Anna Josephine (Raikes) Keenan, better known as “Jo”, passed away on August 19, 2021. She was a resident of Harrison for many years. Jo was born on September 26, 1931, in Philippi, West Virginia, she was one of six children born to Thomas and Maude (nee Moore) Raikes. She married Edwin Keenan and they were blessed with three children: John, Tom and Linda. Jo had a green thumb and was nominated many times by the garden club for her beautiful garden. She enjoyed being in her garden and the beautiful birds that came to enjoy her garden. Jo was also a member of the Harrison Church of the Nazarene, loved serving God, and loved her church family. She was also a huge West Virginia sports fan especially basketball.
She left a wonderful legacy with her children: John (Janet) Keenan, Tom (Scarlet) Keenan, and Linda (Bob) Lehrter; beloved grandchildren: Abby Keenan, Amy (Tony) Byrd, Kelly (Shea) Conly, Thomas (Evelyn) Keenan, Patrick Keenan, Bill (Elizabeth) Lehrter, and Edwin Lehrter; cherished great grandchildren: Katelyn Byrd and Jacob Byrd; and many nieces and nephews.
Jo was preceded in death by her loving husband Edwin Keenan; parents: Thomas and Maude (nee Moore) Raikes; siblings: Arnott Raikes, Frances Phillips, Thomas Raikes, Thelma Raikes, and Eleanor Knight.
Visitation will be at Harrison Church of the Nazarene, 249 Sunset Ave, Harrison, OH 45030 on Monday, August 23, 2021, from 11 am until the funeral service at 12 pm. Rev. Bryan Harrison will be officiating. Burial to follow at New Haven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hamilton County Special Olympics. Donations may be made the day of the services with a funeral home representative. If you are unable to attend then please mail your donation to Brater Winter Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine Street, Harrison, OH 45030.
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