Ruth A. Keyser, 88, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born on February 5, 1933 in Goshen, Indiana to Oscar L. and Chloe B. (Dillman) Sailor. Ruth attended Goshen High School graduating with the class of 1951.
She married Robert Keyser on February 22, 1953 in Goshen, IN, he preceded her in death on August 7, 1981.
Ruth worked for Miller’s Grocery Store in Goshen while in High school. She also worked for Main Street Togs Children Store for 6 years before they closed. Ruth loved her flowers, her and daughters would go to just about every greenhouse in the area just to make the right selection of the flowers that she wanted. Ruth and a group of her friends would meet twice a month at the Lodge, order lunch and play Mexican Train Domino’s. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her family and reuniting with all of the family at annual family reunions.
Her children and many others will always remember her as the one of the sweetest people in the world, to always do things the right way and not to be selfish. She was a member of the 1st United Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children: Nancy Keyser of Plymouth; Sandy (Joe) Zehner of Plymouth; Mark (Shelia) Keyser of Elkhart; brother Otis (Liz) Sailor of Noblesville, IN; grandchildren: Josh Zehner, Stephani (Tom) Hazlette, Kelli (Judy) Sanders; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Christian Sanders as well as several nieces and nephews.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, sister’s Bernice and Gladys.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 11-1 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will immediately follow with Reverend Charles Krieg officiating.
Please click the link below to live-stream the funeral service on Monday, November 8th at 1PM:
Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Church of Christ, 321 N Center St. Plymouth, IN 46563.
John Bottorff says
Ruth was one of the best people I’ve ever known. When the secretaries said she brought. A pie to the office my day got a whole lot better!!! I did house calls on Bob. Just a great couple with a wonderful family. You are all in my prayers.
Dr.Joyce Maxwell- Downs says
She was an amazing woman!
Barbara Pearson says
I will always remember Ruth as a sweet, always smiling lady. Her presence in her family, church and friends will be missed. Rest in peace Ruth.
Rose & Sam Baker says
Sam and I send our deepest sympathy. Ruth had the kindest heart and we have been honored to be part of her life. Sending prayers to the family and hugs from afar.
Rita Thornton says
Nancy and Sandy, I spent many minutes talking with your mom while you Tool organ lessons from mom. Very sweet lady. I would see Nancy and her in the grocery store from time to time. Don’t know if she remembered who I was. Sorry to learn of her passing.
Linda Jones says
Nancy & Sandy,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your memories bring comfort during this sad time and days to come.
Barb Lowry says
Nancy and Sandy,
So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was one sweet lady, always concerned and doing for others in need. May you be comforted by the good memories you shared with her. Our condolences and prayers for your family during this sad time.
Barb & Bub Lowry
Rev. Marie Siroky says
Ruth truly lived her faith, I will always remember her dedication and involvement in First UCC ministries. She did not hesitate to remind others to live a life of love and service. My prayers to the family and congregation
Pat Langfeldt says
Nancy, Thinking of you at this tender time. Hugs and prayers for you all.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Your Mother, was a beautiful lady. We will miss seeing her, on her walks, around the neighborhood.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder