Ruth S.  Keis of Dover died Thursday August 25, 2011 at Kent General Hospital. She was 76.


Ruth S.  Keis of Dover died Thursday August 25, 2011 at Kent General Hospital. She was 76.

Mrs. Keis was born November 10, 1934 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to the late Frank Schwamel and Gladys Speerhas Schwamel.

She had worked for H&R Block as a tax advisor/accountant for many years. Mrs. Keis was a very caring and giving person. She loved reading, cooking, gardening, and nature, at Bombay Hook and in her backyard. Mrs. Keis especially loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dover.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Keis in 2010.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald Keis, Thomas Keis and his wife Pam; grandchildren, Adam and Ryan King and their mother Donna King, Rebekah and Thomas Keis, Jr; sister, Carol Saunders and her husband Bert; brother in law, William Keis and his wife Ann.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, 301 Walker Road, Dover. Interment was at 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at the Sylvania Hills Memorial Cemetery, Rochester, PA.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to First Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Keis or Doctors Without Borders USA, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at torbertfuneral.com.