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Sarah M. Keister

Jun 28, 2011

Sarah M. Keister, 93, formerly of 303 Buttonwood Lane, Muncy, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, where she resided the past eight years.

Born March 11, 1918, in Union County, she was a daughter of the late John Jacob and Vernie Catherine (Felmy) Miller. Her husband, Clarence Edward Keister, preceded her in death on June 6, 1977.

A graduate of Mifflinburg High School, Sarah was employed by GTE Sylvania in Montoursville for 32 years. Through the years she enjoyed sewing and crocheting, and following retirement she spent many hours quilting and cross stitching.

She was a member of Clarkstown United Methodist Church. Sarah was a charter member and past president of the Muffley-Huff Post 8206, V.F.W. Auxiliary in Turbotville, and a member of the Monsey Chapter 481, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Sylvia L. Yost of Watstontown and Barbara E. and George A. Fraley of Muncy; one daughter-in-law, Nancy L. Keister of Whitehall; one son-in-law, Kenneth Metzger of Watsontown; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Robert Chambers of Springfield, Tennessee, and Anna and Thomas Beckley of Shiremanstown; one sister-in-law, Jean Miller of Northumberland; eight grandchildren, Deborah Bryson and husband Fred, Lori Yost, Susan Kapp and husband John, Linda Robbins and husband Wayne, Connie Winter and husband James, Beth Geyer and husband Troy, Ande Fraley and wife Chris, and LeeAnn Lopez and husband Robert; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by one son, Edward A. Keister; one daughter, Patricia A. Metzger; one granddaughter, Kathi A. Keister; one sister, Ellen M. Spangler; and three brothers, Frank, Harry and John Miller.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Officiating was her minister, Pastor Grace Marie Ransom. Burial was held in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, at the convenience of the family.

Friends were received from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home, where an Order of the Eastern Star service was held at 10:45 a.m.

The family provided the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Clarkstown United Methodist Church, 3117 Clarkstown Rd. Muncy, PA 17756.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com