Miriam G. Keebaugh
Miriam Grace Keebaugh, 81, a longtime resident of Overly Meadows, McConnellsburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Ms. Keebaugh, who was a longtime advocate for children and others through her volunteer efforts, touched countless lives with warmth, zeal and enthusiasm. Her kindness and forward-thinking mentality helped her to raise a daughter, Deborah, of Carmichaels, Pa., who survives. She unselfishly and courageously raised her only two grandchildren, Elizabeth Homistek of Mc- Connellsburg and Tiffany O’Neill of Merion, Pa., from the young girls’ preschool years.
She is also survived by four adoring great-grandchildren: Cody Homistek Miami, Fla.; Hunter Homistek, Morgantown, W.Va., and Phillip and Jeffrey O’Neill of Merion, Pa. She was the devoted oldest sister to Nancy Henry of Wells Tannery and Francis Mellott and Lois Clark of Hustontown.
A loyal and loving spouse, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Keebaugh, in 2001.
Before the adoption of her granddaughters, she spent many years as a master seamstress in Masontown, Pa. She then became manager of Carmichaels Golf Club and helped to establish it as a highlight destination for southwestern Pennsylvania golfers until her retirement in 1996.
She was an avid gardner and supporter of environmental efforts.
The family requests that those who would like to, to please plant an annual or tree in her memory in lieu of flowers and/or, memorial contributions may be made to one of the following organizations that were important to her during her life: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, www.trecpi.org; The Arbor Day Foundation’s “Trees in Memory” program, www.arborday.org.; and Fulton County Medical Center Foundation, www.fcmcpa.org/foundation
To celebrate her life, a private memorial service will be held in March, in Mc- Connellsburg.