Florence Keyel

Obituary of Florence Keyel

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Passed peacefully at home after a brief illness on January 8, 2023. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Earl Keyel, and son, Richard Keyel, as well as her sisters, Jeannette (Donald) Keyel, Gladys “Rose” Gersley, and Norma “Willie” Geil. She is survived by daughter, Jayne (Dennis) Brown and daughter-in-law, Sally Keyel. She leaves behind her much loved grandchildren, Daniel (Debra) Drumheller, Timothy Drumheller, Julianna Drumheller, Peter (Michelle) Keyel, Alexander “Sasha” (Anna) Keyel, and Edward “Ted” Keyel as well as great granddaughters, Isabella Drumheller and Ada and Sonia McLoon. She also leaves her much loved nieces, Karen (Paul) Fuenfstueck, Donna (Roy) Outhouse and nephew, Wayne Keyel along with their children.

Puss was a lifelong resident of Penfield, NY and served as the Deputy Assessor for the Town of Penfield for 25 years. She held a wealth of historical knowledge about the town and its growth. Her favorite hobby was making exquisite Barbie doll clothes and selling them at craft shows. They were truly works of art and so well crafted that they were passed down to other generations when her eyesight made it difficult for her to continue making them.

She was best known for her happy disposition, funny sayings and her immense generosity. She was chatty and kind and could always be counted on to lift your spirits on the darkest days. She was the heart and soul of our family and will be dearly missed, but she will live on in all the happy memories we all have of time well spent with her.

A celebration of her life is planned at the convenience of the family. Donations in her honor may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital – her favorite charity.

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