Betty Keck


Betty Jane Keck

February 18, 1918 - July 17, 2016


Betty J. Keck, 98 of North Canton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at St. Luke Lutheran Home and she was ready.

Betty was born Feb. 18, 1918 in Stark County to the late Arden and Helen Fashbaugh Workinger and married the late Rev. Thomas R. Keck on April 17, 1938.  In their later years, they served together in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church ministering in Lakefork, Burbank, Shreve and as a visitation pastor at Greensburg.  She had also been the secretary at Jackson High School and was a member of Greensburg United Methodist Church.  Betty was a true prayer warrior who loved the Lord and all of his people. 

Surviving are her children, Thomas (Carol) Keck of North Canton, Michael (Georgia) Keck of Mounds, OK, Daniel (Carol) Keck of Stockport and Jeanne (Eric) Scott of North Canton; daughter-in-law, Connie Keck of Cleveland, GA; 13 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Mae Ackley of North Canton.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986; son Nelson Mark Keck, a brother Robert Workinger and a sister, Lois Lutz.

Services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at McDonaldsville United Methodist Church 7641 Wales Ave., NW, North Canton with Revs. Abby Auman, Brandon Keck and Erv Urschitz officiating.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the services on Friday.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Rd., North Canton, 44720, McDonaldsville United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Ave., NW, North Canton, 44270 or Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Rd., Uniontown, 44685.  The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at St. Luke Lutheran Home of North Canton and Crossroads Hospice for all their love and support.  Their kindness will be forever remembered. 

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Name: Dan Jackson

My thoughts are prayers are with the Keck and Scott family during these hard times. My deepest condolences.



Name: Prggy Vaughan

So sorry she was so nice,sweet,loving,caring and a thoughtful great Christion Lady.Will never forget her.


Name: Mary Howe

Betty and your entire family were a very important part of my family & although I haven't seen her in many years, she still holds a very special place in my heart.  My sympathies go out to all of you, but I'm also confident, with you, that she's with God now.  I will continue to make her raisin-filled cookies every Christmas in her honor!  


Name: Karen Paul

Never got to meet this awesome lady but heard such lovely things about her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Keck & Scott family. The angels are singing & rejoicing that Betty has arrived. Will be keeping you & family in prayer, Jeanne. 



Name: Rev. Mitch Hennessey

As former pastor of Greensburg United Methodist Church, I experienced the deep love, support, and faithfulness  that poured out of Betty Keck.   I am grateful to have shared in a small part of the journey of her life, which now continues in God's glory.







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