KEIDEL, Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Strube

Meyersdale, Sept 4 - The funeral of Mrs. Anna Keidel which was held yesterday afternoon, was very largely attended.  German services were conducted at her late home and after the burial, English services were held in Amity Reformed Church.  Many out of town relatives and friends attended the obsequities.
Monday, 4 September 1916, The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA)
Posted June 20, 2010

KEIDEL, Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Strube (abridged)

"Anna Elizabeth Keidel" nee Strube, widow of the late John William Keidel of Olinger Street, died at 4:30 a. m. September 1st at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 3 days. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, a German service was conducted at the house and an English one in the church after burial. These services were conducted by her pastor Rev. A. E. Truxal D. D. of Amity Reformed Church. Her earthly remains were laid by the side of those of her husband in the Reformed Cemetery. Mrs. Keidel was born in Seifertshausen, Kreis Rothenberg, Germany December 29, 1849. She was baptized in infancy and in her youth confirmed in the faith as a full member of the church. Having arrived at womanhood she was married to John W. Keidel, a young man of the same place. Four children were born to them in their native country, two of them, however dying in infancy. In 1882 the parents with their two remaining children, a daughter and a son, emigrated to this country and located in Meyersdale where they have resided ever since. The past twenty-five years they lived in their home on Olinger Street. One child was born to them in this country. About ten years after their arrival in Meyersdale their only son died. In 1902 Mr. Keidel the husband and father also died after a very brief illness. Mrs. Keidel's health had not been very robust the past several years, and a few weeks ago she became seriously ill and passed gently away last Friday morning leaving two daughters Miss Kate and Mrs. Glenn Crowe to mourn her departure. She belonged to a family of five children all of whom have now passed to the world beyond with the exception of one sister, supposed to be living in Germany. The family soon after their arrival in Meyersdale became members of Amity Reformed Church of which Mrs. Keidel remained a faithful member to the day of her death. She belonged to the large number of Germans who settled in this community before and immediately after the Civil War in the sixties of the last century.
Meyersdale Commercial, Sept. 7, 1916
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2012

KEIDEL, Caroline Finzel

A number of people from Finzel attended the funeral of Mrs. Caroline Keidel at Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Mrs. Keidel's maiden name was Caroline Finzel. She was the last one of the Finzel family that came from Germany before the Civil War. Her brother, Harry Finzel was buried 18 months ago.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 12, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009


KEIDEL, Charles

Berlin, Pa., Sept. 25 - Charles Keidel, 57, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track foreman and a well-known Northampton Township farmer, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient since September 3. He was a son of Conrad and Caroline (Finzel) Keidel. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie (Poorbaugh) Keidel, and three children - Robert Keidel, Washington, D. C.; Alice Fae and Elizabeth Gene Keidel, both at home. Mr. Keidel was a brother of Henry Keidel, Confluence; Mrs. Harry Werner, Greenville Township; Mrs. John Opperman, Berlin RD 4; and Mrs. Jonah Dively, Holsopple. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon in Mt. Lebanon Reformed Church by Rev. J. E. Gindlesperger. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 25, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

KEIDEL, George Lewis
George Lewis Keidel, 45, former employe of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, died early today at his home in LaVale, after an illness of a year and a half. He was a native of Meyersdale, Pa., and his widow, the former Nellie Fresh, came from that section. Five children also survive. Mr. Keidel was a member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics and Zion Reformed Church.
Cumberland Evening Times, September 13, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  
Posted June 7, 2014

KEIFER, Wendling

Wendling Keifer died this morning at 9:30 o'clock, at his home, 410 Fayette street, from cancer of the liver, aged 59 years. He worked for the Cumberland Steel Company for the past ten years. Six months ago he was taken ill. He resided on Fayette street all his life. He was a lifelong member of SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Catholic Knights of America and the Holy Family for 23 years. He is survived by his wife Rose Keifer and the following children: William, Walter, Ernest and DeSales, at home; Daniel, this city; Robert, McKeesport, Pa.; and Lawrence, Pittsburgh, Pa.; also one brother, Peter Keifer, and three sisters, Dora and Kate Keifer and Mrs. Agnes Sager. His funeral will occur at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at SS Peter and Paul's Church with interment in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 21, 1921
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012

KEIGHT, Albert W.

