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Rae Ellsworth Keister

April 3, 1940 ~ September 29, 2020 (age 80)


Rae Ellsworth Keister, 80, of Frostburg, MD, died Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at Allegany Healthcare and Rehab Center, Cumberland, MD.

Born April 3, 1940, in Midlothian, MD, he was the son of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Hamilton) Keister. He was also preceded in death by one son, Steven Keister; two brothers, Harry and Robert Keister; three sisters, Mary Morgan, Doris Morgan and Janice Vought.

Mr. Keister was a mechanic and of the Catholic faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Grantsville Post 214, American Legion and Midland Sportsmen’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Ora Mae (McKenzie) Keister; three sons, Ronald (Gail) Keister, Jr., Frostburg; John (companion, Wendy Sipple) Keister, Meyersdale, PA; Charles Keister, Frostburg; two brothers, James (Gloria) Keister and Neil (Nancy) Keister, all of Carlos, MD; one sister, Elaine (Bob) Resh, Warren, OH; five grandchildren, Thomas and wife, Heidi; Michael and wife, Jamie; Ronald, Jr. and wife, Danielle; Emily and companion, Anthony Testa; Nicole and fiancé, Richard Whetzel; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, MD, on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Ed Hendricks officiating. Interment will be in the St. Ann Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Divine Mercy Parish, St. Ann Catholic Church, 44 E. Main St., Frostburg, MD  21532 or to the St. Ann Cemetery Fund, c/o David Garlitz, 8486 Avilton-Lonaconing Rd., Lonaconing, MD  21539.

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October 2, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Grantsville
179 Miller Street
Grantsville, MD 21536

Funeral Service
October 3, 2020

10:00 AM
Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Grantsville
179 Miller Street
Grantsville, MD 21536


St. Ann Cemetery Fund c/o David Garlitz
8486 Avilton-Lonaconing Rd., Lonaconing MD 21539

St. Ann Catholic Church
12814 New Germany Road, Grantsville MD 21536
Tel: 1-301-689-6767

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