OBITUARY

Raymond "Page" Keen

February 13, 1942October 21, 2018
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Raymond "Page" Keen, 76, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Page owned Auto Brokers of Ashland as well as several other businesses. He loved antique cars and hot rods. Page enjoyed spending time at his beach home in Ormond Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Margaret Keen; and son, Jeffrey P. Keen. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Roselyn "Rosie" Keen; children, Lisa M. Keen and Shawn L. Markham Sr.; grandchildren and the apples of his eye, Dylan, Megan and Shawn Markham Jr.; brothers, Kenny and Wayne Keen; three special cousins, Judy, Cindy and Lorie; very special niece, Jessica; nephew, Matthew; two fur-babies, Sophia and Shuggie; as well as a large extended family and numerous friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23116, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park.

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  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Margaret Keen; and son, Jeffrey P. Keen. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Roselyn "Rosie" Keen; children, Lisa M. Keen and Shawn L. Markham Sr.; grandchildren and the apples of his eye, Dylan, Megan and Shawn Markham Jr.; brothers, Kenny and Wayne Keen; three special cousins, Judy, Cindy and Lorie; very special niece, Jessica; nephew, Matthew; two fur-babies, Sophia and Shuggie; as well as a large extended family and numerous friends.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Interment Friday, October 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

Raymond "Page" Keen

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Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Bockrath

October 26, 2018

Our prayers are with you and your family, so sorry for your loss.
Love Mickey and Donna.

Hanson Butler

October 26, 2018

I just wanted to share a story.
I met Page about 20 years ago. I was trying to find some cars to paint. He gave me a chance, and kept letting me paint cars for him for the whole time I knew him. Over the years I got to know him and I got to say he was one of the most greatest people I have ever met. He was always cracking jokes and had a big heart. I know he loved his family more than anything. It was very hard saying goodbye to him just because he was always around. My heart goes out to anyone else missing ole Pagey Poo. I know hes running around still cracking jokes about me right now. So one more final goodbye ole friend, I will see you soon and we can hang out again.

With Love,
Hanson

kevin blankenship

October 25, 2018

October 21, 2018 The world lost a WONDERFUL and caring man. I met Page 10 plus years ago and is someone I will never forget. Your smile and laughter will always be remembered in my heart and I will miss you. Every time I walked into your store I felt welcomed and at home. We would have wonderful conversations sometimes about absolutely nothing which I will miss dearly. You are in Gods hands now Page and we have it under control here, you trained and prepared your family well. Rest well MY FRIEND you will be missed.

Tina Croxton-johnson

October 24, 2018

Condolences Rosie & Family. The times at Pizza Corner will always be in my memory Sorry Chris & I are in TX and won’t be back in time. God Bless you all.

Love Tina & Chris Johnson.

Amanda Cox

October 24, 2018

Words cannot begin to express exactly what you meant to me. I’ve been with your company for 8 yrs now and never did you make me feel like just an employee. You opened your heart to me and treated me as if I was a part of your family. You were always such a giving person and throughout the years you have been a great support and helped me through many trying times. You taught me so much about the car business but that wasn’t even the greatest lesson…you taught me that there are still good people in the world and you were certainly one of the best I have met. With your humongous heart and contagious smile, I will miss you every day. I love you Sweet Cheeks!

Jack Bostain

October 22, 2018

Yesterday we lost a great person and a friend that I will cherish my memories of our friendship forever . Page was a giver and always willing to help someone in anyway , I will greatly miss his big smile and his favorite saying ....” You Got that right “ .There is only one Page Keen and I promise that you will never be forgotten . Thank you for being a part of my life and now God has you in his arms for that eternal journey . Love you my friend , Jack Bostain


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Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Raymond "Page" Keen. He was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Page was a talkative person who was tactful at all times, but typically said what he meant.

Page was born at Retreat for the Sick in Richmond, Virginia. He was the son of Margaret L. Hanes and Raymond E. Keen. Page was raised in Richmond, Virginia. During his childhood, he learned to be reliable and respectful. Page was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. He found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Page's personality throughout his life.

