OBITUARY

Sherry Stevens Keaten

December 11, 1955September 7, 2018

Sherry (Stevens) Keaten 1955-2018

South Paris – Sherry (Stevens) Keaten, 62, passed away peacefully at home on September 7, 2018 after a long illness. She was born in Farmington on December 11, 1955 the daughter of Frank M. And Audrey (Huff) Stevens. Sherry was raised in Strong and she graduated from Mt. Abram High School, class of 1974. She went on to complete her education at the Skowhegan Business School before marrying Darian Keaten in 1975. They made their home in Skowhegan for 22 years before they relocated to South Paris for Darian’s work. For a time, Sherry worked at Kennebec Equipment Rental in Fairfield and then later at Community Concepts in South Paris.

Calling Sherry a voracious reader is an understatement. She thoroughly enjoyed reading when she wasn’t doting on her three grandchildren. Being Nana was the highlight of her life. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with the children, spoil them, or even just given them rides to their practices. Sherry and Darian also enjoyed traveling together whether it was an anniversary trip to Las Vegas or just simple day trips around Maine.

She was predeceased by her parents and father-in-law, Wilder Keaten.

Sherry is survived by her husband of 43 years, Darian Keaten; daughter, Allison Skinner and her companion Kyle Kilgore; grandchildren, Braeden Skinner, Kerrigan Skinner and Kyler Kilgore; mother-in-law, Evelyn Keaten all of South Paris; brother, Lynn Stevens and his wife Evelyn of Strong; sister, Darcy Stevens of Mattapoisett, MA; and two nephews, Matt and Ryan Stevens of Strong.

A graveside services will be held at 5pm, on Friday, September 14, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter Rd., Cambridge with Rev. Mark Tanner officiating.

Sherry’s family extends their deepest appreciation to the nurses and staff at Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for the professional and compassionate care they provided Sherry.

In honor of Sherry’s love of animals, memorial donations may be made to Responsible Pet Care, 9 Lower Swallow Rd., South Paris, ME 04281.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan Maine. Messages of condolence may be left for Sherry’s family at www.mem.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Sherry is survived by her husband of 43 years, Darian Keaten; daughter, Allison Skinner and her companion Kyle Kilgore; grandchildren, Braeden Skinner, Kerrigan Skinner and Kyler Kilgore; mother-in-law, Evelyn Keaten all of South Paris; brother, Lynn Stevens and his wife Evelyn of Strong; sister, Darcy Stevens of Mattapoisett, MA; and two nephews, Matt and Ryan Stevens of Strong.
    She was predeceased by her parents and father-in-law, Wilder Keaten.

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, September 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Sherry Stevens Keaten

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Melinda Clark

September 11, 2018

Sherry and I met playing cards online. For years, we never met in person, but she and her husband found to time to come down to Ohio and meet my daughters and me at the zoo. What a joy she was, and I know she will be missed! To her husband, daughter and grandchildren, our deepest sympathies come to you. We will keep you all in prayer.

Elaine Beal

September 11, 2018

Oh, I don't know where to begin. Sherry and her family worked on our farm for many years and Sherry became a great friend to me. We played together as kids and then hung out many times when we were in high school and college. Sherry and her boyfriend got my husband and me together and I will never forget that. It was and is wonderful! We had many wonderful times throughout the years and I will cherish them. Our families became good friends. My heart goes out to Sherry's family and know that Sherry was a very wonderful best friend for many years. Love and thoughts to you all.

Bitsy Copp

September 10, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family. I met Sherry at work and we immediately clicked.
We both loved style, fashion, shopping and crafting. We had a lot of lunches and laughs together. She was a dear friend and I loved her very much. ❤
I will miss her!

Laura Perry

September 10, 2018

Darcy and family: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May Sherry rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord. Sincerely, Laura L. Perry, Umass Dartmouth

Ione Dow

September 10, 2018

Sherry, dear Sherry. I met you when we both worked together and we really enjoyed each other's company. We both loved to read and would share books with each other and boy, did we like shopping. No one else could shop as long as we could in one day. Then there were the Friday lunches where the group of us would all enjoy a break for awhile and have fun. I know how proud you were of your family and you were overjoyed with your grand kids. It was my pleasure to have met you and become your friend. Love you Sherry.