Michael Dennis “Denny” Keown, 75, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Heartford House. Denny was born in Owensboro on August 25, 1945 to the late Ernest Otto, Sr. and Julia Mosbey Keown. He was a lifelong member of Hawesville Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for over 40 years and was retired from Keown’s Market, Hancock County School System and Walmart. Denny graduated from Hancock County High School in 1963, then went on to earn his Bachelors Degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1967 and later earned his Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ernest Otto Keown, Jr.; a niece Debra Keown Hite.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lesa Gail Patton Keown; son, Nicolas (Cherie Cebreiros) Patton; daughter, Christina (Dean Claycomb) Lambert; his pride and joy, grandchildren, Isabella and Lucas Patton; aunt, Carol Mosbey; nephew, Kevin (Judy) Keown and his brother by choice, Steve (Dosella) Canepari.
Services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Hawesville Baptist Church with burial following in Serenity Hills. Denny’s family will be greeting friends on Thursday from 10 am until service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartford House or Hawesville Baptist Church.
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