Keenan, Mary Helen
Birth: Sunday, May 21, 1933 in Clements, Maryland
Residence: Chaptico, Maryland
Death: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the age of 84
Laid to Rest: Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Mary Helen Morgan Keenan, 84, of Chaptico, MD passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center in Lexington Park, MD. She was born May 21, 1933 in Clements, MD to the late William Henry Morgan and Pearl Louise Hayden. On March 21, 1953, Mary Helen married her beloved husband, John Webster Keenan, Sr. in Prince Frederick, MD. Together they celebrated over 64 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in 2017.
Her career began at Woodrup and Lothrup Department stores were she spent 10 dedicated years as a sales attendant. In 1955, she was employed by the Federal Ordnance making detonators for two years. After that she spent over 35 years, loving and caring for many patients, as a private duty nursing assistant. She also enjoyed selling things at the Charlotte Hall Farmers Market. She was a beautiful dancer and especially loved to dance with her husband, whom she taught to dance. She was an avid reader, enjoying many novels. She was an excellent cook and made many delicious meals for her family. Her other hobbies included playing BINGO, going to yard sales, flower gardening. She was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary 221 and the VFW Bel Aton Post 10081.
Mary Helen is survived by her children: Laura Jene Morgan of Leonardtown, MD, John Keenan Jr. (Roberta Parks) of Stafford, VA, and Nonnie Lee Burroughs (Mark) of Mechanicsville, MD; siblings: Betty Quade (Buck) of Bushwood, MD, Regina "Sweetie" Bursley (Robert) of Hot Springs, AK, Bernie "Trigger" Morgan (Christine) of Lexington Park, MD, and James "Doody Boy" Morgan (Joyce) of Jacksonville, FL;11 grandchildren: David, Brittney, Jennifer, Jesse, John III, Charlie, Katrina, Lacey, Quincy, Little Billy, and Wendy; 5 great grandchildren: Trey, Alyssa, Kaylee, Matthew, and Ellie; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Lynette Morgan; siblings: Robert Morgan, Henry "Brother" Morgan, Jr., Melvin Morgan, Arthur "Clutch" Morgan, and Joseph Thomas "Teeny Boy" Morgan; great granddaughter, Tiffany Lee Carroll; great grandson, Stellan Gummere and son-in-law, Billy Morgan.
A Graveside Service will be celebrated by Mary Dryden on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Serving as pallbearers will be Harvey Quade, Quincy Quade, Jesse Morgan, Trey Carroll, Mark Burroughs, David Morgan, Charlie Keenan, and Trigger Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Francis Tippett and John Keenan III. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.