Vera A. Keyser
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Vera A. Keyser
  • April 26, 1918 - August 30, 2016
  • Cisne, Illinois

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Vera Keyser a long-time resident of the Mt. Erie area, joined her Heavenly Father on Tuesday August 30.2016 In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 3 at Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne. Visitation will be 2 hours before the service at the funeral home with burial in the Brown cemetery.

Vera Keyser was born at Watson, Illinois on April 26, 1918, to Charles and Hannah Cunningham, and died at Burgin Manor, Olney following a period of declining health. The span of her earthly pilgrimage was 98 years. In the days prior to her passing she had expressed to her family members and friends her desire to have her suffering be over and to depart to be with her Lord. Today we rejoice in the knowledge that she has passed the barrier of time as we know it and is forever at home with the Savior she faithfully served.

On June 24, 1943 she married Willis Keyser who survives. Together, for more than 73 years, they experienced the changing scenes of life in the joyous and fruitful companionship, which the Lord had entrusted to them.
Surviving are her husband, daughter, Cheryl Grigg of Moweaqua, Illinois, granddaughters, Alison Williams (Jeremy) of Wenatchee, Washington, April Dozier of Pike Rd., Alabama, and 5 great granddaughters, Mackenzie, Malea ,and Lili Williams, Morgan and Makenna Dozier, and many nieces and nephews.
Vera was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her eyes would light up when Cheryl would come to see her or when she knew she would be able to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She would look at pictures of her family for hours.
Those who knew Vera knew that she was not afraid of death and strongly believed in Heaven. She looked forward to seeing her family that went before her including her parents, brothers, and sisters. Vera was a lady of modest means but felt wealthy because she was surrounded by the love of her family and many friends.
If Vera were here to speak to us she would remind each of us to be patient with each other, say something kind to one another every day, always help one another, and most of all to believe in and rely on God for everything.
The family would like to thank Dr. Atwood and the staff of Burgin Manor of Olney for their care of Vera.