Official Obituary of

Edith Virginia (Jones) Keiger

January 22, 1927 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Edith Keiger Obituary

     Edith Virginia Jones was born in a cabin at the base of Pilot Mountain on January 22, 1927, to Wesley E. and Callie S. Jones. A few years later, her parents purchased a farm where Edith and siblings George, Joseph, Pearl, and James worked, played, and attended Mount Zion Methodist Church. Edith graduated as valedictorian of her class at Pinnacle High School. She attended one year at High Point College before marrying Wendell V. Keiger in 1947. She and Wendell lived on the Keiger Family dairy farm near King and had three children: Patricia Keiger, Weldon (Cindy) Keiger, and Elizabeth (Steve) Carroll.

        Edith first substituted and then worked 26 years as a teacher assistant at King Primary School. She devoted much time to Trinity United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher and especially enjoyed working with the UMW by making rolls, persimmon pudding, and fried apple pies for the church bazaars. She also enjoyed hand quilting, reading, and being a good friend and neighbor.

          After her husband became ill and later died in 2006, Edith assisted Weldon with the milking chores and fed hundreds of bottles of milk to baby calves twice a day over several years. When she wasn’t working in the garden and cooking or preserving food, she enjoyed working with her flowers, feeding the birds, and even using her riding lawnmower up through this past fall at age 96.

          Surviving Edith are her children and their spouses and grandchildren Kathryn Weidl, Jennifer (Scott) Keiger-Dowd, Melinda Queliz, Maria (Steven) Simpson, Wesley (Ashley) Carroll; step-grandchildren Anna Schmidt and Katie Russell; 10 great-grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild, 1 great great grandchild and several beloved nieces and nephews.

          Visitation will be on Friday, March 15, from 6-8:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in King. The Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, March 16, at 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church in King, followed by burial in the church cemetery.

        Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Road, King, NC 27021; Stokes County Retired School Personnel Scholarship Fund, Attn. Ruth Rodgers, 1432 Hart Road, Lawsonville, NC 27022; or by checks payable to King Public Library Endowment Fund and mailed to N.C. Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612.

           The family expresses thanks to Stokes County EMS, the medical staff at Forsyth Medical Center who assisted during her brief stay, Reverend Duane Corle, Slate Funeral Home, and family, friends, and neighbors.

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March 15, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Trinity United Methodist Church in King

Celebration of Life
March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church in King

Interment following funeral service
March 16, 2024

Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery


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