Lori Emma McKeever
March 08, 1987 ‒ December 25, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Lori Emma (Balcom) McKeever, age 28, surrendered to her battle with congenital heart disease on Friday, December 25, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on March 8, 1987 the daughter of Jeff and Kathy (Ashcraft) Balcom. Lori was a 2005 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and in 2009 she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University. Before becoming ill, Lori was employed by Knox Community Hospital in the office of Dr. Ron Martinson and Dr. Jasmine Usher.
Lori’s battle began shortly after her birth and ended during a transplant attempt to save her life. She loved life and was looking forward to enjoying it again. She fought a hard and painful battle, but was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew her.
Besides her parents she is survived by her best friend and partner in life, Scott McKeever, whom she married on July 9, 2011, her four fur babies, Maci, Milo, Mia and Max. She is also survived by her sister, Jody (Kyle) Thompson of Mount Vernon, a brother, Josh (Jess Huggins) Balcom of Mount Vernon, grandparents, Eleanor Balcom, Jean Barker and William Ashcraft, mother and father-in-law, Bill and Kristin McKeever, brother-in-law, Brian and Brittney McKeever, aunts and uncles, Carl and Oneta Balcom, Christina Wertz and Tim and Kelley Ashcraft, special cousins, Lindsay Hansen and John Balcom. Children were very special to Lori and she deeply loved her niece and nephews, James and Madison Thompson and Hagen McKeever.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Raymond Balcom, aunt and uncle, Rita and Steve Balcom.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Aaron Boggs will be officiating. The family will observe a private burial.
Lori loved her dogs so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Knox County Dog Shelter, 285 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
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