Mildred Aileen Keith
Mildred Aileen Keith

COLDWATER, Michigan — Mildred Aileen Keith, 87, of Coldwater passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Dave Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Batavia Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home.

Mildred, the daughter of Glenn A. and Bertha C. (Maxwell) Jackson, was born March 29, 1927, in Van Wert, Ohio. She was a 1945 graduate of Hoaglin-Jackson High School. Mildred married Harold E. Keith on July 1, 1946, and they lived in Van Wert, until they moved their family to a farm west of Coldwater in 1959.

Mildred spent most of her life as a mother and homemaker, but had worked as a nurse’s aide at the Community Health Center of Branch County and then worked for the State of Michigan at the Mental Health facility in Coldwater, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, canning, crocheting, and knitting. Mildred also made quilts for her children and grandchildren. In their retirement years, Harold and Mildred would load up their fifth-wheel and travel.

Mildred is survived by her daughter: Donna (Donald) Miller, her son: Larry (Marcia) Keith, her daughter: Kathy Yesh, her sons: Dennis (Teresa) Keith and Bradley (Lauren) Keith; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Harold Keith; her parents; two brothers: Harvey and Alford; sister: Erma (Tangeman) Black; grandson: Darren Miller; great-grandson: Denten Langendorfer.

Memorials may be directed to CHC Home Health and Hospice or the American Lung Association.