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Jane Keating

October 26, 1931 — June 21, 2022



Jane took her last breath at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday June 21, 2022.

Born October 26, 1931, in Murray City, Ohio, the sixth of seven children, to parents Porter and Beulah (Huston) Gottke. Married William J. (Bill) Keating March 7, 1951, in Nelsonville, Ohio, he preceded her in death, October 17, 2017.

After retiring from The J.M. Smucker, she and Bill enjoyed wintering in Daytona Beach and traveling to Bill's USS Kula Gulf Navy reunions.  She was his soulmate for 66 years, and his caregiver, during his health decline.

She crocheted afghans, coasters, and scrunchies for her family members. Jane was an avid reader and jigsaw puzzler, word search and sudoku expert, watched late night classic movies, and seldom missed 2:30 Nat Lite Happy Hour. Her great grandchildren were the light of her life!  Every visit was a hide and find Beanie Baby adventure, a game that started with her grandchildren, and Bingo or a card game on the floor.  She loved their handprints on the windows and most of all, their hugs!

An AMAZING woman, sweet and generous, with strong opinions, always put others first.  At 90, lived alone and had not taken any medication until two years ago, and what a keen memory!

Survived by three children Nancy (Greg) Marthey of Wooster, Jay Keating of Tuscon AZ, and Patty (Jim) Marthey of Wooster; five grandchildren Megan (Josh Krajcik), Molly, Joel Keating, Brianne (Jeff) Bailey, and Brett (Jenna) Marthey; five great granddaughters Lily, Layla, Olivia Bailey, Kaelynn, and Ashtynn Marthey; sister Rita Brooker, sister-in-law, Novella Gottke.

Deceased are siblings and their spouses Wanda (Harry) Burgess, BettyLou (Norman) Gillmore, Martha Jean (Harry) Houston, Bob (Ginny) Gottke, and Jack Gottke.

Private services will be held with the assistance of Roberts Funeral Home- Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, internment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Murray City Alumni Association and to

Lifecare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

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