Mrs. Maudene Keen O’Flaherty passed away on July 7, 2023. She was born in Inman, VA to the late Stewart O. and Polly Fletcher Keen of Mavisdale, VA.
A graduate of Radford College and the University of Florida, she retired from teaching with over thirty years of experience. Her teaching career included schools in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Maryland, U.S. Army Dependent Schools, Germany, Panama Canal Zone and Texas, where she retired in 1983. Later, she was employed as a social worker for Florida Health and Rehabilitation Services. She made her home in Abingdon, VA in 2005 after moving from Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas L. O’Flaherty; brothers, Virgil E. Keen and Stewart O. Keen, Jr. and her niece, Pamala Snead.
She is survived by her sister, Maurene K. McClanahan of Bristol, VA; two nephews, Harold McClanahan of Abingdon, VA and Gary W. McClanahan of Venice, FL; great nieces and nephews, Lindsay Cook, Ben McClanahan, Blake Snead, Dana Snead and Betsy Jones; nephew, Jim Snead and several great-great nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Pleasant View Methodist Church in Abingdon, VA, Black Fort Chapter DAR, Retired Teachers Association and Newcomers Club.
Her hobbies included gardening, reading and traveling. She especially enjoyed many travels overseas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pleasant View Methodist Church or a charity of choice.
A private memorial service will be held at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA.