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Essie "Duke" Mae Keener

August 22, 1927 July 19, 2022
Essie "Duke" Mae Keener
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Obituary for Essie "Duke" Mae Keener

Essie Mae “Duke” Keener, 94 of Pikeville, died July 19, 2022. Essie was a member at Keener Hill Church of God. Essie was a homemaker, loved her family, but devoted her life taking care of kids and anyone she came in contact with. She enjoyed taking walks, gardening, flowers, and raising all kind of animals.
Preceding Essie in death were her father, Alonzo Keener; mother, Mollie Pearl Songer Summers; sons, Reuben and Wendell Summers; brothers, H B, Ray, Carl, and Fred Keener, Clyde Summers; sister, Elouise Magouirk; granddaughter, Kerry Angel, great-granddaughter, Hailey Brooks.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters, Carolyn “Terry” Bragg, Kathy Summers; sons, Hillard Summers, David “Virginia” Summers; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great- grandchildren; twenty great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Broadway and Ola Mae Nolan; brother, Hubert Summers; special sister-in-law, Jerniece Keener; several nieces, nephews; cousins; and a host of friends.
A celebration of life will be 1:00pm CDT Friday, July 22, 2022 at Keener Hill Church of God with Bro. Bobby Bond officiating. Burial will be in Keener Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the funeral home and Friday 9:00am until service time at the church.
Condolences can be made at Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.


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