Marie Keith, 87, of Mendon, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at North Adams Home. Marie was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Loraine, to the late Reece and Beulah Van Blair Hester. She married LaVerne "Lefty" Keith on July 25, 1948, in Loraine. Marie worked as a cook at Mendon Elementary and Unity High schools. She also worked in the Village of Mendon office for many years. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Mendon and Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, reading and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marie is survived by two daughters, Beth (Alan) Cornwell of Mendon and LuAnn (Steve) Beckman of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Jason (Jessica) Cornwell, Jaime (Dan) Clark, Jenna (Dan) VaLeu, Jake Cornwell, Megan (Jay) Blair, Mackenzie Royalty and Keith Royalty; nine great-grandchildren, Emma and Aubrey Cornwell, Brody and Bailey VaLeu, Xander and Leo Clark and Rhett, Addison and Quinn Blair. She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Charles Hester; and a sister, Marilyn Rollins. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at Congregational Church of Mendon, with Larry Smith conducting. Interment will be in Mendon Cemetery. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon. MEMORIALS: Four Star Public Library, Mendon. ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home. WEBSITE: hunterfh.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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