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Anne Ruth KeanePassing: January 13, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 18th @ 11:00am


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Tuesday, January 17th @ 3:00pm-7:00pm


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MITCHELL – Anne Ruth “Grannie Annie” (Baker) Keane, 88, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023, at Mitchell Manor.

Born July 14, 1934, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Russell D. and Ruby (Lavender) Baker.  Anne married Robert Keane, Jr. on June 4, 1952, and he preceded her in death April 7, 2020. They had been married for 68 years.

Anne was a 1952 graduate of Bedford High School.  She worked as a janitor at Mitchell High School and then babysat for many, many kids over the years.  Anne and her husband, Bob, were involved in the Mitchell Youth Baseball.  They helped build ball diamonds, one was for their son, Brian, who died in 1974. She loved watching all the kids play ball and also the Cincinnati Reds. Anne was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and had previously been a 50-year member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Vanessa (Tom) Brooks of Mitchell; grandchildren, Amanda Halley-Geary and Brian Brooks; and great-grandchildren, Tristan Halley, Gracelyn Halley and Madalyn Halley. She is also survived by lots of nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; son, Brian Keane; and siblings, Reid Baker, Helen Farmer, Gerald Baker, and JoAnn Bond, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Max Timbrook and Jimmy Pierce officiating.

Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Mitchell Community Youth League

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21 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Chris Bowles | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 18, 2023
    Anne was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. I loved how she was straight forward, always willing to help and lend advice, but most importantly how she loved and adored all the kids at the ballfield. She taught me so much in such a short period of time. She will be greatly missed
  2. Guest: Kim Lawyer | Orleans
    Date: January 18, 2023
    Ms Anne, You wonderful lil spitfire. It was my absolute pleasure to get to know and care for you. I will miss you very much, but I know you are in a much better place.
  3. Guest: Joseph & Pamela Vanzant | Lawrenceburg, Indiana
    Date: January 17, 2023
    Vanessa, Tom, Amanda, Brian and family, So sorry to hear of Anne's passing. We send love and prayers to you all. May you take comfort in all the memories you have of her and all of her and Bob's contributions to the youth of Mitchell thru the years.
  4. Guest: Ann (Fishel) Mylander | Blaine, MN
    Date: January 17, 2023
    Prayers for God's tender love to support the family and all of Anne's many friends. Anne and my mother Vivian (Sis Dusard) Fishel were good friends since childhood-- Anne will be truly missed. ❤
  5. Guest: Charles and janet noe | mitchell
    Date: January 17, 2023
    Vanessa, was so sorry to hear of Anne's passing. I loved her a lot and she always had something funny to tell me. I have missed running into lately.....now, I know she is ok. If there is anything I can do or if you just need to talk....I know what it is like to miss my mom. Janet
  6. Guest: Ginny McMinds | Evanston, Wyoming
    Date: January 17, 2023
    Our prayers and sympathy to Anne's family ... and to all the families whose lives were touched by "Grannie Annie;s" nurturing love. She was a genuine, caring friend to me and to my family throughout many years. God bless you all. Ginny McMinds
  7. Guest: Barbara Spaulding | Bedford Indiana
    Date: January 16, 2023
    Am sorry for your loss I remember Ronnie introducing me to his Aunt Ruby's daughter and when he saw. Anne he would have a chat with her. Prayers
  8. Guest: Keely Thomas | Grove City, OH
    Date: January 16, 2023
    Prayers and thoughts go out to the family! I remember Anne and Bob for many years at the baseball fields growing up in Mitchell watching my brothers and friends play. They contributed so much to the community! Anne was a wonderful person! God bless her, now she’s home in glory with Bob and Brian!
  9. Guest: Sonja mills | Mitchell, in
    Date: January 16, 2023
    Sorry for ur loss , always loved talking to Anne
  10. Guest: Marla Salazar | Mitchell
    Date: January 15, 2023
    Granny would come to Walmart and look for misty a.she and ppapw would see me and she would give me a hug and kiss and I would give her and papaw a piece of candy .will miss her so much so sorry for your loss Amanda Marla Salazar
  11. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, In
    Date: January 15, 2023
    Sympathy and prayers for Vanessa and Tom and all the family!🙏❤
  12. Guest: Sherry and Brian Napier | Goshen, Ohio
    Date: January 15, 2023
    Prayers to the family! She was definitely one of a kind. Well done good and faithful servant, a child of God . Ann was a very special person , especially in my daughter and grandson’s life. I am so grateful for not only their relationship but also for them bringing Ann into my life. She will be greatly missed and always in our hearts and always remember.
  13. Guest: L Diane Belcher | Orleans IN
    Date: January 15, 2023
    I’m so very sorry for your loss.
  14. Guest: Charles D Cooper | Mitchell, IN.
    Date: January 15, 2023
    Tom, may GOD grant you and family members comfort during these trying times. She will be waiting in Heaven. Chuck and Dave Cooper
  15. Guest: Randy and Jackie (Kimble) Grimes | Salem
    Date: January 14, 2023
    Prayers for Anne's family and friends. So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I have memories of her from my childhood. And my daughter was one of the many kids she babysat. She was so wonderful with the kids. What a dear heart Anne had. She will be missed.
  16. Guest: Delbert Wray | SALEM
    Date: January 14, 2023
    Such a sweet and kind lady. Always willing to give you whatever was needed. And never afraid to make sure us boys stayed in line at the ballfield. So sorry about your loss Vanessa
  17. Guest: Kathy Ellis Avery | Jeffersonville, IN
    Date: January 14, 2023
    Vanessa, I am so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. She was such a good friend to my mom. I have you and your family in my prayers. We are on our way to FL so I won’t be able to come to the funeral home. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
  18. Guest: Ruthanne and Danny Blackwell | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 14, 2023
    Beautiful lady who was loved by so many. I’m sure she’ll have a special place in heaven.
  19. Guest: Rob and Amy Parker | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 14, 2023
    Dearest Vanessa and families, Rob and I are saddened by Anne’s passing, but oh what privilege to have known her. Working side by side with her on church outreach and sharing fellowship at MPC. Anne was always the first to add her hard work and dedication, setting a christian example for many generations. We cherish our many memories and will not forget her. Keeping you all close to our hearts. With love, Rob and Amy
  20. Guest: Donna (Pace) Hart | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: January 14, 2023
    Making corrections… *sorry and my maiden name was Pace.
  21. Guest: Donna Hart | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: January 14, 2023
    I’m so sooty and sending my condolences to Vanessa and all the family. Remember them as neighbors and I think I got my ears pierced for the first time by Anne. May you rest in peace. ❤