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 Lucretia <I>Swartzendruber</I> Keim

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Lucretia Swartzendruber Keim

Wife of Joseph B. Keim

Lucretia Keim, daughter of Daniel Swartzendruber and Catharine Swartzendruber, was born July 24, 1885, in Johnson Co., Iowa; passed away at the Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon, Mich., Dec. 28, 1954; aged 69 y. 5 m. 4 d. Death was due to complications after a 4-month illness. She accepted Christ at the age of 16 and remained true to her Lord till the end. On Nov. 19, 1907, she was united in marriage to Joseph Keim in Miami Co., Ind. Later they moved to Iowa Co., Iowa. After two years they moved to Pigeon, Mich., where she was a member of the Pigeon River Conservative Mennonite Church. They had 4 children (Mary--Mrs. Elmer Ropp, Pigeon; George, Bay Port, Mich.; Erma--Mrs. Orie Kauffman, White Pigeon, Mich., and Dorothy, at home). Surviving are her husband, 4 children, 17 grandchildren, 6 stepchildren (Abe, Alvin, and Katie--Mrs. Jesse Schrock, Kokomo, Ind.; Noah and Jonas, Sugarcreek, Ohio and Lena--Mrs. George Swartzendruber, Pigeon), 19 step-grandchildren, 35 step great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (George, Jake, and Dan, Pigeon), and a host of other relatives and friends. One brother and one sister (Mahlon and Mary) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Pigeon River Conservative Church, Dec. 31, in charge of Emanuel Swartzendruber and Earl Maust. Burial was made in the church cemetery.


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  • Created by: Twist
  • Added: 2 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74299845
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lucretia Swartzendruber Keim (1885–1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74299845, citing Pigeon River Mennonite Church Cemetery, Pigeon, Huron County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Twist (contributor 46920390) .