Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Darl Eugene Keen

Darl Eugene Keen, age 84, of Shelby, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at his home.

Darl was born August 26, 1935 in Jackson Township, Ashland County, Ohio, the son of the late Herbert and Mildred (Fackler) Keen. He was a 1953 graduate of Homerville High School and was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1958-1960. Darl was a hard worker, having several jobs throughout his life including farming with his father, AMF in Shelby, A.L. Garber Printing in Ashland, and most recently worked for the Shelby Parks Department until just two years ago.

Darl attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby where he sang in the choir, loved his Sunday school class, and was a participant in the Living Last Supper.  He enjoyed listening to records from his collection, playing spoons and the jus harp, and was always the winner at checkers, dominoes, and horseshoes.

Darl is survived by his wife: Patricia Ann (Eckstein) Keen, whom he wed on April 28, 1979; a daughter and son-in-law: Amy and Paul Harmych of Lorain; his grandson who was very special to him: Alexander; another grandchild expected in November; a sister: Rozella Taffin of Ashland; his mother-in-law: Betty Eckstein; other relatives, including Pat’s sisters and their families; and numerous friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 2-5 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:30 am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Main Street, Shelby. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Shelby Parks Department, or Child Evangelism Fellowship and left in care of the funeral home.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Loyd and Dreama Caudill says:

    Pat and family:

    We are so sorry about Darl’s death. We know that you will miss him terribly. Please know that we care and that our love and prayers are with you. May you find great comfort in the fact that you know that Darl is at home with the Lord and that some day you can see him again.

  2. AnnImhoff says:

    Pat, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

  3. Blake Ridenour says:


    So sorry to hear about Darl. My sympathies to you all and will be thinking of you during this time!

    -Blake Ridenour

  4. Randy and Kelly Sampsel says:

    Pat and Amy and family,
    So sorry to see the passing of Darl. He was such a wonderful man. We will always have such good memories of him. Please accept our most sincere condolences and prayers.

  5. Rosemarie Cline says:

    Pat and Amy and family I am so sorry to hear about Darl. Your family is in my prayers. He will be missed.

  6. Marianne Ritchie says:

    Pat and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Darl. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Marianne Ritchie

  7. Mary Lee Barr says:

    So sorry to hear of Darl’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers. Peace and blessings to all.
    Mary Lee

  8. Becky Nichols says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Darl, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Jane Knight says:

    Pat, So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  10. Mary Ann Parish says:

    Pat, sorry for your loss! Blessings and prayers to you and your family.

  11. GAYE SHIRA says:

    Pat and family,
    Sympathy and prayers for God’s peace.
    Gaye and Ray

  12. richard lyon says:

    Sorry to hear about you loss your family is in my prayers

  13. Loretta Frost says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God’s blessings on you and your family.
    Loretta Frost

  14. Pat WEAVER says:

    Pat, Amy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Darl. My thoughts are with you. Prayers and love

  15. Barbara Fugate says:

    I was sad to read of your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Thinking of you Barbara

  16. Sue Stover says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts & prayers for you & your family.

  17. John Skulski says:

    Dear Pat,

    So sorry for the passing of your husband. Praise GOD you will see him again in heaven. Praying for you and yours. John Skulski

  18. JoAnn & John Waldruff says:

    Pat and Family ~ we are saddened to hear of Darl’s passing. You’re in our thoughts and prayers for the comfort God will bring. JoAnn & John

  19. Barb Koschnick says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jack and Barb

  20. Marvin De Armon says:

    Pat and Family – I am so sorry to hear of Darl’s passing. I have such fond memories of Darl from many years back. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss at this time but I am sure that you have many more wonderful memories that will live on with you. May those memories and your assurance of the after-life that Darl is experiencing give you comfort in your grief. Sending my love also, Marvin

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