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J.R. Keener

July 2, 1937 - February 22, 2018

A celebration of JR’s life will be held at his home at a future date. Memorial contributions can be made to Bread for the World at www.bread.org. Condolences may be made to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

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J.R. Keener, 80, of Gassaway, passed away February 22, 2018 at home.

He was born July 2, 1937 in Brush, CO a son of the late Howard N. and Angie Keener.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Joey and Jayme Keener.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Keener, of Gassaway; daughter, Christine Cintron (Ruben) of McClean, VA; son, Thad Keener (Amy) of Fairbanks, AK; nephew, Andrew Thorne (Amy) of Buckhannon, WV; grandsons, Cameron Cintron, Devin Cintron and Benjamin Keener; great nephews, Owen Thorne and Joey Thorne.

J.R. was a psychotherapist for 47 years. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Colorado University and his Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling from Boston University. He had a 3 year residency from the Institutes of Religion and Health, New York, NY. He also had a residency from Blanton Peale Clinic, New York, NY. He was Senior Staff Therapist at Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center for 18 years. He was also part of the Contemplative Outreach staff at St. Benedicts Monastery, Snow Mass, CO for 18 months. His last job of 25 years in Charleston, WV was in private practice in individual and marriage counseling.

A celebration of JR’s life will be held at his home at a future date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bread for the World at www.bread.org.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.