Violet “Austin” Keen

Violet “Austin” Keen

Violet Marie “Austin” Keen, 82, of Tullos, passed from this life on Friday, August 14, 2020.

She was born February 6, 1938 in Jena.

Mrs. Keen was a superstar for the Jena High School Lady Giants basketball team in the 1950’s.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, at Pine Hill Cemetery of Urania with Rev. Cory Fowler officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Keen, Sr.; parents, Richard Austin and Nancy Trotti Austin; one brother and three sisters.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her sons, Jerry Keen, Jr. (Patricia), Lane Keen (Nancy), and Jimmy Lynn Keen; daughter, Connie Tucker (Phillip); eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Keen, Jr., Justin Keen, Matt Madsen, Matt Keen, Shaun Keen, and Turner Carr.

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