2014-01-04 / Obituaries

Barbara Kay “Bobbie” Stimmel Keckley

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Barbara Kay “Bobbie” Stimmel Keckley, 76, of Hebron, was held December 27, 2013, in the Millersport United Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Wiles as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery.

Bobbie died peacefully December 23, 2013, in Columbus, following a brief illness. She was born April 11, 1937, in New Reading, the daughter of the late Frank and Ruby (Rutter) Stimmel.

She worked as a cosmetologist at Lake Beauty Salon and taught cosmetology at the Paul C. Hayes Tech School in Columbus for many years. While at Hayes, she was an active VICA advisor and had earned the “Key to Nebraska” for her many contributions to that organization. She also volunteered with TWIG at Licking Memorial and also volunteered with Hospice of Central Ohio for many years. She was a member of Eagon Chapter #123, Order of Eastern Star, Hebron.

She is survived by her loving family: husband, Harold “Mike” Keckley; children, Brad, Kris (Lori Bowling) Keckley and Shonda (Tim) Cline; grandchildren, Danielle, Tyler, Tanner, Kaylynn, Ryan, Trevor, Emily and Olivia; sisters, Fran Baughman, Wanda Shaeffer and Pat Rutherford; numerous nieces and nephews; her beloved home care nurse, Betsy Watkins; and the caring staff on the second floor at Mt. Carmel East for their exceptional loving support during these last two weeks.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard, Jesse, Raymond and Jim Stimmel; and her sisters, Midge, Billie and Betty.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to the foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.

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