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KEENER CEMETERY
Information provided by William Jack Whitener
The information was transcribed directly from headstones, markers 
and information personally known to him and others.

 

Keener Cemetery is located in the Lost City Community of Hulbert township. Take the Lost City Road north out of Hulbert to the rural Lost City School. Approximately one fourth mile past the school, turn left (west) at the intersection and travel nine tenths mile and come to Keener Baptist Church on the right. The cemetery is located behind the church. 

Keener Cemetery began as the Keener Family Cemetery during the last decade of the 19th century. Many Keener ancestors were living in this area during this period and were allotted land  adjacent to the present day Keener Church and Cemetery pursuant to a Federal Act known as the Dawes Commission Act. The land on which the cemetery and church now occupy was donated to the Keener Family by a Keener recipient of this parcel of land under the allotment act. Since then, the cemetery has expanded and evolved into Keener Community Cemetery. Most of the persons interred here are members of the extended Keener Family, consisting of cousins, in-laws, etc.         

There are approximately 50 grave sites marked only with common stones some of which the identifying data has become illegible while others bear no identifying marks at all. There are also a number of depressions in the ground indicating additional sites. Many or most of these sites had identifying information at one time but became lost or deteriorated over time. When I was a boy in the 1940s and 50s, my mother would tell me the names of some of these persons, when they died and how they were related to us. It didn’t seem important then. The identity of persons resting at these sites is apparently lost forever now and are known only but to God.

 
 
Name Date of Birth Date of Death

Katie Baldridge

Jan 31, 1897

Sep 25, 1973

William Baldridge

Jul 12, 1898

Jul3, 1982

Ted Bartholomew

Oct 2, 1975

June 28, 1992

?? Batt (infant)

March 10, 1923

March 12, 1923

Aggie Keener Bigfeather

Sep 16, 1904

Oct 12, 1983

George Bigfeather

Oct 31, 1891

Oct 28, 1971

Joseph J. Bird

April 14, 1903

March 14, 1990

Nancy Keener Bird

August 19, 1934

Jan 14, 2000

Sallie Keener Bird

April 7, 1911

April 3, 1989

Steven Bird

May 7, 1937

Sep 10, 1937

Caillup Birdchopper

April 26,1910

?? , 1962

Sherrie Danielle Boyd

April 11, 1968

Nov 26, 1997

?  Butler (infant)

Dec 24, 1908

Dec 26, 1908

?? Butler (infant)

Oct 28, 1909

Oct 28, 1909

Bob Butler

Dec 4, 1910

Feb 24, 1911

Charlotte Butler

? , 1852

July 9, 1910

Clarence Butler

May 19, 1898

Oct 8, 1899

George Butler

Dec 15, 1857

Dec 5, 1940

Curtis Butler

Oct 9, 1900

Oct 16, 1976

Delphia A. Butler

March 19, 1914

Jan 7, 1988

Elic Butler

Sep 7, 1896

Oct 24, 1898

George A. Butler

Jan 2, 1903

Jan 12, 1981

Hester Henson Carey

May 13, 1908

Aug 24, 1998

Mary Carey

??

??

Ramona Roach Carey Aug   5, 1930 Apr 27, 2008

Thomas E. Chewie

June 14, 1913

Nov 21, 1919

Elisa Gay Clem Feb 12, 1958 Dec 26, 2003
Lingor Steven Clem Nov 25, 1953 Feb 23, 2001

Hester Cochran

? , 1898

July 5, 1900

Marie Cochran

Nov 18, 1921

Sept 15, 1928

Lue Crittenden

?,  1892

? , 1970

Mabel Sisney Denton

Jan 18, 1906

Feb 10, 1987

Geneva Welch Christie Dirteater  Aug 21, 1929 Jun 14, 2005
Emily Keener Dreadfulwater ??, 1902 Feb ?, 1963

Michael Duncan

?,  1954

? , 1979

Kimberly Starr (Gourd) French Jan  16, 1960   Feb 20, 2006
Isaac Gifford Aug 13, 1927   Nov 12, 2004
Ruby June Shade Gifford (Wife of Isaac) Jun 6, 1928 Sep 3, 1988
Eli Rattling Gourd                                         Nov 12, 1987      Oct 27. 2008

Rudy Rattling Gourd                     

Jun 15,1956                            Oct 27, 2008
Russell Rattling Gourd                                 Feb 14, 1979     Oct 27, 2008
Vivian Dreadfulwater Gourd Jun 23, 1931 Mar 3, 2010

Sharon Welch Grass

??

??

