Dr. Steve Keys

Dr. Steve Keys, 60, of Portsmouth, died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born March 28, 1954 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to the late Samuel Keys and Doris Pack Keys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cecile “Ceil” Keys, on April 24, 2013.

He is survived by his children, Rachel (Matthew) Merrifield of Portsmouth, Steven Caleb Keys of Portsmouth, Rebekah (Jared) Kemper of Minford, Larsen (Olivia) Marquart; a granddaughter, Eloise Kemper; two brothers, Mark Keys of Brandenburg, Kentucky, and Paul Keys of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; his twin sister, Susie Compton and another sister, Diane Sipes. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and hosted exchange students.

Steve was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church. He volunteered for many years at Hertko Hollow in Iowa, a summer camp for children with diabetes.

Throughout his career, he tirelessly volunteered his time and skills, as a doctor, to serve the underprivileged in many parts of the world, in service to Christ.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at F. C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth with Rev. Tom Charles officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 808 Offnere Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.

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