Mary Keesy

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 9/24/2014 24:00:00

35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 9/24/2014 14:00:00

Mary E. “Rita” Keesy, age 67 of Shiloh, Ohio passed away Saturday September 20, 2014 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio following a long illness. She was born on October 16, 1945 in Willard, Ohio to the late Dan and Susie (Wright) Hicks and had been a Shiloh resident the majority of her life. Mary was a former member of the Shiloh Village Council. She was proud of her two initiatives in Shiloh, the painting on the wall and the veterans memorial in downtown Shiloh. Mary enjoyed talking on the phone to her many friends. She attended Plymouth High School and graduated from Mansfield Beauty School.
She is survived by her husband, Dale Keesy whom she married in 1964; daughter, Cindy (Jess) Carey of Shelby; son, Roger (Rosalie) Keesy of Willard; 5 grandchildren, Kyle Keesy, Kasey Keesy, Chad Hall, Mike Hall and Shannon Hall; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Jackie Hicks of Willard and a sister, Ruth Moore of Marysville.
She is preceded in death by 8 brothers and 3 sisters, along with her parents.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 P.M., where the funeral service will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M., with Rev. Stephen M. Sickel officiating. There will be a graveside service immediately following at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh-Cass-Bloomingrove Fire Department. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Barb and Brian Adkins - Sep 26, 2014

So very sorry to hear this, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Howard/Marlene Cuppy - Sep 26, 2014

So very sorry to learn about the loss of Rita. She is one of my very good friends. God has called her to be one of His shining stars in His Heaven. She suffers no more and is at lasting peace. I pray for comfort for the family and friends. R I P Rita.

Rob Parrigan - Sep 24, 2014

So sorry to read about your mom’s passing.
I’m sorry she had been sick. When my mom passed last
year she called to tell me she was sorry.
Shiloh was not an easy town to grow up in. It was nice to laugh and talk with you and your mom.
Hope you are doing well. Hang in there.
so sorry
Rob Parrigan

Carol Ann McMillion - Sep 23, 2014

Dale and Family,
Rita will be sadly missed by all of us. Praying daily for all of you. This won’t be easy but you are strong and the Lord will see you through this.
Love your Sister and Family,

Angie Hicks Castle - Sep 23, 2014

So very sorry for the loss. I hadn’t seen my aunt Rita in such a long time. I still cared deeply for her. May she rest in peace and may God comfort you all during this time of sadness.

Magoffin County Historical Society - Sep 23, 2014

We send our sincere sympathy to Rita’s family and friends. We are deeply saddened by her passing. She contributed much valuable information to the Magoffin County Historical Society and helped with many projects. We will miss her visits, letters and phone calls. She was such a pleasure to talk and work with. Generations to come will benefit by her genealogy work.

Zannie & Kenny Crager - Sep 22, 2014

Buck and Family our prayer our with you all. Rita was one of my good friends I’m sure going to miss her loved her dearly.God bless you all.

Gladys Hicks - Sep 22, 2014

To the family of Rita Keesy,Please accept the condolences of myself and my family, So sad to lose loved ones.We know the feeling. May God comfort you in your grieving
Gladys Hicks and family

Rhonda Holbrook - Sep 22, 2014

Uncle Buck and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Aunt Rita is no longer in pain. She will be greatly missed by all!

Tammy Adkins Hainline - Sep 22, 2014

My deepest sympathies to your family. Stay close as a family and lean on each other and God.

Barbara Cuppy Whisler - Sep 21, 2014

Dale and Family,
Deepest Condolences for you all. Rita will be missed by many people. Blessed with the gift of gab, she talked to almost everyone. She used to cut my hair, and always kept a mindful eye on the neighborhood. More than once she flagged me down on my bike just to talk. I think she was one of the original inventors of the parents hotline in Shiloh. But you couldn’t help but love her. Hugs to you all!

Donald & Louanna Hall - Sep 21, 2014

Our Thoughts and Prayer go out to Rita’s family. She will be missed.

Sandy Bauer - Sep 21, 2014

Rita, my best friend, you will be missed by me and my family. 30 years of friendship and memories good and bad we shared. We were sisters to the end. Thinking of you and your family Buck, if there is anything I can do just call me.