Sarah Gregory

Sep 12, 1908

Nov 9, 1961

John Grimmett

Oct 2, 1892

March 1, 1964

Mary Keener Grimmett

Feb 2, 1894

April 28, 1972

Ancie Keener Hair

April 7, 1912

April 10, 1994

Betsy (Infant daughter of Ancie K)

?

?

Darrell Gene Hammer Feb 25, 1961 Mar  9, 2008

John Hawk

??

??

Susie Hawk

??

??

Andy Henson

Feb 9, 1924

Sep 26, 1960

Caroline Henson

??, 1880

??, 1938

Cecil Henson

Nov 14, 1937

March 26, 1991

Charles W. Henson

Sep 9, 1951

Oct 13, 1960

Chester Lee Henson Jan 31, 1949 Jul 26, 2008

Darrell R. Henson

Sep 9, 1967

Sep 10, 1967

Dorothy Jean Henson

Aug 1, 1957

Sep 7, 1975

Eliza Henson

Sep 15, 1910

Aug 19, 1969

Ida Sisney Henson

March 10, 1901

March 9, 1920

Jim Henson

Feb 28,1914

May 11, 1986

Linnie Henson

??

??

Lucille Phillips Henson

Jan 28, 1918

Sep 23, 1999

Major Henson

Dec 12, 1906

Oct 13, 1960

Paul Henson

??

??

Richard Henson

Jan 15, 1885

Oct 13, 1960

Sarah Henson

March 5, 1933

Oct 13,1960

Susie Henson

Nov 22, 1913

Oct 13, 1960

Tommy D. Henson Sep 24, 1982 Apr 14, 2010

William R. Henson

Oct 7, 1899

Jan 30, 1978

?? Henson

??

??

?? Henson

??

??

?? Henson

??

??

Dora Hornet

May 14, 1912

April 9, 1922

Mathew James Howard

Sep 29, 1990

Sep 29, 1990

Madison Lyn Handle –Hughes                 

  2008

Emma Hurt

?? , 1879

??, 1915

Alice Keener

??, 1903

??, 1927

Annie Keener

Nov 7, 1898

Dec 26, 1899

Betsy Keener

Sep 28, 1886

June 14, 1914

Evans “Bull” Keener

Sep 4, 1900

Jan 12, 1978

George Keener

??, 1863

??, 1925

J B Keener

Jan 8, 1935

Aug 29, 1988

Norma  Keener (Wife of J B) Nov 1, 1938 Sep 12, 2008
Thomas William "Sonny" Keener 16Dec1964 30Sep2011

Jeff Keener

Oct 8, 1893

Nov 25, 1963

John Keener

Dec 31, 1908

Nov 24, 1981

Johnson Keener

Nov 22, 1883

May 16, 1944

Johnson W. Keener

Feb 20, 1880

Aug 30, 1948

Jennie Scott Keener

Jan 8, 1870

Dec 26, 1935

Laura Keener

May 6, 1888

Sep 10,1910

Marion Keener Sep 6, 1937 Sep 25, 2005

Mary Keener

Sep 12, 1896

Jan 25, 1898

Nick Keener

? , 1893

? , 1976

Pearl Keener

Dec 14, 1907

Sep 21, 1932

Sarah Keener

??,  1865

??, 1919

Sarah Welch Keener Sep 15, 1918 Aug 7, 2009

Spencer Keener

Aug 12, 1909

Oct 28. 1996

Susie Keener

April 3, 1892

July 22, 1898

Susan Keener

April 24, 1887

April 1, 1963

Thomas Keener

Feb 6, 1865

Dec 4, 1935

Thomas R. Keener

Oct 20, 1933

Jul 3, 2002

Unich “Saff” Keener   Sep 12, 1935 Dec 13, 2007

Judy Ann Legett

?? , 1948

?? , 2000

J J Maples

Dec 12, 1924

Dec 6, 1982

 Phyllis Henson Naranjo Mar 27, 1925     Mar 23, 2006

Joseph R. Oliveres

Jan 5, 1981

Jan 5, 1981

Louie Mitchell Pann

June 20, 1925

July 23, 1997

Peggy Young Panther

March 21, 1931

May 18, 1978

Ella M. Patterson

Dec 4, 1894

Jun 8, 1984

Bernard C. Potts

Aug 12, 1903

April 26, 1981

C. Lester Potts

Feb 12, 1908

March 19, 1980

Lydia E. Potts

Feb 24, 1871

Oct 24, 1920

Thomas J. Potts

Aug 31, 1864

July 10, 1941

Quinn Potts

Nov 18, 1916

Feb 17, 1918

Evelyn Eva Henson Pritchett Mar    8, 1920   Jun   8, 2007

Tim Prichett

Jan 20, 1968

Dec 12, 2001

Betty Roach

Feb 24, 1972

Feb 24, 1972

Bessie Young Rock

Aug 26,1937

Sep 28,1993

Mabel Ann Prichett Rose Nov 5, 1942 Nov 2, 1987

Adam Shade

??

