Gertrude Keim

Obituary of Gertrude C. Keim

Gertrude Keim

Allegany, NY     Gertrude Keim of 3859 Chapel Hill Rd. Allegany passed away Thursday (October 17, 2019) at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born September 18, 1929 in Humphrey, NY she was the daughter of Nathan and Blanche Stone Williams.  On December 4, 1947 at St. Bonaventure Church in Allegany she married Clarence H. Keim, Jr. who predeceased her December 13, 1992.

Mrs. Keim was a lifelong resident of Allegany and first attended the country school on the Five Mile Rd. and later Allegany Central School.  She had first worked for the former Mary’s Diner and the former Cook’s Diner, both in Allegany.  She then worked for Acme Electric Co. in Allegany and later for the Olean Tile Plant, retiring to spend time raising her children.

She was a former member of the Olean Council #338 Lady Knights and enjoyed scrap booking, crocheting and making quilts.

Surviving are 2 sons: John (Susan) Keim of Allegany and Steven Keim of Indianapolis, IN; 2 daughters Barbara (John) Klingbeil of Olean and LeAnn (Kim Collavo) Keim of Endwell; a daughter-in-law Joan Keim of Greenfield, IN; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; 3 special nieces Chris and Rose Baldwin and Laura Snider; special great nephew Jimmy Snider and many other loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a son David Keim in 2012; a granddaughter Ann Marie Klingbeil in 1972; a great grandson Jaxon Blanchard in 2017; 4 brothers Ivory Williams, Lawrence Williams, Clifford Williams and Nathan “Tink” Williams and 4 sisters Eva Wilber, Charlotte Tyler, Blanche "Sukey" Dutton and Beulah "Bea" Baldwin.

Friends will be received on Sunday (October 20, 2019) from 1-3:30pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  Funeral services will begin at 3:30pm in the funeral home.  Fran Hill, nephew to Gertrude, will officiate. Burial will be in Five Mile Cemetery, Allegany.  Memorials may be made to the Allegany Engine Co., 188 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706, Homecare and Hospice, 1225 W. State St. Olean, NY 14760 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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