Ruth Ann Keisler

February 6, 1928January 18, 2020

Ruthann Keisler, 91 passed away Saturday January 18, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born February 6, 1928 in Akron, Ohio to the late Herman A. and Ada Sefert. Ruthann graduated 1946 from Louisville High School of Louisville, OH and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College in 1951. She was the Director of Christian Education at Forest Park United Methodist Church for 33 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Senior Adult Council Chairman, Chairman of Mary’s Circle, Welcome Committee, Day Away Adventure Trips organizer all at Aldersgate. Ruthann was also a member of the Fort Wayne Historical Society, as well as at volunteer a Parkview Hospital. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey P. Keisler, Christopher L. (Deborah) Keisler both of Fort Wayne, IN;. grandchildren, Abigail (Tom) Hawke, Emily (Will Stevens ) Keisler, Katherine (Kim Braxton) Keisler, Wesley (Rita) Keisler, Madeline Keisler, Elizabeth Keisler, Margaret Keisler, Caroline (Nick Coker) Keisler, Jennifer Keisler, great granddaughters Emma and Kaitlyn Hawke and many nieces and nephews. Ruthann was preceded in death by her husband Paul C. Keisler, brother James Sefert, sisters Kay Blandford and Carol Miller, sister in law Gayle Sefert. Memorial Service will be 11: 00 am Saturday February 1, 2020 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church 2417 Getz Road Fort Wayne, IN with calling from 9-11 am. Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guestbook go to www.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 1, 2020


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Christopher Donley

February 1, 2020

My mother (Charleen) and my father Carl knew Ruth Ann through the Church bus trip program. They both told me that they had never met a nicer lady. The world today needs more people like her. She did so much for so many people. I never had the pleasure of meeting Ruth Ann myself, but I did have several conversations on the telephone with her that I enjoyed. I am adding this to the on-line guestbook , because my mother recently suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and has been in the hospital and now a rehab facility for the last three weeks. Ruth Ann had sent a get well card to my mother, that was postmarked the 16th of January, to the hospital. She was always thinking of others, even when she had health problems of her own. My mother is saddened by the fact that she will not be able to attend the memorial service for Ruth Ann today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth Ann's Friends and Family. It is our hope, that pleasant thoughts and fond memories will comfort all of you in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Charleen K. Donley
Carl E. Donley
Christopher M. Donley

Rhonda Jones

January 31, 2020

Ruth Ann we will miss your beautiful presence volunteering at Parkview Bridgeways! I personally will miss sitting with you each Friday & sharing stories of our families together! I’m so grateful you stopped by & I got to have one last hug!!

Dave and Valli Dietz

January 31, 2020

So sorry to hear...we were neighbors of Ruthann’s for 25 years...loved her pecan pies...she will be missed!!!

Abigail Hawke

January 22, 2020

I love you with all my heart, Grandma. We will miss you more than you know. Heaven sure is lucky to have you, and your great granddaughters send their love.

Ruth and Glenn Lebrecht

January 22, 2020

Ruthann was one of the kindest and sweetest ladies we have known. Knowing her and having her for a friend is a pleasure we will always treasure. Rest In Peace friend!