THE LATE MR W KEEN
The death took place on Friday last of Mr William Keen, a very well known and respected market gardener of Silk Mills Lane. Decesased had been in ill health for about 15 months. He had been a market gardener on his own account all his working life and was regarded as an industrious and expert gardener. Deceased was one of the founders of the Badsey Rangers FC for whom he acted as linesman for many years. He was a keen bell-ringer for about 50 years and for a number of years was foreman of the ringers. Besides two sons and a daughter, deceased is survived by a sister, aged 81, and two brothers, aged 79 and 75 respectively. The funeral took place on Tuesday last. The Rev J H Waugh (Bretforton) officiated in the absence of the Vicar (Canon W C Allsebrook). The bearers were: Messrs A Keen (nephew), G H Knight, J Hartwell, G W Emms, J Need and E Evans. The mourners were: Messrs Henry and William Keen (sons), Mrs A Geden (daughter), Messrs John and Richard Keen (brothers), Mrs L Hall (sister), Mrs H Keen Senior (sister-in-law), Mr A Dore (nephew) and Mrs G Brearley (niece).