Obituary: Joan Kekich

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Joan Kekich, 82, of Lewisburg, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at NHC Oakwood, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Kekich was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. She found her happiness in being a homemaker and caring for her family. She was a Jehovah's Witness who truly enjoyed studying her Bible and sharing her faith with others. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, and loved flowers and working in the garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Sauers and Gertrude Welch Sauers; husband, Joseph Kekich; sister, Audrey Zito; and brother, Tom Sauers.

She is survived by her three sons, Daniel (Linda) Kekich of Colorado Springs, Colo., Gary (Beth) Kekich of Columbia, and Ben Kekich of Lewisburg; sister, Sue Nasca of Lawrenceburg; brother, Elmer "Bud" Sauers of Pittsburgh; granddaughter, Kimberly (Darren) Crawford of Nashville; grandson, Micah Kekich of Lewisburg; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held by the family at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1933 Nashville Highway, Lewisburg.

Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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