Keiser, Louise

Written by David Green.

Louise M. Keiser, 83, of Archbold, Ohio, died June 4, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. 

She was born June 23, 1928, in Morenci, Mich., the daughter of Elonzo and Ivah (Robinson) Overmyer. She married Ralph Keiser on Jan. 9, 1946, and he preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1975.

A resident of the Archbold area many years, she was a homemaker, seamstress and daycare provider. She was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church, Bryan Mothers of Twins and American Legion Auxiliary Post 143 in Fayette.

She is survived by four children, Robert (and Kristine) Keiser of Fayette, Gloria (and Kevin Burnett) Pine of Waldron, Mich., Ruth (and Greg) Fry of Delta, Ohio, and Carol (and Timothy) Figgins of Fayette; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Merillat of Fayette.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Ernest Miller; her husband; a great-grandson, Kellen Keiser; two brothers, Clyde and Russell Overmyer; two half-sisters; and a half-brother.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fayette United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kathy Currier officiating. Interment will follow in West Franklin Cemetery. Visitation is planned Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at the Short Funeral Home in Archbold. 

Memorials are suggested to the Fayette United Methodist Church, Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold Fire and Rescue, or Community Health Professionals (Hospice of Defiance).

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