Margaret Katherina Keinath

June 01, 1935 ‒ July 26, 2017

Ontario, Ohio

ONTARIO: Margaret Katherina Keinath passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Crystal Care Center in Mansfield at the age of 82.

She was born June 1, 1935 to parents Edward & Helena (Staufner) Herzog in Brooklyn, New York. After Margaret graduated from High School, she went on to attend Eastern Bible College for 2 years.

On June 21, 1958, she married David L. Keinath and they shared 59 wonderful years of marriage together.

Margaret was a homemaker who especially enjoyed cooking, baking and hospitality. Amongst her specialties was her German meals. She also played and taught piano and spent many years ministering in music in nursing homes. In her spare time, she took pleasure in reading a good book, completing a crossword puzzle and in gardening. But above all, Margaret cherished her faith, her husband and her family.

She is survived by husband David L. Keinath; children, Rev. Dr. Thomas (Kimberly) Keinath of Wayne, NJ; Rebecca (Jeff) Wiles of Zuni, VA; Ruth (David) Schnuerer of Lewis Center, OH; and Judy (James) Bober of Pittsboro, NC; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren with one on the way; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. At Margaret’s home going, she was received by her beloved mother, father, sister (Eleanor) and brother-in-law (Fred).

The Keinath family will receive friends Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where calling hours will continue Monday, July 31, 2017 from 10-11 am where a funeral service honoring Margaret’s life will begin immediately at 11 a.m. Pastor Bill Savage of Mansfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made payable to the Ashland Care Center (assisting crisis pregnancies).

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  • I extend my sincerest condolences to Rev Dr Tom Keinath, his wife and family on the passing of his dear mother.

    I wholeheartedly believe the Word which says that earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal but the earthly transition of our loved ones is a difficult life changing thing to endure. I pray God’s peace that surpasses our understanding.

    In His care and with His blessings!

  • Dear Keinath family,
    Our heart felt condolences for your loss of this special women that has touched your lives. Prayers for your family.

  • Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear Mother. The Van Reeth family

  • Most sincere condolences from our home to your hearts. Your precious Mom extends her legacy through her beautiful family! We wish you God’s comfort.
    Carl and Mary Ann Colletti

  • On behalf of the Diaz Family, my condolences go out to you and the Keineth family. Praying for you during this difficult time.

  • My condolences to the Keinath family. Praying that the Lord will comfort you all in this time.

  • I have known Margaret in so many ways in my life and she has always been a great blessing to me. My thoughts, prayers and condolences for dear David and the entire family. What rejoicing and reunion in heaven.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Keinath family for strength comfort and peace in this time of need . We’ll not be there with personally but rest assured you are covered in prayers as you morn the passing of your dear mother ( grandmother, great grandmother !! We love you all . Blessings and peace 🤗🤗🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tom, Kim, Becky, Jeff, and all of the Keinath family. May God’s amazing peace and comfort be yours through this very difficult time!
    Our love to you,
    Greg & Robyn Hubbard

  • Tom, Kim and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of you mother passing. My prayers, thoughts and hugs are with you during this difficult time.
    Nancy Jones

  • Pastor Tom, Kim, and the entire Keinath family, especially Pastor’s father, Mr. David Keinath: We love all of you and uphold you during this difficult transition. Sis Anna Barreto, Jovanna, Justin, Jessica, and Jordan.

  • We are thinking of the Keinath family now and extend our love and prayers at this time. Heaven has another angel!
    With Love,
    The Petronzios

  • Sorry for your loss. We will miss her dearly. We know that she
    is in Heaven together with many loved ones. We were one of the families that were recipients of her friendship and hospitality.
    We will remember her always.

    • Thank you so much foR your kind words. My parents always considered you dear friends! God bless you richly.

  • Dear family of Mrs. Keinath:

    I never met this woman, but I know her legacy through her daughter Rebecca and family. Mrs. Keinath was loved and respected for all that she did in raising up her family in Christ.

    May the peace of Christ dwell in you richly as you mourn her passing and look forward to seeing her again.

