 4, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a good man. Our prayers are with you.

  2. Deb Pearcy King October 4, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    My Dad’s best bud when they were young. Most likely they stirred up a lot of trouble. Now just think what God has on his hands now. I bet the are causing major trouble again. So sorry for you loss. He lived a full life.

  3. Brian and Connie Wright October 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Steve, Gary, Sharon and their families. I will miss the times when I would go visit my mom, and see Bill setting on the porch . . . . and go chat with him for a while.

  4. Charlie and Sue Fink October 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Steve and Sharon we are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing you every Sunday at church. Your dad was one of the good guys and it was so nice to see all of you with your dad on Sunday. We are living in Florida, but know we send prayers of comfort to you and the family.
    Charlie and Sue Fink

  5. Joy Lanum October 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He has been a backdoor neighbor of my dads since 1965 or so. They carried on many conversations at their adjoining back fence! He will be missed!

  6. Gary Loveless October 5, 2016 at 5:37 am

    My condolences to the family. I was in The Frankfort Optimist club many years ago while in Frankfort and of course Keeney’s Standard was an institution during that time. Did a lot of business there. God Bless

  7. Annette Reed (Hurless) October 5, 2016 at 8:08 am

    My condolences on the loss of your father!! A big piece of my childhood flooded back when I saw the announcement!! Getting bottles of pop out of the machines and hanging out at the corner. Seeing what we could find in the creek out back. Your dad was a good man!

  8. Ken Walters October 5, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Steve & Beth, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. May God give you his comfort and peace in your grief.

  9. Mike Frey October 5, 2016 at 9:23 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I will always remember the big smile and hello from Bill down on he corner of Hoke Ave.

  10. Rob and Lora Esteb October 5, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Steve and Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a great man and never had a bad word to say about anybody. May God give you the peace you need to get through this difficult time.

    Lora (McKee) Esteb

  11. Cathy Hall October 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

  12. Donna O’Brien October 5, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Beth sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Prayers for all of your family.

  13. Jackie Willaman October 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Steve & Beth. So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers

  14. Cindy Warren October 5, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Steve and Beth,
    So very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time of grief. Thinking of you.

  15. Mary Ann Stockberger October 7, 2016 at 12:43 am

    We will miss seeing & talking to Bill on the porch. We were always grateful for his sprinkler on hot summer days when we would walk by. He was a wonderful neighbor to Kreg. RIP Bill!

  16. Sharon Watchbaugh October 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    So sorry about Bill, he was always kind to me!!

  17. Kristy (Stockberger) Miller October 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Keeney family…I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Keeney’s passing. My brother lives next door to Mr. Keeney, and my brother and I grew up a few blocks away from his house. I’ve always enjoyed going over to my brothers house and seeing him out on his front porch enjoying the beautiful weather. He would always wave and speak to me and my family. He was a very sweet man and I will never forget him. I’ll miss seeing him out on the front porch when I’m visiting my brother or out walking through the neighborhood with my mom. Thinking of you all today and in the difficult days ahead.

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