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Debora Ann (Cornell) Keith

October 18, 1957 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 61)

Age 61, of Jackson, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 under the loving care of her family and the wonderful staff at the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home.  She was born in Jackson on October 18, 1957 to Albert and Dorothy (Henley) Cornell and they preceded her in death.  Deb is survived by her beloved family, her husband of 42 years, Gary Keith; three children, Shawn Keith (Brian DeGlopper), Jessica Morgan (Don Pasco) and Chad Keith (Aimee Leeth); four adored grandchildren, Cierra Race, Jake Race, Kayla Morgan and Annelise Keith; three siblings, Gerald (Shirley) Cornell, Sandra (Bill) Fry and Cindy (Scott) Cole; mother-in-law, Doris Keith; brothers-in-law, Roger Keith and Wayne McFate; uncle, James (Ann) Henley; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon McFate; father-in-law, Charles Keith and sister-in-law, Karen Keith Thompson. 

Over the years Deb’s main focus was her family, as the children got older she enjoyed working at Napoleon Schools, Gilbert’s Chocolates, and retail where she could interact with other people.  The career she most enjoyed was being a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

Deb loved her pets and all the wildlife that she drew into her yard. She also enjoyed the time spent on the lake, attending the kids activities, reading westerns and sci-fi, experimenting with new recipes, fussing over her flower gardens, quiet nights coloring, photography, attending craft shows, shopping and most of all spoiling the grandkids.

In following with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering to celebrate her life will be held at the American Legion Rose City Post, 1190 Falahee Road, Jackson, MI  49203 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.  For those who wish, contributions in Deb’s memory to the Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, Jackson, MI  49202 would be appreciated.


Donations may be made to:

Cascades Humane Society
1515 Carmen Drive, Jackson MI 49202


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