Ira Keever

LINCOLNTON - Ira Nantz "Susie" Keever, 85, died Feb. 19, 2013, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers.

Born Nov. 14, 1927, Susie was preceded in death by parents Lawrence and Beulah Nantz and brother Harvey Nantz. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, William F. Keever of Lincolnton, son Larry Keever (Kay) of Lincolnton, daughter Martha Keever Seagle (Thom) of Hartsville, S.C. and Iron Station, granddaughter Stacey Seagle Shumard (Chris) of Lincolnton and grandson Jeb Forrest Seagle of Hartsville, S.C.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lincolnton.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In keeping with Susie's wishes, her cremated remains will be scat-tered at the family farm in a private service.

The family will be at the farm on Walker Branch Rd. at all other times.

The family gives sincere thanks to the staff of Heath House and Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County or McKendree United Methodist Church.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Keever family.

Funeral Home

Burke Mortuary
1101 East Maiden Road Maiden, NC 28650
(828) 428-2460

Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 21, 2013