Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Montra Keen, 89, Columbia, KY (1933-2022)

Montra (Murrell) Keen of Columbia died on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at TJ Health/Columbia. She was 89 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 10amCT on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Paul Patton, Bro. John Davis and Bro. Adam Shepard officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Thursday.

She was born January 8, 1933, in Adair County, to the late Rollin and Trannie Russell Murrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn S. Keen on May 8, 1987, one son, Michael Glenn Keen, one brother, Tommie Murrell and one sister, Mary Russell Baise.

Ms. Keen was a member of Columbia Christian Church for 68 years and a retired Educator after teaching for over 35 years.

Survivors include:
  • One daughter and son-in-law - Alice and Mike Curry of Columbia
  • One son and daughter-in-law - Stephen and Mary Keen of Columbia
  • Four grandchildren - Kyle Curry, Katherine Curry, Molly Miller and husband Trent and Luke Keen
  • One great-grandchild - Glenn Miller
  • Several other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideon Bible plan or Green River Animal Shelter would be appreciated. These can be made at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers: Kyle Curry, Luke Keen, Trent Miller, C.J. Rodgers, Greg Murrell, David Murrell, Ed Baise

Honorary: Debbie Bryant, Phyllis Arnold, Sandy Antle, Pat Wheeler, Marie Lemmon

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

This story was posted on 2022-05-11 17:23:41
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

Montra Keen, 89, Columbia, KY (1933-2022)

2022-05-11 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.
Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.