Miriam G. Flynn (Keen)

November 15, 1930 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 89)


Miriam G Flynn (Keen), 89, passed peacefully with her family at home on October 27, 2020.  Miriam was preceded in death by her husband Thomas C. Keen, late husband Fredrick D Flynn who she was married to for 14 years and grandson, Billy Bauernschmidt.

Born in West Chester, PA. November 15, 1930 to parents Thadeus Raymond and Alice Moore Griswald.  Miriam is survived by her children; Sharon (Alfonso) Steele of Quaker Hill, CT; Debbie (Bill) Bauernschmidt of West Chester, PA, Barry (Michelle) Keen of Downingtown, PA, and her beloved Bichon dog “Mitzi”.

Leaving a legacy of grandchildren and great grandchildren; Dawn (Norris) Brown - Zarah and Amira, Sonya Steele - Rasheem Steele and Cordell Shannon, Kelly (Jeff) McCann- Evan, Nathan and Jordan, Ryan Bauernschmidt, Brandon Keen (Karla Carrillo), Dustin Keen and Tyler Keen (Sydney Ronzano). She is also survived by her Flynn stepchildren; John (Maureen) Flynn, Freddie (Lucy) Flynn and Carol Edden and grandson Jason.

Miriam was well known in the West Chester area for her beautiful custom draperies and slip covers which was a career and hobby for over 35 years and spent many years managing the West End Swim Club membership registration.

Miriam attended and was very active with St. Paul’s Episcopal church in Exton and was always ready to help with office greeter, alter guild, Communion bread ministry, All Saints Breakfast team, Angelfest, Saddar meals and soup committees.

Those that knew Miriam, loved her and admired her never ending energy.  She lived life to the fullest with her family and friends, enjoyed making memory quilts, baking, feeding her birds, taking care of her flowers, working around the house and yard. 

In retirement, a few special memories included; spending as much time as possible with her family and grandchildren, hosting dinner for her family, skydiving (at age 86) with her grandsons, helping with Billy’s Legacy Silent Auction collections, baking her famous carrot cake, picking crabs with the family and lunches with her Golden Girls,

Many thanks to those that prayed and cared for mom, especially the PENN Hospice care nurse. 

Due to Covid restrictions, a celebration of life service will be held privately with the family.  Friends are encouraged to view the live stream of the celebration which will start at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020.

To view the live stream of the celebration of life service, please click here.

Miriam’s request; In lieu of flowers for memorial donations be made to Billy’s Legacy Foundation, and/or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,





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