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Edna Mural Keith

1947 - 2021


Edna Mural Keith (nee: Carrender),  74 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at her home, following a long and full life.

She was born January 28, 1947 in Wayne County, Kentucky. Edna had made her home in Lorain since 1979.  

Edna treasured her role as a wife,  mother, and grandmother.   She enjoyed her yearly planting and tending to her balcony garden, growing tomatoes as other vegetables.  Edna was always ready for a game of  Mario on her Nintendo game system, or playing bingo wherever she could. Jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles were always a welcome diversion.

Survivors include her children, Deborah Pauline Keith and Will Rosado of Lorain, Gary and Leita Keith of Elyria, Steve and Sheila Taylor (nee: Keith) of Science Hill, Kentucky and Rhonda Riley (nee: Keith) of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky; grandchildren, Ryan Craft, Jr, Brandie Craft, Andrew Riley, Kellie Riley, Meagan Riley, Michael Rosa, Brandon Keith, and Matthew Riley; many great grandchildren; her siblings, Hubert Carrender and Christine Black, both of Somerset, Kentucky.

She  was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-five years, James Paul Keith on January 14, 2000; by many siblings; and by her parents, Judge and Lita Carrender (nee: Turpin).

Public visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst.  Rebroadcasting of services will be available at . The Rev. Farrell Keith, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in South Amherst, will officiate.  Burial will follow  at Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst

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Linda Duff

March 25, 2021 2:23 PM

I Loved my Aunt Edna she was a great woman. 
She Always telling jokes .
 I know her & her sister
 ( My Mom ) are up in Heavin Playing Bingo 
She will be missed. 
Hugs to the Family

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March 25, 2021 2:23 PM

For Sheila Taylor to take home,
From your friends and co-workers at Hendrickson Trailer
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you!


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Paula Starr

March 24, 2021 10:18 PM

I loved my Aunt Edna very much.. Such a loving and caring person.  We are going to miss you here.  Heaven gained a angel. 

Pam (Bray) & Sonny Gray

March 24, 2021 8:48 PM
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May God be with Edna's family at this difficult time.  I remember when Edna & Paul lived by my sister Gerry & Lowell in the little houses behind Hazel Harwath's store.  They were good people, God bless you all.

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March 24, 2021 1:29 PM
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