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Doris Keener

December 25, 1923 - September 17, 2019

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Doris Ann Keener, 95, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Private family services have been held.

Doris was born on December 25, 1923 at home in Sandpoint the sixth of seven children born to Clarence and Grace Sylvester.

Doris married Kenna Keener on March 16, 1942 in Libby, MT. They raised seven children together.

Doris worked as a nurse’s aid at the Sandpoint Manor. She earned her LPN at the Seventh Day Adventist College in Portland and spent 19 years working as a nurse at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland.

In 1983 the family moved back to the property on Gold Creek. Doris loved family gatherings and holidays. She also enjoyed picking huckleberries, gardening, cooking, and quilting. Doris and husband Ken practiced their Christian faith and values throughout her life.

She is survived by her husband of 77 years Kenna Keener of Sandpoint; six children Linda Lucus, Kathy Meyer, Terry Keener and Lori (Phil) Siemers all of Sandpoint, Kenneth (Char) Keener of Spokane, and Rick (Judi) Keener of Arizona; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and daughter Melody Keener.