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Wilma M. Keith

May 16, 2012
Westfield Republican

DUNKIRK - Wilma M. Keith, 91, a resident of the Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk, formerly of Brocton, died Thursday, May 3, at her residence. She was born in Silver Creek on Dec. 4, 1920, the daughter of the late William and Bertha (West) Wilkes.

Mrs. Keith was a graduate of Forestville High School, Class of 1938. She moved to Brocton, where she resided for many years before moving to Dunkirk. Mrs. Keith worked as an instructor for the former Barmon's Dress Factory in Westfield and worked as a sewing machine operator for the former Niagara Manufacturing Co., Brocton, retiring in 1979. She was a past member of the former Mary Martha Missionary Society in Brocton, an avid sewer and enjoyed making crafts.

Survivors include a sister, Irene Van Rensselaer, of Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk; nephews David, Richard and Robert (Cynthia) Van Rensselaer; great niece Melody Leeper; special friend Linda Dieteman; and several more nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Archie S. Keith, Sr., whom she married Nov. 23, 1940 in Brocton and who died July 14, 1986; and by an infant son Archie S. Keith, Jr.; who died Feb. 6, 1958.

Friends were welcome to call at the Riles and Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday, May 7 from 10 to 11 o'clock, from where Funeral Services followed at 11 o'clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating. Private Interment was in Portland Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Portland.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. To post condolences go to



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