Chestine J. Keener went to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Ponca City. He was 85 years old. Chet, known as Chief to his family, was born in Cherokee County, Okla., to his parents, Josephine Dick and Daniel Keener.
He attended Sequoyah Indian School near Tahlequah. He served in the Oklahoma National Guard during the Korean War. He worked for Marathon Trucking Company for 25 years and retired in 1995. He married Susie Johnson in 1960 in Canton, Ohio and remained there until her passing in 2001. As a widower he returned to Oklahoma and married Dolly Means.
He is survived by his wife, Dolly; 11 stepchildren, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, Ryan’s Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 18.