DUBLIN, OHIO - Albert W. “Mick” Keight, 98, of Dublin, Ohio, formerly of Cumberland, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1993 at the Friendship Village of Dublin Health Care Center. Mr. Keight had resided in Columbus, Ohio for the past 13 years. Born May 19, 1895 in Tipperary, Ireland, Mr. Keight served in the British Infantry during WWI before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. He moved to Canada in 1927 and to the United States in 1929. Mr. Keight had been a chemical engineer for the Celanese Corporation in Cumberland. He retired with 40 years of service. He was a member and Past Master of Ohr Lodge 131, A.F.& A.M.; Antioch Commandery Knights Templar 6; Salem Chapter 18, R.A.M.; Salem Council ll R.& S. M.; member of A.A.O.N.M.S. since 1938 - Ali Ghan Shrine; and the oldest member of Cumberland Court 117, Royal Order of Jesters. Mr. Keight was created as a Jester in 1939 and served as its director in 1943. While in Dublin, Mr. Keight was involved in many activities at the retirement village, including serving as president of the Resident Association for two terms. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norah G. Keight, in 1986. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Ley and husband Robert of Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren, Robert G. Ley of Cambridge, Ohio, John Ley of Marietta, Mrs. Richard (Noreen) Saylor of Newark, Ohio, and Michael Ley of Dover, Ohio; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services were conducted in Dublin with interment in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Marietta. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Village of Dublin Memorial Fund.
Cumberland Sunday Times, December 19, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2021

KEILING, Mrs. Carrie

FROSTBURG-Services for Mrs. Carrie Keiling, 78, of 6 Grant Street, who died yesterday in Miners Hospital, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the Hafer Funeral Home by Rev. Wilbur Grose, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. The Dames of Malta will conduct a ritualistic service today at 7:30 p. m. at the funeral home, and the Rebekah Lodge of Mt. Savage will conduct a similar service at 8 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 21, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso & Phyllis Rosley)
Posted February 26, 2011

KEILING, William C.

FROSTBURG — William C. “Chuckles” Keiling, 81, of  Wrights Crossing, Frostburg, died Tuesday, May 30, 1995, at home. Born Dec. 23, 1913, at Wrights Crossing, he was a son of the late John Keiling and Isabel (Dudley) Keiling. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Cora Barrett and Mary Bean. Mr. Keiling was a well-known local aviator, who built and flew three airplanes, until he retired from flying in 1992. He had worked for 13 years at the Celanese Fibers Co. and drove a school bus for the Allegany County Board of Education until 1984. In 1942 he built and operated “Chuckles Bowling Alley” in Wrights Crossing until it was sold in 1965. Surviving are his wife Edna Virginia (Winner) Keiling; two sons, Fred Keiling and wife Mary, Wrights Crossing, and Ray Keiling and wife Barbara, Mount Ary; one daughter, Susan Dudley and husband Edward, Sumerduck, Va.; two brothers, John Keiling, Wrights Crossing, and Fred Keiling, Silver Spring; two sisters, Ruth Keifer, Columbia, and Elaine Hargosh, Wrights Crossing; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Wednesday. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Msgr. John L. Reinsfelder officiating. Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.
Published in the Cumberland Times-News, Wednesday, May 31, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 3, 2017


KEILY, Mrs. Enzie Catherine Garlitz
Elkins - Mrs. Enzie Catherine Keily, 78, died January 1 at her residence here. Born at Avilton, Md., March 3, 1883, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Newman) Garlitz. She was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church here, and the altar society of the church. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of America. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Patrick Keily; a foster son, Paul T. Keily, Hyattsville, Md.; a brother, Ira Garlitz, of Baltimore; and three sisters, Mrs. George N. Leosch, Detroit; Mrs. Ida Chaney, Frostburg; and Mrs. Wilbur Cochran, Monkton, Md. A requiem mass was celebrated in St. Brendan's Church and interment was in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 7, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 2016

