Ellsworth Keys

April 6, 1925November 19, 2012
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Keys on November 19, 2012 Ellsworth J.; beloved husband of Beryl Keys (nee Kneavel); devoted father Kathleen Keys Osborn and her husband Mark; loving popsie of Max, Ben and Kate; dear brother of the late Charles H. Keys also survived by several nieces, nephews and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (at Forge Road) on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm where services will be held on Monday at 11 am. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to online condolences at


  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 26, 2012

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Alyson Dietz

November 26, 2012

Mr. Keys was a kind, honorable man, and a caring father. The fact that his daughter, Kathy is one of the nicest, most intelligent, creative, and together people I have ever met is a testament to what a great dad he was. I will miss seeing him. Wishing you peace in the knowledge that his was a life well lived.

Jamey Hebb

November 25, 2012

Kathy,the slide show is simply incredible -- a beautiful memorial to a life that was obviously very fully lived. While I never (regrettably) had the chance to raise a Guinness with your Dad, I will definitely be toasting his memory. Thank you for sharing this with us. You were certainly, and deservedly, the apple of your father's eye, and it is very moving to see the pictorial proof of his devotion to and adoration of your entire family. My deepest sympathies to you, your Mom, and the rest of your family during what I know is a terribly difficult time. You and your Dad remain in my thoughts and prayers.
~ Jamey

Pat Stevenson

November 25, 2012

The John Ringling North II/Steve and Ryan Circus Fan Association of American sends their condolences to Mrs. Keys and the entire family.

cole edwards

November 25, 2012

You are so lucky to have loved so much. Wishing you peace and strength.

Julie Turner

November 25, 2012

Mrs. Keys, Kathy and Family,
Thinking of you all today. May you find delight in the memories of your Husband, Dad and Popsie! He always had a contagious smile on his face whenever I saw him!! I imagine this will be an overwhelming weekend and am praying for God to guide you through each moment. Wishing I could send smiles and happiness your way.

Elsworth Keys

November 24, 2012

From all the Osborn family - we send our love and condolences

Alice Perez

November 23, 2012

Thinking of you all at this time. Sending love and hoping that happy memories push away any sad ones.

November 22, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

David Orr

November 22, 2012

I have not seen Ellsworth for many years but I use to know him well during my days in the D.C. area. We shared the love of circus and my heart goes out to Beryl and the family.

Jim Willner

November 22, 2012

May the eternal light shine upon him.....