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Keene, Mildred L.

Keene, Mildred L.

August 15, 1939 — July 7, 2021

Mildred Louise (Millie) Keene passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born in Elk Creek, Texas County, Missouri to Noah and Eva Ruth Grogan. She graduated from Cabool High School and moved to Springfield and then to Kansas City to continue her education. She retired from the City of Kansas City, Missouri Water Engineering Department after more than 20 years of service.

Millie was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Richard Keene, her parents, a sister Margaret Atkisson of Springfield, Missouri and a sister Barbara Fish of Topeka, Kansas. She leaves to mourn her loving sons Joseph Tristanio of Kansas City, Missouri and Michael Tristanio of Independence, Missouri. She also leaves her sister Carol Eaton (Eugene) of Springfield, Missouri, brother Ronald Grogan of Texas, brother in law Aaron Atkisson of Springfield, Missouri and brother in law and sister in law Pauline and Bobby Cox of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mildred was a member of Leawood Baptist Church, Navy League and the Military Officers (MOAA) auxiliary. Services will be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64138. Visitation will be Friday, July 16, 2021 from 12-1PM, followed by chapel services at 1PM and then graveside services in Green Lawn Cemetery. Contributions will be very gratefully accepted.

Service Information

Mildred was a member of Leawood Baptist Church, Navy League and the Military Officers (MOAA) auxiliary. Services will be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64138. Visitation will be Friday, July 16, 2021 from 12-1PM, followed by chapel services at 1PM and then graveside services in Green Lawn Cemetery. Contributions will be very gratefully accepted.

Keene, Mildred L.'s Guestbook

Mom... I don't know where to begin in thankfulness and appreciation. You've meant the world to me for all my 57 years. You risked your life, in order to bring me into this world and you've never left my side. All the sacrifices that you so graciously made, so my brother Joe and I could be happy and have what we need. Thank you... Thank you for your unending love, compassion and generosity. I hope that I have made you proud overall. Though I miss you SO much Mom and I always will, I'm comforted in knowing that you are no longer suffering and you're with the Lord. You're with Richard, Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt Margaret, Aunt Barbara and others in the family who have left this world. I can only hope to one day be, where you are now. Mom, you're forever on my mind and will be forever in my heart. Your earthly presence will always be missed. But you will always be here in spirit. I LOVE YOU MOM!

Michael S. Tristanio

Joseph and Michael, my thoughts and prayers are with you both. God Bless you. Just a little summary how I loved your Mom any my friend and she was like a sister to me. I started working for WSD on 2/25/91. Your Mom was my supervisor, she taught me everything, I took notes and still asked her the same questions everyday. She was so kind and respectful. Your Mom was the best. She took me under her wing. She did so much for me and helped me with personal items. Your Mom was so easy to love and appreciate all she did for me. I saw her everyday. When she retired, I was sad. I did stay in contract with her, we would do breakfast and I would visit her at home, call her. My heartaches for her. Your Mom will be in my heart, love her and miss her forever.

Cecilia [CeCe] Macato

My beautiful Aunt Millie, you were the best aunt in the world that anyone could ask for. We will miss you’re sweetness, sense of humor, and love you gave all of us. I’m glad in the fact you are back with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Margaret and Aunt Barbara and Uncle Richard. Until we are all reunited again just know we all love and miss all of you soo much! And you’ll always be my beautiful “girlfriend “

Kevin Eaton

Love you and miss you so much Aunt Millie. You were so sweet and sassy. I take comfort that you are reunited with family that have already left this life. Love you forever and always. Your niece, Angie.

Angela Christine Friga (Eaton)

Mom I will always Love You. You are such a great Mom and person. Thank You for raising me to be such a good person. You did your job well and I hope that I made You proud of me. We will see each other again and I cannot wait for that day. Love Forever, Your Son Joey

Joseph Anthony Tristanio

Millie was a wonderful sister and a sweet, kind and generous person to everyone. She always looked forward to family visits where she loved to visit with the adults and tease and play with the little ones. She had a loving personality and a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed.

Ronnie Grogan

To my beautiful sister. My friend, my buddy all my life. I love you so much!! I will miss you forever and ever.

Carol Diane Eaton

My sincerest sympathies in the loss of your Mom. I was lucky enough to meet her and Richard over 20 years ago....a wonderful couple

Karen McLeod

Hugs, prayers and love to Millie's family.

Georgia (Grogan) Helmer

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