Franklin “Frank” Jay Keener, 78, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:38 P.M.June 12, 2017 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born April 13, 1939 in Albion, Illinois the son of Vaurice “Buddy” and Esther Flora (Rodgers) Keener. On May 13, 1962 at Summersville Baptist Church he married Sandra Sue Coberly and she preceded him in death on August 29, 2016. Graveside Service will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at West Salem Cemetery Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. J. Howard Kraps officiating and interment to follow. Memorials: Central Christian Church Food Pantry and to West Salem Cemetery Association. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.