KEIM, Mrs. Ada E. Frantz

Keim - on Sunday, March 17, 1991, Ada E. Frantz Keim of Bellevue; wife of the late William H. Keim. Beloved mother of Harold R. of Glenshaw; Edgar L. of Canton, OH; and William S. Keim of Bellevue, and the late Elizabeth Weaver. Also survived by nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Member of Forest Ave. UP Church. Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, funeral services held Wednesday 11 a.m.
[d.o.d. Sunday, March 17, 1991; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2017

KEIM, Mrs. Anna Arnold [also posted as KIEM]

Mrs. Silas Keim, widow, one of the most highly respected women of Salisbury, Somerset Co., Pa, who died Sat afternoon after a prolonged illness was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Salisbury Monday afternoon.  She was aged about 75 years, a Virginian by birth, and the widow of Elder Silas Keim, a leading minister of the Church of the Brethren, who died more than 30 years ago.  She is survived by one daughter, Miss Cora Keim, at home and seven sons, Elder Howard H. Keim, of Newburg, Oregon, was at the bedside of his mother when death came; Dr. Peter Keim, of Elk Garden, W Va ; Prof. N. George  Keim, for many years identified with the public schools of Cumberland, Md., as a a teacher and later private tutor to Sen Stephen Elkins’ children, Elkins W Va; Jonas Richard and Albert Keim.  The funeral services were conducted by Elder E. J. Egan, pastor of the Salisburg Church of the Brethren, assisted by a local minister.  Many friends of the family from a distance were present at the funeral.  She was a sister of the late George Arnold, of near Burlington.
Keyser Tribune, August 2, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010

KEIM, Mrs. Avis J. Carlson

Avis J. Keim, 88, of Glenshaw, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. She was the wife of the late Harold R.; beloved mother of Carole (Raymond) Babash and Kenneth L. (Maureen) Keim; dear grandmother of Rachel Smith, Kevin, Erin, and Alyse Keim, Christine Granger and Stephanie Babash; and sister of Kenneth Carlson and the late Doris Bentley and Sherman and J. Paul Carlson. Visitation Tuesday at Neely's, Glenshaw. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Glenshaw.
Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 19, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 15, 2017

KEIM, Clarence

Clarence Keim, 67, died in the Lewistown Hospital, June 20. He was the son of Jeremiah and Margaret (Livengood) Keim, who lived on a large farm now occupied by Harry Keim near West Salisbury. He married Ada Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Miller of Summit Mills. His wife, four children and four grandchildren and the above mentioned brother, Harry, survive. The children are Margaret, wife of William Kitting, Lewistown; Mary, wife of George Bailor, Baltimore; Grace, wife of Gray Creigton, Lewisburg, and Jerry of Harrisburg. The body of Mr. Keim was interred in a Lewistown cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, July 21, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 6, 2009

KEIM, Mrs. Edith Cuppett

Greencastle - Mrs. Edith C. Keim, 87, 265 N. Carlisle St. widow of Scott A. Keim, died at 10:15 am July 4, 1980 in Mauganville Mennonite Home Mauganville, Mdd. after an illness of several months. Born Sept 13, 1892 at Glades Farm W.Va. she was the daughter of the late Edward and Zadie Beerbower Cuppett. Her husband died in 1974. A protestant by faith, she is survived by three children, Mrs. Edgar (Edith) Whetsell, Addison; Mrs. George L. (Kathryn) Burkett, Greencastle; Scott J. Keim, Greencastle, five grandchildren, and eight GGrandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 am in the Minnich-Miller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne F. Heberlig officiating. Burial will be in the Addison Cemetery, Addison at 1:30 p.m.
Transcribed from an e-mail by Gene Brierly 2/25/09
4 July 1980; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #73340549
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 4, 2017

KEIM, Mrs. Edna L. Shumac

MEYERSDALE - Mrs. Edna L. Keim, 79, of RD 1, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born at Summit Mills, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Annie (Hostetler) Shumac, and was the widow of Robert L. Keim, who died in 1955. Surviving are two sons, Lloyd R. Keim, North Huntingdon, Pa.; and Beryl E. Keim, Norristown; and six grandchildren. The body will be at the Leckemby-Price Funeral Home, where friends will be received afler 7 p.m. today.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2010

