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Alice Keester

March 19, 2008
The Advertiser-Tribune
Alice Emily Keester, 94, of Tiffin, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center.

She was born Dec. 30, 1913, in Pittsburgh, to Arthur F. and Esther C. (Mohr) Dole. She married George B. Keester June 29, 1940, in Chestertown, Md.

Survivors include two sons, George W. (Jenny) Keester of Florida and Jon A. Keester of Montana; two daughters, Elizabeth (Harry) Walton of Delaware and Anne (W. Mitchell) Bartels of Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband of 52 years, George, on Sept. 26, 1992; and a brother, Charles E. Dole.

Alice was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Washington College, Maryland, at age 17 and her master’s degree from Maryland Institute College of Art, where she met her husband.

In 1968, Alice moved to Tiffin from West Virginia to be the art teacher at West Junior High School until retirement, continuing to substitute at local schools. She enjoyed traveling the world, reading, painting, crafts and her cats. She collected dolls and was a member of the Doll Club in Tiffin.

There is no visitation, and burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.

Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Humane Society.

Hoffmann - Gottfried - Mack Funeral Home, Tiffin, assisted the family with arrangements.



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