Mildred J. Keener, 84, Sauder’s Eggs retiree, had a kind spirit, Pirates and Phillies fan

By on December 14, 2016

Mildred J. “Millie” (Long) Keener, 84, of Lititz, formerly of Penryn and Elm, died Thursday Dec. 8, 2016, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz, after a brief illness.

She was the loving wife of Robert K. “Bob” Keener, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage this past October. Born in East Hempfield Township, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Jennie (Derr) Long.

Millie was an egg inspector for Sauder’s Eggs of Lititz for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Penryn. Known for having a kind spirit, she enjoyed taking care of her husband and neighbors. She liked watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Penn State football, and golf. She also liked to do daily crossword puzzles.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Bob, is a son: Jeffrey Keener, Columbia; a daughter: Beverly, wife of Brian Volpone, Lititz; four grandchildren: Tara Cantrell; Gregory, Kaitlyn, and Dylan Volpone; and a great-grandson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers: Clarence, Mark, and Harold Long.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Millie’s funeral service at Luther Acres, Chapel of the Good Samaritan, 250 St. Luke Drive, Lititz, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. There will be public visitation on Saturday in the Chapel of the Good Samaritan from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Those desiring may send contributions in Millie’s memory to Luther Acres, c/o The Caring Fund, 600 E. Main St., Lititz PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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