COMMERCE – Jacquelyn Turner Nolan Keen, 102, of Atlanta, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Hill Haven Nursing Home in Commerce.
She was born September 27, 1909 in Eatonton, the daughter of the late Hon. John Quinces “Jack” Nolan and Louise turner Nolan. She had resided in Atlanta for over 95 years prior to becoming a resident of Hill Haven Nursing Home in Commerce just three years ago.
After graduating from Girls High School in Atlanta in 1926, she entered Agnes Scott College, where she studied law and French language. She was employed for over 25 years as a legal secretary and title researcher with Title Insurance Company of Minnesota, and also served years during World War II as a stenographer and secretary for the War Department in the office of the Commanding General of the 4th Corps Area, including short periods with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and for Sen. Richard B. Russell, all in the City of Atlanta.
Mrs. Keen was a voracious reader, and especially enjoyed reading and writing poetry. She was proud of her Southern heritage, and was a descendant of several notable Putnam County families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward T. Keen, originally of Dublin in Laurens County; and two grandsons, Doug and Clay Keen.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Nolan Keen, Jefferson, and Edward Tillman Keen, Atlanta; grandsons, Jeff, Chris, Stan, Steve, Ted and Matthew Keen; granddaughters, Karen Keen Porter and Katherine Keen Cheatham; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Eatonton.
Memorial donations will be graciously received by Hill Haven Nursing Home, 880 Ridgeway Rd., P.O. Box 396, Commerce, GA 30529, and/or Hospice Advantage, 2470 Daniels Bridge Rd., Suite 171, Athens, GA 30606.
Vining Ivy Hill Chapel in Eatonton is in charge of arrangements.