Dorma Lea Keen, 80, of Newton, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in the Miletree Center, Spencer, after an extended illness.|
She was born April 16, 1933, at Clio, a daughter of the late James Weaver and Della Cornelia Abbott Armstead.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Milton Keen in 1988; four brothers, Clyde, Hurst, Carl and John Armstead; three sisters, Dorothy Carpenter, Beulah Dye and Launa King.
Mrs. Keen was a homemaker and mother. She was a Christian and a member of the Henry's Fork Baptist Church, Tariff. Also, she was a lifelong resident of Roane County and enjoyed flower gardening.
Survivors include her son, Dewane M. Keen of Newton; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Helmick Cemetery, Newton, with the Rev. Richard Webb officiating. There will be no visitation.
John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at taylorfuneralhomeinc.com