OWENSBORO, KY - Frances Celine Hendrix Keown, 96, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012, at home.
She was born February 13, 1916 in Dyersburg, TN to the late Elip N. and Elsie O. Hendrix. She retired as a supervisor for American Tobacco Company after 26 years of employment and was a member of South Hampton Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ellis Keown, Sr. on January 8, 1997; by her son, Jerry Marr Wood on May 6, 1963; by sisters, Mae Sellars, Kathryn Benton and Selma Hendrix and by brothers, James A. Hendrix and Charles E. Hendrix.
She is survived by her son, James Ellis Keown, Jr. (Marcina) of Owensboro; daughters, Ena Wathen (Darrell) and Brenda Embry (J.D.) both of Owensboro; a brother, Clyde N. Hendrix of Louisville, KY; a sister, Jean Barry of Columbus, OH; ten grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012, at the Chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.
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