Posted on : Wednesday September 1, 2010

GRAFTON E. KEENEY, “Lindy,” died on July 9 in Birmingham, Ala.  Mr. Keene, 83, was born in Beltsville. Mr. Keeney graduated from Baltimore City College High School and served in the U.S. Army in occupied Germany from 1946-47. He was a graduate of Baylor University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work. He grew up attending and was ordained at Fulton Avenue Church and served as pastor of Immanuel Church, at the time on Franklin Avenue and Sinclair Lane, from 1960-1964.

Keeney is survived by his wife Catherine, his sons, Mike, Rob and daughter-in-law Barb (Smith); Brian and daughter-in-law Carol (Smoot); Don Scott and Frank Graves; and a daughter, Marsha, and son-in-law, David. He is also survived by his sisters, Pat Grim and Jane Warner, and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.