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Mildred I. Keister, 100, formerly of MaClay Avenue, Lewisburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.
She was born April 18, 1917, in Lewis Township, Union County, a daughter of the late Harry and Mamie E. (Dorman) Catherman. She and her husband, Ernest H. Keister Sr., celebrated 58 years of marriage before his passing on Nov. 19, 1992.

Mildred was a graduate of Laurelton High School, Hartley Township.
She previously worked at the former JJ Newberry, Lewisburg, Chef Boyardee, Milton, and the former JPM, Lewisburg.
Mildred was a member of Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, where she participated in the Edna Sheary Sunday school class.
She enjoyed raising her family and keeping house, especially cooking and canning. Mildred also loved spending her summers at their cottage on Penns Creek.

She is survived by one son, Ernest H. Keister Jr., of Lewisburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol E. and Roger D. Beck, of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Barbara Michael, Beverly (Jeff) Weber, and Barry (Melissa) Beck; five great-grandchildren, Brad, Paige, Payton, Raegan and Baron; and two great-great-grandsons, Christopher and Nicholas.
She was predeceased by one sister, Thelma C. Pontius; and two brothers, Kenneth and Stanley Catherman.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, followed by the funeral at 11, with her pastor, the Rev. William S. Henderson, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lewisburg Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Mildred's memory be made to Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on December 12, 2017
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