Martha Keith

Martha H. Keith

MANSFIELD: Martha H. Keith, 90, of Mansfield, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Liberty Nursing Home. Born December 17, 1922 in Lorain County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Walter and Amelia (Hahn) Hollstein. Martha served in World War II in the Army as a dietitian and was a member of Main St. United Methodist Church. She retired as the owner and president of American Electrical Products (Amerascrew), taking over after the death of her husband, Richard. Martha enjoyed perch fishing and cooking and had an excellent green thumb who liked potting plants.

She is survived by her children, Carol Sue (David) Douglas of Orient, Ohio, John Robert Keith of Mansfield, and Richard David (Pamela) Keith of Bellville; grandchildren, Margaux (Ryan) Patel, Matthew Douglas (fiancée, Sarah Meisburger), Alissa Keith (fiancé, Wes Nelson), and Christopher Keith; great grandchildren, Liam and Lila; special friend, Bernice Webb; and her many granddogs who she loved all equally.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, George and Helen Hollstein.

Friends may call Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Mansfield Cemetery conducted by Rev. Allen E. Rose.

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Published in the News Journal on Mar. 31, 2013