Hildred Mae KeeneSeptember 11th, 2019
Hildred Mae Keene, 77, of California, Mo. passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs, Mo. She was born in Harrison, Ark. on January 9, 1942, the daughter of Cephas and Ida Mae (Collier) Jackson, both of whom preceded her in death. Hildred was married on September 25, 1999 in Kaiser, Mo. to Tony Keene, who survives of the home. She worked in shipping and receiving for California Manufacturing for 44 years until her retirement. She enjoyed flowers, sewing, baking, being with her family and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include: one son, Dale Kirchner and wife Tina of California, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Jessica Keene of Boonville; one stepson, Daniel Benson of Arden, N.C.; three sisters, Marie Mauzy of Russellville, Mo., Marlene Pace of California, Mo. and Judy Korte of Fayette, Mo.; eight grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel and Darrell Kirchner; one infant daughter; two sisters, Donna Blackwell and Mildred Farris; and two brothers, E.J. Jackson and Buddy Jackson. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 with Rev. Stephen Bickel officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, c/o the funeral home. Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.