Virginia M. Keister

Virginia M. Keister, 80, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home on Sunday, May 27, 2012 following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1932 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Henry and Caroline Heiberger Auman Geitner. On July 1, 1955 in Patuxent River, Md., she married the late Stanley Keister, who preceded her in death in 1973.Mrs. Keister graduated from Central High School, Class of 1949. She served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. She retired from Powdered Metal Products after more than 19 years of service and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Toby.  She is survived by a brother, Glenn Geitner of St. Marys; a sister, Phyllis, Mrs. Benedict DePrator of St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Roger Auman and Linda DePrator, both of St. Marys. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Keister, who preceded her in death on June 6, 2004; and two brothers, Frederick and Marinus Auman. A Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia M. Keister will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as celebrant. A military service will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.There will be no visitation.  Memorial contributions may be made to the PA American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011. Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at