KEIM, Mrs. Edna M. Bodes

Salisbury - Mrs. Edna M. Keim, 66, widow of George Keim, Sr., West Salisbury, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, as a result of burns suffered when her clothing caught fire on March 1. Mrs. Keim had operated the Keim Sugar Camp since the death of her husband several years ago. She was a native of Elk Lick Township, a daughter of the late Milton and Laura (Sipple) Bodes. A member of St. John's United Church of Christ, she was also a member of Fifth Society of Farm Women and the Pennsylvania-Somerset Maple Producers Association and the National Maple Sugar Producers Association. Surviving are two sons, George D. and Bernard M. Keim, West Salisbury; three daughters, Mrs. Fern K. Tedrow, Salisbury; Mrs. Violet M. Hersh, West Salisbury; and Mrs. Sarah K. Smith, Indiana, Pa.; four brothers, Ray E., Earl R., Harry M. and George E. Bodes; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Harris and Mrs. Ruth Bowser, West Salisbury; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home and will be taken Monday at 10 a.m. to St. John's United Church of Christ for a service at 11 a.m. Rev. Ernest M. Rumbaugh will officiate and burial will be in the Salisbury IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, March 30, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


KEIM, George, Sr.

SALISBURY, PA. - George Keim Sr., 69, who served eight times as Maple King, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital a few hours after he became ill at his home in West Salisbury. He was a native of Elk Lick Township, and a son of the late David H. Keim and Salome Engle Keim. A well known farmer and the biggest maple sugar producer in this area, Mr. Keim was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, a veteran of World War I, president of the area Maple Sugar Producers Association, vice president of the state and director of the national maple sugar association. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Bodes Keim; two sons, George Keim, Jr. and Bernard M. Keim, West Salisbury; three daughters, Mrs. Fern Kedrow, Salisbury: Mrs. Violet M. Hersh, West Salisbury, and Mrs. Sarah R. Smith, Indiana, Pa.; two brothers, Frank Keim, Johnstown, Pa., and Ernest Keim, Salisbury; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Spear and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, both of Meyersdale, eight grandchildren and three great granchildren. A service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ. Rev. Warren E. Bates and Rev. Paul Westcoat will officiate and burial will be in Salisbury IOOFCemetery. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home here, where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today.
The Cumberland News, April 4, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 6, 2009

KEIM, Harry

SALISBURY, Pa. - Harry Keim, 81, of RD 1, Salisbury, died yesterday at his home. Born at Elk Lick Township, he was a son of the late Jeremiah Keim. His wife, Maggie (Livengood) Keim, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Edison, Morris and Bradley Keim, all of RD 1, Salisbury; a daughter, Mrs. Leola Paul, RD 1, Meyersdale, and four grandchildren. The body will be at the Thomas Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Walter M. Fike. Burial will be in Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, March 1, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2011


KEIM, Mrs. Henrietta Hess

SALISBURY, Pa. - Mrs. Henrietta H. Keim, 44, wife of George D. Keim, West Salisbury, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born at Champion, she was a daughter of the late William and Lelia (Kalp) Hess. Mrs. Keim was assistant postmaster at West Salisbury Post Office and was pastorate secretary for the Wilhelm Charge. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and the Women's Guild and Altar Guild of the church. Also surviving are a brother, Gilbert Hess, Milcroft, and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Springer, Ligonier, and Mrs. Wilma Snyder, Champion. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 8 to 9:30 p. m., tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9:30 p. m and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Services will be conducted Friday at 8:30 p.m. by Rev. Harden. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 6, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

