Emma L. (Strange) KeithJuly 3, 1955 ~ June 13, 2017 (age 61)
Emma L. (Strange) Keith, 61 of Linesville and formerly of Girard, passed away on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born July 3, 1955 in Mount Sterling, KY, a daughter of Charles T. Strange of Albion and the late Polly Ann (Fouch) Strange.
Emma moved to the Erie area as a young girl with her family and attended school at Tech Memorial High School in Erie and later graduated from Central Tech High School.
She worked as a waitress for many years at the Crosstowne Restaurant in Albion and later was a Receptionist for Dr. Bashline in Albion. Emma volunteered as an EMT with the Albion Fire Department until her health no longer allowed it.
She enjoyed playing bingo and traveled to find a good bingo game. Her priority in life had been her family, always being there for them, taking care of them and her grandchildren was her greatest joy. She collected Angels and was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
In addition to her mother, Emma was preceded in death by her step son, US Army Sgt. Chad L. Keith, killed in action, July 7, 2003 in Iraq; three sisters, Bertha Strange in infancy and Judy Gariepy and Cora Mooney, also her granddaughter, Cheryl Simlick in infancy.
Emma will be greatly missed by her family, which in addition to her father include her husband, Ronald W. Keith Jr., whom she married February 14, 1996 in East Springfield; a daughter, Angel L. Ghastin (Charles) of Girard; three sons, Pete Wisniewski (Marci) of Girard, Scott Wisniewski (Bethany) and Edward Simlick of Albion; a step daughter, Courtney Kreech (Ron) of Indiana; her sisters, Mary Taylor (Roy) of Girard, Debbie Start (Lewis) of Albion, Barbara Gordon of Girard; her brothers, George Strange (Theresa) of Albion, Ed Strange (Cheryl) of Girard, J.R. Strange of Erie, James Strange of Pittsburgh; her beloved grandchildren, Katelyn, Mackenzie, Cole, Everett, Brooklyn, Karalynn, Dylan, Ella, Wyatt and April; three step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday from 2- 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard. Services will be held there on Friday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Down Syndrome Foundation, 17186 Daniel Lane, Eden Prairie, MN. 55346
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