Though Page was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with his family, he was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Page was a peacemaker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Page worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Page was raised with two siblings, Wayne Keen and Kenny Keen. Page and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of his experiences, Page was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although he had an exacting nature, Page was always tactful. One thing Page will certainly be remembered for is that, when he got up in the mornings, he was ready and raring to go. As a young boy, Page had a number of interests and was an active child.

For Page, the school routines were never a problem although he generally preferred variety to structure. He seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And he was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Page was also adept at details. Page was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. He graduated from Hermitage High School in 1960. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

There was one thing that all of Page's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he was a talker. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Page was such a popular person throughout his life. But Page was also dependable, loyal, and trustworthy. Page was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Page was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Page was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Page was fairly comfortable playing the role of "host" for just about any occasion. When Page made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of his best friends were Lathan Hedgepath, McKoy Johnson, Vernon Norris, and Ricky Gladfelter.

Page was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call him sentimental and a romantic at heart. His kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around him. Page cared for what others thought and carried that into his marriage. On June 29, 1979, Page married Roselyn Eve Daugherty at his home on Mill Road in Glen Allen, Virginia. Compassionate and devoted, Page worked hard to make his new life partner happy.

Harmony was important to Page and he made every effort to maintain it with his family. Page was blessed with three children, Jeffrey P. Keen, Shawn L. Markham, and Lisa M. Keen. He was also blessed with three grandchildren, Megan, Dylan, and Shawn Jr. Page was always conscious of the feelings others had. He was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Page was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. His secret of success in this area was simple: Page would listen before he would act.

Taking his work seriously came naturally to Page, and he expected the same from those around him. Page was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. He was what some would call a "people person" and it was demonstrated in his good communications skills. Page was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Page handled well. He could understand the details without getting lost in the broad "big picture." His primary occupation was owner of Auto Brokers of Ashland. Over the years, he was employed as a paper boy, a milk man, a school bus driver, owner of Pizza Corner, at Dominion Chevrolet, and owner of Auto Brokers of Ashland. He brought harmony to his work environments, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for his colleagues.

A methodical man, Page enjoyed spending time working on his various hobbies. He had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that he could have something to show for his efforts. His favorite pursuits were old cars and beach trips.

Page was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth his best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Page was always enthusiastic and a great team player. Recreational sports included playing Ms. Pac Man. Page also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity. Top on his list was football. Go Redskins!

Page was the kind of person who would readily move into action in order to help others. He was appreciated and respected. He could find value in the opinions of others and was passionate about his own values and beliefs. Politically, Page was a Republican.

His high moral standard and traditional values served Page well with his faith. Religion and faith were important to him. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was well respected because he was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner he could.

A generous and compassionate man, Page accomplished much during his lifetime. Though he never set out to gain individual recognition, Page was recognized and given awards for his many and varied efforts throughout his life. One of his most prestigious awards was the Top Salesman Awards.

Not only did Page enjoy traveling, be he also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. He was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all the things to do and see. He rarely tired of going back and revisiting his favorite places. His favorite vacations include Ormond Beach, FL and Topsail Island.

Page was a lover of animals and cherished his pets which included: Lovie (19 years), Precious (12 years), Thurston (17 years), Maggie (10 years), Baxter (9 years), Sofia (2 years), and Shuggie (6 months).

Page passed away on October 21, 2018 at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Page passed away due to heart failure. He is survived by his wife, Roselyn "Rosie"; daughter, Lisa; son, Shawn; grandsons, Dylan and Shawn, Jr.; and granddaughter, Megan. Services were held at Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel. Page was laid to rest in Signal Hill Memorial Park in Hanover, Virginia.

Page was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever he said something, he meant it. Page was a down to earth person, outgoing, and gregarious. He was, without question, the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember him for most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life he touched will miss Raymond "Page" Keen.