KEIM, Mrs. Joanne McKinney

On Saturday, April 20, 2002, Joanne (McKinney) "Jody" Keim, age 71, of Bellevue. Preceded in death by her beloved husband William Keim. She is survived by loving children, Jeff Keim & his wife Jane of Atlanta, GA., and Barbara Stroyne & her husband Ray of Bellevue; also by grandchildren Katie & Erin Keim of Atlanta, and Megan & Casey Stroyne of Bellevue. An active member of Forest Ave. Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Keim served as Church Secretary priior to retirement. She was a member of Subruban General Hospital Auxiliary & volunteered with the North Boros Food Bank. Friends received Mon. 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. in the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc. A Golden Rule Member Firm. 1014 California Avenue Avalon, (North Boros), where services will be held Tues. morning at 11. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Interment will be private. Please sign the guest book at post-gazette.com
d.o.d. Saturday, April 20, 2002; Post-Gazette (Allegheny Co. PA.)
FindAGrave Memorial #73179245
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 22, 2017

KEIM, Mrs. Linda May Bird

Mrs. Linda May Bird Keim, wife of Jacob Keim, died at the family home in Addison on Wednesday, November 25th, from Bright's Disease and heart trouble. Although she had been ailing for several years, she was seriously ill but a short while before her death. She was born on November 8th, 1869, on the old Wilhelm farm, now owned by Jacob Miller, in Addison Township, and was aged 62 years and 17 days. She was a daughter of the late John H. and Catherine S. Bird. During her maidenhood she was a school teacher in Addison Township. In 1893 she married Jacob Keim, son of the late Bishop David Keim of Springs. They located on a farm near Somerfield, where they lived until 1929, when they moved to Addison. Mrs. Keim was the mother of five sons, one of whom died when two years old. The four surviving sons are: Scott A., of Somerfield; William H., of Bellvue; George F., of Terra Alta, W.Va.; and John D., of Uniontown. She is also survived by her husband, one brother, C. H. Bird, of Addison, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Jefferys, of Addison, and Mrs. Cora A. Edgar, of Confluence. Ten grandchildren also survive. The esteemed lady, whose demise is sincerely mourned, was a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor and a sincere Christian, having been a consistent member of the Addison Methodist Episcopal Church since the age of 12. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved husband and sons who have lost a faithful wife and devoted mother. Funeral services were held at the family home on Friday, November 27th, at 2 p.m., her pastor, Rev. Henry F. Pollock of the Addison M.E. Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. L. Morgan of the Confluence M.E. Church. She was laid to rest in the quiet cemetery at Addison, but her influence is not buried in the grave, but still lingers as a benediction to those who mourn her departure.
"None Knew her, but to love her,
None named her, but to praise."
Meyersdale Republican, December 10, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2017

KEIM, Robert L.

Meyersdale - Robert L. Keim, 66-year-old coal miner of nearby Summit Mills, became Somerset County's first 1955 highway fatality when he was run down Saturday morning by a hit-run driver. En route to work in a nearby mine, he was walking along Route 55008 not far from his home, when he was struck. State Police at Somerset substation said the car swerved across the highway and hit Keim five feet off the berm of the road. The driver speeded on without stopping. Walking with Keim was Hiram Grew, Jr., a neighbor, who told police he saw the car speeding down on them and yelled a warning to Keim. Grew escaped being hit by jumping onto an embankment in front of the Earl Brenneman home in Summit Mills. Keim was going to work to feed mules at the Harry Brubaker mine in Summit Township as a substitute for a regular employe. He died early Sunday morning in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Robert H. Halverson, Somerset County coroner, said death was caused by shock, fractured skull, and fractures of both legs.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 5, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2011

KEIPER, Mrs. Viola J. Blosser

Viola J. Keiper, 66, of Mountain Lake Park, died Tuesday, April 12, 1994 at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland. Born May 29, 1927 in Dellslow, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thorton J. and Catherine V. (McDonald) Blosser. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Roscoe W. Blaney and William S. Keiper; one son, Charles W. Blaney; and one step-son, Tommy Keiper. She was a member of the Cumberland Church of God and the Ladies Auxiliary, Post 10077, VFW in Deer Park. She is survived by four daughters, Catherine J. Alexander of Mountain Lake Park; Viola A. Harmon of Westernport; Juanita L. Clark of Winchester, Va. and Mary Jo Keiper of Plano, Texas; one son, William S. Keiper, USMC, Okinawa, Japan; one step-daughter, Anna Fulk of Willoughby, Ohio; one sister, Oleda M. Strahin of Masontown, W.Va.; three brothers, Charles W. Blosser and Melvin G. Blosser of Masontown and Robert L. Blosser of Kingwood, W.Va.; five grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, on Thursday. Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Moon, Rev. Phillip Roby and Rev. Ada Kittle officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery, Fort Ashby, W.Va.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Thursday, April 14, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 25, 2017

KEIPER, William S.

