August 19, 1893, Thompson, Ohio.

December 7, 1971, Berea, Kentucky.

Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson, Ohio.

Orrin was the son of William Byran Keener and Mary Smith, and husband of Mary Annabelle Wiles and Helen Margaret Keck.

Keener was educated at the Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (AB 1917, AM 1926, PhD 1956). In World War I, he served in the Army medical department in France. Later, he was a Professor of Social Studies at Berea College, Kentucky. In 1969, he was ordained a minister in the United Church of Christ (Congregational). His works include:

  1. Dear Lord, Who Art Wherever Love Abideth
  2. We Thank Thee, Heav’nly Father