David Glenn Keener, 85, a resident of Madison entered his heavenly home January 28, 2014 from Covington. He was born to William H. and N. Bernice Keener on April 12, 1928 in Arnold, Penn. He was born again at the age 10. After graduating from New Kensington High School he went on to the King’s College in New Castle, Delaware from which he graduated in 1950.
He served in the U. S. Army from 1950 to 1952 in the Korean War as a tank driver. Following his honorable discharge, he went to Midwest Bible and Missionary Institute in St. Louis, Missouri now Calvary Bible College from which he graduated in 1956. It was there he met his wife, Eula Mae Shook and they were married on June 5, 1956.
He was ordained to the ministry in 1958. Mr. Keener was in full-time Christian service for 51 years before illness caused his retirement. He directed Youth for Christ in Springfield, Ill. And pastured three churches in Divernon, Ill. In Arena, Wisconsin and in Dacoma, Okla. before becoming a missionary. He served as Bible camp director in northwest Arkansas and representative and church planter with Mid-America Mission in Schuyler, Neb.
He came to Source of Light Ministries in Madison in 1986 where he served as Human Resources Director and Public Relations Director until his retirement in 2008. He loved young people and had a good rapport with any age child through adult. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Bill Keener.
He is survived by his wife, Eula of Madison and their five children, sons David (Jana) Keener of Kansas City, Mo., Stephen (Diana) Keener of Soldotna, Alaska, Joel Keener of Waynesboro, Penn. and daughters Debbie (Paul) Van Noord of York, Penn. and Miriam (Daniel) Stowell of Loami, Illinois. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren: Wesley (Christa) Keener of Wentzville, Missouri; Celeste Keener of Kansas City, Missouri; Deanne (Ryan) Gash of Olathe, Kansas; Leesha Keener of Bozeman, Montana; Michael Keener and Rebekah Keener of Soldotna, Alaska, Renee Huckaby of Madison, Andrew Keener of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Angela Keener of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Samuel Stowell, Joseph Stowell, Rachel Stowell, and Benjamin Stowell of Loami, Illinois. He is also survived by five great grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Mable Keener, of Zelienople, Pennsylvania.
He dearly loved his wife and family, and they sorely miss him. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Source of Light Ministries.