William S. Keiper, 65, of Miltenberger Road, RD 1, Ridgeley, died today in Sacred Heart Hospital where he was admitted November 9. Born at Davis, W.Va., he was a son of the late Henry and Anna (Miller) Keiper. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the International Labor Union of North America, Local 616, and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his widow, Viola (Blosser) Keiper; five daughters, Vickie Ann Keiper, Juanita Lynn Keiper and Mary Jo Keiper, all at home: Mrs. Catherine Pike, Aurora, W.Va.; Mrs. Ann Fulk, of Willoughby, Ohio; two sons, William S. Keiper Jr., at home, and Thomas W. Keiper of California, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Iliff, this city, and Mrs. Myrtle Edmonds, Ridgeley; one brother, Charles Keiper, city, and three grandsons. George Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Friday, November 22, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 25, 2017

KEIR, John Jr. (see full story Mine Explosion )

KIER[sic, Keir] 09 Apr 1894 Mr. John Kier[sic]. Jr. was buried alive at a cave-in at the Bowery Mines near Frostburg on Saturday (7 Apr) about 4:45. Bowery Mines takes its name from the defunct Bowery furnace that stands nearby about one and 3/4 miles from Frostburg, near the old Midlothian Mines. 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

KEIR 20 Apr 1894 The body of John Keir Jr. was located yesterday at 4:30 in the Bowery Mines, found by William Crowe under the direction of mine boss, Mr. Robert Scott. He leaves a wife and 3 children and was 33 years of age, born in Neumiles, Ayershire, Scotland on Mar 20, 1861 and came to America in 1870. The funeral is from the home with Rev. Brett officiating and interment in Allegany Cemetery. 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

KEIRS, Miss Anna

Frostburg - Miss Anna Keirs, 83, of here, died this morning at Western Maryland Hospital, Hagerstown, where she had been a patient since May 22. A native of Midlothian, she was a daughter of the late John and Janet (Morton) Keirs. Miss Keirs was a member of the First Methodist Church and the WSCS of the church. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. The body will be brought to the Durst Funeral Home here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 31, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 7, 2009

KEIRS, Mrs. Gertrude (Kallmyer)

Frostburg, June 26 - Mrs. Gertrude Keirs, 69, widow of Robert Keirs, former residents, died yesterday morning at her home, 412 Albert Street, Turtle Creek, Pa. She was a native of Hoffman and a daughter of the late August and Eliza Kallmyer. Following her marriage, Mrs. Keirs resided in Turtle Creek for 42 years. She taught school in Allegany county for many years and was a member of Turtle Creek Presbyterian church. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Orville Grimm of Pitcairn, Pa., and Raymond Keirs of Turtle Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Valentine Sides of Frostburg, and Mrs. Cinderella Parker, Wilkinsburg, Pa; two brothers, Elmer Kallmyer of Frostburg, and Victor Kallmyer of Cumberland, and three grandchildren, Gale, Jean and Allan Grimm of Pitcairn. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at the residence with interment at Turtle Creek.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 26, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Mr. John Keirs, of Midlothian, aged 77 years, died yesterday morning, at his home. Mr. Keirs was a native of Reckton county, Ayershire, Scotland. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
The Cumberland Times, October 30, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Mr. John Kerr[sic] died at his home in Midlothian Tuesday morning, aged 70. He was a native of Scotland. His wife and seven children survive him, vis., Mrs. James Hamilton, Mrs. Edward Arnold, of Frostburg; Mrs. Charles Brode, Mrs. James Chapman, Mrs. John Skidmore, Miss Annie Kerr, of Midlothian; and Robert Kerr, of Indiana.
The Evening Times, November 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


KEIRS, Lawrence D.

