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“My deepest sympathy for the Keys family at this most difficult time. She was a beautiful little girl. Cherish the memories you have with her as...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer Buckley-Hook - Utica, NY

“Barb, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, She was a beautiful baby!!! Try and stay strong and have faith that she will be waiting for you, when you...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: CHERYL GILBO - EAST SYRACUSE, NY

“So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Sherri Townsend - Locke, NY

“You are in our prayers. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jonathan and Rebecca Sykes - NY

“Justin, Dylan, and family, may Sophia watch over you and protect you for the many years to come. We cant turn back the hands of time but we can take...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Amanda "Wendy" - Rome, NY

“Barb and family: Joe and i would like to express our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. We only meant Sophia a few times but we do know...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: janice munson - NY

“Barb and family: Joe and i would like to express our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. We only meant Sophia a few times but we do know...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: janice munson - NY

“If tears could build a stairway, And memories were a lane, We would walk right up to heaven To bring you down again. No farewell words were...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Wayne & Toni Chesebro - Dallas, TX

“When God calls our children to dwell with Him above, We mortals sometimes question the wisdon of His love. For no heartache compares with, ...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Sherry & Tim Relyea - Chittenango, NY

“We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and hearts during this difficult time. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Colin & Lisa Perra - Long Beach, NY

“Love you little girl <3 soo sdf ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Marysusan - New York mills, NY

“My condolences to the family. My heart aches for you all at this tragic time. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Danielle Martell - Utica, NY

“I'm so sorry for your loss. No words can make the hurt go away. Please know you are in our prayers ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Carrie a - NY

“So very, very sorry or your loss. Blessings and condolences to you and your family. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Nate

“My heart breaks for your family. My prayers are with you. Kay Alldredge-CLCS Utica National - SWRO regional office ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Kay Alldredge - Kemp, TX

“Barb, We've not had a chance to meet yet but I am one of CLCS Underwriters in Texas. Please know that, despite the distance, I mourn your loss. You...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Montgomery - Richardson, TX

“Barb and Family, My thoughts and Prayers are with you all in the very difficult time. God Bless You and be with you through this! Anne ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Anne Waters - Frankfort, NY

“Barb..I am so sorry for the loss of your baby girl, know that I will be thinking about you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: deanna rose - ilion, NY

“Barb, there are no words that anyone can say to take away your pain. Just know that you have an amazing family and great friends to help you...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Beau DeMarche - Clinton, NY

“Barb I want you to know how sorry I am to hear about your little girl. When we were last together you spoke so proudly of all your children but...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Roseann Barrella Reynolds - NY


Sophia Marcelle Keyes, age 4 of Vernon NY, passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2013 at Upstate Hospital in Syracuse NY. Sophia was born on March 17, 2009 in Hamilton NY, precious daughter of Barbara and Justin Keyes. Sophia was a Pre-Kindergarten student at Wettel Elementary School in Vernon. Sophia loved to swim, read, draw, sing and dance. She enjoyed playing outside, riding her bike and catching caterpillars with her brothers. Sophia also loved to sneak in her mom and dad's room every night to get into bed with them. More than anything, Sophia loved to tease her brothers. Sophia is survived by her father Justin Keyes, her mother Barbara Keyes and her partner Tim Moyer, her brothers Jacob LaLonde and Dylan Keyes and her "big sister" Paige Moyer, her maternal grandparents Dawn Butler of Sherrill, NY and Mark Chesebro and his fiancé Donna Tomlin of Verona, NY, her paternal grandparents Patricia Keyes of Whitesboro, NY and Alan Keyes of Greensboro, NC, great grandmother Jean Kehoe of Rome, NY, Grandma Liz Moyer of Madison, NY, her aunts and uncles, Jessica and Jamie Chamberlain of Oneida, NY, Kelly and Patrick Flynn of Greensboro, NC, Cheyenne Wright of Canastota, NY, Tom and Kelly Moyer of Madison, NY, Jeffrey and Molly Moyer of Hamilton, NY and several cousins, Madison, Mark, Alexis, Jada, Lyrik, DaeShaun, Isabella, Amics, Kylah, Mackenzie, Alyssa and Jenna as well as several great aunts and uncles. Calling hours will be held on Sunday October 6, 2013 from 2-5 pm at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home located at 40 Main St. Whitesboro, NY 13492. Funeral Services will be private for family and close friends. The family would like to thank Kailee Perrin, Balloons and Blossoms of Oneida, Whims 'n' Doodles of New Hartford, Phiajames Wedding of New Hartford, Recovery Sports Bar, Verona, Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams and Edmunds Funeral Home and our family, friends and community for their overwhelming support and kind words. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a trust fund being established for Sophia's brothers' education. Payment may be made to the Sophia M. Keyes Memorial Fund, PO Box 337, Whitesboro, NY 13492. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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