Chrissy A. Keckler

March 11, 1973 ‒ January 02, 2019

Cardington, Ohio

Chrissy Anne Keckler, age 45, of Cardington, passed away at her home Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019, with her loving family by her side.

On March 11, 1973, Chrissy was born in Winchester, VA, daughter of Gary L. Keckler and Joanne “Kim” (Peacemaker) Keckler.  She graduated from Highland High School in the Class of 1992.

Before becoming disabled, Chrissy worked in different nursing homes as a nursing aide.

Chrissy liked crafting, camping and cookouts.  She loved spending time with her family and adored her grandchildren. Her friends were her family too. Holidays were always a special time for her, especially having Easter egg hunts.  She was a huge fan of Ohio State football and was always found to be decked out from head to toe in Buckeye gear.

Chrissy will be remembered as a sweet, outgoing woman.  She was always caring for others and once you met her you fell in love with her.

Chrissy will be dearly missed by her two daughters: Ashlyn and Kelsea Stimmell, both of Cardington; her father, Gary L. (Kristi) Keckler of Marengo; her mother, Kim Keckler of Caledonia; grandchildren: Hope Huffman, Angelia Globe, Levi Globe and Kayden Globe, all of Cardington; brothers and sisters: Gary L. Keckler II of Caledonia, Rebecca (Jay) Wolbers of NC, Malia Cocklin of Galion, Steven Hardin of Marion, Kathryn Boley of Mount Gilead, Jack Ridenour Sr, Robert Ridenour, and Diane Pitt, all of WV; and the father of Chrissy’s children, John Stimmell of Sunbury.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

Chrissy’s family will greet friends from 9 – 11 a.m. and 12:30 – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dewey Montgomery officiating.  Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 471 E Broad St # 1630, Columbus, OH 43215 or at

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Chrissy’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • I would like to extend my condolences to the Family on the recent loss of this wonderful woman I do not know her personally but i have heard so much about the family from Jeremiah Bollinger (we are good friends) my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Rip Dear One.

  • She was a caring and loving woman that I’m glad I had the opportunity to know. I’m so sorry Kelsea and Ashlyn. I’m praying for your peace and comfort everyday.

  • Chrissy you were one of a kind..your children loved you very much and of course your grandaughter Hope…grandmas girl…you made the most lovely cakes..always went way out for your girls..May you fly high with the angels. Say hi to Granpa Burton and Paula..miss you sweet lady..till we meet again love aunt Mary n uncle Pete

  • I went to school with Chrissy and she was always so full of life,am sorry for your loss she will be missed.

  • My condolences and deepest symptom to Ashlyn and Kelsea, the grand babies . Also John, My prayers are with the whole family .Chrissy will be missed.

  • I am sorry to hear of Chrissy’s passing. My condolences her girls, Gary & Kristi, Malia, and the rest of her family.

  • Connie and I knew Chrissy when she was an infant we were friends of her family when we were stationed in Germany. The one thing I remember most was not letting her mother feed her spinich baby food I paid her for it and threw it in the trash that stuff looked and smelled gross. Our prayers go out to you and your family so sorry for the loss.

  • Condolences from our family to yours… She was a beautiful soul praying for family and loved ones to find peace

  • Prayers to the family at this time and my love sent to them ..Christy was my Birthday twin she was always so caring and thoughtful she wiĺl be missed dearly..go rest high on the mountain and watch over your family we will meet again one day my dear friend ! Love you

  • I went to school with Chrissy, she was a very caring lady and even after school years, she still the same person. Love, caring. She did love her family and was there for them anytime. Prayers for the family for their loss. She has her wings and we will see her again. God bless!

  • I will never forget going over at night time and sitting out by the fire with all you guys, riding quads, making hard candy, the bands that would come out and play, and hanging out having fun. I was told the news by my mom and didn’t know what to think. I’m so sorry for your loss and pray for you guys everyday. Stay strong and I’ll come to visit whenever I can.

  • Kelsea and Ashlyn, We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. If you girls need anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask. We are all just a phone call away! Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers for the days to come. May you find comfort and peace! Your mother was always kind, and no matter the pain she was in, as long as you girls and the grandbabies were around she had the biggest smile. She will be dearly missed!

    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18

  • Kelsea and Ashlyn, your Mom was a wonderful and beautiful person who was always helping someone else. We lost our Mom just before Christmas so I know Chrissy is looking out for her and they can watch over us together in Heaven. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Prayers for the family. Rest in Peace Chrissy!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Chrissy’s family and friends at this time of sorrow. I have not seen Chrissy in many years but always remember her as a loving and caring young lady.

  • I first met Chrissy nearly 40 years ago when she came bouncing into my Kindergarten room. She was a lively little girl, always a smile and happy. She loved life! Her life has been cut all to soon, but she is probably flying around heaven making everyone happy. May Chrissy’s family find peace. One of my “little” girls will always be remembered by those who loved her.
    Peace and Prayers, Mrs. Ebersole