Washington, Pa. - Lawrence D. "Bud" Keirs, 82, of Washington, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, in the Donnell House following a two-month illness. He was born Jan. 20, 1923, in Washington, a son of John "Mose" and Mary Dicks Keirs. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Central Pacific and earned three Bronze service stars. Mr. Keirs was a retired crane operator, having worked at Universal Cyclops for 33 years. He enjoyed country music, woodworking and making ceramics, as well as cooking and sewing. Mr. Keirs was a member of American Legion Post 175 for over 50 years. He was a former member of the Broad St. Baptist Church and Moose Lodge 22. On Dec. 13, 1958, he was married to Naomi L. Garrett Keirs, who survives. Also surviving is a son, David A. Keirs, and a step son, Albert Perts, both of Washington; a step daughter, Sandra Lee Nelson, of Fredericksburg, Va.; a brother, Allan "Bunk" Keirs, of Washington; three grandchildren, Austin Keirs, Raymond Nelson and Kelly Leach. Deceased are a brother, John Keirs; and three sisters, Ruth Martin, Frances Mandich and Margaret Gloady. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the HUMMELL and BARNHILL MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 350 West Chestnut St., Washington, a member of Covered Bridge Independents, where a service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, with John Wright, minister, Church of Christ, officiating. Military Honors will be offered at the funeral home by American Legion Post 175. Private burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Washington Hospital Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www.hummellandbarnhill.com
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

KEIRS, Robert

Frostburg, July 24 - Word was received here of the death of Robert Keirs, 66, last night. Mr. Keirs, a son of the late John and Janet (Morton) Keirs and a native of Midlothian, died suddenly at his home, 413 Albert street. Turtle Creek, Pa., where he had resided for 40 years. His wife, the former Miss Gertrude Kallmyer, was here, the guest of her sister, Mrs. Valentine Sides, when notified of her husband's death. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Orville Grimm, Pitcairn, a former resident, and one son, Raymond Keirs, Turtle Creek. He was a brother of Mrs. Jesse Brodbeck, Mrs. Agnes Brode, Mrs. Margaret Chapman, Mrs. Mary Arnold, Midlothian; Mrs. Sadie Skidmore, Bowling Green; and Miss Anna Keirs, this city. He had three grandchildren. Mr. Keirs, a retired Westinghouse employee, was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Masons, and the Junior Order United American Mechanics, at Turtle Creek.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 24, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Name: Robert Earl Keiser, age 86
Parents: John Henry Keiser and Minnie Autie (Schraum) Keiser
DOB: August 21, 1920, in Youngstown, OH
DOD: Friday, September 29, 2006, in Keyser, WV
Military: U.S. Army Veteran of WW II, serving from 1942-1946, with the 608th Ordnance Battalion, John Deere Battalion
Spouse: Audrey Keiser
Predeceased by: parents; wife; daughter, Alice Keiser
Survived by: son, Robert William Keiser and wife Linda, of LaPlata, MD; brother, John Edward Keiser and wife Beth, of Findley, Ohio
Burial: October 4, 2006, Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 24, 2014

KEIRSEY, Mrs. Ethelyn E. Riggleman

Winchester, Va., - Ethelyn E. "Granny" See Riggleman Keirsey, 85,  of 1218 Haines Drive, Winchester, formerly of Cumberland, died Saturday at her home. Friends will be received at the Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will meet there at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Luther Brill officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Springs Cemetery, Oranda Community in Shenandoah County, VA.
abt. Tuesday, 12 November 1997; no publication noted
(Courtesy of Connie Beachy/Ruth Sprowls ~transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 2, 2021

