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Bessie M Keilholtz

Bessie M Keilholtz

Jan 28th, 2018


Bessie M. Keilholtz, 87, formerly of Littlestown died Sunday January 28 at Columbia Cottage, Hanover. She was the wife of G. LaVerne Keilholtz who died April 2, 2013. Born August 12, 1930 in Littlestown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida Pitzer Good. Bessie was a 1948 graduate of Littlestown High School. After high school she was a secretary for the high school and after marriage became a lifelong farmer with her husband. She retired from Hanover Brands in 1992.  Bessie is survived by her 2 daughters, Shirley L. Krieger and husband Brian of Reisterstown, Barbara J. Keilholtz of Hanover, her 3 sons, Richard Keilholtz and wife Jane of Taneytown, Robert Keilholtz and wife Barbara Ann of Taneytown and David Keilholtz of Littlestown. Nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Her sisters, Doris Sharrer of New Midway, MD and Myrtle Ambrose of Littlestown. Bessie was predeceased by  brothers Melvin and Charles Good and sisters Elva Barnes and Pearl Fissell. Bessie was a member of Christ Church in Littlestown. She was a very hard worker and  loved bowling, playing 500, playing the piano and organ and being with family and grandchildren. Funeral Service is Thursday February 1 at 10 A.M. at Little’s Funeral Home with her Pastor, the Rev. Craig Arentz officiating. There will be a viewing Wednesday January 31 at the funeral home from 6-8. Interment will be in Keysville Union Cemetery, Keysville MD. Contributions have been asked to go to Christ Church, 131 Christ Church Rd, Littlestown PA 17340. Online condolences may be shared on

Mar 1st, 2018 10:01 am
Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time ( 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 )
C Woods
Jan 29th, 2018 12:32 pm
My cndolences. May the Almighty comfort you in this difficult time.
Donna Shriver Jackson
Jan 29th, 2018 8:30 am
Our prayers are with the family. Aunt Ruth and Uncle Lloyd Keilholtz and Ruba Horner send them as well. Ms. Bessie was a wonderful lady and hard worker. Her caring was beyond sometimes. She will be missed by family and friends. She is with Mr. LaVerne now and sitting at GODS feet!
Marti Green
Jan 28th, 2018 9:39 pm
You will be so missed Grandma! I have so many fond memories of growing up on the farm with you and pappy! I remember the week I got to stay with you when I had the chicken pox and I was so happy to be alone with you and Pappy! I learned so much on the farm that week! My boys always loved to come to the farm to spend time with you and ride in the golf cart and visit with the cats in the barn just like we did when we were young. Rest easy Grandma, you worked so hard for so many years! We will always love you! Till I see you in heaven....
Julie Boswell
Jan 28th, 2018 5:19 pm
We'll miss you Grandma and I will forever remember your apple pie, stuffing, fried oysters, the basement piano, penny, the pigs and their piglets, the cats in the barn, and your big happy smile whenever you saw me. I will always remember the way you said, "Hiiiiiii Julie" whenever you saw me, even when I was grown. We are so glad you're no longer suffering and at peace in heaven with Pappy.

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