Obituaries 10-26-2023

Lucille Arlene Keener-Carver-Fraim

She Made Everyone Feel Special

Lucille Arlene Keener-Carver-Fraim, 86, of Clarksville, TN. passed away October 9, 2023. Lucille was born in Malden on January 11, 1937, the daughter of the late Ernest W. Keener and Rose (Rea) Keener. She was the wife of the late Ernest E. Carver and George W. Fraim.

Our angel now has her wings. Lucille was surrounded by the love of her family members as she passed. She is survived by her children: James Carver, Brenda (Carver) Acker, Sandy (Carver) Baker, Tina (Carver) Hartman, George Hartma, and Gary Fraim. She is also survived by her brother, Bill Keener and his wife, Mary Keener, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews, and many treasured cousins. She will be remembered by the bright light that she shined upon others, and how she made them feel.

At a very early age, Lucille was an entertainer; ballet and tap dance competitions, beauty contests, and exceptional pianist and singer. She graduated from Wilmington High School in 1955. A few highlights include, President of the glee club, softball, operetta, a member of the oracle staff, fashion commentator, dramatic club and majorette leader.

After high school, Lucille attended The New England Conservatory of Music. She had a long career playing the piano and singing at higher-end establishments and events. She was dressed in sequins and brought joy and laughter to others while she entertained.

Lucille recorded a record album in the 1970s. The 17 song tracks are still enjoyed throughout the family. In addition to entertaining, Lucille loved children, and always took the opportunity to take care of and nurture them. She made a positive difference in so many lives along her journey.

Lucille’s interests included collecting angels and hearts, painting, crocheting, and her fun times at the casino slots. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and grandparent. Lucille made the holidays special with her cooking and decorations. She made everyone feel special. Lucille will now shine upon the heavens and will be greatly missed until we see her again.

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