Dennis Keith Ansley

July 31, 1956 ‒ December 11, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

Dennis Keith Ansley, 58, of Delaware passed away from a cancerous brain tumor on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

He was born in Kenton, Ohio on July 31, 1956, the son of Helen (McGee) Ansley and the late William Richard Ansley.

Keith was a 1974 graduate of Ridgemont High School. Keith spent his career as a railroad worker with Conrail and CSX Transportation. Keith was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and belonged to the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family.

On July 26, 1980 Keith married Karen Ellen (Sicker) Ansley, who survives.

In addition to his mother and wife, Keith is survived by his two daughters, Dana Ellen Ansley (Parker) Huston of Rockford, Michigan, and Megan Hope Ansley (Mark) Bergman of Grove City; one grandchild, Ansley Ellen Huston; and three brothers, Richard “Dick” (Jo) Ansley of Anna, Ohio, Kia (Kathy) Ansley of Ridgeway, Ohio, and Don Ansley of Ridgeway, Ohio.

Visitation will be held at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 4-7pm.

A memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 7:00pm with Pastor Philip Wilden officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458; Preservation Parks of Delaware County, Ohio, 2656 Hogback Rd, Sunbury, OH 43074; or Buckeye Valley Food Pantry Attn. Joan Patterson, 522 E. High Street, Ashley, OH 43003.

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  • We extend our condolences to Karen, Dana and Megan and the entire Ansley family.
    Keith was one of the nicest people we have had the honor of knowing. We will never forget how wonderful he was at our daughter, Cheryl and our son-in-law, David’s wedding. He was so kind and thoughtful to volunteer to bring the flowers from the church after the wedding to the reception and arrange them for us. Every time we saw him at a family gathering he always took the time to talk with us. He will be missed. We are sorry we cannot be at the memorial service but send our prayers and thoughts. We will offer a Mass in his memory at our Church.
    We know this kind and loving man is at peace with our Lord.

    Roger & Judy Cerne

  • Karen and family….sending you my condolences on the passing of Keith. Thinking of you all and hoping you find some peace knowing that so many have you in their prayers. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask…<3

  • You are in my thoughts and prayers as you have been. If there is anything I can do to help please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Karen and Family,

    I am sorry to hear about Keith; I realize all of you have been through a great struggle. A day doesn’t pass that I don’t wonder how you are doing. God Bless

  • Karen and Family,

    So sorry and shocked to hear about Keith. Please accept our sad heart felt condolences. He and your family were very special to us. Keith was a dedicated, loyal man to every task that he took on. I’m so glad he was part of our life and others that worked for the Railroad. We will be unable to make his Memorial but please know that we are with you and your family in spirit and support. May God bless and comfort you all during this difficult time.

    Don and Deb Roach

  • Karen, Dana, & Megan and Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Keith. I wish I could pay my respects in person, but cannot make it. I will be thinking of you all.
    I think often of, and miss, our afternoon chats over the fence!


  • Karen & family…sending my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Keith.
    He was a very kind & special person. I have so many memories of Keith throughout our school years. He was a friend to everyone.
    I know that you have all been thru so much, but I hope that you can get some peace in knowing that God has gained a truly wonderful angel for his angel choir.
    God Bless all of you!

  • I worked with Kieth. He was not just my coworker but my friend. He will be missed and I hope that his spirit is at peace.

    Brad and Kellie

  • Karen, Dana, and Megan,
    We are so sad to hear of Keith’s passing, what a struggle you have all been through this past year and a half. We miss your friendly waves in the neighborhood and Dennis always enjoyed the occasional “over the fence” talks with Keith. What a truly wonderful man. Please know our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences, Sue, Dennis, Mark, Lisa, and Erik Wall.

  • Karen, Dana and Megan,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. May God wrap Keith in his loving arms and comfort all of you. Thinking of you.
    Carol Evans

  • I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. I will keeping you Karen and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
    Tom Fawley

  • So terribly sorry to read of your loss. Prayers that you can feel God’s love, comfort and peace.
    May God bless you and your family.
    Diana and Dennis Hager
    (We were members at Gethsemane Luthearn)

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing,I’ve known him and worked with him off and on since 1976.He always had a smile and kind word for everyone he met.He will be missed by everyone that knew him. Richard Price