In Memoriam: Donald E. Keeney

Submitted by Duane Carter, Electronic Resources Librarian, Booher Library, Seminary of the Southwest

The Rev. Dr. Donald E. Keeney passed on Saturday, February 4, 2017, after a long illness. He was blessed with a quick wit and the willingness to deliver an ever-ready pun at every occasion. The ATLA community held Donald in great esteem and affection. He was truly appreciated for his professional, yet kind and welcoming demeanor.

Donald earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a master’s in Theological Studies from Wheaton College, a master’s in Divinity and a doctorate in New Testament degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Library Service from Columbia University.

Donald was proficient in Koine Greek, Biblical Hebrew, German, and French. He served as director of libraries at Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas; and interim director of the Curry Library at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, before coming to the Seminary of the Southwest as director of the Booher Library.

He will be missed by family, friends, and colleagues alike.

Read more about Donald in his obituary.

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