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KeeneyNov 23, 1948 - July 18, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Dianne Lyn Keeney went to be with God on Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with her illness. Dianne was born to Guy and Nita Keith on November 23, 1948, in Nashville, Arkansas. She graduated from Harding High School and continued her education at Oklahoma State University, where she was a prominent member of the Chi Omega sorority. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science at Phillips University. Dianne started out as a school teacher and then went on to become a loyal employee of Allstate Insurance until her retirement. She was a loving and devoted mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Dianne spent her leisure time watching and talking sports, as an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and the Oklahoma Sooners. She was an amazing skier on the lake and on the mountain. She enjoyed the challenge of a crossword puzzle or a dice game and loved beating her son's friends at a game of Spades. She was preceded in death by her father, Guy Keith Sr.; brother, Guy Keith Jr.; and nephew, Kory Keith. She is survived by her mother, Nita Keith; son, Braden Harmon and wife Kendra; sister, Becky Keith; brother, Kevin Keith and wife Katrina; and sister-in-law, Martha Keith. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Darcie Garza and husband Michael, Lacy Gaskins and husband Craig, Austin Keith, Kassi Keith and Karsen Keith; also, great-nieces, Kaley Keith and Harper Gaskins; and great-nephew, Guy Garza. "She will forever be loved all the way up to the sky" Viewing will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home on N. May Avenue. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Burial Park. All family and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to St. Jude Cancer Research in tribute to Dianne Keith Keeney (#33869274).

Published in The Oklahoman on July 23, 2013
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