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Leona H. Keith

September 9, 1926 July 5, 2008
Leona H. Keith
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St. Albans - Leona H. Keith, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, July 5, 2008, at Northwestern Medical Center. She was born in East Hodgeton, Maine August 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Duff) Higgins. On December 4, 1949 Leona married Robert H. Keith in Houlton, Maine. Robert survives her. They have lived here for the past year, coming from Vero Beach, Florida where they resided for several years. Leona enjoyed sewing, knitting, and quilting as well as bowling and square dancing. She had been a member of the “F&G Squares” square dance group. She was a graduate of Hodgeton High School in Hodgeton, Maine and a member of Vero Community Church in Vero Beach Florida In addition to her husband of more than 58 years, Robert, of St. Albans, she is survived by a son and his wife, Mark and Mindy Keith of Standish, Maine; two daughters and their husbands, Jan and Jeff Young of St. Albans, Judy and Richard Sandstrom of Franklin, TN; five sisters, Ethel and Earl Hawkins of Boynton Beach, FL, Alene and Richard Call of Vero Beach, FL, Glennice Stevens and her boyfriend, Frank D’Alessandro of Hartford, CT; Rowena Circo of Ponte Verde, FL., and A.J. and Dave Record of Maui, Hawaii. She also leaves nine grandchildren, Jamie Sinclair, Jay Young, Sarah Trahan, Jon Young, Shelli Young, Mitchell and Matthew Keith, C.J. Sandstrom and Shelby Sandstrom; nine great grandchildren, Gadge, Keith, Kendra, Nicole, Lynn, Jenna, Aaron, Hudson, and Hunter, a daughter-in-law, Jan Keith of Durham, ME and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Wayne Keith in October of 2007 and a brother, Henry Higgins. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the First Congregational Church in St. Albans. Pastor Judith Steger Kennedy will officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Franklin County Rehab Center, 110 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. The Heald Funeral Home is assisting Leona’s family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family through www.healdfuneralhome.com

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