Jerold M. Keener

JEROLD M. KEENER, 74, of Wellsburg, WV passed away following a brief Illness at Weirton Medical Center on Friday, December 23, 2022. He was born in Glenville, WV., on January 26, 1947, the son of James Murray and Elna Riffle Keener. Jerold was Methodist by faith a graduate of Wellsburg High School and a proud member of the United States Army. Jerold retired from the former Weirton Steel Corporation as a general laborer. His spare time was occupied by spending time at the Moose, golfing, hunting, fishing, and riding his snowmobile at his favorite place, Pierce’s Run. While he was at home, he enjoyed his flower and vegetable garden and maintaining his property. He enjoyed sports of all kinds but was especially a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jerold’s wife Cyndie whom he married on April 28, 1989, describes him as a kind, quiet, family man, a genuine soul that was true to his family and friends. She went on to say that he loved his country, his children, and especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jerold was preceded in death by his son Aaron Keener in October of 1988, brother Terry Keener and sister Barbara Barnhart. Left to cherish his memory with love and complete admiration are his wife of thirty-four years, Cyndie Eaton Keener of Wellsburg, son Jay (Jake) Keener-Welsch of San Diego, CA., daughters Michele Keener of Milton, WV., Mikaela (Samuel) Speciale of Charleston, WV., grandchildren Molly and Noah Sizemore, Madelyn and Emma Speciale, brothers Don (Kim) Keener, Jim (Jane Topper) Keener, Steve (Ginny) Keener, Jack Keener all of Wellsburg., sisters Marylou (Mike) Pilya of Weirton, Chris (Dan) Brown and Debbie Keener all of Wellsburg, and many nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to visit Jerold’s family on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, where services were held, with Pastor John Keener and Mr. Samuel Speciale officiating. Inurnment was in Franklin Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Military honors were conducted by the West Virginia Army National Guard and the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jerold’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project at