In Loving Memory of my mom and dad.
Rev. William D. Keeling
BA, BS, MA, PH.D, DD March 1, 1923 - April 6, 2009
June 21, 1923 - June 2, 1977 Click on mom's picture to visit her special page.
In Memory of
Connie's Mom and Dad;
Jesse Marie Phipps Dossett and Hugh Dossett
Born: May 21, 1919 Nov. 2, 1916
Died: May. 24, 1984 Oct. 24, 1996
Her name might have been Jesse Marie but everyone called her Granny, young and old a like, for she was the granny figure that all women would like to be who have grand children. A dear lady who always had a kind word for everyone and you never heard her complain. Any time you went into her home is was neat and clean and that was a marvel in itself considering that she raised 10 children. Granny was hard working and I never went into there home but there was some beans, potatoes, and biscuits on the table and most of the time some home made sausage too.
Hugh, was tall and slender and on the quit side and when
he said something he meant it. I remember one time Hugh ask me to help him
load a 2,200 lbs Bull and carry him off to market. This had to be the
meanest bull ever, that had four legs and a tail. We were going to load
him into my open horse trailer. Hugh had a milk cow that was fresh and we
loaded her into the front of the trailer, closed the center partition and
the idea was to let the bull go into the back partition of the trailer and
then lock him in with the back door of the trailer. By the way this bull
was in the pasture. Well, when we drove to the pasture and got out of the
truck to open the back door of the trailer that bull chased us right back
into the truck. First Hugh then I would try and get to the door to open it
but that bull would chase us. Finally, we got him in and locked the door
and lead the milk cow out of the front side door. I thought that we really
fooled that old bull and I guess that we did because he bellowed and
bawled and butted and kicked that trailer something awful.
January 9 1987 - October 11, 2006
Click on Scotty's Picture for his special page.
Memory of my Grand Parents;
Lorene Fritz Keeling and Thurston Keeling
Born: Nov. 9, 1904 Oct. 16, 1900
Died: June 21, 1996 Mar. 11, 1999
To tell you about Ma and Pa is going to be difficult, for there is so much to say that I don't know where to begin. They were so special that it would be easy to write a book about them. If there ever were perfect grand parents, Ma and Pa are that couple. Pa worked for Goodyear for 40 years and Ma worked at O'Neil's. They were two of the eleven charter members of the Akron Baptist Temple. They were Honest and God fearing and they made you feel like you were so very special and important to them. I believe that every grand child and great grand child and great great grand child will tell you the same thing. But the thing the I remember the most was how they both loved Jesus. I miss all the things about them but I guess the number one thing is hearing them pray. I believe that the portals of heaven would open up when they prayed. I loved to hear Pa talk to Jesus. It wasn't like he was talking to someone way off in a distance but more like he was talking to a dear friend in the same room or like you would talk to your Dad. That is the kind of relationship he had with the Heavenly Father. When He prayed I would get heavenly goose bumps all over and you could just feel the Holy Spirit moving. He loved to talk about Jesus and he carried a little business card everywhere he went and would pass it out to every one he met. I miss how Pa would be sitting in his big old easy chair with his bible open in his lap and he would be reading in that old tattered bible with the pages all marked and underlined. He would mostly be reading Psalms or so it seemed.
And laugh, my, my how he loved to laugh. He was always picking and joking and if you were in a bad mood or not feeling well, a few minutes around Pa would brighten you so that you forgot what ever was bothering you. I miss the stories he would tell me. I would sit for hours and he would tell me about how he used to court grand ma in the horse and buggy. They could go the church on a date and sometimes to a revival. Pa said, that dating in a horse and buggy was much better than in a car because that ol' horse knew the way home and you could spark without having to worry about running off the road. He told me about how he made moonshine before he got saved and then he would give his testimony. The name of the sermon that was being preached the night Pa got saved was, "What will you do with Jesus, called the Christ?" and I can still see tears well up in his eyes and his voice would quiver every time he would tell about Jesus saving his soul. I never got tired of hearing his testimony and I know that when I draw my last breath here on earth and my next one in heaven that Pa and Ma will be two of the first ones to greet me. We will all sing and shout and Praise God together. What a day that will be to see Dad, Pa, and Ma together again. The hurt I feel now won't be for much longer............
This is Grand Pa's Legacy. The little card he made so many people smile with. Grandpa gave over 10,000 of these little cards!
Midi Title; 'Living With Jesus'
Isaiah 43 & John 10: 3
Copyright by; Elizabeth & John Tolson Ayg. 2000
Used with permission Eliz & John have both gone
on to be with the Lord... I sure miss them.
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