Martha Sherrard Grice Keith
1938 - 2021
John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home & Crematory
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Salem, VA
Martha Sherrard Grice Keith

August 23, 1938 - November 11, 2021

Martha Sherrard Grice Keith, 83, of Roanoke, Va. and formerly of Elliston, Va., went to be with the Lord while surrounded by family on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

She was a 1955 graduate of Shawsville High School, and was a devoted daughter and mother.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Lafayette Joseph and Hazel Kirkwood Grice; former husband, Charles Edward Keith; and brother-in-law, Floyd Erdmann.

Her surviving family includes her sister, Ann Grice Erdmann; children, Katherine Keith Pope (James), Karen Keith Hensley, and Charles "Chuck" Keith II; grandchildren, Nicholas Vail, Jenna Hensley, and Jordan Hensley; step-granddaughter, Erin Hensley; two nephews; one niece; and many cousins.

The family extends sincere appreciation to all of Martha's loving caregivers including those of Good Samaritan Hospice.

The family is conducting a private graveside service at Sherwood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published by Roanoke Times on Nov. 17, 2021.
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