Diane Ruth Keene

Diane R. Keene (nee Hoeft), 77, peacefully entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, surrounded by her family after a courageous year-long battle with Lung Cancer.

Born to the late Ed and Alice Hoeft on November 10, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Diane moved to Central Florida when she was 6 years old attending Lockhart Elementary, Lockhart Junior High, Lyman High School and graduating from Evans High School in 1963. She married Ralph L. Keene in August 1964, after only knowing each other for 6 months. Together, they raised their girls in her childhood home where they lived for 50 years. Diane worked in bookkeeping until retirement in 2011. She kept busy with family, friends, Sunday school, church events, playing cards and keeping Ralph in line. J

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by 2 Daughters – Debbie Reeves (Tony) and Robin Ogier (Mark); 5 Grandchildren – Amanda Turbeville (Dale), Justin Rawls (Kelly), Grant Ogier, Alex Anne Ogier and Abby Ogier; 6 Great-Grandchildren – Berkley Barton, Jorja Barton, Nolan Barton, Jaidyn Turbeville, Nevaeh Turbeville and Rhett Rawls; Brother – Don Hoeft; Sister-in-law – L. Diane Keene, as well as 4 nieces, 2 nephews and other extended family.

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