Francis Floyd Keeder

EAST LIVERPOOL — Francis Floyd Keeder, of Cannons Mills Road, passed Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 2019 at his home. He was 93.

Born in Toronto, Ohio, Oct. 2, 1926, he was a son of the late Joseph Herman and Nancy Viola Keeder. A resident of this area all his life, he worked at the former Crucible Steel Company, first as an iron worker and then as a boiler maker.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Fay “Betty” Keeder, on May 27, 2015. The couple married Dec. 26, 1952.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol Ann (Leonard) Anderson, of Palmer, Alaska, and Lynn A. (Jeffery) Reuter, of East Liverpool; and three grandchildren as well as eight great-grandchildren.

Pastor Mark Blakeley will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dawson Funeral Home. Friends may visit three hours prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will conduct military honors.

Following the service, friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.

View Floyd’s memorial webpage and express condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.