KEISTER, Mrs. Annie F. Hitchins

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Mrs. Annie F. Keister, 82, of 340 Riverside Avenue, died Friday in Lucerne Hospital, Orlando. Born Oct. 8, 1904 in Carlos, near Cumberland, Md., she was a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Katherine (Schell) Hitchins. Mrs. Keister was a member of Grace United Methodist Church here. Her husband, Perry E. Keister, died in 1959. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Arone and Mrs. Catherine Selby, both of Merritt Island; Mrs. Ruby Luznar, Miami; and Mrs. Marlene Stanfield, Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Charles Keister and Russell Keister, both of Oak Hill; one sister, Mrs. Mae Athey, Cumberland; two brothers, Stanley Hitchins, Vale Summit, Md.: and Harry Hitchins, Woodland, Md.; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday at the Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there Monday at 10:30 a.m., with interment in the Edgewater Cemetery at Edgewater.
Cumberland News, Saturday, June 27, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2017

KEISTER, Mrs. Helen "Pauline" Eisler (abridged)

LATROBE, Pa. — Helen "Pauline" Eisler Keister, 75, of Oldtown, passed from this life on Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe, Pa. Pauline was born on May 7, 1936, in Finzel, to Helen A. Brode and the late Earl Adam Eisler. Pauline was a 1954 graduate of Beall High School; was formerly employed by Berkowitz in Frostburg, and the old Sacred Heart Hospital on Decatur Street in Cumberland. Mrs. Keister leaves behind her beloved husband of 56 years, Robert E. Keister; her mother, Helen A. Brode, of Frostburg; three daughters, Pam Campbell and husband Tim, of Oldtown, Penny Lavin and husband Harold, of Oldtown, and Paula Sue Booth and husband Rob, of Oldtown; three sons, Greg Keister and wife Nancy, of Potomac Park, Scott Keister and wife Kimila, of Finzel, and Travis Keister and wife Jen, of Zihlman; two sisters, Letty Minnick and best friend Bob, and Leenie Ewing and husband Kenny, all of Finzel; and a brother, Butch Brode, of Frostburg. She also leaves to miss her fifteen grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved with all her heart. Friends and family will be received at Durst Funeral Home P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be conducted the funeral home on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Culler officiating. Friends and family are being received one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Emmanuel Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Adam Campbell, Davey Blahut, Bobby Booth, Darrell Lavin, Kollin Keister, and nephew Cooper Corley. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Tommy Booth, Mikey Booth, Mason Keister, Hunter Keister and Alex Keister.
Cumberland Times-News, July 11, 2011
[Her father  was the son of Hylie Winebrenner Eisler]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 14, 2011



HARDY COUNTY - Martin V Keister, died suddenly at his home near Brandywine last Tues night at the age of 65. He was in his usual health when stricken with paralysis.  
Moorefield Examiner of 9th
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

KEISTER, Martin V.

Martin V Kesiter, an exconfederate soldier aged 65 years, died suddenly of paralysis at his home near Brandywine last Tues night. Mr Keister is survived by his widow, four daughters and five sons.
Keyser Tribune, May 17, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

KEISTER, Steven Michael

FROSTBURG - Steven Michael Keister, 24, of RD 2, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1991 following an automobile accident five miles east of Grantsville on Alternate Route 40. Born Aug. 13,1967, he was the son of Rae E. and Ora M. (McKenzie) Keister. Mr. Keister was employed by McKenzie Brothers Logging, Frostburg, and was a recognized member of the Maryland Forestry Association. He was a graduate of Northern High School, Accident, and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Ronald Keister Sr., John Keister, and Charles Keister, all of Frostburg; his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth (Hamilton) Keister, Frostburg Village; his maternal grandfather, Thomas McKenzie, a patient at Lions Manor, Cumberland; one niece; and three nephews. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. A Christian wake service will be held there Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church by Monsignor John L. Reinsfelder. Interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Avilton.
Cumberland Times-News, Tuesday, October 15, 1991
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 13, 2018


KEITER, Rev. Moore F.

WINCHESTER - Rev. Moore F. Keiter, former publisher of the Winchester Leader, later general publishing agent at Dayton, Ohio, of the Radical United Brethren church, and an evangelist, died of pneumonia yesterday at Bremen, Ind., aged 64 years. One daughter, Mrs. Eva Mitchel, of Huntington, Ind., and one brother, Charles F. Keiter, this county, survive.
Mineral Daily News, April 11, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 3, 2010


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