Obituary: Myra Louise Keene
Myra Louise Keene
Myra Louise Keene Jackson, age 96, of McKinney, Texas went to her reward on January 22, 2017. She was born on January 15, 1921 in New Madrid, Missouri to James Lemuel Hastings Keene and Mattie Lee Joiner Keene. On November 26, 1939, she married Madison Buel Jackson in St. Louis, Missouri and he preceded her in death on January 7, 1973.
Eventually she moved to Milan, Michigan where she lived for over 50 years before moving with her daughter and grandchildren to Texas. Louise worked as a nursing supervisor at Ypsilanti State Hospital from 1944-1981. After retirement, she continued to care for people in a myriad of different ways. Everyone that crossed her path went away with a hand-crocheted item that she made especially for them. She was a big personality remembered by everyone she met including her daughter’s schoolmates some 50 years later. She was purely devoted to her family and always said that they were her whole world. She had several nieces named after her and she was so very proud of that fact. She had one very special niece, Leaveve Jackson Holmes who was her first “daughter”.
She is survived by her daughter Necia Alyne (Joe) Guidry, Grandsons Christopher Madison (Chessa) Horvath, Nicholas Stephen Horvath, Gabriel Michael Horvath, her miracle “girl”, granddaughter Courtney Louise Horvath, great-grandchildren Annalyse LeAnn and Sadie Madison Horvath and Samuel Layne Horvath all of McKinney, Tx. And, finally, she leaves behind her long-time chosen daughter, Carrilou McConeghy Kaufman of Glendale, Az. as well as her beloved dog TJ. One brother, Clifford W. (Keene) Tittle of Bismarck, Ark. also survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Hazel Fitzgerald, Olga McCarty and Alyne Townsend and her brother James Keene.
No visitation will take place. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, New Madrid, Missouri next to her beloved husband Buel.
Her service will be officiated by Pastor Eric Mattson of the First United Methodist Church, New Madrid, Mo., the church where she was baptized so many years ago.