Martha V. Schneider Keys

July 20, 1920 ‒ February 22, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

Martha V. Schneider Keys, age 93 of Delaware died early Saturday morning, February 22, 2014 at Delaware Court Care Center.

She was born on July 20, 1920 in Newark to the late Philip and Catherine McCabe) Schneider. Martha graduated in 1938 from St. Francis DeSales Catholic High School in Newark. In 1952 she married Leonard Keys and moved to Delaware. Together they operated the Central Restaurant and The Coffee Shop, in addition to raising a wonderful family. He passed away in 1994.

Opinionated at times, she was warm and loving. The loves of her life were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, which brought her much joy.

She is survived by her children Thomas (Cinde) Keys of Apopka, FL, Macille Bargdill of Ashley, Clara Fulghum, of Sayre, PA, grandchildren Brian, Keith Bargdill, Jason, Amy Keys, Jennifer (Scott) Conlon, Lauren Keys, Jennifer Fulghum (Heath) Bowen, great-grandchildren Breanna and Garrison Bargdill, great-great granddaughter Adelyn Adkins, brothers Philip Schneider, Rev Harold Schneider, brother-in-law Charles Adams, numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brother-in-law Helen and Bill Sikora, Pauline and Sherman Chester, Louise and Bob Husted, Catherine and Frank Giffen, brother-in-law Clifton Keys, sisters-in-law Katherine Keys Sark, Grace Keys and Gerald Hines, John and Mary Martin, John and Virgie Fisher, and Evelyn Adams.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St.(SR 36), Delaware. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, with her brother Rev. Fr. Harold Schneider serving as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Friends and family are then invited back to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Home Community Room at 1510 W. William St., Delaware, OH 43015.

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