into the U.S. Army in January 1943, Burlie E.
Keene served with the 3512th Ordinance Maintenance
Company in the European Theater. After receiving
many medals and honors, Keene was honorably
discharged in November 1945. He married Thelma
Honaker a year later and had six children, Burlie
E. Keene, Jr. (deceased), Thelma Loucille Keene
Sheets, Mary Alice Keene Hampton, Jackie Ray Keene
(deceased), Patsy Ann Keene and Michael Wayne
Keene. He was killed in a coal mining accident at
Jewell Valley in December 1962. Submitted by Patsy
Ann Keene, of Oakwood.