Sterling L. Keener

March 6, 1932-Oct. 30, 2005

Sterling Louis Keener, 73, of Sweet Home died on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at his home.

He was born in McCloud, Okla., to Plaz Vernon and Addiebee (McIntire) Keener.

He joined the Navy and served during the Korean War.

He married Barbara Ellen Malone in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 12, 1950.

He worked in the oil industry as a machinist for 26 years. He then worked as an inspector for Boeing. He retired in the late 1990s.

The Keeners lived in Lakewood and Cypress, Calif., before moving to Sweet Home in 2003.

Mr. Keener is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Robert Louis Keener and William Berton Keener, both of Lakewood, Calif.; sister, Barbara Zurline of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and five grandchildren.

The Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.