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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

1477 Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, PA

OBITUARY

Barbara J. (Tennant) Keys

November 27, 1950October 1, 2019
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Barbara J. Keys, 68 of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family and faithful dog “Tinker”. She was born November 27, 1950 in Waynesburg, a daughter of Betty Joseph Tennant of Waynesburg and the late Carl Ray Tennant. Barbara was a homemaker and a member of Landmark Baptist Church, Waynesburg. She was an active participant in Greene County track and field in the 1960’s, had a tech class amateur radio license, enjoyed doing crafts, going to bingo, flea markets, and yard sales. In 1966 she was awarded the “Brace for an Ace” award by the Crippled Children Society. On June 7, 1967 she married James C. Keys Sr., who survives. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are five children, James Keys Jr. of Florida, Karla Rae Keys (Kevin Varner) of Canonsburg, Richard (Tonia) Keys of Waynesburg, Tricia (Chris) Hilverding of Amity, Tiara Keys of Carmichaels; 13 grandchildren, Kayla Varner, Kelly Varner, James Keys III, Joshua Keys, Ricky Keys, Damon Keys, Craig King, Lauren Keys, Ryan Keys, John Wine III, Nathan Wine, Alex Roble, Emily Roble; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Loretta DiBiase of Carmichaels and Velma Rush of Emporium. Deceased are two brothers, Ray Tennant and Fred Tennant. Friends will be received on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in the Behm Funeral Homes, Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Arnold Watts officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Betty Tennant, Mother
  • Carl Ray Tennant, Father (deceased)
  • James C. Keys Sr., Husband
  • Karla Rae (Kevin Varner) Keys, Daughter
  • Richard (Tonia) Keys, Son
  • Tricia (Chris) Hilverding, Daughter
  • Tiara Keys, Daughter
  • James C. Keys Jr., Son
  • Loretta DiBiase, Sister
  • Velma Rush, Sister
  • 11 Grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

    Deceased are two brothers, Ray Tennant and Fred Tennant.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 4, 2019

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Biography

Barbara J. Keys, 68 of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family and faithful dog “Tinker”.
She was born November 27, 1950 in Waynesburg, a daughter of Betty Joseph Tennant of Waynesburg and the late Carl Ray Tennant.
Barbara was a homemaker and a member of Landmark Baptist Church, Waynesburg.
She was an active participant in Greene County track and field in the 1960’s, had a tech class amateur radio license, enjoyed doing crafts, going to bingo, flea markets, and yard sales. In 1966 she was awarded the “Brace for an Ace” award by the Crippled Children Society.
On June 7, 1967 she married James C. Keys Sr., who survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are five children, James Keys Jr. of Florida, Karla Rae Keys (Kevin Varner) of Canonsburg, Richard (Tonia) Keys of Waynesburg, Tricia (Chris) Hilverding of Amity, Tiara Keys of Carmichaels; 13 grandchildren, Kayla Varner, Kelly Varner, James Keys III, Joshua Keys, Ricky Keys, Damon Keys, Craig King, Lauren Keys, Ryan Keys, John Wine III, Nathan Wine, Alex Roble, Emily Roble; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Loretta DiBiase of Carmichaels and Velma Rush of Emporium.
Deceased are two brothers, Ray Tennant and Fred Tennant.
Friends will be received on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in the Behm Funeral Homes, Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Arnold Watts officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com