Virginia Ann “Ginny Lou” Parker Keen

There will be no services at this time for Virginia Ann “Ginny Lou” Parker Keen, 85, Lawrence. She died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Virginia was born March 27, 1929 in Dallas, TX the daughter of William Kenneth and Reba (McDonald) Parker.

She married Edwin Lafayette Keen on May 11, 1946 in Corsicana (Navarro County), TX and settled in Houston, TX where she and Edwin had four children, Harold (Becky) Edwin Keen, James (Bobbi) LaFayette Keen, Donald Kenneth Keen, and Marilyn A. “Annette” Keen. Edwin preceded her in death April 30, 1966. She then raised her children alone and eventually moved to Lawrence, KS in 1974 where she lived up until her death. She is survived by all her children, their spouses as well as her three grandchildren, Safeya LeeAnn Turner Keen, Robert Edwin Keen, and James Vincent Keen. She was also preceded in death by her twin brother, “Jack” Parker.

She landed in the arms of the Lord. I hope heaven is ready. She will be missed beyond words.

Her last couple of years she lived at Pioneer Ridge Healthcare facility. Our thanks to the kind, loving staff, who always went above and beyond in their loving care of our mother.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. Maggie on May 9, 2014 at 7:50 am

    You were such a great friend and company to me…I’ll never forget the many evenings of doing countless puzzles. 😉 Listening to the stories of your past and of your loved ones. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family. Love you Lil lady. Always

  2. Linda Randell Dallas on May 9, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Annette – it has been years since I’ve seen your mom. However, I have kept up with her through your stories and online posts. You took good care of her, loved her, and had a lot of fun with her. Your love for her shone through in your stories of her. I ache for the loss you feel, for the empty space in your life she has left. Jim, my big brother – just a few months ago, you were consoling me in the death of my dad. I hope that knowing I, too, am here for you will help. You will always be my family. To Annette, Jim, and the whole family: I hope you will find God’s peace in knowing that your mom is now free of the ailments that a human body allows. She has no pain, no worries – only complete joy at being reunited with your dad and with the Lord.

  3. Kathy Mayo Sposato on May 10, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Annette I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom and Your Best Friend. I have loved hearing all the wonderful stories and hope they will continue.Your Mom was a very courageous Lady raising you all as a Single Mom in a time when most were not called upon to do so. My Heart is with you and do know Your Mom will always be there with you. Love you Kathy

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