Charles H. “Charlie” Keenan

February 06, 1931 ‒ May 09, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Charles H. “Charlie” Keenan, age 86, of Mount Gilead, passed away Tuesday evening, May 9, 2017 at his home.

He was born on February 6, 1931, in Quaker City, OH, to the late Fred and Marie Keenan.

On May 10, 1953, Charles married the love of his life, Evelyn Joan Brownfield, and they shared the last 64 years together.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; children Debbie Keenan-Staley, Pamela (Jerry) Beardsley, Bradley (Bonnie) Keenan, Molly (Mark) Lee, and Harvey (Aimee Bouvier) Keenan; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Per Charlie’s wishes, a private family burial will be held at Friends Cemetery in Quaker City, OH.

Rather than flowers, memorial contributions in Charlie’s name may be made to your local AmVets or American Legion, or to the American Cancer Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve the Keenan family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Evelyn and family we are sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories, and knowing Charlie is no longer suffering.
    Your neighbors
    Nathan and Kim Shock

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of Charlie, may your family find comfort in all your family memories. Out prayers are with your family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I enjoyed visiting with him when we would run into each other usually at the grocery store. He was also a great friend with Wes when he would go and pick up cars for him for the dealership. He always filled me in on how your mom was doing and how each of you were doing. He definitely loved his family.

  • Sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a good guy to be around and the best bowler I ever saw.

  • Molly and family,
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. May God surround you with his Love. Your wonderful memories will be treasures.

  • Molly and family,
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. May all of you be surrounded by God’s Love.
    Your memories are now treasures.

  • Debbie and Family:
    I’m so sorry that you are going through this time of loss as a family! I’m glad that you have family to lean on and that your will be comforted by each other. Your memories will keep Charlie in your hearts forever!

  • Try to keep in your minds what He would have wanted. To have learned from him, to have had good times together and to keep the strength of family. If you believe in the after life, he is watching you and having a good times with his friends and past loved ones. Yes do talk to him. peace and calmness is what he would want for you.

  • Thoughts and prayers to the Keenan family. I have great memories of bowling with Chuck in leagues and the ABC Tournament. What a great guy!

  • Pam and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this trying time.

  • We were neighbors of Charlie and Joan for 41 years, and he will be missed a great deal. Will miss seeing Charlie and Bob sitting on our front porch on a quiet summer
    evening. Our condolences go out to all members of the family.

    The Ramsier Family

  • Brad, I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss! So hard. I know there are many memories to be treasured…sit around and share them with each other! He was a man who loved his family! Take care!

  • You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. We have many great
    memories of conversations and times at the bowling alley, the fair and other occasions.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Jerry and Marcia Higgins

  • So very sorry for you loss. charlie was a great guy. he will be missed by all
    I meet Charlie when he drove cars back and forth to the auctions in Columbus
    and all over for my dad at C & D Chevrolet. You are all in my thoughts
    and Prayers.
    Terri (Lupica) & Dan Tobin