    Shirley Minster

  • So sorry for your loss of sweet soft spoken lady I had the pleasure of caring for and holding her hand that night , may she rest in heaven and be with her love ones up there , always remember her favorite phrase I need my tissues and my book please!!! May god bless you while your going through this hard time.

    • Thank you so much for your tender care of our loved one. I’m sure you were a blessing to her. We appreciate all that you did for her. May the Lord richly bless you.
      -Kim Keinath, daughter-in-law

      • Yes, thank you so much for being there with our mom in those last moments and for your care for her.

  • Pastor Tom, Kim, family and extended family,
    Sending heartfelt sympathy to you all. We are praying comfort and peace for your entire family.
    With Love,
    John, Elaine, Brian,RaQuel, Carlo and Emily

  • Our condolences from Jen and Dinorah..Ourlove go out to all the family. May the peace of the Lord be in all your hearts ♥.with all our love ❤ Jen and Dinorah

  • Pastor Keinath , Sister Kim & Family
    With our deepest sympathy
    Praying, for the peace of God to surround you and family, during this time of sorrow.
    The Sewer Family

  • We were saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was such a good wife and mother and we were honored to attend church with her for many years. She was the piano teacher for all three of our children and we have many happy memories of her from that experience. May the Lord comfort David and her children in this time of great loss.

  • Our sincerest condolences to Rev. Dr. Tom and Kim Keinath and family on the going home of your beloved mother, Margaret. Our hearts are with you.

  • Pastor Tom and family; our heart felt condolences on the going home of your beloved mother. This is always a difficult time, but know that the Lord will hide you in his ever lasting arms with comfort and love. Much love always, Andy & Blanche Colon.

  • So sorry for your loss Pastor. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family on behalf of the home going of your mom. Thankfully she is with Jesus now where we will all soon be united. If there is anything we can do please let us know!
    Love Pastor Rich & Marie, Zoe & Xena!

  • Praying for the Lords presence to bring peace and comfort to the Keinath family.Our love and prayers
    Ed & Dee Verhagen

  • I have fond memories of Margaret from growing up and going to school with Becky, Ruth and Judy. Spending a lot of time playing at their house, Margaret was a very kind and compassionate lady who always had a beautiful yard. I am sorry I cannot make services as I am in Mexico until tomorrow night, but wanted to pass along my prayers to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Our condolences to the Keinath family. May the Lord’s peace and comfort be with you all at this time.
    Angel, Mayra, Adrianna Cruz

  • Our condolences for your loss. We are covering you in prayer. May the Lord continue being your strength.
    We love you.

  • Sorry to hear the loss of your mom Pastor Keinath. My prayers & love goes out to you & family. God will sustain you all in this difficult time.

  • What a legacy Mrs. Margaret left behind, we as the body of Christ receive the good fruit of her labor of love for Christ and to her children. I did not meet Mrs. Margaret but I thank The Lord for her precious life!
    Lifting your entire family up before The Lord for He is The God of ALL comfort!
    Love, Laura

  • Dear Pastor Tom Keinath and Family,

    I pray for God to usher in comfort and peace during this time of sorrow. Your mom is a noble woman in what she produced in her family. Heaven is receiving an incredible angel.

    May God bless you all and comfort you in your times of need. -Matthew 5:4

    Carl and Mirella Pugliese

  • Becky and the entire Keinath Family,
    I offer my sincerest condolences on the passing of Mom. She was always a sweet and giving lady, who would help anyone with anything. May you all be consoled with your fond memories and knowledge that she is at peace and rest with our Lord and Savior.

    So, sorry that I couldn’t be there to give you a hug and share in her home going (just found out about 11 a.m. today).

    My continued prayers with you, Dad and the entire family!


    Leigh Downs and Family

    • Thank you so much , Leigh. I am sorry I didn’t let you know. So much going on that week. I will be back out to Ohio soon. Let’s get together

  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom – Pastor Keinath and the pain you and your family are going through. I pray that Father would give you comfort as you mourn and lead you to fountains of living water as He says in Matthew 5:4. I pray for safe travels home to NJ.
    Love In Christ,

  • Becky and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. May the Lord comfort each of you as you travel this journey of grief. You are in my prayers.