Karen Lynn Keener, 49

May 16, 2010

APRIL 21, 1961-MAY 15, 2010

Karen Lynn Keener, 49, of 13626 Broadfording Church Road in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Born Friday, April 21, 1961, in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of Kathleen and Howard Rager.

She was a 1979 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and a graduate of Hagerstown Community College.

She was an employee at Washington County Hospital since 1981 and a registered nurse for the past 17 years.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Keith B. Keener; her father, Howard C. Rager of Maugansville, Md.; sister, Gwen Alger and husband, James, of Shippensburg, Pa.; brother, Steven Rager and wife, LeeAnn, of Chambersburg, Pa.; one nephew, Brad Alger; and one niece, Madeline Rager.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen D. Rosenbaum Rager, in 1997.

Services will be Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742, with the Rev. George Limmer officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.


The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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