1932 – 2013

AUBURN — Barbara A. Keene, 80, of Poland, died Friday, May 24, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Poland on Aug. 1, 1932, the daughter of Fred I. and Gertrude L. Hanscom Sawyer. Barbara attended school in Poland and Mechanic Falls and worked at several area shoe shops. She also worked for many years as a residential care aide at the Sarah Frye Home, retiring a couple of years ago.

On Oct. 11, 1948, Barbara married Sherman W. Keene, who passed away on Nov. 4, 1999.

Barbara loved her family and enjoyed her weekends at the lake with them, barbequing and being together. In years past, she was a member of the Rebekahs and enjoyed squaredancing, collecting swans, doing puzzles and crocheting. She also loved loons.

Survivors include her daughters, Gloria Shallcross and her companion, David Peaco, of Poland, and Shelly Webster and her husband, Jim, of Poland; sons Alan and his wife, Mary, of Poland, Timithy and his wife, Kelly, of Lewiston, and Steven and his companion, Sheila Page, of Poland; eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Online condolences maybe shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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