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Robert Keane, Jr.Passing: April 7, 2020


Tulip Street Christian Church

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 18th @ 11:00 a.m.


No Visitation


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, April 8th

MITCHELL – Robert Keane, Jr., 90, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at his residence.

Born June 10, 1929, in Mitchell, he was the son of Robert Nathaniel and Dorothy (Denny) Keane, Sr.  He married Anne Ruth Baker June 4, 1952.

Bob had been employed at Roberts Brass and was a former custodian at Mitchell Junior High School.  He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1947.   Bob was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the baseball and basketball teams.  He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.  Bob was founder of the Mitchell Little League and also umpired games.  He was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds.  Bob was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and enjoyed yard work and gardening.

Anne Keane of Mitchell
Vanessa (Tom) Brooks of Mitchell
Amanda Halley
Brian Brooks
great grandchildren,
Triston, Gracelyn and Madalyn Halley
Margaret Wood of Mitchell
Marvin Lee Keane of Salem
Linda Kay Terry of Mitchell
Sue Blackerby of Mitchell
several nieces and nephews

His parents and son, Brian Keane, preceded him in death.

Burial was Wednesday, April 8, in Mitchell Cemetery. 

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Tulip Street Christian Church with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends following the service.

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18 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Dana Dunbar | Mitchell
    Date: April 12, 2020
    Keane family, Sorry for your loss. Robert was a wonderful person. He left a beautiful legacy. You have my deepest sympathy. Dana
  2. Guest: Dave Branneman | MITCHELL IN
    Date: April 11, 2020
    My sympathy for your loss. Bob was a loyal and faithful employee, and everyone knows how much he did for the youth of the community. He exemplifies a "life well lived". Just wanted you to know how much I thought of Bob, and that you are in my thoughts.
  3. Guest: Sherry and Brian Napier | Goshen ohio
    Date: April 10, 2020
    Gramps will be sadly missed. Ann we are so sorry for your loss and that we can't be there with you now in your time of need, for support and love. Prayers to the family. I can't thank you and gramps enough for all you have done , the basketball games, baseball games, grand parents day, birthdays, thanksgiving, Christmas and all the other times you have been there for Misty and Michael gates when we lived just to far away to get get there. It wasn't just them its all the other lives and kids you have helped along the way. Your love for family friends and community and church is just over whelming. Please know that we love and miss you and you will be in our prayers. Another angel gain his wings RIP Gramps we will forever miss you but keep you close in our memories.
  4. Guest: James/Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 10, 2020
    Our prayers and sympathy for Mrs. Keane, Vanessa and Tom and famiy in the loss of Mr. Keane. We thank him for helping many Mitchell and surrounding children play sports. Jim and Sharon Nash
  5. Guest: Bob Plew | Shelbyville, IN 46176
    Date: April 10, 2020
    Bob was a class mate. I remember so well his love of Baseball while in school and later i remember his influence on Little League When my oldest son Dodd played little league. I am sorry for your loss Anne.
  6. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) WILCOXEN | SPRINGFIELD, MO
    Date: April 10, 2020
    I graduated with Brian. It was a great loss to the community, our class, and his loving family. with the passing of his father, he is now in Heaven, once again playing baseball with his son.. Sorry for your loss.
  7. Guest: jerry l williams | ind
    Date: April 10, 2020
    Growing up in Mitchell as I did till 1953 if you had an interest in sports you knew Bob Keane. Bob truly was sports. You could not have a conversation without sports coming in it somewhere. When I would visit family over the years I would meet up with Bob and he would update me on what he was doing regarding sports. I knew Bob Keane as a kind and gentle man. Many men go thru life without really making a difference. Bob Keane made a difference. My best wishes to all the family. Jerry Williams Indpls in
  8. Guest: scott e fields | Mitchell
    Date: April 10, 2020
    I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Another of what I call the “greater generation” gone. Bob was a great example of how a man was supposed to live his life. There is no counting the number of young people that Bob improved by being the gentle man that he was. I have very fond memories of playing little league baseball that Bob was instrumental in getting started. Those days and those men did me and lot’s of others a great service. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I can hear the gloves popping as Brian and Bob are playing some catch. Peace ~Pete
  9. Guest: Janet Noe | Mitchell
    Date: April 10, 2020
    Keane family..Sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Mitchell won't be right without him. Will keep you all in thoughts and prayers at this time. Janet and Charlie Noe
  10. Guest: Amy Parker | Mitchell
    Date: April 10, 2020
    Dear Anne, Vanessa, Tom, and familes,, Rob and I are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful, gentle man. He touched so many lives through his service to the community and church. Blessing to all of you through this difficult time. Much love, Rob and Amy Parker
  11. Guest: Patty Taylor Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: April 9, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss.
  12. Guest: Steve Burton | MITCHELL
    Date: April 9, 2020
    Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He lived a long and prosperous life. I'm sure God was excited to welcome him home and to be reunited with his loved ones. So many wonderful memories of him and his family. He was a tremendous example of how a man should live his life. My thoughts and prayers for Anne, Vanessa, Tom and all.
  13. Guest: Paula Williams | Fairfield Township Ohio
    Date: April 9, 2020
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all the family
  14. Guest: Mike Hirsch | Lafayette, Indiana
    Date: April 9, 2020
    I graduated with his son, Brian. I always hurt inside when I'd see Brian's parents as I know they missed their son so much. I can't even imagine losing a boy. We have 4. Sorry for earth's loss but I am glad he is reunited with Brian. Blessings to the family.
  15. Guest: Katherine Ellis Avery | Jeffersonville, IN
    Date: April 9, 2020
    Vanessa, so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please pass my condolences to your Mom for me.
  16. Guest: Denise Taylor | Mitchell
    Date: April 9, 2020
    Vanessa, I am so sorry for your loss. You and family are in my prayers
  17. Guest: Donna Clifton Villarreal | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 9, 2020
    My Deepest Sympathy to Anne , Vanessa, Tom and Family.
  18. Guest: Steve and Anita Thomas | Mitchell, IN 47446
    Date: April 9, 2020
    Bob was such a great influence on the community. He will be missed but never forgotten. Our sympathies go out to Anne and the family.