Barbara KEAST
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KEAST, Barbara 85, passed away on July 29, 2020. She lived in the Clearwater area for 30 years prior to moving to Atlanta in her final year to be with her children. Originally from Philadelphia, PA. Barbara graduated from West Philadelphia High School and the Tyler School of Arts. She was a talented artist throughout her life. Barbara spent many years as a geriatric social worker. She had a huge heart for the elderly and touched many lives along the way. In her younger days, Barbara was an accomplished model and wrote a fashion column for the Philadelphia Bulletin. Wherever she lived, Barbara was a beautiful, independent person who spoke her mind and considered herself "tough tooey." Up until the end of her life she always took great pride in her stylish fashion attire. Outgoing and generous, she had many friends over her lifetime. She enjoyed a wonderful marriage with Richard Keast for over 25 years and they both attended the Anona Methodist Church in Largo, Florida. She leaves behind her son and daughter, Bob Rosen and Randi Lynn Tancini; her step-sons, Jay Fisette and Dan Studenic; grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan and Devon Tancini; daughters-in-law, Sara and Lauren; and her great- grandchildren, Mckenna, Lucas and Isabella Tancini. She will be missed by the entire family and all her friends. A virtual memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Please contact Randi Tancini at for further details.

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Published in Tampa Bay Times from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 20, 2020
I came to know Barbara at Clearwater Yacht Club then Anona Methodist Church. She was an outstanding person and I always looked to her as my Hero. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and it was through Barbara that I received a prayer quilt through Anona. My prayers, thoughts, and sympathy go out to her family. While she will be greatly missed she will never be forgotten and she will always be my Hero, someone to admire and look up to.
Roberta Kidd
October 17, 2020
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
October 16, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful friend we've known for years and had so many pleasant gettogethers. We will miss her and Richard. We have one of Barbara's lovely paintings in our home.
Frank and Bonnie Kowal
October 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Keast Family for the loss of your loved one, Barbara, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
October 16, 2020
I met Barbara and Rich about 20 years ago in Florida. They both had such warm smiles for everyone! Barbara played bridge with our Friday gals and was a wonderful friend to us all. May the beautiful memories of her life bring your family peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Nancy Gayne
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