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Mary Lou Keithley

Obituary for Mary Lou Keithley

July 9, 1938 - March 11, 2021
Joppa, Maryland | Age 82


Mary Lou Keithley, age 82, formerly of Joppa, MD passed away March 11, 2021. She was born on July 9, 1938 in Baltimore, MD to the late Kenneth Keithley and Margaret Keithley (Hoover).

Mary Lou was a Bel Air High School class of 1956 graduate. Her professional career began a year later in 1957 at Bata Shoe Company. Mary worked there for 28 years before retirement as an assembly line worker and operator of the press. Some of her favorite times were spent with her parents, brother, Roland; and cousins, Joyce and Ed in Atlantic City. Mary loved the boat rides and the beaches. She was also a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church (Joppa, MD) where she was baptized and confirmed. Mary Lou served on the altar guild and was involved in the newsletter and would annually prepare the Easter eggs. Her favorite musical artist was Elvis Presley. Mary liked doing her own yardwork and loved spring flowers. She will be especially remembered for her baking talents, which included dishes like, preachers delight and homemade coconut Easter bunny cake.

Mary Lou is survived by her brother, Roland Keithley; numerous nieces, a nephew, cousins, and close friends. She is also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews and; great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her brothers: Donald, Kenneth, Jr. and infant brother baby Keithley.

A celebration of Mary Lou Keithley's life will be held 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. 111 South Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911. Family and friends may being to visit on Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Trinity Lutheran Church" and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911. To send online condolences, please visit

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