Barbara H. Keyes, 68, of Peru passed away at 9:45 AM, Thursday, October 7, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Peru, IN on February 14, 1953, the daughter of Donald and Beverly Merchant Schrader. Barb married Raymond A. Keyes III on August 5, 1972 and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2020.
Barb was a 1971 graduate of Maconaquah High School and a homemaker. Her greatest joys in life were her family and her Roman Catholic Faith where she was a regular at weekly mass. Barb was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Barb was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and Indiana Extension Homemakers. She volunteered and the Purdue Extension Office and devoted countless hours at Birthright of Peru.
Barb is survived by her daughters Shana Peconga and her husband Jim of Jacksonville, FL, Lindsay Black and her husband Parker of Noblesville, IN, Lauren Barnes of Peru and Hillary Keyes of Denver, CO; grandchildren Mason Barnes, Sydney Barnes, Whitney Barnes, Mackenzie Black and Peyton Black; sisters Linda Schussler and her husband Bob of Indianapolis, Pat Williams of Galveston and Cindy Stevens and her husband Dave of Peru, and a brother Robert Schrader and his wife Lisa od Peru. She was preceded in death by her parents. her husband Ray and a brother-in-law John Williams.
A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Barbara Keyes will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 11, 2021, at the St. Charles Catholic Church, 58 W. 5th St, Peru. Burial will be at Mt Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 2:00-5:00 PM, Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main, Peru, IN. There will be a prayer service at 5:00 PM Sunday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to Birthright of Peru.
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