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September 12, 2010

ANN KEITH Ann Marie Johnson Keith, 76, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010. She was born February 3, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Harry and Sadie Sabells Gephart Johnson. Mrs. Keith was a former clerk at King Cut at Mallow Mall. She retired as a stocker from the former Rose's Store in Covington and was a former employee of Michel's Caf in Clifton Forge. Ann loved making crafts and ceramics and gave many things she had made to her family and friends. She loved her children and grandchildren and always had something witty to say to acquaintances. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kyle Shires, Jr. and a sister, Alice Hardy. Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Wesley Keith of Covington; two daughters, Loretta Shinault and her husband, James of Covington and Sharon hovanski and her husband, Joe of Wilmington, NC ; three grandchildren, Jaime Bruce of Covington; Christie Alvaro her husband, Dennis of North Port, FL and Kyle Shires Shires III and his wife Cyrstalof Roanoke ; six great grandchildren, Kasey Ruble, Kassie Bruce, D.J. Bruce, all of Covington; Catherine Alvaro of North Port, FL and Damien Shires and Shires Gabriel of Roanoke; one sister, Lillian Patton of Bethlehem. PA; one brother, Harry "Snookie" Johnson, Jr. of Bethlehem, PA and special friends, Joy May, Debbie Fridley and Judy Moore. In keeping with Mrs. Keith's wishes, following the funeral service, her body will be cremated .
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