Mildred L. Keene, 81 – Passed July 7, 2021

Mildred Louise “Millie” Keene passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was born August 15, 1939 in Elk Creek, Texas County, Missouri, to Noah and Eva Ruth Grogan. She graduated from Cabool High School and moved to Springfield and then to Kansas City to continue her education. She retired from the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Water Engineering Department after more than 20 years of service.

Millie was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Richard Keene; her parents; a sister, Margaret Atkisson of Springfield, Missouri; and a sister, Barbara Fish of Topeka, Kansas.

She leaves to mourn her loving sons, Joseph Tristanio of Kansas City, Missouri, and Michael Tristanio of Independence, Missouri. She also leaves her sister, Carol Eaton (Eugene) of Springfield, Missouri, brother Ronald Grogan of Texas, brother-in-law Aaron Atkisson of Springfield, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Pauline and Bobby Cox of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mildred was a member of Leawood Baptist Church, Navy League and the Military Officers (MOAA) Auxiliary.

Services will be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64138. Visitation will be Friday, July 16, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. followed by chapel services at 1:00 p.m. and then graveside services in Green Lawn Cemetery.