Nancy M. Keesey

United States Army Air Corps

Service times: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

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Nancy M. Keesey, 96, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at ManorCare, Elizabethtown, where she had resided for the past four months. Born in Landis Valley, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Martha Demmy Leese.

Nancy was last employed at the Armstrong Carpet Plant, Marietta, however, she fondly recalled all the years working as a telephone operator at the former Columbia Telephone Company.

She was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Air Corps serving as a typist during World War II. In addition, she was a member of the Breezyview Assembly of God.

She is survived by her daughters, Winifred, wife of Donnie Mathews; Denise, wife of Ted Groff; granddaughters, Crystal wife of David Silkworth; Nikki wife of Jake Geesey; Erica, wife of Cory Balani; great-grandchildren, Gracelyn, Tenley, Kaylee, Keegan, Dalton and one foster daughter. She was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Daniel Paul Geesey, sister, Evelyn "Billy" Leese, brother, Clarence Leese, adopted daughter, Christine Crawford and two foster daughters.

Funeral services will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may view on Thursday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nancy's memory may be made to Feed the Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036 or at

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