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Verna J. Keith
October 01, 1949 - May 22, 2012
Verna Jean Keith, 62, Roscoe, died peacefully at 6:26 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in her home with her husband by her side. Born October 1, 1949 in Rockford; daughter of Robert J. and Barbara (Barrett) Williams. Lived in Rockford most of her life and was married to Peter L. Keith. Attended Guilford High School class of 1967 and Rock Valley College. Employed by Camcar for 26 years and following its closing, she was employed by Roscoe Middle School for 3 years as a lunch lady. Survived two tours of Vietnam as a fiance' and wife. A strong supporter of her family through many tough times.
Survivors include her husband, Peter; daughters, Valorie (Dino) Corsolini, North Prairie, WI, Amy (Robert) Jacobson, Roscoe and Erin Ashleigh (Don) Smith, Hohenwald, TN; granddaughter, Maggie K. Jacobson; parents, Robert and Barbara Williams, Rockford; brothers, Terry (Marilyn) Williams, Phoenix, Gerald (Lorraine) Williams, Rockford and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staffs of OSF St. Anthony Medical Center and Cancer Clinic, Van Matre Stroke Rehabilitation Center and the OSF Home Health for the loving care they all gave to Verna for the last almost two years.
Visitation from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, May 25, 2012 in Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Graveside services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Maple Cemetery located in Kirkland with Rev. Christopher Druce Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or OSF Hospice. Express condolences and share memories at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Verna was such a special woman! Her sense of humor and love of laughter was a gift! I will carry her in my heart always, and will keep you all in my prayers! Our loss is heaven's gain...she will be missed! Until we meet again Cuz...
TO: Peter Keith and Verna's family....
we extend our heartfelt prayers and
sympathies. Verna was a priceless
treasure to the Camcar Group. We will
truly miss her.
Hal & Norma Johnson - Loves Park
So sorry for the loss of Verna, we will sure miss seeing her at the family reunions. It has been a long struggle for her and I know she did her best to stay with us.Our heart goes out to all of the family.
I will never forget all the kindness that the two of you shared with my family. You were there for my family during the good and bad times.
Peterman,you stay strong and know my thoughts are with you. I will miss "Verona" too.
Rob and I are very sorry to hear of your loss! May she rest in peace. God now has a Beautiful and Strong Angel in his hands!!!
We are so sorry we aren't able to be there to help celebrate in your journey home. We will never forget the yearly fall meetings in Lake Geneva and the boat rides and ice cream cones! How we will miss you in the future. Your joy and laughter is an inspiration to us all. Many prayers are with your family during this time. We love you!
Please accept my condolences and sympathy to the family of Verna. I have worked with Verna for 10+ years at Camcar.
Ginny and I are saddened to hear the news of Verna. Please accept our condolences and sympathy and find peace where you can.
Anthony W. Pryor
Larry H. Bolduc
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