Elder Charles Wesley Keiper

MANTUA

Elder Charles Wesley Keiper, 79 years of age, went home to the Lord on Monday January 27, 2014 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts., Ohio. He was born in Rices Landing, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1934, the son of the late Theol E. and Mary (Pazzano) Keiper. Formerly of Garfield Hts., Ohio, he had resided in the Mantua area since 1967. Mr. Keiper retired in 1989 from Chrysler Stamping in Twinsburg where he had been employed for 29 years in Management as Superintendent of Materials. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Kirtland Restoration Branch, Kirtland, Ohio, he served as Pastor from 1989-1998, and presently was serving as a church Elder. He was a good son, brother, husband, father, minister and friend. A gentleman who enjoyed the company of many friends throughout the area in his numerous travels, he was a great story teller, loved his garden, made the most delicious apple cider ever, and enjoyed a lifelong love of automobiles. Those will always remember his spirited and opinionated conversations with friends and strangers alike, and that he was dedicated in every way to the loves of his life, his grandchildren.

On November 9, 1956, he married Ida (Perazzola) Keiper who preceded him in death on August 6, 2012. Also preceding him were his sisters Maryann Zuver, Virginia Keiper and Cheryl Keiper. Survivors include his children Charles W. (Bonnie ) Keiper, II of Sugar Bush, Knolls, Faith Keiper and Linda (Joe ) Pallotto both of Mantua and Cindy ( Carmen ) Iozzia of Charlotte, North Carolina, sisters Margaret Shaffer-Daugherty of Missouri, and Lorraine Murray, Ailsa Hartman and Shirleen Fayish all of Pennsylvania, and his 6 loving grandchildren Sara, Michael, Spencer, Nathan, Lauren and Jackie. No calling hours. Funeral services will be Saturday February 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua. Final resting place at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township, Ohio will be private. Immediately following the funeral services, friends are invited to join his family for a time of fellowship to share in food and storytelling at the St. Joseph's Church Fellowship Hall. The family requests, Please No Flowers, but that those who desire consider donations in his name to the 4C's, P.O. Box 227, Mantua, Ohio 44255. His obituary may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 1-30,31-2014)

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