She was a loving wife and mother.
Barbara was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Brazil, the daughter of Ernest and Betty (Thompson) Smith.
On June 22, 1981, she married John D. Keen Jr., in Terre Haute.
Barbara was a graduate of Indiana State University and Staunton High School. She recently completed her Master's degree in Education. She was also a life long member of First Assembly of God, Mesa, Ariz.
In 1984, she began her teaching career with Mesa Public Schools and remained there as a dedicated educator until her recent retirement.
Barbara will be remembered for her dedication to God, family and the educational system.
She was preceded in death by her mother Betty (Thompson) Smith.
She is survived by her husband John D. Keen Jr., Gilbert, Ariz., daughter and daughter-in-law Autumn and Rose Sol, Brooklyn, N.Y., father Ernest C. Smith, brothers Michael (Richlyn) Smith and Kenneth (Diane) Smith, nieces and nephews Christopher, Kelsey, Cobin (Ashley), Abbey and great-nephew Caleb Smith.
The family suggests that those so desiring may make contributions to First Assembly of God, Mesa, Ariz.
Falconer Funeral Home, 251 W. Juniper Ave., Gilbert, Ariz., is handling arrangements.