Avilla - Cheryl L. Keister, 70, of Avilla, formerly of Albion, passed away on Friday March 29, 2019 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. She was born on April 27, 1948 in Kendallville. She was married to Gary J. Keister, who preceded her in death on April 4, 2012. Cheryl enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren, and being a mom. She was a member of the Albion American Legion Post #246 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by sons, Terry (Melissa) Keister, and Garry T. (Starr) Keister, grandchildren, Cory Cornett, Zakerey Cornett, Shane (Ashley) Conley, Brandon Keister, Shawn (Taylor) Keister, Tiffany Keister, Courtney Hall, Dakota Keister, Dylan Keister, and Maggie Keister. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Aries Cornett, Ezreal Cornett, Aurora Cornett, Zacquiri Keister, Damian Fulford, Ryan Keister, Riley Keister, and Vivienne Keister, and siblings, Don Holse, Karen Holse Silfies, and Jerrie Holse Fancher. She was preceded in death by parents, Donald and Barbara (Frick) Hipshire, and a brother, Robert Parker, Jr. Funeral service will be 5:00pm Monday April 1, 2019 at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion. Visitation will be from 2-5pm Monday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Sweet Cemetery, rural Albion. Donations in Cheryl's memory may be directed to the Albion American Legion Post #246. To leave a condolence, or sign the online guest book, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com
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