Adah I. Haycraft Keiser
January 24, 2013
WALKERTON — Adah I. Haycraft Keiser, 101, entered into God’s arms Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Walkerton.
She was born in Grayson County, Ky. Feb. 8, 1911 to the late David and Mary (Layman) Haycraft. On Dec. 28, 1930, she married Othar Alan Keiser in Illinois. He preceded her in death in January 1966. After their marriage, they moved to the Wolcott/Remington areas and in about 1947 settled in their Wolcott home where they raised their four sons. She continued to live there until September 2010, when she moved to Miller’s Merry Manor Home in Walkerton for the remainder of her time on earth.
Adah had a limited education, but loved to read, and her dream was to become a nurse. She was a hard worker and did many jobs for others including baking, washing, and ironing while raising her family. For a number of years she was a cook at the Wolcott school, worked in the office for Dr. Baynes and Dr. Skidmore, and also worked at Dwyer Instruments as one of the Golden Girls as well as being a caregiver for many who were homebound. She was known for her great home cooking and she loved her garden and reaping its bounty. She was a person who believed in making the best of any situation and was well respected for her trustworthiness and honesty. Adah was a devoted Christian and member of the Wolcott Baptist Church and served in many capacities.
She is survived by her four sons: John of South Bend, James (Luann) of Oak Grove, Mo., Julian (Delores) of Plymouth and Jerry (Marilyn) of Jefferson, Wis. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter-in-law, Charlotte, a grandson, Bren Keiser, and a great-granddaughter Anne Marie Keiser. Also two brothers, Paul Haycraft and Carley Haycraft and five half-sisters. Her family gives special thanks to many from Wolcott and the surrounding areas for their love and friendship with Adah and especially to her “adopted” daughter and son, Donna Whitaker and the late Whitey Christopher. Also thanks to Miller’s Merry Manor who showered her with care and attention.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of her funeral service at 12 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Foster-Clapper Funeral Home of Wolcott. Interment to follow at Remington Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Adah’s name to the Wolcott Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.
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