FREDERICKSBURG — Eli M. Keim, 97, of 10778 S. Apple Creek Road, Fredericksburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at his residence.
He was born March 22, 1921, in Holmes County to the late Mose and Clara (Miller) Keim and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He married Lizzie J. Weaver on Dec. 27, 1945, and she preceded him in death Dec. 11, 2011.
He is survived by two sons and three daughters, Andy (Anna) Keim of the home in Fredericksburg, Mary Miller of Danville, Esther (Norman) Yoder of Patriot, Atlee (Esther) Keim of Orrville and Anna (Reuben) Weaver of Danville; 47 grandchildren and 95 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna (John) Weaver of Wilmot; two brothers, Mose Keim of Fredericksburg and Andy (Mary Ann) Keim of Bellville; and two sisters-in-law, Ella Keim of Fredericksburg and Amanda Keim of Spartensburg, Pa.
In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Robert Miller; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and seven brothers, Joe, Jonas, Ezra, Abe, Levi, Jacob and Dan.
Services will be Thursday, Aug. 23, at 9:30 a.m., at the Keim residence with Bishop Mose Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Salt Creek Twp., Wayne County. Friends may call anytime at the residence. Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is handling arrangements. The family extends their sincere thanks to the staff of LifeCare Hospice for their compassionate and loving care given to their father.