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Michael Loren Keeney

Michael Loren Keeney, 69, passed away Friday, January 28, 2022, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

He was born January 1, 1953 in East Lansing, MI, to the late Loren Harvey and Virginia Marie Waters Keeney. In November, 1973, Mike married his beloved wife, Mary Ann Throop Keeney. He was ordained at the Vestaburg (Michigan) Church of Christ after attending the Great Lakes Bible College in Lansing.

Mike served the Christian Church Restoration Movement in many ways over the years, having been a prison chaplain, a hospice chaplain and helping start the food pantry at The Foundry Church in Burke, VA. His talents and interests were varied, ranging from history, woodworking, painting and reading to being an award-winning bonsai artist, working on anything mechanical, especially cars, and his latest love– the BBQ smoker. He greatly enjoyed camping and having fellowship with his sons at Northmen. Mike held his family dear and his absolute favorite thing to do was make his traditional Sunday night phone calls to everyone, without fail.

Also left to cherish his memory are his three children: Michael Loren (Heidi) Keeney, Jr., of Big Rapids, MI, Laura Ann (Tyler) Duncan, of Carlisle, and Andrew Ross (Christina) Keeney, of Burke, VA; two brothers: Timothy Keeney, of Webberville, MI, and Patrick (Robin) Keeney, of Howell, MI; a sister, Maureen (Peter) Wiseman, of Ball Ground, GA; five grandchildren: Emily and Megan Keeney and Hadley, Holland and Hannah Duncan; and his beloved grand-dog, Barton, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His sister-in-law Nancy Keeney also preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 19, at the Carlisle Christian Church.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to Bluegrass Hospice Care or The Foundry Church Food Bank.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home.

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