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Mary KeysMary Catherine Keys (nee Meany), 97 years old of Elyria, Ohio passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Mary was born on August 17, 1920 in Rose Creek, Minnesota and made her home in Elyria for most of her life. She received her BSN from St. Mary’s Nursing School, which later became the Mayo Clinic, and she trained under the Mayo brothers. She was a member of the Catholic Nurses of America, the Democratic Women's Club, Birthright, St. Mary Church and the Church’s Altar and Rosary Society and Hot Meals Program. Mary loved to make donations to any good cause and many different charities.

She touched the lives of so many people. Her generosity, strength of character, and sense of humor left an unforgettable mark and appreciation for the love and friendship she so freely offered. The footprint of her life will be remembered and honored for generations to come.

She is survived by children, Mickey, Michael (Ellen), John (Linda), Kelly (Mark) Firestine, Thomas (Judy), Tony (Pam), and Katie, all of Elyria and Colleen (Brian) Meeker of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one brother, John Meany of Rose Creek, Minnesota.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, J. Grant in 2004; one daughter, Corinne Keys (Kent) Dawson; and three sons, Patrick (Beckie), Timothy (Annette), and James.

Friends may call at St. Mary Church Weigand Room, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio on Saturday, March 10, 2018 for 9:00 AM until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Father Charles Diedrick, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are requested to St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria, Ohio 44035.

The Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio is handling the arrangements.

» 10 Condolences and Greetings
Kim Tracey Ach
sent Tuesday, 20 March 2018 14:58
May your memories comfort your family.
Sally Stankard Pack
sent Monday, 12 March 2018 06:45
I'll always remember sweet Mary, the times this only child enjoyed visiting your home filled with your big family when I was little and her sweet smile every time I would see her throughout the years. You are so lucky to have had her with you so long making wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you.
Dick Elsasser
sent Saturday, 10 March 2018 04:51
Keys Family, my good thoughts to all of you on the death of your mother.
Kathy Ciminillo
sent Friday, 09 March 2018 07:41
To Beckie, Natalie and Shannon, My most sincere condolences to each of you and to all who knew your mother-in-law and grandmother. I do remember meeting her once and felt her kindness. She leaves a wonderful legacy and is now with your Patrick and her other beloved. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort. Much love, Kathy
Pamela Hunt
sent Friday, 09 March 2018 04:57
Tom, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Terry Bishop
sent Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:12
Sorry for your loss Tom, praying for you and your Family.
Pam Butler
sent Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:54
Tom, Sending prayers for you and your family in this difficult time.
Todd Nyhart
sent Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:45
Tom I am very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Lynne Temple
sent Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:10
Tom and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort and sympathy to you and your family.
Becky and Scott Serazin
sent Thursday, 08 March 2018 08:10
To the Keys Family, Your mother was simply one of the most remarkable person we ever met. Unfailingly kind and supportive, she exemplified the qualities that made your family so successful. Losing her is like losing a mother to all of Elyria. God bless her and all of you.
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