Amanda Jane Keister

September 01, 1943 - January 10, 2021

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Friday, January 15, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Friday, January 15, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Amanda Jane Keister, 77, of Kendallville and formerly of Wolcottville died Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Orchard Pointe Health Campus in Kendallville.

She was born September 1, 1943, in Albion to Dale H. and Velma (Traster) Keister.

She worked at Arc of Noble County, formerly the Albion Training Center, for 30 years where she participated in Special Olympics and bowling.

Jane loved her family and friends. She was giving and could be very stubborn. She was a people-person and loved to have a conversation with you. She loved doing puzzles, making beads, doing crafts, and playing cards. She dearly loved her animals, especially Little Britches.

Surviving are two sisters, Nancy Belcher of Albion and Linda Keck of Kendallville; nieces and nephews, Debra Davis, Mindy and Tracey Lash, Jerry Keister, Mike and Pam Keister, Carrie Keck, and Aaron and Jessica Keck; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Dustin Lacey, Destyne Guerrero, Danielle Davis, Jessica Minning, Jaryn Hoffelder, Makayla Keck, DJ Smead, Kaitlyn Keck, and Stephanie and Justin Dowe.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronald Keister.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 15, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Keith Perry of Open Door Community Church in Wolcottville. Burial will follow at Sweet Cemetery.

Jane’s funeral service on Friday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

Pallbearers are Aaron Keck, Tracey Lash, Jerry Keister, Michael Keister, Jaryn Hoffelder, and Todd Blaskie.

Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 Sherman Street, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

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January 15th, 2021 3:13pm

Brenda drerup
January 14th, 2021 1:50am

Hugs thinking of you.

Nancy Belcher
January 13th, 2021 3:11pm
Albion, IN

Jane I wish we could have saved you fought a hard battle. Such a brave soul . You will be missed Rusty an I love you. Yes the old truck is still running ,she always ask me that

Lynn and Lois Liebing
January 12th, 2021 10:06pm

To the family and Mike and Pam Keister Hold tight to the good memories, and remember the good times, and be comforted by the LOVE, and celebrate a life well- lived. With DEEPEST SYMPATHY. Lynn and Lois Liebing

Deb Davis
January 12th, 2021 8:44pm

RIP Jane.. Love you.... You will be greatly missed.

January 12th, 2021 7:54pm

so sorry she was a great lady.. loved helping her with bowling

David & Brenda Traster
January 12th, 2021 4:09pm
Largo, Fl.

Lots of memories from childhood with Jane. Linda, Carrie and Nancy, our prayers go out to you all and other family members. Wish we could be there to help you through these trying times. God bless,

Pastor Larry & Fay Anglemyer Sr
January 12th, 2021 11:48am

Love and prayers to ya'll, I'm sure Wayne the Junker was the first to welcome her in,he used to talk alot about Jane, now they are together

Linda Keck
January 12th, 2021 4:01am


Paula Thatcher
January 11th, 2021 10:43pm

Sorry about your loss. Praying for the family and Pam and Mike Keister