2019-02-07 / Obituaries

Lucy Keeney

February 4, 2019


Lucy Keeney Lucy Keeney Lucy Mae Keeney, 92, formerly of Meshoppen and recently residing at The Gardens of Tunkhannock, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, PA.

Born on Aug. 20, 1926 in West Auburn, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Ace, who passed away on Nov. 30, 1969, and Ethel Younker Ace, who passed away on May 19, 2005. Lucy graduated from and was the Valedictorian of Meshoppen High School with the Class of 1944. She worked at the Dress Factory in Meshoppen and also at Frank Jayne’s Grocery. On Jan. 30, 1947, she married Gerald Keeney, and they were together for 46 years until his passing on April 2, 1993.

Lucy was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and a Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Birthday Club and the Red Hat Society. Lucy liked to spend her time sewing, crocheting, reading and completing word searches. But most of all, Lucy was family oriented and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Gaylene Webber (Richard Truesdale) of Falls, PA, Gary Keeney and his wife, Susan of Meshoppen, and Diane Cronk and her husband, Jerry of Montrose; grandchildren, Steven Lathrop (Anne), Shannon Shedd (Joseph), Aaron Lathrop, Adrienne Solis (Edward), Sean Keeney (Erin), Amber Jerauld (Christopher) and Darren Cronk (Abby), as well as 11 great- grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Ruth Keeney of Essington, PA, and Janet Ace of Elizabethtown, PA, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, Lucy was preceded in death by her son-in-law, James Webber; sister, Elsie McMicken; sister, Regina Pierson, and brother, Alan Ace.

Funeral services for Lucy will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Meshoppen United Methodist Church with Reverend Scott Ryan of the church officiating. Interment will follow at Overfield Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Lucy’s name to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, PO Box 159, Meshoppen, PA 18630 or to the United Methodist Women.

Online condolences can be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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