Thelma I. Keeling, Leetonia, OH. formerly of Hadley and Worthington passed away peacefully early Tuesday evening, May 11, 2021 at the Greenbriar, Boardman, Ohio. She was 88.
She was born in NuMine, Armstrong County on March 31, 1933 a son of the late Alvie and Lucetta M. (Brocious) Troup, Sr. On April 3, 1954 she married Dan E. Keeling who preceded her in death on March 12, 2011. Mrs. Keeling was a homemaker and had cleaned homes for many years. She was a former member of the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection and most recently had been attending the Reash Community Church, Cochranton. Music played a significant role in Thelma’s life, where she utilized musical talents as the church pianist for over 50 years. Over the years, Thelma instilled her love of music in her children and was instrumental in teaching her family to sing parts.
She is survived by her children, Randy (Trish) Keeling, Hadley and Carol M. (Paul) Young, Leetonia, OH; a sister, Pearl M. Kaufman, Salem, OH; a brother, M. Paul Troup, West Sunbury; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Henrique) Alvim, Ravenna, OH, Jeffrey (Hannah) Keeling, Hadley, Douglas (Nancy) Keeling, Hadley and Lynn (Patrick) Willaman, Stump Creek and 6 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dan E. Keeling; two daughters, Connie Jean Keeling and Debra Sue Keeling; a grandson, Darren Edward Keeling; 7 brothers, Herbert Troup, Alvie Troup, Jr., Elwood Troup, Donald Troup, Duane Troup, Ray Troup, and Gary Troup; two sisters, her twin Velma I. Miller and Catherine Arbel.
Family and friends may call at the Reash Community Church, 3607 Reash Church Road, Cochranton on Saturday, May 15 from Noon to 3:00 PM where the funeral and committal service will follow at 3:00 pm with her son, Pastor Randy Keeling officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband of 57 years at the Mt. Zion Beautiful Overlook Cemetery, Armstrong County.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville.
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