November 19 1935 February 3 2020
Mr. Gaylord Rush Keener, 84, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 in Mena. He was born November 19, 1935 in Mena, Arkansas to the late John Wiley Keener and the late Helen Christine Rush Keener. He was happily married to Cordelia Jane Curry Keener. He was the local Snap on Tool Man and was also retired from Aalfs Manufacturing. Rush loved watching the Razorbacks and the Cowboys play football, and was an avid gardener and hunter. He never met a stranger, but his true passion was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed. He is survived by: Wife: Cordelia Keener of the home Daughters: René Whitaker and husband Jeff of Mena, Arkansas Vicky Heifner and husband Gerald of DeQueen, Arkansas Sister: Sharon Wiles and husband John of Mena, Arkansas Sister-in-Law: Alice Keener of New Potter, Arkansas Grandchildren: Brad Anderson and Kailyn Deramus of Conway, Arkansas Chelsea Johnson and husband Cameron of Hatfield, Arkansas Cheyenne Anderson and Kevin Harris of Texarkana, Arkansas Justin Ashley of Baytown, Texas Devin Ashley of Mena, Arkansas Great-Grandchildren: Easton, Eliza and Jagger Johnson and Cordelia Anderson Nieces: Terry Keener and wife Rita of New Potter, Arkansas Beth Scott and husband Dewayne of Cove, Arkansas Billy Keener and wife JoAnne of Conway, Arkansas Several other family and friends too great to mention. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Alton Keener and J.W. Keener and a sister Daphne Hirsch. Graveside services will be Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Rocky Cemetery with Brother Ron Tilley officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, February 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers are Brad Anderson, Justin Ashley, Devin Ashley, Jeff Whitaker, Gerald Heifner and Cameron Johnson. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mr. Gaylord Rush Keener please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gaylord Rush Keener November 19 1935 February 3 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Mena, state: Arkansas