??

Albert Shade

Jan 3, 1887

Jan 20, 1958

Anderson Shade

Mar 25, 1939

Dec 5, 1980

Annie Shade

Jan 27, 1891

Dec 27, 1956

Annie Shade

July 20, 1916

July 9, 1919

Babeonas Shade

??

??

Carl Shade Oct 26, 1913 Oct 17, 2005

Linda R. Gourd Shade (Wife of Carl)

Oct 11, 1913

Aug 9, 2003

Ernest Shade Aug 5, 1920 May 3, 2010
Hastings Shade May 20, 1941 Feb 9, 2010

Hustin Shade

March 31, 1919

June 14, 1919

Isac Shade

??

??

Joseph Shade

??, 1830

Feb 23, 1919

Laura Shade

July 20, 1916

Aug 3, 1916

Leonard Shade   Feb   8, 1923 May 19, 2008

Major Shade

??

??

Peggy Shade

??, 1849

Aug 19, 1907

Ruth Shade

April 9, 1888

Sep 27, 1907

Thomas Shade

?? , 1869

Dec 18, 1909

?? Shade (infant)

?? , 1907

??, 1907

Tom Shade

May 4, 1911

Jan 15, 1979

Leeanna Stopp Shade (Wife of Tom)

Sep 19, 1912

Jun 20, 2007

Willie Shade

Sep 18, 1946

Jan 21, 1947

Aaron Taft Sisney

March 15, 1909

Jan 13, 1979

Annie Smith

??

??

Charlie Smith

??

??

Jencie ‘Jessie’ Keener Smith Feb 28, 1939 Feb 23, 1980

Minnie Welch Smith

Oct 9, 1916

Sep 2, 1992

Patrick “Fred” Smith

March 17, 1910

June 11, 1967

Jerrod C. Spears

Jan 30, 2000

Feb 23, 2000

Nancy J. Sorden (Jane Sisney) Sep 20, 1903 July 12, 1969

Stephen Sorden

Aug 8, 1866

April 23, 1920

Beverly Jean Stayathome Jul 10, 1974 Apr 10, 2009

Annie Young Treasurer

Dec 12, 1933

Mar 1, 1991

Bernice Whitekiller Walls Aug 3, 1946 Oct 25, 1998

Bennie Watson

March 8, 1920

May 19, 1920

Esther Smith Welch

March 12, 1912

Jan 6, 1979

Emma Welch

??

??

John Welch

??         1870

??       1939

Lit Welch

March 13, 1900

?, 1928

Gary S. Welch

Apr 21, 1952

Apr 4, 1991

Luke Welch

??

??

Martin Welch

April 16, 1910

May 5, 1985

Nora Mae Keener Welch May 4, 1914 Jul 20, 1984

Nancy Welch

??, 1879

??, 1932

Sam Welch

?

?

Tom Welch

Jan 17, 1913

Jan 3, 1979

Alice Starr Whitekiller

April 22, 1909

July 26, 1984

Buffalo Whitekiller

??

Sep 24, 1929

Dave Whitekiller Oct 30, 1932 May 20, 2001
Johnny Tawano Whitekiller Nov 21, 1955 Apr 20, 2009
   Karla Denise Whitekiller   August 5, 1964    March 11, 2011

Linda Glass Whitekiller

Feb 6, 1910

Feb 25, 1995

Louise Whitekiller

Dec 25, 1939

April 30, 1999

Michael Cochise Whitekiller July 5, 1958 June 6, 2000

Nancy Whitekiller

Aug 8, 1903

Feb, 1928

Shaler Whitekiller

Nov 13, 1904

Aug 15, 1905

Susie Whitekiller

Jan 3, 1900

April 15, 1905

Susie Whitekiller

Jan 4, 1937

Nov 12, 1937

Virgil Whitekiller

Nov 6, 1934

Aug 9, 1970

Willie Whitekiller

July 10, 1904

Sep 16, 1950

Walter Q. Whitekiller

Mar 12, 1943

Jan 8, 1967

Walter Whitekiller, Sr.

Mar 20, 1908

Mar 1, 1984

Jimmy Whitener

June 28, 1944

July 8, 1944

Annie Wilkerson

Oct 10, 1870

Aug 18, 1964

Richard Wilkerson

Aug 26, 1866

Nov 2, 1962

Katie Young (infant)

July 15, 1911

July 20, 1911

Louis "Molly" Young Apr 10, 1929 Dec 12, 1981

Roy Young

July 2, 1942

April 2, 1963

     
     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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