CANTON - Arden D. Keen, 77, Canton, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 21, 2007) at Sunset Manor, Canton.
Born in Libertyville on Sept. 3, 1930, son of William Frederick and Jorgina Amelia Berg Keen, he married Jean Ann Kewley on Dec. 27, 1952, in Normal. She died May 16, 1995. He later married H. Jo Rasmussen Potter. She survives.
Also surviving are his three children, Marty (Ylan) Keen, Addison; Jody (Gary) Brubaker, Freeport; and Libby (Larry) Grill, Champaign; a daughter-in-law, Jenny Keen, Normal; two stepdaughters, Vicci Brandel, Bloomington and Terri Potter, Plymonth, N.H.; seven granddaughters; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and one brother, Doug (Darlene) Keen, Cherokee, Iowa.-;
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jeffrey Arden Keen, in 2001; one brother, Edward Keen; and one sister, Beverly Small.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in Canton, with Gene Danner and the Rev. Nancy Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Harbor Lights Hospice or First Christian Church. Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com .